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Why Netflix videos look so much better than cable TV

Business Insider | Aug 12, 2017, 07.00PM IST

FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., on January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

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FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas California

I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to video quality, so I often notice a difference when I switch between watching cable TV and a streaming service like Netflix or even YouTube on my TV.

Overall, streaming video from a service like Netflix looks sharper than cable TV, despite the fact I'm watching both in the same 1920 x 1080 resolution. 

Indeed, whether you notice it or not, there is a difference between the two in the way the video is being displayed on your TV.

See how the two differ and why internet streaming video looks better than cable TV: 

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