Originally Posted by bilbonkers
Here is my story about the 60A2020 that I will be returning tomorrow. I learned my lesson about dealing with fixed resolution displays such as the 60A2020. It only looks good if you feed it a 1080p signal.
Here is a list of the sources I tested:
Xbox 360 (720p and 1080i component)
Friend's PS3 (720p and 1080p HDMI)
PC DVI out (720, 1080i and 1080p HDMI with adapter)
Over the air antenna HDTV (Internal tuner)
Digital cable box (480i S-video)
DVDO line doubler 480i to 480p (480p component)
First up Xbox360, 720p component, jagged edges from upscaling. 1080i component lacking in detail and clarity from de-interlacing.
Next up PS3, 720p HDMI same as Xbox360. 1080p AHH! the only way to fly, no obvious faults.
Next up PC with DVI out into HDMI with adapter. 720p jagged and blurry. 1080i and 1080p not recognized, the tv simply would not accept them.
Next up over the air HDTV using the TV's internal tuner. Watched Drive and 24 in 720p, not impressed. HDTV was advertised to be like looking out a window, but this was a DVD covered window.
Next up, Digital cable box feeding a DVDO 480i to 480p de-interlacer on component. NOT recognized. Geez Louise.
Last up Digital cable box 480i S-video straight. I was not expecting to be blown away, but I was blown away, by how bad it looked.
My previous TV and the one that I just put back in place is a Mitsubishi 40" CRT computer monitor, which goes upto 1360 x 1024 (does 1080i, 720p and 1024p). You will see these babies on eBay from time to time. This 300 pound beast will display almost anything I throw at it with no scaling or de-interlacing non-sense. I know people will say get an XBOX360 with HDMI and get an HDTV cable box. But, at this point I am just dissapointed that almost everything I tried failed to meet expectations, and the fact that the PC didn't work at 1080p (so that I could avoid scaling) was the main deal breaker.
It's curtains for you SXRD. Sorry for the bad news.