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I had a similar experience. I think I was spoiled by the quality of my computer monitor; then when viewed on my TV, it’s just not as crisp-looking. 😕 Can you play the MPEG on your computer? Probably looks almost as good as an AVI, right?
Although there are tricks professionals use to make an image look sharper. Try shooting a water scene, with sparkles dancing off the surface of the water. Looks sharp, right? It seems like having tiny areas of white and black, against a medium background, make an image look cleaner or sharper. I’m sure those academy-award winning DPs have a few more tricks up their sleeves. 😉