2003-01-03, 12:51 AM
I just purchased a new HD RPTV (Hitachi 57SWX20B), and am receiving terrible picture quality from my LOOK TV digital receiver.
So, I am wondering how the picture quality of regular programming will look like on an HD RPTV with the Star Choice HD receiver? I am hoping that an HD receiver (with component inputs) will improve the picture quality of regular programming vs. my LOOK digital receiver (which uses s video).
Roadster, please do not cross-post. One post only please, not four. Please go back and delete the other two that have not already received a response.
If you get a lousy signal, component cables will not make it better. S-Video is capable of providing a very good SD picture and it doesn't get any better when transmitted by component cables.
If you get a good SD signal, be it from cable, OTA, *C or BEV, an S-Video cable is all you'll need for SD. Your problem is with the "source" not with the cable.
As a matter of fact, SD signals sometimes look worse via component cables because the STB does not do as good a job of upconversion as your TV, especially that great Hitachi. :wink:
I can't remember, did you do a setup of your HDTV yet? If not, that could be part of the problem.
Mike from Canmore
2003-01-03, 09:10 AM
Picture Quality - non HD signals - best to worse
1) Analog C Band - BUD
2) VCII C Band
3) DCII (4DTV) - BUD
4) SC - Cancom/Netstar transponders with less than 6 services/transponder - namely TSN/Sportnets and other sports
5) OTA - Grade A contour
6) DBS, SC, cable, Look - quality varies good to poor by service and by channel
7) OTA - Grade B contour and lower
2003-01-03, 02:54 PM
I have not yet done a set up of my HDTV other than the Magic Focus, and playing around with some of the settings (colour, tint, sharpness, etc...). What set up do you suggest?
-->What you need to do to your new HDTV (http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3643)
2003-01-12, 07:11 PM
"Picture Quality - non HD signals - best to worse "
I think you will find that on *C, TMN and the Spokane nets are very good.
I would put the Detroit nets at the bottom of the list.