Doesn't matter to me what he knows, I know they are not the sharpest tools in the shed, but I saw it with my own eyes. It doesn't matter how much it's compressed, it all depends on what is done with the signal within the box.
Exactly. You have no control over what is done with that signal. The shills at Best Buy have TVs set up with either default settings or high contrast/saturation so it "looks pretty." None of the sets at the large retailers are calibrated properly, and therefore they shouldn't be trusted 100%.
Everyone sees differently, and will see it from different angles and distances, but if you're looking for the technically best than there is no arguing. For a 42" TV, honestly IMO, in a family room situation 1080p isn't worth it, the money saved on a 720p set will allow for a nicer sound system that will better enhance the experience than the extra resolution.
For some of us that have 50, 60, 70" screens that are 1080p, signal matters. Quit getting your panties in a bind when I am spouting FACTUAL information. You live in the country, OK, OTA HD doesn't apply to you, but it doesn't make what I said less true.
There are many people on here that do not have a huge technical knowledge of home theatres, etc, and they should be fed ACCURATE information. I guess I made the mistake of assuming that some like yourself would be able to rationalize that some of the things I am talking about are irrelevant.
Oh I am not a direct TV fan. I have Comcast and could not be happier.
If you like your CBS NBC than thats great, I like the many choices cable has to offer me. HBO,SHOtime etc. all in HD on my 58 inch Panasonic plasma
I have a Samsung LCD in the kitchen as well and there is simply NO contest in PQ
That was in response to my comment about DirecTV's poor HD signal, but has nothing to do with. You like cable, so what? That is fine you like whatever, I was just trying to inform the uninformed about the quality of signals.
That last line, what does that mean? There is no contest in PQ between LCD, Plasma, and DLP? Or no contest between cable, OTA, and satellite (you don't mention HD or not)? Or contest in terms of Samsung vs. ____? I'm going out on a limb to guess that your TV in your kitchen is 32" or less, in which case, the smaller the TV gets the better the quality ALL signals will look.