Originally Posted by mickinct
My $88 Audio Authority converter I also got from ebay from the same seller,works fine but here is a little quirk, I have this hooked to a dcx3400 box from the component output, to my dmr-eh75 recorder, when tuned to a 480i it does not send any signal, but when tuned to 1080i or 720p or 480p source it is all there, also when I have recorded a 480 station on the dcx and play it back to record it the source is output via component to recorder just fine, it just will not do so when i'm watching it live.very confused why it is doing this...
As you know, you alerted me to the eBay deal on the AA converter. I was surprised to find it wouldn't pass 480i. Then, I went to their website, down loaded the manual. It clearly says it won't pass 480i, but will pass 480p.
I also have a Comcast Moto DCX3400 DVR, two, in fact. In the DVR's service menu, I have it set to output at 720p, since that is native for my DLP set. I also have the 480i override set, so that it should output 480i, not 480p. That is so that I can zoom LB 480i films. I can't zoom 480p.
So, when I want to dub a 480i source, I use the button on the front of the DCX to switch to 480p. So, that's probably what you have been doing too. The screwy part is, that after I have manually selected 480p, sometimes it will stay in 480p for the next film/program, sometimes not. It is rather erratic. Usually, if I go directly to a 480i program, it stays in 480p. Usually, if I switch to a 720/1080 source, it will switch to 720p, but sometimes not. If I switch back to a 480i source, sometimes it will go to 480i, sometimes to 480p. As I have had no trouble watching a live 480i source in 480p, I suspect that it is this erratic switching behavior that has caused your problem.