lcd hdtv & normal channels

Chris StrombergerApril 11, 2006

I have heard that viewing standard channels (not broadcast in htdv) on a flat panel lcd hdtv tv looks worse than you are used to seeing on a crt tv. Is this the case? We have DirecTV and are just wondering what to expect if we get an lcd flat panel hdtv.


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It can be true. Not just on LCD tv's either. It can also be true of HDTV tube and plasma sets.

The sets are designed to give you the higher detail that HDTV provides. Unfortunately, that extra detail capability also can show you how poor regular TV can look.

This is not an absolute though. Some HDTV tv's can show a wonderful picture on non-HDTV programming. It depends on some variables. These include signal strength, quality of reception, and size of picture.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 9:14PM
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I have a 32" Sony Bravia LCD. With a good digital cable feed SD broadcasts are very good and HD is amazing.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2006 at 1:11PM
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It seems to depend on your signal quality. I have 9 cable drops in my house, and when I moved in last year I was terrified at how the picture would look, espesially on my LCD that I put in the bathroom. To my suprise I have a great signal, my LCD looks really good with analog channels, and my 50" SXRD looks amazing when watching analog too. Of course HD is flawless on the SXRD. My last house had a garbage signal with half the drops in the house, and that was only 9 houses away.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 10:21PM
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we have a 42 inch sony bravia lcd and do not have cable. The air channels are about the same as our tiny old tv and the air HD channels are AMAZING.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 5:16PM
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We want to get a 32 inch Sony Bravia. We presently have digital cable service. Will we need to subscribe to the HDTV service to have a decent picture?

    Bookmark   December 4, 2006 at 8:51AM
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