3:2 Pulldown Explained
What if I don't have a progressive scan DVD player?
If you don't have a progressive scan DVD player, the reverse 3:2 pulldown information won't matter much to you. However, you may think that using your component input will still give you the best picture. This is not necessarily true. When you hook up your interlaced DVD player to the component input, your projector is expecting a progressive or de-interlaced image. Therefore, your projector will not de-interlace the image itself. The resulting image will have more jaggies, but will have good overall quality. If you want to get rid of the jaggies, your best bet is to use the S-Video input.Quick Tip:
PAL and SECAM systems run at 25 frames per second. This is close enough to a film frame rate that 3:2 pulldown is not typically required.
I just want to know what to buy!
Short and sweet, get a progressive scan DVD player with good 3:2 pulldown detection, and use your projector's component input. This combination will give you the best picture for the lowest price. There are projectors that offer 3:2 pulldown detection out there, and there will be more coming soon. However, the cheapest way to get the best is to buy it in your progressive scan DVD player.
Still have questions?
Contact your Projector People sales representative at 1-888-248-0675 for more information on 3:2 pulldown and your home theater.