Originally Posted by bkchurch
LCD's have a blurry picture? What? Every LCD I've seen running a Blu-Ray disc or high-def game has been super sharp.
I guess I'm still confused but I just don't get how the non-SFP sets can be HD when they can only scan 853 horizontal lines, I know I sound completely clueless here and I'm getting way to caught up in numbers but please explain how a set that can't resolve every line of detail in an HD signal (not even in a 720p signal) can look or be called HD. There must be some serious detail loss right?
You are still somewhat confused as they scan 1080 horizontal lines as I mentioned. Its not variable.
As others have mentioned the resolution along the horizontal lines (thats where the 850 or 1400 or so number comes into play) is not the only critical apsect of an HD display - contrast color purity brightness etc all have to be figured in, along with viewing distance.
That's why I mostly watch my 36kd955xs at 480p - I don't even know what it does to horizontal resolution on an HD signal. It is clear that a lot of fine detail is lost up close, but not that much of a big deal across the room. So I will occasionally switch the input to the 36 inch SFP set to HD mode, but most times, with the satellite feeding a great majorty of the programming at 480, I leave it there to have a full screen 36-inch experience with limited detriment to the HD programming.