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New Tivo box sd picture quality
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Had the Tivo box fitted this morning and I have to say I am a little dissapointed with the sd channels picture quality.  

 They seem a fair bit softer than the old pace 15 year old box's picture,  and alot softer than my ps3 play tv.

 

The ps3 scales the pictures up to 1080p, where as I have the Tivo box set to output at 1080i.  Colours also seem a bit duller on the Tivo so have notched it up a bit on the tv's colour setting.

 

Have tried 2 different hdmi cables in case it was those,  but no.

 

HD pictures are good,  but nowhere near bluray.

 

Anyone else found this or maybe i've missed something?????

 

 

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RE: New Tivo box sd picture quality

You could try telling the Tivo not to upscale at all and let the TV do it, that might make a better job of it.

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Thanks,  just tried that but it outputs the hd channels in 576i lol :lol:" src="http://cdn.whathifi.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/50/lol.gif" alt=":D" width="15" height="15" />

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RE: New Tivo box sd picture quality

Hi,

    there is an update to the software going out this week which should make the SD definition better. So has been said by VirginMedia.

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jiggyjoe wrote:
Thanks,  just tried that but it outputs the hd channels in 576i lol :lol:" src="http://cdn.whathifi.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/50/lol.gif" alt=":D" width="15" height="15" />

There's no "Auto" option so that it outputs at the native resolution of the channel? Well, well, Sky gets something right after all...

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Thanks steadyguy,  just read this update myself "improvement to 1080i upscaling"  lets hope it works otherwise it might be going back :wave:

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To mods,  why all the code around my smileys?????????????

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Don't know, jiggyjoe, they work fine at our end  Smile

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