Originally Posted by durack
Well, played with my set some more.
Doesn't seem to handle 480i input very well. My digital cable output looks the best if I tell the box to upconvert everything to 1080i. If the box outputs the original material, there is a noticeable drop in quality.
My wife who is a non-techie non-gadget person also commented that she doesn't like the TV at all (she also thinks that our old LCD projection Panny looks nicer). So, to make a long story short, we just ordered a 58 inch HP, hopefully that one will be to our liking.
Many people do like the screen door effect of LCDs it does give the impression of a crisp picture, even though though are just black spaces. But it can also lead to jaggies.
Durack, what type of input are you using? The component RGB cables, HDMI, S-Video, RF F-connector cable (AACK!)?
Also, on your cable box, it is my understanding if you have an option for 1080i, 720p, or 480 whatever, you should set it to 1080i. Get the most information to the set.
Plus many cable systems actually compress away some of the high definition from high definition! Best picture is probably from an over the air HD transmission from a channel that doesn't have sub channels.
Since lcos has the highest fill factor (least amount of space between pixels) you should have the crispest picture.
But there is always the possibility that your set was knocked around during shipment or delivery and something is askew with the focus.
If I were you, I'd contact JVC and have a service tech swing by under warranty if you are seeing blurrier (is that even a word?) pictures than in the showrooms.
I saw an animated movie (Ice Age) on a 56FH96 and with the crisp animation this was easily the sharpest picture that I've ever witnessed.
I love the HP too, but someone showed me that anyone can see the rainbow effect by slightly turning your head, not looking directly at the set, and blinking your eyes. Now I ALWAYS see it! He ruined DLPs for me.
Anyway, I'd rather not have a moving part like a color wheel in a long term investment. I know they are rated to last for a long time, I'm just a "fewer moving parts, less chance to break" kind of person.
Good luck on your new set, I OWN STOCK IN HP SO BUY 2!!!