I'm going to start by saying that I KNOW I lack technical terms. I'm going to try and convey my problem as best I can, but sorry in advance for using terms like 'smoothness' if they don't actually belong.
I recently bought a TV from a friend. It's a fairly recent Sanyo LCD. It goes up to 1080p, at 60 hertz. It's a fairly decent size, but nothing gargantuan. But when I played games or movies on it, they looked no better then a standard television.
What I was expecting was that incredibly fluid picture that I see on show rooms at the TV display in stores. I know those are running Bluray movies off a Bluray player. I have an older Xbox 360, so my only choice for HD was a component cable. I had to track down the old cord with the SD/HD switch on it, because Microsoft for some reason decided to start selling SD only component cables >.> but I set it to HD, configured the picture to 1080p, and put a game in.
Nothing. No improvement whatsoever. Still jagged edges and still the same transitions. It wasn't smooth like the movies at the store.
But my brother just got home from a friends where he was playing Crysis 2 on a PS3, on a big HD LCD screen, and he said it was IDENTICAL to the Bluray display at the store.
What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I could try to get that result. Keep in mind I cannot use HDMI, I can only use a HD component cable.