HDTV Picture Setting forum


Do I need new eyeglasses?

by wannalearn / March 2, 2013 11:54 PM PST

To me, all my HD channels look like SD. Everyone else says HD channels look like HD to them. The cable box shows it's receiving HD (1080) signals.

Someone suggested that I might need new eyeglasses as less than normal vision can affect HD viewing. Could this possibly be true?

Thanks for comments, info, etc.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Do I need new eyeglasses?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Do I need new eyeglasses?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Re: eyglasses
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 3, 2013 12:10 AM PST

What does your ophthalmologist (or who-ever prescribed your current glasses) say?


Collapse -
Perhaps your eyesight is okay...
by rbart48 / December 27, 2014 6:17 AM PST

Perhaps your eyesight is just fine. If you have your video signal being up-scaled to an HD signal, your SD signals may look (almost) as good as a true HD signal. I understand that some TVs have some up-scaling capabilities too. Therefore, you may be not so far off.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Big screens for the big game

Still looking for the best TV deals ahead of Sunday's game? Here are our top three big screen picks.