HDTV w/ Analog Signal: Bad Picture?

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  1. CraigD

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    I recently bought a 27 inch HDTV (Samsung TXM2796HF). I am mostly wathcing regular cable on it. In a case like this would a non HDTV of the same size look better?

    I ask because to me the picture looks bad. It is sort of blocky/pixelated especially in areas of solid colors. Kind of look looking at a picture on a computer monitor if you have it set on a low number of colors.

    II read some stuff about HDTVs showing the problems in bad cable signals, but it looks pretty much the same when I am watching a DVD from a non progressive scan player(composite hookup).

    So am I nuts thinking it looks bad? The salesman told me it should look better than a regular TV even on analog signals because of the line doubler?

    The reason I ask is because I am thinking of returning the set and getting a flatscreen analog of the same size. Extra cost isn't a consideration since I bought this TV on an open box discount for only $450. So would I be better off with a 27 inch analog for the same price?
     
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    Oops, meant component hookup for the DVD.
     
  3. Jan Strnad

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    Sounds like the set has problems. Yeah, you should get a better picture. Maybe we've discovered why it's an open box item.

    At that size, that price range, I'd stick with a really good analog set.

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