Originally Posted by BSTNFAN
@rage2: What is the make of the stand you have it on?
Won't let me post links (I'm a newbie), but google up Sonax FB-2607.
Originally Posted by Fastslappy
how is the PQ when viewing a up-processed signal as in SD & 720P ??
How a up-processed SD DVD look like in PQ ?
How's the Blu-Rays look ?
a guy on the Elite thread said that 720 & SD looked terrible on this 80" as in blurred/Fuzzy with this display as he was comparing it in-store with an 70" Elite
.. Your CNN shot looks beautiful
is that cable,OTA,DirecTV ????
how far away do You sit from the Display ?
Phew, lemme answer all those. The CNN shot is off DirecTV. My couch is around 15ft from the display. Image quality based on source, here's a rundown:
Digital SD (DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu) - Pretty bad. Mpeg artifacts are huge and in your face. I really don't watch SD much anyways. If I sit further, it goes away. This TV, from such close viewing distances, really isn't designed for low quality inputs.
DVD SD upscaled - A little better than Digital SD. Blurry.
720p (Bell ExpressVu) - You can definately see the difference in sharpness between 720p and 1080i sources. With my last TV (JVC 70") you can tell, but it's not noticable unless you're looking for it. Now, you can clearly see that difference and viewers will bring it up. Basically, 720p looks slightly blurry.
1080i (DirecTV) - This is the minimum resolution you need your source to be for this TV IMO. I believe DirecTV uses 1440x1080i resolution which gets upscaled to proper 1080i resolution for output. I had to turn on noise reduction to high, and sharpness down to +1 or 0 in order to "hide" the compression artifacts around moving objects. Too bad I'm in Canada, would love to get FiOS and high bandwidth HD here. Our fiber TV provider (Telus) only outputs in 720p. What a waste.
Blu-Ray - Simply stunning. Movies filmed on film, you can see the film grain nice and clear, so it looks like, well, a film haha. Pixar and other animated films looks ridiculously sharp.
For the first time, I have an actual need for better source material. I guess 70" is the limit for the quality of HD that I'm getting from Satellite providers.