Originally Posted by Phase700B
Are the rest of you guys like me and can barely keep your hands off a TV that is "in distress" from bad picture settings?
Oh my, yes! I'm exactly the same way, it bugs the crap out of me when I walk into a restaurant that has HDTVs that have horrible ringing and the contrast and brightness obviously cranked to 100. Seriously, at that point an old SD CRT set looks better, I don't understand how people actually thinks that looks good.
Most of my family asks me to setup their new electronics, but one or two family members won't let me near it (my brother in law mainly lol). Mainly I think they feel inferior or something when I make it look really good and they couldn't make it look even close. It sounds REALLY petty I know but that's the only thing I can think of; they're weird lol. Anyways, yeah I definitely know where you're coming from.
As far as getting HD content. I'm seriously considering cutting the cable cord and subscribing to Hulu. I already watch Netflix, blurays (and even upconverted dvds on my ps3 which look loads better than cable) more than I watch cable, and the HD quality on netflix is great. The only thing is that I don't have as many TV show options on netflix nstant play and Hulu would expand those greatly. And then I'd only be spending about 20 bucks a month on High Definition "TV" service, and I could watch what I want, when I want. Internet TV seems like the best solution for HD "cable" service. I'm not impressed with the price:quality ratio of any satellite or digital cable option to be honest.
And, to chime in on this stutter issue, I haven't noticed anything like people are describing on any source, that includes gaming on ps3, bluray on ps3, dvds on ps3, comcast SD cable, HD netflix, and HD VUDU, my ps3 is connected by HDMI. Perhaps someone could post a video of it so we can actually see what this issue looks like? Maybe a tall order but it would probably help to diagnose the cause.