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Today my wife and I had my dad over to do some work around the house and follow it up with the packer game in HD. I just got an HDTV receiver a couple of weeks ago so this was the first chance of showing my dad what HD looked like. My dad went away stunned on how good it looked. My mom said later tonight on the phone that he couldn't stop talking about how good it looked when he got home. It was fun for all of us, I just had to share. Anyone else impress family with there new HDTV reception?
 

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I have not yet had a chance to impress family members, but I have impressed a fair number of friends. Then again, there's my girlfriend who told me that she could not tell the difference between the HD picture and my SD satellite picture. Granted, it was a pretty good satellite picture, but c'mon... :)
 

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ggolamco - She have a vision problem she's hiding? :) My wife has bad vision and she can tell the difference...
 

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With Dobly added to the HD, my wife even likes the commercials!


"wow honey, even the commercials sound great!..."


( keep thanking her older brother for buying Marantz, MacIntosh when she was younger) :)
 

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Everyone I show doesn't seem to notice much of a difference. Actually, I don't even notice much of a difference! The picture is slightly grainy; man I hope there's something wrong with my STB! (It’s really old, so I wouldn't be surprised. It was manufactured November 1999 and I'm sure HD technology has changed a ton since then.)
 

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Everyone I show doesn't seem to notice much of a difference. Actually, I don't even notice much of a difference! The picture is slightly grainy; man I hope there's something wrong with my STB! (It’s really old, so I wouldn't be surprised. It was manufactured November 1999 and I'm sure HD technology has changed a ton since then.)
A newer STB would probably increase your PQ a bit, what type of feed, how old is the TV and how's it hooked up anyway?
 

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I blew away a bunch of neighborhood teenagers yesterday with the Sox/Cards game. They had never seen HD. With my LG LST-4200a with both NTSC and ATSC tuners I just switched back and forth from 13-1 (FOX SD) and 13-2 (FOX HD) a few times and they were stunned. They kept asking me to switch just to see the difference. I don't think they'll be satisfied with SD at home any more.


BTW, most of them said the SD picture was better than anything they had ever seen at home. Since I have the LST-4200a connected to my Sony 34XBR800 via DVI cable, it upscales SD to 480p and yes, the difference is apparent.
 

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Everyone I show doesn't seem to notice much of a difference. Actually, I don't even notice much of a difference! The picture is slightly grainy; man I hope there's something wrong with my STB! (It’s really old, so I wouldn't be surprised. It was manufactured November 1999 and I'm sure HD technology has changed a ton since then.)
If you are not noticing a difference, then there is either something wrong with your STB, or you are not using the correct connections. Recommended connections are:


Component

DVI

Firewire

HDMI


Which are all capable of HDTV resolutions. Do not use anything else, otherwise you are not getting the full picture quality.
 

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It's kind of cool and might be compared to the old days when 1 TV per block was common and all the neighbors would come over and watch. I find myself having more friends over watching the games and such in HD, having more BBQ's etc. It's blows them away but I have already had my cherry popped for a while so it's just normal Tv to me.
 

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My wife has a hard time watching some HD programs. :) She gets motion sick very easily and I guess it is just too real looking for her.
 

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I do not notice a huge difference betweem HD picture quality and really good standard def signals, such as dvds. I have a 30" tv. Dont get me wrong, the hd picutre is better. But lots of standard tvs in the 27"-32" put out really good pictures. The benefits of the HD picture are much more apparrent with a big screen, IMO.
 

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I'm using component. I would use VGA, but there's somthing wrong with the VGA port on my box (it was very common for the VGA port on the Sammy SIR-T100 to go bad).


So, I'm stuck with component (I'm using a Monster cable BTW).

I'm postive it's the box though, because the picture I saw on this TV (Zenith C27V22) in CC was awsome. Nothing like the one I'm seeing now.


And now to search for a new box. The LG 4200A looks like it could be in my future... :D
 

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To me: HDTV is 16:9 so I don't have to watch "fat" people(4:3 source on my widescreen HDTV) :) But HDTV's picture quality is really not that amazing comparing to high-quality DVD or digital cable. Maybe you are going to "wow" once, but if you go back to DVD, still OK(But I can't go back to analog NTSC TV, it's horrible on big screen TV).


What if we can have 1920x1080p signal and the new HDTV which supports it? That's cool.
 
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