[mythtv-users] Best Hardware to exploit a nice TV

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 11:22:18 UTC 2019

On 12/08/2019 11:48, Simon Hobson wrote:
> John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Let me make another point:  I have always been sceptical about the benefits of more pixels for many TV programmes, and store few HD recordings.  But I just recorded a Prom from both BBC FOUR and BBC FOUR HD, and note that while SD comes with stereo, HD says it has 6 channels.
> Mum now has a 65" Panasonic, needed a large screen as she has failing eyesight. I have tried switching between SD and HD channels and, especially on things like tennis and cricket, there is a huge difference. SD now looks blurry and has upscaling artefacts (mostly with motion), HD just looks so much crisper and the motion artefacts are reduced to the point where I don't notice them.
> I don't know how much the motion & upscaling artefacts are due to the lower bitstream rate on SD, or the encoding, or the upscaling in the TV - but they are there and very intrusive for me.

OK, thanks for that.  I watch little high-motion stuff, and certainly 
the *LED displays that I have seen have looked more vibrant on whatever 

Demos are will usually be chosen to show what the set *can* do and the 
benefits of the extra cost will depend on personal or family factors.

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