360 Model - Standard, white, old.
Television Model - http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E322MV-Inch-Class-Razor/dp/B004ZL2KXA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1327452678&sr=1-1-catcorr
Issue - Having finally gotten a flow of.... well more of a trickle of money with my job as a cashier for a store in this town, I've decided to stop using my 19'inch standard television with incredibly horrible reso/visual display, and buy an hdtv. On an added note, I've purchased this tv for only 298 at a store in another town, but it is this very television and it has not been used before (aside from my few day use since last saturday's purchase).
Now to get to the core of the issue. After finally figuring out how to get hdtv mode to work with my 360's compatiblity cables, I've noticed a few issues right away with the visual display when playing a game like BF3 or ME1. The shadow pixels look terrible. They look spread out and (even though within its own boundaries set by the creators of the game), seem to go all over the place, making anything it is layered on top of to look pretty bad too, or harder to see.
To fix this issue, I've been forced to lower my reso to 420/480p (can't remember which reso it is, but I'm sure you guys know) to smooth out the majority of the shadow pixel issue. The issue that follows THIS though is the characters in games like ME1 or even Sonic Adventure (from the game marketplace), looks almost pastel like when in adventure mode (aka running around). It just makes my character in games like ME1 look.... well bad. Not entirely terrible, but nothing to be considered good either.
Keep in mind I am using the white older version of the standard 360 console and am using the standard hdtv compability cables it comes with (comboing G,B,R for visual and W,R for sound).
I'd like to know, will switching to an hdmi cable and buying that new 360 slim fix this issue I am having visually? I'd ask if I should just play in standard, but this shadow pixel issue does apply to BF3 as well, and I'd be very surprised if that wasn't an hd compatible game.
Please and thank you for your help.