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Thread: Non HD Quality on a Plasma TV
11-28-2011 02:06 PM #1
Non HD Quality on a Plasma TV
On a big screen Plasma TV, does it suppose to look pixel, kind of blurry on non-HD channels.
I am not sure it is the TV set or the picture signal.
The tv is a Samsung Plasma 50 inch
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11-28-2011 02:26 PM #2
when I watch non hd I do so on my smaller 27 inch( I think) non hd tv. like you my pictyure is not real good.
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11-28-2011 02:35 PM #3
I have 4 HD Tvs & a HD projector, 24"-120". PQ for SD varies from acceptable to lousy. Hardly ever watch SD, can't stand it!
11-28-2011 04:48 PM #4
MPEG4 SD is passable on most of the channels (the few that I still have to watch that way.) Heck, I'll even stretch it once in a while (only if it's letterboxed -- if it's full-screen 4:3, I watch it that way.) MPEG2 SD, on the other hand -- some of the channels used to be so bad, they should've been forbidden from selling them! (The ironic thing is, the MPEG4 channels are supposedly down-sampled to 480x480 to make them easier to compress or something. As far as I know, the MPEG2 channels are still 640 horizontally.)Dish 1000.4 Eastern Arc dish, ViP 622 with broken HDMI port, Onkyo 606 receiver, Samsung 46" LCD
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11-28-2011 05:03 PM #5
11-28-2011 05:53 PM #6<- Yeah. I feed that.
However, there are some things that can be done to reduce the crapiness. If you haven't changed any of the settings in the TV's "picture" menu, you need to immediately change from the torch-like setting that all brands are set to by default. It is usually called "Vivid" or "Dynamic". Change that immediately to "Standard" or "Normal" or "Neutral", something like that. Also, lower the Sharpness setting to no more than 3.
The "torch" mode and high sharpness settings can really accentuate the crap level of an SD image. You will find your HD images will look better now, too.