Originally Posted by xsavoie
Thanks boys,these answers sure filled a void in my limited knowledge about HD TV'S.So what you are saying is that the new HD TV'S are ahead of the low quality signals transmited by the present TV stations.My guess would be that when the now present analogue signals will turn to digital signals,and especially on the HD channels,then the picture should be much better.Will the picture quality then be at least somewhat close to the DVD quality image,or will there still be a limited improvement due to still compressed signals transmitted.Of course,I'm talking signals transmitted by either cable or satellite.Never mind the terrestrial antenna signals for now.
From those sources you will not see any difference. Satellite and cable providers re-encode their signals to what you have now and the cut-off will not change that at all. If you want near DVD quality video OTA is how to get it, or DVDs of course.