While I can't get WCBS-DT OTA, I did do a A/B/C comparision of the Eagles-Pats game using DirecTV, KYW-DT Philly OTA, and WCBS-DT via Cablevision.
D* and KYW were virtually the the same, WCBS was slightly darker and slightly more detailed, but I've noticed that all HD from the cablevision 4200HD box is darker and more detailed than the DTC-100 I use for D* and OTA. Sorry if that didn't answer your question.
I find CV HD to be darker than OTA as well. Almost like I need to turn up the contrast--a lot. Also, the SA4200HD seems to have an awful lot of overscan. Much more so than my DTC100 using the same component inputs. The SA picture is zoomed a bit too much. You can see how much overscan there is if you can find a static image with a fixed point on the left or right of the screen, then hit the guide button to shrink the program window. You'll be able to see how much more of the picture is viewable now.
I don't know, maybe you guys don't have your sets calibrated. I had mine done by Avical, and I see 100% of the same picture via OTA. Same dimensions, exact same picture and brightness levels. I assume you are referring to when there is a 16x9 image being viewed. I switched between the two out of curiousity and noticed that there was no difference at all. (which is why I ultimately decided to get rid of my Samsung box).
I had my grayscale, color temp, geometry, and overscan all checked and calibrated.
Yes. They are aware of the problem. Can they fix it, that is another question. There was a software patch to the boxes recently, but it didn't do much good for me. In fact, twice when switching from 1080i to 480i, my box locked up. Massive pain.
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