DVD Player: Deinterlace?

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  1. Akira1980 macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2007
    San Diego
    Does anyone know what checking the "Deinterlace" does on the DVD player that comes with OSX? Does it make it "Progressive?" If so don't you get better picture with "Deinterlace" option on?
  2. hustle7 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Using De-interlace

    DVD players typically convert interlaced video (a sequence of fields) into non-interlaced video (a sequence of frames). This process, called deinterlacing, usually produces better picture quality. This is especially true for television shows, which are often interlaced when put on DVD.

    WIth DVD Player, you can choose to enable or disable deinterlacing, as well as select the viewing quality of the deinterlaced picture.

    While the DVD is inserted, choose View > Deinterlace > Enable Deinterlacing.
    Choose a picture quality:
    Optimal Quality: DVD Player automatically selects the best setting, identified by a diamond symbol next to the setting.
    Good Quality: An acceptable quality that does not affect other processes running on your computer.
    Better Quality: The highest quality, which can cause other processes on your computer to run more slowly. If your computer doesn't support this level of quality, the option is dimmed.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If you're using a non-interlaced display, yes.
  4. Alameda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2012
    Only if you're playing an interlaced (non-film) title. Even newer TV shows are are non-interlaced.
    I own about 100 DVD's. The only interlaced one is my Ultraman TV show collection, from the 70's.

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