What's up w/ my new TV?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Richard_G, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Richard_G

    Richard_G Auditioning

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    Could someone please tell me why my 6 year old 4:3 53" Sony non-HD television has a better picture when watching regular TV than my brand new 50" SXRD (1080p capable)?

    Granted the HD channels look spectacular, but there's only like 8 of them... why the non-HD channels pretty much look like crap?
     
  2. Charlie Campisi

    Charlie Campisi Screenwriter

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    Because your old tv masks the flaws in the SD signal while your new tv accentuates them.
     
  3. John Gido

    John Gido Second Unit

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    I'll take a quick shot here and guess that the poor source material in SD is amplified on the higher resolution HD screen, making it almost unwatchable on the SXRD. The non-HD set will not emphasize the lower quality SD picture.
     
  4. Will:C

    Will:C Auditioning

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    I had a similar issue occur when I purchased a new LCD HD Sharp flat screen TV. There ended up being a problem with DISH Satellite and how it transmitting the non-HD stations. If you have Satellite TV, I would check with your carrier and see if they tell you how to make any adjustments over the phone...

    Best of luck
     

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