|12-27-2005, 07:19 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2004
So I got an HD TV for Christmas...questions...
The family got me an HD TV for Christmas. Its not one of the super expensive ones, but it is a nice box....32 inch flat screen Sony.
As of now I have digital cable service, which is not HD. I would have to upgrade my cable service to get HD digital cable.
I hooked the new TV up yesterday and noticed that on my digital cable service the picture is pretty grainy.
I put in a DVD to make sure that it wasn't the TV and the DVD was absolutely crystal clear with the best picture I've ever seen on a TV in my house.
I'd say that eliminates something wrong with the TV concerning the grainy picture with my cable service.
So here's my questions:
- is it typical for HD televisions to have less-than-perfect picture quality when using non-HD sources (ie. my non-HD digital cable)?
- is there any way to remedy this beyond going to HD? Settings (which I've already played with), better coax cabling (Monster Cable), etc?
- would going to HD digital cable clean up the picture to where its closer to what I saw on my DVD?
|12-27-2005, 07:49 AM||#2|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
The bad picture could be from several things (cable itself, splitters, etc..). Call your cable company and see what they have to say about the bad reception.
|12-27-2005, 09:44 PM||#3|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Dec 2002
Some people swear that buying expensive Monster cables somehow delivers them clearer picture and sound. I find it to be rubbish. While you don't want to buy the cheapest cables you also don't want to buy expensive ones like the Monster or THX ones.Most likely the graininess that you are experiencing is due to your tv upconverting the cable signal.Many HDTV's nowadays have upconversion. If you can, turn it off, if not I'm afraid your stuck with it until you upgrade your cable sevice.Good luck.