I agree. 1920x1080 over an SVGA port with a low quality cable looks absolutely horrible, but this is hardly an apples to apples comparison. It's hard to find machines and monitors that lack DVI or HDMI ports nowadays, so this is very misleading.
"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_