There's an elephant in the room! (Freeview picture performance on flat panel TVs)
I'm probably the last person I know who hasn't yet upgraded to a flat panel TV. And I would love to, but...
No one seems to mention it in these forums or in your excellent magazine but whenever I go to friends houses or to hotels the flat panels look great but I've never yet seen one with a picture to challenge a CRT telly. Go to Curry's and sure many of the displays look fantastic - I can only assume they are playing HD DVDs or similar - but every regular LCD TV I've seen viewing say a regular Freeview channel is, to my eyes at least, heavily pixiliated with lots of smearing whenever there is action or movement.
With the price of flat panels as they are (even though they've dropped dramatically) I don't have the funds for expensive home cinema set ups and HD DVDs or Sky HD. So what's the inside story on the best picture from Freeview on a flat panel TV? Is a clear picture possible? Would plasma be better than the rubbish LCD pictures I see every week in hotels?
Comments / recommendations gratefully appreciated.