A query re; 720p/1080i vs 1080p.
My parents came over last weekend, and as they have before, they insist my TV - a Sony KDL-V40A12U (which has gotta be nudging 7 years old or so now) - has a superior off-air picture than their Sony 40V2000. On the whole I would agree with them, the picture just seems smoother than theirs without looking soft.
I was just wondering if being an older 720p/1080i design, has inherant advantages over newer full HD TVs when it comes to both SD and HD broadcasting, or if it's just their TV isn't as good as mine in the first place, and that my TV would be well and truly blown out of the water by todays TVs (remember, for the purposes of this question, I'm not talking about Blu-Ray).
Also, as a broader question, can TVs of years past still hold their own against newer models with any and all formats?