I know people aren't as interested in hearing about SD quality, but until we have 100% HD channels on everything we watch, the SD quality is important to me ( 95% of my TV viewing is in SD ). So, here's my take on it compared to the Vizio. I'm receiving my video signal through Dish Network Sat ( 1080i ). I have the Vizio hooked up with an HDMI cable and the Polaroid hooked up using the componet ( YGB ) cables. I have to admit, the Polaroid has a better color picture. I paused the progam I was watching and messed with the Vizio, trying to get the colors to match between the 2. Vizio seems washed out some, and on other things, the Vizio isnt displaying the true color ( in my eyes ). And to think, I was pretty happy with the Vizio, until now. The Vizio colors all seem to have a tan tint to it. No matter what I try to change in the settings, I just can not get it to match what I think is the better color on the Polaroid. I was able to correct some of the blockyness of the Vizio. I found a setting that was "on", when I turned it off, some of the blockyness went away. But over all, the Polaroid does handle the blockyness a tad better than the Vizio.
Enough for me, its getting late. Tomarrow I'll hook up my Sony DVD upconverting 1080i player and compare a couple of DVD movies. I'm expecting to see the same in picture quality, with the Polaroid having the better color. I dont own an upconverting to 1080p DVD player, might be time to buy one. I not wasting my money on a HD player until I see which format wins the war ( I lost when I bet on Beta back in the day ).