unfortunatly the standered picture from a regular cable box will be dissappointing once you go HD you will be amazed. Buy a cheap pair of rabbit ears and try to get a over the air hd signal for some local channels the picture is even better than through your hd box. I think the ota signal is a true 1080P signal if your tv supports that.
We recently upgraded from an old, old, old Samsung to a new 46" LCD A550 model. We set it up last night, but our picture is worse than our old tube television. We tried viewing a DVD and that picture wasn't impressive either.
On Tuesday, our local cable company will be coming out to install an HD box with HDMI cables. We know this will make a difference for HD channels, but what about all others?
Do old cables and an old box make the picture what it is right now? We have read nothing but amazing things about the picture on this tv, so we have high hopes! Give me some peace of mind and explain this to us! We know nothing!