ATV2 & ATV3 picture quality w/ HandBrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by xxbrankxx, May 11, 2014.

  1. xxbrankxx macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have an ATV2 and a 60" Sharp LED tv, my dad has an ATV3 and a 42" LCD tv. I've used the same HandBrake ATV2 preset on all my encodes but they look a lot sharper on his LCD then on my LED. Is it because his ATV3 is 1080p and his tv is smaller and not has to stretch the picture quality to a bigger display?
  2. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    Just as a point of clarity, LCD and LED are not competing technologies. The LCD is the actual display element and the LED is the lighting behind it. LED TV's also use LCD displays. If a TV is not called "LED", then it's safe to assume it uses compact fluorescent bulbs behind the screen.

    The dot or pixel "pitch" is the distance between pixels of the same color. If two displays have the same resolution capability, then the smaller one will have the pixels physically closer to each other.

    There could also be differences of signal processing. Maybe one is a better tier model then the other, newer one could have more modern processing. It could also be the "crispness" of the brighter and more even LED lighting then your fluorescent lighting (which fades over time).

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