Originally Posted by David Aiken
I think the best advice anyone can give is simply to try your cable box with both output resolutions and see which you prefer. If that doesn't look good enough to satisfy you, then start looking at an external scaler of some kind but basically just see how things go with the E6 first. That costs you nothing and it may be good enough to satisfy you.
late comment, but just now getting on the oled train.
i would suggest that a better option would be to not let your cable box do any scaling at all.
for fios boxes, there is a 'secret menu' where you can select 'native resolution pass through' which disables all scaling in the cable box.
in the past year, i suggested this to a friend with a relatively new Samsung (75"-ish) and he and his wife were blown away by the improvement since the video scaling/processing in modern hdtv sets is much better than what you find in cable boxes. (background: during the super bowl 13 months ago, i saw motion and distortion artifacts that were obvious to me but they had been accustomed to--this year one person asked him if he had gotten a new tv). The fios cable box processing is terrible (scaling to 1080p for example) but you would also want to avoid selecting 1080i or 720p, which would pass one of those natively but cross-convert the other. it was a night and day improvement that they still mention every time i see them.
i currently have a DVDO iscan duo that took all my inputs up to 1080p into a (a very recently deceased jvc d-ila). i will be interested in seeing if the lg 65e6p can scale SD and other miscellaneous inputs cleanly, or if there is further benefit from pre-processing with the DVDO, perhaps up to 1080p?
has anyone compared the 65e6p with and without external video processing?
has anyone used something like the DVDO test disc to assess scaling and motion processing quality?
i hope to have mine in house in a couple of weeks
caveat for cable box setting: one disadvantage of setting the cable box to 'native' is that the samsung TV now takes longer to sync, since the input format can change from channel to channel. my friend was worried that this would bother his wife, but she likes the improved resolution/picture so much that she has easily accepted the tuning lag.