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SD on the HD

chrisp51
03-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Sorry for the newbie question but this is my first post. I just purchased my first HDTV (Vizio XVT-323SV) for my bed room. I have a Dish network two room reciever with the receiver placed in the family room. My main TV is a 12 year old Mitsubishi 55 inch box that still has a great picture (for analog that is). After this long intro my question is: "how do I tweak my HD to handle the SD signal I get in the bedroom"? I really don't want to pay the extra charge for a second box from Dish but the picture on the HDTV looks soft and washed out. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

DoctorCAD
03-07-2011, 03:19 PM
You can try lots of things, but the bottom line is that a SD picture just doesn't have the missing pieces to look good on a big HD set. 480 lines of resolution to 1080.

chrisp51
03-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Thanks DoctorCAD but I would settle for a picture on the 32 inch Vizio that is as sharp as the SD piture I get on the 55 inch projection Mitsubishi.

danjojo
03-07-2011, 06:52 PM
It's not the TV set.

sadmaker
03-09-2011, 08:07 AM
Some sets handle SD better than others. Samsung and Sharp owners seem pretty happy with the look of SD cable/sat and DVDs. Also, with cable/satellite, keep in mind you are dealing with compression on top of the SD feed.

deadhead68
03-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Thanks DoctorCAD but I would settle for a picture on the 32 inch Vizio that is as sharp as the SD piture I get on the 55 inch projection Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi was designed for analog/SD. The Vizio was designed for digital/HD. Unless you feed the Vizio what it was designed for, it won't look as good as the Mitsubishi.