Originally Posted by Egasbarino
Your cable box is capable of broadcasting a signal in various resolutions, 480i/p, 720p, 1080i. Comcast does not yet offer 1080p content. You can set your box to send either a 720p or 1080i signal.
Just turn off your box, wait a few seconds, and with the tv still on, hit the menu button on your comcast remote. A gray menu will come up and one of the first options will allow you to set the resolution, you use the left and right arrows to change the setting.
I currently have it set on "native" which lets the box send the the signal in its original resolution, so it does not upscale or scale down the resolution. IMO this is the best choice because it eliminates the box from over processing the image. Over processing can reduce image quality and motion perfomance, as well as highten the chance of artifacting or other signal degradation issues.
But if you have to have it broadcast every HD channel in 1080i, the option is there.
You were 100% correct. I set it to native as you suggested and it appears that the TV picked it up. When I hit "info" on the TV, I get the box at the top and it says 1080i on it or 720p (only checked two channels just to see).
That said, should I mess with any of the other settings?
I move sharpness back down to what it was which was 3. Didn't want to mess anything up.
Originally Posted by Mrkazador
Your component problems seems a little weird... Have you tried a different component input on the tv? Make sure the component cables are connected properly and outputting YPbPr, NOT RGB!.
I figured out my DVD component issue. It's my stinking Yamaha receiver jacking up the signal. When I go straight from the DVD to the TV, the picture is clear as day. I also went into my DVD player and adjusted what it outputs from 4:3 to 16:9. Now, when I use "Zoom" on my TV, it fills the entire screen with a nice clear image.
Kind of sucks that I have to manually switch inputs on the TV for every device I have... but hey, the picture quality is outstanding, so it's very hard to complain.
Now I just need to build a better center speaker and pick up a pesky blue ray player then I'll be done.
I'm sure there's more I can do to the TV settings to make the picture quality even better, but I'll do more reading to see what I can find.
Thanks for all the help this far. I appreciate it.