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Re: Picture Quality

I recently bought a 55" LG OLED, and the picture quality on Xfinity X1 is awful. I went from DirecTv, still in my 30 days grace period with Comcast and might be going back to DTV... I had a Xfinity representitive come to my home he changed out the splitter and the picture quality is still awful. I've checked the settings on the Box and TV all he kept telling me was the signal passed, well that's great and all but the picture is still awful.

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Which X1 model do you have?

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Due to Comcast's use of highly over-compressed MPEG-4, down-rezzing to 720p, and using CBR compression with it, Comcast's VQ is one of the lowest in the industry. DirecTV and FiOS are generally regarded as the best, although FiOS is only available in certain areas, whereas DirecTV is available anywhere in the CONUS, HI, and most of AK.

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kevs1 wrote:

I recently bought a 55" LG OLED, and the picture quality on Xfinity X1 is awful. I went from DirecTv, still in my 30 days grace period with Comcast and might be going back to DTV... I had a Xfinity representitive come to my home he changed out the splitter and the picture quality is still awful. I've checked the settings on the Box and TV all he kept telling me was the signal passed, well that's great and all but the picture is still awful.


I got a 65" Lg oled in November and I just installed ( today) an antenna in the attic and the channels I get that I actually want to watch -CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX- look noticeably better than my xg1v4. I like the  convenience of cable( number of channels )  and the dvr but when the NFL playoffs come on this weekend I'll be watching on the antenna. Only thing I'll miss is pause and rewind. It's a shame for the money I pay that an antenna I bought which costs less than half of one months cable bill looks better.

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cldlhd wrote:

kevs1 wrote:

I recently bought a 55" LG OLED, and the picture quality on Xfinity X1 is awful. I went from DirecTv, still in my 30 days grace period with Comcast and might be going back to DTV... I had a Xfinity representitive come to my home he changed out the splitter and the picture quality is still awful. I've checked the settings on the Box and TV all he kept telling me was the signal passed, well that's great and all but the picture is still awful.


I got a 65" Lg oled in November and I just installed ( today) an antenna in the attic and the channels I get that I actually want to watch -CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX- look noticeably better than my xg1v4. I like the  convenience of cable( number of channels )  and the dvr but when the NFL playoffs come on this weekend I'll be watching on the antenna. Only thing I'll miss is pause and rewind. It's a shame for the money I pay that an antenna I bought which costs less than half of one months cable bill looks better.


interesting. The local channels are carried live with no recoding in the same format as transmitted (mpeg2 at 720p or 1080i). maybe your xg1v4 is not handling the upconvert to 4k as well as you would like? might get a better picture to compare if you put the X1 box in 720p60 output mode and let the TV do the upscaling. worth a try? 



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