SImple question. I just bought a new HDTV, and I tested the SD channels both ways:
Method 1) Connected the TV directly to wall coax cable, and tuned all channels. HDTV channels picked up, as well as SD channels.
Method 2) Connected the TV to my TWC cable box, auto tuned all channels. HDTV channels picked up, as well as SD channels.
The difference is that the SD channels look TERRIBLE on method 1, whereas they look quite good with method 2. One looks real fuzzy, almost as if lower resolution. Like a really bad YT video. The other looks comparable to DVD quality, slightly less.
Realistically, I only have (and only want) one TWC digital box in my house, and that is in the basement HT room. For this other TV (family room) I was hoping to just connect to the wall. But the SD content looks so bad, this is not going to be acceptable.
Anyone have an explanation as to why SD channels can look so differently between the 2 methods?
Setup: Epson 5040 UB, 110" SilverTicket AT screen, PS3 bluray, Yamaha RX-V673 AVR, Polk and Athena speakers, Batcave room.
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