Not-so-great picture quality on HDTV with non-HD signal

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ryuhei, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2001
    Messages:
    6,612
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Hello everyone. I have a Mitsu WS-48515 TV. I have satellite TV without the HD package. Is the picture supposed to look like carp when watching non-HD channels? DVDs look fine but regular TV looks better on my 19" Walmart TV. Advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. boujo

    boujo I'm Smarter Then You

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jersey
    thats how it is sorry. My 51" looks like crap stretched not horrible normal but not anywheres close to the clarity of my 27 CRT.
     
  3. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2001
    Messages:
    6,612
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    I just wanted to make sure it wasn't my TV. I'm OK with that. Thank you.
     
  4. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    yep, lots of pixelation
     
  5. SilverJettaGLX

    SilverJettaGLX OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2000
    Messages:
    6,030
    Likes Received:
    7
    :werd:
     
  6. Dementio

    Dementio OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    I have the same issue so I asked about it. The problem is, when you use a non-HD signal, there are a lot of pixels that aren't even used, so it looks like crap compared to an actual HD signal, though this is usually just with the sat/cable/broadcast signals, and doesn't seem to affect dvd/gaming.
     
  7. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2001
    Messages:
    6,612
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    All good shiot to knows fellers, thanks.
     
  8. ixlr8

    ixlr8 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    the picture is only as good as the signal you put into ot. a better tv will show all the imperfections you don;t see on a regular one. thats why your dvd looks better
     
  9. Dementio

    Dementio OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    even old dvd's look better than std cable feeds
     

Share This Page