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It's video processor does the best it can as it's taking a TURD (480P) and presenting it as good as it can but it remains comparatively a TURD against TRUE HD 1080P it just presents in a larger mode. I've gamed on my large LCD's with Wii and it looks just fine but Wii gets it's ass handed to it Vs. HD source material which I guess is why so much of the Wii is cartoony as it's not as noticeable.
Turning off 1080P doesn't make sense as the Video Processor and it's software simply is going to switch automatically according to content being streamed. For instance, Sharp uses Dot Mode for it's best PQ and 1080 material but it does not activate for SD 480 Turd material. I believe most of these large 1080P panels are fixed pixel native display where you as the owner chooses to FEED it source to maximize it's capabilities rather than have the TV do trickery with Turdvision. 720P panels in the past have looked excellent but in this day and age why the hell even bother with 720P that makes no sense at all as the consumer market default today is 1080P whereas the question you ask dates back about 7-10 yrs ago when it was widely used on the smaller plasma panels - we get plenty of 720P source which can look outstanding as proven at some of the flat panel shootouts but it's no longer a bullet item marketing choice and very few panels tout it since 4K panels are on the next horizon proving 1080P is currently the default and the manufacturers need to keep moving to get our money and 720P is old school as a panel display unless your choosing a weenie 32"< panel and in that case it maky not matter but 480 remains a TURD even at 23" comparatively.
One could spend more money than you do for the TV for a best of class Video Processor to add on but that 480 material is going to remain a Turd comparatively
- you only get nominal improvement with SD no matter what TV you buy as the TV is not a magician when it comes to SD 480 source - the cure is to stream HD source or if you have a Wii understand it can look good but it's not going to win any HD awards or perform graphically like a PS3 or XB360. I've never had any Lag issues with my Sharp models or my current 60" Samsung - I've seen Lag framerate issues though but they were caused by known glitches in the game itself not the TV. Audition and then buy with return rights if you have a sensitivity to Lag or get a 360/PS3 or next gen Wii.
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