I just tried connecting a channelmaster to a hidef crt tv.
I first hooked up a pal, which was acceptable, but not impressive.
I then connected the channelmaster with s-video and it really looks good.
This is a 36" sony HS500, an older model.
I don't even know if it upconverts.
It has very few options for screen configuration.
Sound quality is great, and this set has fairly wide range, so bass distortion would be obvious.
I will be able to compare to a proper hidef signal eventually on one of the good hidef sonys.
Most didn't come with a tuner.
I paid more for the cecb, than I did for the tv.
And that's why I went hidef before I planned to.
I have some dvd recorders with tuners also, all sd.
Every dvd recorder I've seen has an sd tuner until you get into blueray.
That's a real shame.
They are missing a market there.
Maybe this subject needs a thread?
It has come up a few times before.
Even with sets with a hidef tuner in them, I have no plans to buy a second hidef tuner for picture in picture.
Everything I have now, has that feature and no feed for it.
Everyone should be happy to know that the CM signal looks great on a hidef set.
This one is probably 800 lines resolution.
My good one is 1400+.
Signal source is a cheap set of bunny ears.
Amazingly, even for the CM, I'm getting all channels.
We have vhf and uhf stations here.