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Picture quality in comparison

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Danny
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I just switched from Cox to Verizon recently. I can't complain about HD channels. However, I notice that image quality on regular channels are worse than what I had before with Cox (of course, I use same TV, Sharp AQUOS 52 inch). In other words, images I had on regular channels with Cox are clearer and sharper.

Anybody experiences the same? Any solution? Thanks.

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Techman28
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Danny Sadly yes that is the case however its being fixed.....verizon with the last 1.6.0 patch softened the picture too much and will be corrected shortly.
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Well, thanks Techman for this explanation. Do u have any idea when that improvement is gonna happen? My area is Fairfax county, VA.
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undweatand img 1.6b coming to washington,dx metro nexr week. hope it fixes that and some audio sync issues.
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correcting horrible typos.

 

Understand that IMG 1.6b is coming to Washington, DC Metro area next week. From reliable source. Hopefully will fix this and some audio sync issues.

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From what he has posted this issue should be fixed in patch 1.6.1 and the ETA is end of nov to early dec. But remember that is just a estimated time. Can be before of hopefully not after. 
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Good to hear there will be a fix.   Even though I only have a standard def TV I have been finding the HD channels to be much clearer. I don't know what the conversion to SD process with the box is, but I am surprised at how good those channels look.  I watched the HD airing of the movie The Piano, a few days ago and synched it up with my dvd copy, The HD broadcast was sharper and cleaner than the dvd.   On network TV channels it's even more lopsided, The HD Fox feed of Prison Break was razor sharp, while the SD feed was soft and fuzzy.   I always assumed the SD feeds would look better on an SD television as the signal does not have to be reconverted to 480i, but that has not even been close to the case.   I am almost tempted to upgrade to the Extreme HD package to get the much better picture quality on channels like FX and Sci-Fi along with 5.1 sound that many SD feeds don't carry, despite not owning an HD TV.
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Good to hear there will be a fix.   Even though I only have a standard def TV I have been finding the HD channels to be much clearer. I don't know what the conversion to SD process with the box is, but I am surprised at how good those channels look.  I watched the HD airing of the movie The Piano, a few days ago and synched it up with my dvd copy, The HD broadcast was sharper and cleaner than the dvd.   On network TV channels it's even more lopsided, The HD Fox feed of Prison Break was razor sharp, while the SD feed was soft and fuzzy.   I always assumed the SD feeds would look better on an SD television as the signal does not have to be reconverted to 480i, but that has not even been close to the case.   I am almost tempted to upgrade to the Extreme HD package to get the much better picture quality on channels like FX and Sci-Fi along with 5.1 sound that many SD feeds don't carry, despite not owning an HD TV.

 

 

Curious...How do you get HD chanenels to display on your TV?

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@pixed wrote:

 

 

Curious...How do you get HD chanenels to display on your TV?


If you have a HD receiver, DVR or MR-DVD you can use is to get HD on a SD box with the coax, RCA, or component cables

HowlingMad wrote: 
  I watched the HD airing of the movie The Piano, a few days ago and synched it up with my dvd copy, The HD broadcast was sharper and cleaner than the dvd.  

 
And as far as the picture being better on HD, how do you have your STB hooked up to your TV  is it RCA or Component. If its Component cables that would most likely be why. Component does a 480p pictures, where RCA is 480i. You may want to hook up your DVD player to component cables as well to get a 480p picture from your DVD's 
Component --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video
RCA --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_connector
 

 

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The S-Video cable works also. I think it has a little sharper picture than with the RCA.  I use it to go to my DVD recorder. Even before the 1.6 update I thought the recordings I made from the HD channels were better than the ones from SD channels.
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