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Has anyone used one of the converters (component or HDMI to composite) units Wajo mentioned around June of last year? The ones sold by Monoprice?
Are they still acting as "filters" as well as video converters? Also, if the picture coming thru them is in real widescreen (not letterbox), am I right in understanding they'll leave the picture UN-letterboxed even in the composite (or S-video) feed?
Tonight USA Network will be running a digitally restored version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in widescreen. (I only have a 4x3 version recorded from another channel.)
I'm getting it on the cable DVR for now, but to offload it I'll need something that'll leave the picture un-letterboxed. (At least, that's the format I want it in. I found new software that will allow a DVD's .vob file of a widescreen broadcast to be made anamorphic with no quality loss, and want to have a widescreen recording to work with.)
If I try to feed it into one of my 515s, the feed from the cable box will create a letterboxed 4x3 picture. I haven't found a way to stop it, even when I set the cable box for a 16x9 TV.
Most likely I'll be looking to use the component feed off the cable box to feed the filter, so if anyone has used one of those, especially one bought recently...