Originally Posted by Googlefan
Until now I was amazed how few 1080p owners commented on SD performance of their set. Perhaps we're hearing one of the reasons here ... just trying to push others to elaborate a bit on this
Any one else any comments on SD performance (DVD + SD cable) on 1080sets? Preferrably a comparison of 768 Kuro vs 1080 Kuro ...
Trust me, I'm not about to return my TV.
I am moving from a 36inch CRT to a 60 inch plasma. I'm just used to a certain consisteny in my SD broadcasts, but a 36 inch at 10 feet and a 60 inch at 10 feet is certain to have some differences.
Honestly non-sports SD is a little grainy at times but not unwatchable. I have found though that sports broadcasts with faster motion leave a lot to be desired, especially that typical side view of football games. My Gators yesterday all looked fuzzy (even on the "HD" upgrade of a local channel). A bit disappointing, but honestly new HD channels pop up all the time, and most of the sports I watch now are in HD, so I'm not that worried and the future looks bright.
As far as SD DVD's go, I though my daughter's Little Mermaid DVD was outstanding. The depth in the color is really out of this world. Lord of the Rings was very good, but I noticed a little noise with Saving Private Ryan (probably how it was filmed) and a little with Gladiator. I think "hit" or "miss" is a fair characteriization, but overall it wasn't bad. I am using an Oppo 980H sending it native to the TV via an Integra 7.8.
Again I am getting rid of Brighthouse and moving to Fios. I'll let you know if I see a bit improvement. Installers are coming next week.