Re: Horrible U-Verse HD tv.[ Edited ]
11-02-2010 01:29:20 PM - edited 11-02-2010 01:33:47 PM
Every time I see the a show on the Science Channel or Discovery channel I cringe every time there is a camera cut since it often results in a pixel explosion. Without me saying anything my girlfriend was complaining about that on Dirty Jobs (technology problems are always my fault ). I then recorded the same showing on DirecTV and U-verse for testing and it wasn't doing it on DTV.
I did another DTV/U-verse comparison to the opening of The Daily Show. On DirecTV the fast moving curves of the intro graphics were smooth and sharp when paused. On U-verse they were jagged, fuzzy and had noticeable artifacts when paused. When the motion in the video settled down they became indistinguishable.
On CNN HLN every time a graphic cuts out quickly it's often replaced with pixels where the graphic had just vanished from.
Those are one of my biggest issues with the HD artifacts that U-Verse creates. I think it's a little ridiculous how many shows I've seen, where the scene just changes and the pixels go crazy. This happens on HBO, Showtime, and many other channels that I've tested. Graphics that float by the screen from sports, news, and talk shows become bursts of artifact pixelation. Watch any movie with a corn field, and you'll see that the whole field is one big mess as well. Hook the box up to a small CRT. Which feed looks better? Of course, the SD field does, because the pixelation doesn't occur most of the time. All this talk makes me a little more angry about the so called $10 HD Technology Fee.
mibrnsurg: I have to admit, my 42" 5 year old Samsung Plasma that's impossible to calibrate, does have a better job at hiding the pixelation artifacts than my 3 month old 32" Samsung LCD.