Interlace or progressive - neither looks right.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by suburbiton, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. suburbiton macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    I have a number of UK TV series on DVD that I'd like to import via HandBrake to watch on Apple TV. But what I don't understand is that no setting makes it look right.

    I actually work in TV so understand the i/p, 576/720/1080, 24, 25, 50, 60 blah blah stuff.

    What I don't get is that, if I play the DVD on my DVD player into my HDTV, it looks absolutely normal - motion looks fine.

    If I import it using handbrake, it doesn't matter what settings I use, the motion either looks stuttered (deinterlaced), combed (interlaced) or oddly over-smoothed ('Apple TV' preset).

    So why can't it just look the same as it does when playing on a DVD player??
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    for films, you shouldn't need to de-interlace since the source is already progressive. if you are de-interlacing, then absolutely turn that off.

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