I am usually a calm person, especially as an IT manager, since I deal with morons all day, but I am about to pull my already thinning hairline out =))
Have an HTPC
(Core2Quad 9550, 8GB Ram)
Just installed ATI HD6670 (Had 4770 but HDMI port wasn't HDCP ready)
Have a Sharp LC-70LE735U 3D TV
I use XBMC and Ceton with WMC
I can't seem to get the picture quality worked out to its max potential
Most HD movies are playing great. Recently got 3D to work through the HTPC and its fine for the most part
However on XBMC my older shows like Star Trek and on WMC some HD channels are not very sharp. I would say a little grainy. Not sure what other terminology to use. Sports are the worst. Wide and far shots are the worst, can't see the faces, just blurry all over and the ball moving looks like Japanese porn (where the blur out naughty places)
I've played around with the TV. There is no specific option for PC like there was on my Samsung 52 inch... I set the picture quality to PC. That made it really dark so I played around with the colors and its much better now. however the sharpness I am almost used to is still not there. I downloaded the manual for the TV, but its instructions do not match the actual MENU on the TV, so I cannot adjust the PC input. Its connected to HDMI2 and its labeled PC and the picture quality is set to PC, but there is nothing else under any other menu where I can tell the TV that this is a PC (using a monster HDMI cable)
I played around with ATI settings as well, but no matter what, the picture is so so. Colors are amazing, over all quality is great, but faces are just a bit out of focus
Where do you think I should start?
I am pretty annoyed and not sure if this is the TV culprit or the card.
I know computers and technology pretty well but I am not too familiar with adjusting video ( on PC or TV )
Let me know if you need any additional information
I would appreciate some step by step instructions, links, ideas, suggestions or anything else that would help me here
Basically I need to understand if there is actually a problem with the TV configuration, HTPC configuration, or am I just losing my mind because this is a 70inch and some stuff just won't look good on it
Please help...... I really don't want to throw my wife or dog through the TV!