I recently saw some HD at my uncle's house after he got his setup on his 65" Mits CRT RPTV. Some of the time I was less than impressed (some material was pretty impressive though), which was unexpected because I recall being floored the first time I ever saw HD. Infact, I was floored on every visit to Best Buy when they had HD demos up. Perhaps due to my viewing distance.
At my uncle's when we were watching some show on Discovery HD that looked very sharp on close ups or medium shots, but I noticed that when they showed anything like a wide shot of an island all of the "detail" in trees and the surroundings looked like a .macroblocking mess (I think that's what this is called. Basically, I was seeing horrible compression artifacts on wide shots) . It's like the details & sharpness were wiped out on some of the really wide shots or in some background shots. It just looked ugly and was very disappointing. My uncle didn't seem to take notice of this though, because he seemed thoroughly impressed throughout. Closeups and medium shots on HD material looked great, but some of the really wide shots looked awful, at least from the seating distance, anyway.
Is this macrobocking effect like SDE on LCD PJs where if you sit the proper distance away from the screen it won't be noticeable or will be much much much less noticeble?
BTW, we sat only 6ft away from his 65" Mits, which is pretty close. So, if I sat 1.5-2.0X the width of a 96" wide screen would this awful macroblocking effect disappear or diminsh greatly on a CRT front projector?
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!