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d*tv with sony bravia 40 inch LCD

heelsfinl4
04-15-2006, 02:29 PM
I have a standard defintion d*tivo attached to my Sony 40 inch lcd bravia tv. Everything I've read in these and other forums seems to say that even the sd channels should look better when hooked up to this tv. I just don't see it. I find the picture throught d*tv to be soft and blurry at times. My reception on my old Sony 32 inch crt seemed much better to me. I have the receiver hooked up to the tv via s-video. Will an upgrade to an hd box help this situation? Would cable look similar (comcast Chicago) or is this just a case of d*tv providing a crummy feed? Thanks in advance

treker
04-15-2006, 03:33 PM
HD service+HD STB+HDMI Cable=great PQ

wolfman730
04-15-2006, 04:02 PM
HD service+HD STB+HDMI Cable=great PQ
I'll attest to that.

borromini
04-16-2006, 04:29 AM
I don't know what forums you've been reading but the ones here should have given you plenty warning that SD will not look better on an LCD HDTV. You may have read here that some folks felt those channels looked okay...but better than a regular TV?

You'll need to move over to an HD subscription service or OTA antenna to truly see what your TV is capable of.

WestDC
04-16-2006, 06:17 AM
Explained Like this when you take a SD(480i) and blow it up to a 1080i (Native) you will see a lot Mush. Get HD service and hook it to your new set and watch only HD on it and DVD's and you will be very happy!

Don't throw your old tv away watch the 98% of other shows on the regular (SD) set and you will like it much better.


HD locals are a Real disappointment- your tv news team is HD and every news story is broadcast in SD because the reports on taken in SD.

D*tv 9.99 for HD service is priced just right for the Crap and lack of content that is supplied.


Just my thoughts :thumbsup:

cambio
04-17-2006, 10:12 AM
I have a standard defintion d*tivo attached to my Sony 40 inch lcd bravia tv. Everything I've read in these and other forums seems to say that even the sd channels should look better when hooked up to this tv. I just don't see it. I find the picture throught d*tv to be soft and blurry at times. My reception on my old Sony 32 inch crt seemed much better to me. I have the receiver hooked up to the tv via s-video. Will an upgrade to an hd box help this situation? Would cable look similar (comcast Chicago) or is this just a case of d*tv providing a crummy feed? Thanks in advance

I posted the text below in the flat-panel forum earlier. I feel your pain.

I just got a new Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 and 622vip receiver. HD channels are absolutely stunning. So much so that I spent most of the last three day fixated on HD programming. Then yesterday I started switching through standard definition and couldn' help but notice how blurry they were. Some more so than others. Watching golf on CBS was almost unwatchable. Not just less defined, but actually blurry. This was also the case with the receiver set to 480p and the Bravia set to normal. Then I went to my bedroom and turned on the old CRT with my new 322 receiver and the image looked as one would expect, a perfectly acceptable standard definition picture. The rest of my family concurred with my opinion. So have others noticed that standard definition programming looks blurry on their XBR1, or is it just us? Is there anything that I can do? Thanks.

WestDC
04-17-2006, 02:01 PM
I posted the text below in the flat-panel forum earlier. I feel your pain.

I just got a new Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 and 622vip receiver. HD channels are absolutely stunning. So much so that I spent most of the last three day fixated on HD programming. Then yesterday I started switching through standard definition and couldn' help but notice how blurry they were. Some more so than others. Watching golf on CBS was almost unwatchable. Not just less defined, but actually blurry. This was also the case with the receiver set to 480p and the Bravia set to normal. Then I went to my bedroom and turned on the old CRT with my new 322 receiver and the image looked as one would expect, a perfectly acceptable standard definition picture. The rest of my family concurred with my opinion. So have others noticed that standard definition programming looks blurry on their XBR1, or is it just us? Is there anything that I can do? Thanks.

Yes, Watch the Sd channels on your old TV.

HD Dude
04-17-2006, 04:53 PM
I have the same TV. And yes, HD is amazing. I use the DirecTV HD Tivo, the 10-250.

BUT for my daughter's shows, I use non-HD gear: an ancient Sony SAT A-4, and a hacked Replay 2000.

I route the picture from the SAT to the Replay to the Denon receiver to the Bravia via...yes...S-Video cables.

And I gotta tell you, even though its in 4 x 3 format, Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents look astounding!

Maybe it's just 'cuz they're cartoons?

wolfman730
04-17-2006, 07:50 PM
I have the KDL-V40XBR1. I watch alot of MLB EI games in SD plus NHL CI games in SD hooked up to the H-20 and the PQ is very good, sharp no blurring. An HDMI or component connection will improve your SD channels. Mine is hooked up with both.

iserum
04-18-2006, 05:32 AM
i have my H20 via HDMI and i agree HDMI is lot better PQ than component in case of H20 receiver.
I have also noticed that the difference between an expensive ist tier tv and cheap 2nd tier tv is PQ in SD, HD looks very good on most sets and for some people paying extra $1500 for SONY BRAVIA against White westing house 32 inch is not worth it. the PQ is very minimal and for the saving for lot of people they could have an extra set in their bedroom.