More questions about el-cheapo DVD players
Thanks to al for answering my previous post! I have a few additional questions:
1) It seems that all DVD players now have progressive scan. Does this require the use of the component [3 cable] output to be effective? I am using an older Pioneer 50" analog rear projection TV, that has only S-video input, or composite [1 RCA jack] input.
2) I noticed one model [Phillips DVD 3500] that has a 12 bit 108 MHz video D/A converter, instead of the usual 10 bit 54 MHz video D/A converter. But it DOES NOT have an S-video output...just composite or component [unusable for my application]. How much will I lose by using the composite instead of the S-video connection? And how much of difference will 12 bit vs. 10 bit video conversion produce in real life usage, anyway?
3) How are the cheaper Phillips DVD players regarded [picture, audio, and reliability]?
Again, no home theater or surround, just listening with a good pair of "cans' and a good headphone amp.