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post #1 of 3 Old 03-11-2008, 02:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all
yesterday verizon finished intalling FIOS ( phone , tv, Internet).
I have some questions I hope someone in here can aswer. The installer could not answer regarding dvr settings and HDTV. there was no user guide and tech support was basicly useless ( just reading from script).
I have an Samsung HDTV 1080P 40 in set (95d) and the drv is Moto Qip6416-2
the setting on the dvr ..menue/settings/video format - only gives me 10801, 720, 480i and 480p.
My other provider ( brighthouse cable ) had and addidtional seeting called passthru.
I like that feature as when i watched hd it came across very nice ( some were 10801, 720) and the SDTV came out really nice
Today with the new setup SDTV does not look good ( sorta streched).
I assume beacuse the box is checked for 1080i .. its sort of converting everthing and sdtv does not llok as nice.
does anyone know if the moto qip6416-2 offers the passthru or is there another work around
I really appeaciate any advice.. I have 12 days to decide if i wan to kep this service ..
Mike in tamap
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No Motorola box supports native output. That feature is only available on the Scientific Atlanta boxes, and some third-party products like TiVo.

The Motorola does support passthrough for SD. To do that, turn the box off, then press select, then press menu. Change 4:3 override to 480i or 480p.

Note many Samsung TVs cannot accept 480i through HDMI.
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BFDTV, thanks for the info about SD pass through! Months later this information is invaluable!
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