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Just got my first hdtv from amazon. the Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P50S1 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. but could use some help.I am dissapointed by the quality of tv and hdtv as well as watching regular dvds. Is it because it is a 1080 dp? Would I be happier if i had the 720dp? I will give it more time but I dont understand why regular dvds dont look as good as when watching on a regular 32 inch tv set with component cables.Am I missing something.Havent tried blu ray yet but still figured regular dvds would look better with a 50 inch plasma. Any help would be appreciated.
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Standard Definition in general isn't really going to look on an HDTV. SD will always look better on a CRT-Tube. HD is where its at on an HDTV. Is your DVD an upconvert DVD player or just a standard DVD player?
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What HD sources are you throwing at it and how are they connected?

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Just got my first hdtv from amazon. the Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P50S1 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. but could use some help.I am dissapointed by the quality of tv and hdtv as well as watching regular dvds. Is it because it is a 1080 dp? Would I be happier if i had the 720dp? I will give it more time but I dont understand why regular dvds dont look as good as when watching on a regular 32 inch tv set with component cables.Am I missing something.Havent tried blu ray yet but still figured regular dvds would look better with a 50 inch plasma. Any help would be appreciated.

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no hd sources yet except comcast cable stations.Will an upconvert really help? is it worth to just get a good blu-ray that upscales good or are there some really good upconvert dvd players you couls recommend?
just using component cables since dvd is not upconvert one.
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just wondering if I get my SD source from PVR through HDMI output to Denon receiver with Denon's AT2010 chip will Denon upconvert the SD signal?
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An up-converting disc player will definitely make a difference. YMMV depending on the up-converting chip used, I have excellent results on this TV with my OPPO DV-981HD (it upconverts to 1080p HDMI with DCDi by Faroudja). Current Blu-Ray players do a decent job. I have good HD results from off air channels also (PBS, local news channels, etc.).
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