Originally Posted by jdlhead
Thanks. I take it by the response that the answer is really no. Non-HD Tivo on an HDTV just looks terrible, even when recorded at top quality?
Older Sony HD TVs with analog tuners have a feature called Digital Reality Creation that apparently does some pixel interpolation and smoothing when upconverting the broadcast picture to HD resolution. If the Bravia has only a digital tuner, it probably doesn't have DRC, hence the poor quality picture from lower resolution sources. So, doing as JimSpence said may make the picture a little more palatable until you get an HD TiVo.
On the bright side, the virtual surround must make your old TV sound like an old transistor radio by comparison.