I have an XBox 360 Elite. Hooked up to my PN50C550 (50" Plasma) via component. XBox is set up for 1080p.
This is my First HD TV and I am coming from a 32" SD. My 360 was connected to that vie Component as well, so it was about as good as the SD could get. So now on the 50", full 16:9 glory, when the TV detects the signal, it shows it at 1920x1080. I have been pretty happy. Until I looked up real close to the TV.
The graphics on the 360 looked kinda blotchy. Its pretty noticeable on the menu. The XBox is my only HD signal, so its hard to compare. But I looked at the DirecTV SD and the Wii (Also connected with Component (I know its not HD)) and those menus look like the same effect, in a lower resolution.
At normal viewing distance you cant really tell. But what I expected to see was crisp perfect text, as if it were created in a vector app and displayed on a monitor. Instead it looks like lower resolution text that's being scaled and anti-aliased.
Looking at the images on the 360 menu, and really, in game as well, everything looks a little blotchy. Like a "Paint" effect has been added in Photoshop.
Ive been through all the menus. Tried all the settings. Turned on Game Mode. Connected with an HDMI cable to see if there is any change. Nothing helped. Found an Edge Enhancement option and turned that off - made it look more blurry.
Perhaps my expectations are off. I was expecting something more like what I see on my computer monitor.
I know its difficult to describe things like this. Whish I could show it. I might try to get an pic. But does anyone experience something similar? Or maybe thats just the way it is. To be honest, its not that bad and I probably would not have noticed it if I was not up close adjusting cords.