Originally Posted by millerwill
What about it do you like better than with the DCH, for example?
I can only compare it to the DCT, since I do not have a DCH. But, compared to the DCT:
The ability to set the box to "Native," which recognizes the resolution of the broadcast. It also allows me to "deselect" 480i and "select" 480p, which gives me a better SD picture. On HD, I can tell it that my television is capable of 720p and 1080i, and it sends the appropriate resolution to the television, which I think gives me better PQ.
Also, I can select the sharpness output of the signal from the box. It has five sharpness settings, which allows me to have to fiddle less with the television settings.
And, finally, I may not have the "eye" of some of the people who are active in the calibration threads, but I think the the colors are better. It allows, to me, a wider "range," especially in the area of subtler colors. At night, this is particularly nice, because my television (Samsung HL61A750) is really bright and I can tone the gamma and color down and still get good color without hurting my eyes. This TV also allows me to turn the LED level down, but, at the minimum setting, it loses some distinction on the movie setting with cable as the source.
Hopefully, I explained this okay.