Sorry if my questions have been repeated ad nauseum, I couldn't really find my issues by searching and I've been obsessing about returning the TV and getting a more expensive brand.
TV is a Westinghouse LCD I got last week, the LVM-32w6. Inputs connected are upconverting DVD to HDMI, PC to VGA, hopefully soon an Xbox360 to component. Tried OTA HD but city only has 2 digital channels reachable, ABC and CBS.
Problem 1: I'm coming from a 27" CRT. Do all LCDs have a slight stutter with DVDs? It's not ghosting or blur, it's like when there are large objects, such as buildings, and the camera pans, it looks like a stutter. I don't see it on close-ups, just far shots with both 2.35:1 and 1.85:1 pictures. Is this an effect of 3:2 pulldown? Because I don't think I see it on digital video such as in a documentary. Or is the Westinghouse just not up to snuff since it's a budget model?
Problem 2: The VGA input from my HTPC looks fuzzy, both at 1360x768 and 1280x768. There are very faint, vertical lines across the whole screen and the text looks kind of fuzzy. I tried DVI-HDMI from the Radeon9700 and it looked very crisp and nice, but I can't use that cable because of the upconverting DVD I have, plus when you use DVD-HDMI on this TV, resolutions (such as VESA 1024x768 etc.) for programs such as games and MAME do not work (sometimes even crashing the program). I even tried two different VGA cables, one from monoprice (with ferrite coil ends) and one from work. I don't think it's my video card, as I've had it connected to different displays without the problem. Any ideas?
If I were to exchange (it's from BB), what would be a good model up to a few hundred dollars more? I know the Toshibas and JVCs don't take PC input above 1024x768, so those are out. What about Samsung? All's I know is that 32" LCD is what I need.
Much thanks in advance AVS experts!