Dumb question(s) time!
Sets the scene...
I've got a Freeview TV that we got before Lockdown 1, it was saved from ending up in the skip by someone who needed a bigger screen due to failing eyesight...anyhoo I digress. When we first got it we thought the picture was very good for a SD-only screen from 2010.
I swear in the last month or two the picture quality has improved. It's probably just my imagination, but is there anything that could possibly have changed?
Clearly the TV hasn't had a firmware update for a VERY long time.
- weather? (Possible)
- regular transmitter maintenance fixed a problem that had existed since we got TV? (Possible)
- more than one multiplex has changed its configuration? (Unlikely)
- there's been a software update at their end? (Unlikely)
- something encoder related? (Unlikely on MPEG2 at this stage in tech's life)
- misc others?
- my imagination (Very likely)
Does it have any automatic economy settings? They sometimes give surprisingly different results in different settings. Although the best results will be if it is turned off altogether. I've seen Samsung models seemingly switch into eco mode, even if it is technically turned off, giving a gloomy dark picture - usually fixed by switching through the modes economy or picture settings or even changing the channel.