Originally Posted by mjodotcom
That wouldn't make sense, the refresh rate of the panel has nothing to do with the display resolution
The above is correct. I get my programming over the air. I capture and store recorded content at 720p from my local Fox station, and at 1080i from the CBS, NBC, PBS stations. The ABC station here in Pittsburgh upconverts their 720p signal to 1080i. I find the Fox signal, at 720p, depending on the content, looks almost fuzzy at times, like fake hd.
The problem with some stations, is a lack of bandwidth for the main channel. I saw a lot of pixel breakup during transition shots of the NBC peacock on the superbowl last night. When digital stations transmit more than one channel, they have to split the signal into multiple parts, reducing the signal transmission rate - thus causing macroblocking.http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_te...i=56319,00.asphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroblock
No amount of motion enhancement will make blur go away. It depends on your source. The local CBS station has better looking HD because they don't multicast liike our NBC, Fox, and PBS affiliates.
On the other hand, digital, over the air signals are not compressed, as they are on most cable and satellite operations. I found the tuner in my 732 is very good - I'm picking up WTOV - Stubenville, Wheeling from 70 - 80 miles away with an antenna inside my attic.