Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I believe that standard TV looks more like crap than it ever did, ever since HD was getting pushed out. Just watch some regular Discovery channel and it makes you wonder if they lowered res so that HD looks even better.
I have seen the same thing with my cable. I love the discovery channel. Just a shame that we have this nice HDTV and SDTV looks like @ss on in!
Anyways I was talking to a rep from time warnner cable up at bestbuy and I asked him about SDTV looking more and more like crap. He told me I am getting spoiled by the hi res of HDTV programming. Then I asked him what type of res is the HD content that gets sent to my house. "480p, 720p, 1080i/p" He told me what ever the box is set to. That did not make sence to me. I have my box set to 720p but know I am not getting 720p. The guy then walked away from me a started to talk to another person and scam them.
What I think is that we are getting a scaled up pictuer. Like 480p - 720p/1080i. My over-the-air HD looks better then my cable! Now that is just not right! I will watch the late show on CBS and flip between my cable and over-the-air, and I can see the difference. Over-the-air is so much better. I do stream all my over-the-air content through my pc to my xbox360, so I dont know if that makes a difference in the picture or not. I am going to drop my cable in the next month or so. I just have to find a new ISP befor that point.
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