Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Xfinity cable looks bad on my new HD 50" tv?

Tags:
  • TV
  • HD
  • Cable
  • Home Theatre
Last response: in Home Theatre
Share
February 9, 2014 10:01:59 AM

I just bought a toshiba 50" 1080 HD tv and i checked its picture with DVD's and even 1080p content on youtube and it looks awesome
but when i am using my xfinity cable the picture looks washed and blurry?
I tired both coaxial and HDMI outs in the TV?
I dont have xfinity's HD upgrade so is that what the problem is?
My tv say's i am getting 480i as my resolution either with HDMI or coaxial.
is there anything i can do without having to pay comcast even more money? i already have a cable bill of $150 a month!

More about : xfinity cable bad

February 9, 2014 10:06:36 AM

480i is standard definition, so that;s what you get. Check for upscaling options on your box and TV.
m
0
l
February 9, 2014 10:14:19 AM

13thmonkey said:
480i is standard definition, so that;s what you get. Check for upscaling options on your box and TV.


the TV is a native 1080 so it is downscaling to 480i i assume, so where would i find the cable box's upscaling settings?
m
0
l
Related resources
February 9, 2014 10:15:48 AM

look in the menus for the box.
m
0
l

Best solution

February 9, 2014 10:30:37 AM

The HD equivalent for any channel that is in your Comcast cable subscription package should be free. Why not just fix the problem the most logical way and upgrade to an HD receiver?

On the other hand, if you're internet connection can handle 1080p streaming to your satisfaction, why not just watch the programming you are interested in from Comcast's website? That would certainly look much better than a SD feed.
Share
February 9, 2014 11:04:01 AM

13thmonkey said:
look in the menus for the box.


bigpinkdragon286 said:
The HD equivalent for any channel that is in your Comcast cable subscription package should be free. Why not just fix the problem the most logical way and upgrade to an HD receiver?

On the other hand, if you're internet connection can handle 1080p streaming to your satisfaction, why not just watch the programming you are interested in from Comcast's website? That would certainly look much better than a SD feed.


Ok checked all Box settings and all are set properly.
I tried hooking up a RCA cable from the box's vid out to the TV's rca vid in and it improved a good amount, this should not be so that puzzling
the HDMI method only looked slightly better than coaxial out.
are most HDMI cables pretty equal in performance?
m
0
l
February 9, 2014 11:07:47 AM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
The HD equivalent for any channel that is in your Comcast cable subscription package should be free. Why not just fix the problem the most logical way and upgrade to an HD receiver?

On the other hand, if you're internet connection can handle 1080p streaming to your satisfaction, why not just watch the programming you are interested in from Comcast's website? That would certainly look much better than a SD feed.


This is going to be my best bet
m
0
l
February 9, 2014 12:46:10 PM

HDMI is digital. Unless you are getting an unusual amount of bit errors on the cable, which is highly unlikely, all HDMI cables will look the same. With an SD video feed, I doubt you will see any noticeable improvement except in areas of high contrast, such as light or dark lettering on an opposite colored background.
m
0
l
!