With the old NTL Digital PACE box hooked up to a 32" 720p LCD via an MCE box, the picture was always 'okay'.
I now have one of the new UPC PACE DC621KU digiboxes hooked up to a 47" 1080p screen via MCE, a Hauppauge card and an SVIDEO converter - the image from the STB is a bit pixellated however. Imagery from the PC is pixel-perfect, and DVDs are pretty good too.
Are these STBs capable of good display on a 1080p screen ? Are the SKY STBs any better ? Or is there something I should change in my setup (eg. the Hauppauge PVR150 card) to improve things ?
Here's my setup:
STB is a PACE DC621KU
OS: Vista Ultimate SP1 32 bit (Windows Experience Index 4.5, for what it's worth)
CPU: Intel Dual core 6400 @2.13GHz
Motherboard: Intel DG965OT
TV card: Hauppauge PVR150MCE
STB: NTL digital --> SCART --> SVIDEO into Hauppauge card
Graphics: Asus ATIRadeon X1650 at 1080p (512mb RAM dedicated, 1274mb shared system RAM, 1766MB total)
Display panel: Wharfdale LCD47F1080P TV
Confirmed as running at 1080p