Originally Posted by Nom de QWERTY
We sit somewhere between 10 & 11 feet back, so distance isn't an issue. And it's not JUST SD content, it's simply been noticed there more often (and as much as I'd like to have all our content be HD, that's just not practical).
Our lamp was starting to go on our old TV, which makes me wonder if we were just losing the noise in the dimming screen. There's one other thing that's changed as well, now that I think of it - our old hookup was via component cables, not HDMI. Wonder if that could make a difference...
Has anyone else seen anything like this? Or have any other thoughts regarding this issue?
HDMI vs Component cables are supposed to be the video same quality if they are high quality. HDMI gives you less conversion since its digital, and less audio cables.
You might try a newer cable box or different brand, they vary in quality of image.
I am not a brand loyalist. So sick of paying Sony's tax!
Manufacturers don't make it easy to compare TVs on purpose.
It would be nice to have 1 setting that is Industry calibrated & no added video processing on all TVs, that way you could compare them objectively, but that would upset the TV manufactures & marketers since they have to play tricks to compete.
In my option f7100/f7050 excellent in film based content.
Digital or HD video has a lot more artifacts and MPEG noise. That is why you turn down sharpness. I notice this less on 50" or less screens.
The TV won't make crappy signals or extremely compressed content look any better.
PQ is subjective its about video source material, type of display, settings on TV, cables, lighting, viewing distance, how good your eyes are, & how you feel emotionally.
I find that most stores with displays of TVs don't even have 1080p on the screens, they also leave the TVs in torch mode, with all the video processing on. Most sales people push the brand with the most mark up or hype, vs the best TV.
Best way to compare PQ is to turn off all video processing, get a bunch of USB Thumb sticks and put same Hi Rez pictures on them plug them in to TVs, this will also rule out cables and other video equipment, static images are easier to compare vs moving ones.
For testing 3D, use MPO picture files on USB thumb drives.
Each type of display has strength & weakness
In my opinion every tech been a compromise since moving away from CRT. (don't miss the geometry or impure grays and weight issues)
No LED/LCD beats Plasmas in PQ, but they are getting closer, can't wait to see what OLED will bring to the table.Edited by teqzen - 6/17/13 at 7:40pm