I just bought a panny 65GT50, and hooked up an OTA antenna. However the stations in 720p don't look so great. They have a watercolor look to them close up. The 1080i stations and blu-ray of course look fabulous. I've read that the internal scaler in the tv is not so great. So now I'm looking for a solution. It's been suggested that i get a standalone tv tuner, then run that signal through a upscaling receiver or oppo blu-ray player. However I'm having a hard time locating a good reliable stand alone tv tuner. I've seen 2 so far, but they seem to have a lot of bad reviews.
I know that I could use Tivo, but then I'm trying to avoid that at this point due to the monthly fee.
So what is the current best recomendation for a good reliable stand alone HD TV Tuner for receiving OTA signals and outputting to HDMI. (or any other suggestions)
Thanks very much
P.S. I just talked to Tivo and apparently it can be used as a tuner only, without a subscription, however the rep said it leaves an annoying red stripe on the screen.
Does anybody have experience with this, or how to get rid of it?