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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2013-01-17, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Picture quality old reciever vs. newer

I have a couple HD 505 receivers. my PQ seems inferior compared to my neighbor with a newer model Advanced HD Receiver especially on HD channels. will the the newer models give me superior PQ than my 505? Only difference is I am running DVI and he is running HDMI ,that should not make any difference. We both have the same Plasma TV , with the same Plasma settings his looked much better. If the newer models give better PQ I will probably upgrade.
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There should not be a huge difference between the old and new STBs, however, even the same make/model of TV with the same settings will look different if the TV has not been properly optimized - as discussed in the following FAQ:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76161

Similar question: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=147630

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Both TV's have been properly optimized, burn in, calibrated etc. This is why I was wondering if there is something going on that would affect PQ other than a newer HD receiver. My TV also has a dedicated power line supply with a voltage regulator and power line conditioner.
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If it's possible, take your 505 and connect it to the identical input on his TV to have a look. Don't connect it to a different input since the other input may look different, or swap STBs/inputs after comparing. Or connect his STB to your TV.

I would expect perhaps some minor differences, but it should not be huge.

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I will try that. If there is no difference on my TV......perhaps hello ZT60 in the future.

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Also, make sure both STBs are set to send the same output format - say 1080i.

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When I first looked at the settings they were both on native (mine was set to 0000) he said his was also set to native. Should they be set at 1080i ? Would I benefit from a 1080i setting?
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Native is good (usually better than 1080i only for SD channels, especially on the older STBs). I just wanted to make sure that both were set the same.

On Upconversion FAQ: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=87543

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