I finished work early today, and decided to get the oil changed in the company van. It needed it, and I went to a convenient place on the way home. Probably been about a year since I've been in this place, and noticed they hung a LED on the wall. Didn't really pay attention to it, because ESPN was doing the basket ball thing, and If it isn't football or hockey, I really don't care about it. After about 45 minutes of searching the web, I got bored, and looked at the TV again.
I guess it was about a 50 inch screen, made by LG. It had to be the absolutely worst picture I have ever seen. I've seen 20 inch, no name brand TVs with foil wrapped on rabbit ears with better pictures than this thing had. I don't know what model it was, or even if anybody bothered to take it out of demo mode, just the picture was horrendous.
I'm sitting there tilting my head left and right, and trying to figure out if I'm watching an actual commercial, or some really bad special effects on some sci-fi movie. You know where the kind of blur the face in some nightmare scene where the hero sees the future in some dream or something.
It actually looked like this ladies face had no definition. There was no perception of depth what so ever. I really couldn't believe what I was seeing, nor could I dream up any reason why this picture was so bad. I even commented on it to one of the people working there. This guy laughed, and said he thought it was pretty bad also.
Then another employee, I guess shooting for manager or something said it was probably because that station wasn't in HD. So I asked him if he was nuts, or just plain dumb. HD or not, that is simply a really bad picture. Probably the funniest thing was the guy with the "not broadcast in HD" theory. He was probably mid 20's, and looked at me like I had no idea how these things work. Sure, HD looks better than standard def, and blue ray better than dvd, but if the actual TV has a crappy picture, it won't really matter.
I was going to suggest the go to C-Net, and use there set-up, but figured it would be a waste of time. Why would it help, they didn't spring for the HD package, so nothing will help.