Advertisements Overall I think it's more one's sensitivity, expectations, display size and so on. Sure some stations are going to look better than others based on a number for factors however in general there has been a large decrease in image quality and a large increase in sub-channels. Back in the day image quality drove me to OTA and nowadays it's driving me away. I'd say that sounds about right. Back in the day even my 720p channels were there or higher (1080i quite a bit).