I didn't like it one bit.
The contrast was terrible. Thats probably the cheap TV's fault. Instead of rich dark BLACK, the sides (for non-hd) were dark gray. But they weren't black. I adjusted the brightness and contrast and it helped. But still. I've read that LCD tv's just can't do BLACK like CRTs. I believe them.
I didn't notice a difference. I was not blown away at all.
In fact, I thought the picture was actually WORSE than regular tv. The big problem I noticed was that all the pics had JPEG artifacts around everything. That can't be the TV's fault I don't think. The JPEG artifacts totally ruined everything. Id rather have regular tv if that means not having JPEG artifacts.
One time I studied two comparison tvs at BestBuy. One was labled High Definition and the other Standard Definition. The big difference I noticed between them was that the HDTV had the Jpegies while the regular tv didn't.
Is that what HDTV is? Jpegies? Does it take so much more bandwidth to broadcast HD that the cable company has to compress it and distort it that bad just to get it to your tv?
Right now I feel like hugging my regular "globe" tv and praying that it never dies.
Edited by TheEgg, 28 November 2009 - 07:27 PM.