Originally Posted by Basheer
This is really suprising/disappointing as the new ASIC processor was supposed to dramatically improve the quality of SD
Personally, I think it's not the TV's fault. SD via cable seems to be a very different
beast than SD from other sources. I find my Sharp LCD and even my Sony XBR CRT
didn't handle SD too well from my cable box, especially via coaxial. Surprisingly,
things seem to look a lot better via Composite (yes, composite!) as opposed to even
s-video! Pictures (via SD card) on my Nintendo Wii, for example look spectacular...
much better than what I get from cable. Go 480P and it looks even better.
It'a almost akin to those big box stores that feed multiple TV's via the same source.
Some TV's seem to handle crappy signals better than others too. Perhaps this is
where some folks are talking about "SD processing". I'm not sure if it's truly processing
differences or if it's just a matter of some TV's handle cable signals better than others.
Hard to explain, but maybe that's what's happening here.
The processor is only as good as the input its given. I'd try a better SD source to
(eg: videogames, DVD player, etc) to see if there is a weakness in processing.