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Hey guys , i just got a 32" samsung LCD HDTV today , and its great. I was playing the halo 3 beta and it looks so nice. i have one problem though.

Regular TV is crap.

It looks blurry ish and is not good quality.

I have Verizon FIOS TV and i dont have the HD Receiver. I suppose getting the HD Receiver will make a big difference?

Even the menu is crap (Verizon FIOS Menu).

Is this normal?

How can i get the best out of my television , even if it means i have to buy a new dvd player.
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HD receivers only allow you to get access to a few HD channels.

I'm kind of confused by your post. But the only way your going to be able to watch HD movies is buying a HD-DVD player or Blu-ray player and buying bluray and hd-dvd disks.

Most menus are going to look crappy because they wern't made for a bigger screen.
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Hey guys , i just got a 32" samsung LCD HDTV today , and its great. I was playing the halo 3 beta and it looks so nice. i have one problem though.

Regular TV is crap.

It looks blurry ish and is not good quality.

I have Verizon FIOS TV and i dont have the HD Receiver. I suppose getting the HD Receiver will make a big difference?

Even the menu is crap (Verizon FIOS Menu).

Is this normal?

How can i get the best out of my television , even if it means i have to buy a new dvd player.
Do you get your signals over air? That big antenna on your house? If you do, then I think you have to talk to Verizon for HD.


For DVD player, the highest quality is 480p, so use the component cable(red/blue/green)
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No i get my signals via cable , not air.

So if i get that HD Receiver , i will get like abc and what not in HD?
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No i get my signals via cable , not air.

So if i get that HD Receiver , i will get like abc and what not in HD?
No.

Cable is going to look like crap until the companys start broadcasting in HD, which won't be for a couple years, if not longer.

You need a HD source to view HD content. The only HD content you can get is blu-ray, hd-dvd, PS3, 360, and very few HD channels, that usually cost around $15/month for like 5 channels (not worth it).

And theres not really alot of HD-DVD, blu-ray movies out.. And most of the older movies that are ported to HD have way to much "noise" to watch.

I bought SAW 1 for Blu-ray, and I still watch the normal DVD version because the blu-ray version is filled with so much digital noise, it makes it look worse!
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No.

Cable is going to look like crap until the companys start broadcasting in HD, which won't be for a couple years, if not longer.

You need a HD source to view HD content. The only HD content you can get is blu-ray, hd-dvd, PS3, 360, and very few HD channels, that usually cost around $15/month for like 5 channels (not worth it).

And theres not really alot of HD-DVD, blu-ray movies out.. And most of the older movies that are ported to HD have way to much "noise" to watch.

I bought SAW 1 for Blu-ray, and I still watch the normal DVD version because the blu-ray version is filled with so much digital noise, it makes it look worse!
Hm , well im going to get my family to get the HD receiver from verizon - i checked out the channels , there are like about 20 HD ones (ESPN).

10 bucks extra a month but thats all good. I watched a regular dvd through my 360 and it looked pretty good. I downloaded some HD trailers , and they look Awesome.
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Remember that most broadcast channels arnt meant to be used on HD resolutions but are actually 800x600 in some cases so can look a little poo at times.
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Yeah, I miss my HD box, just moved last month and it is not available where I am.... Was good while it lasted
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