Hi - been very happy with my 42" Panasonic (720p) TH-42PX80U, plugged into HDMI to a cable box. HD pictures are fantastic.
However, i just bought a Sony Sony DVP NS700H/B "upconvert" DVD player with tons of great reviews on all sites. It's plugged directly into the TV with an HDMI cable.
I wasn't expecting perfect quality, but based on the reviews i thought the picture would be very good. However, it's terrible. Grainy, bitmapped/blurry around the edges, etc. Dark Knight, which i figured was about as good production value you can get, looks horrible.
I tried other HDMI cables, various DVD player settings (eg setting it down to 780p), etc and nothing makes any difference.
Could i have a lemon DVD player? other ideas?
thank you for your help