Originally Posted by sandun
The Vizio VX32L specs says that it has a single RF input to a single tuner (ntsc/atsc/qam) as opposed to a dual RF input and dual tuners (one for NTSC and one for ATSC).
My question is, can the VX32L used to view OTA HD content as well as SD NTSC (standard cable) ? How will the standard cable and OTA antenna be configured - via a RF 2 -> 1 "Y" adapter? (I do not have HD cable).
Since this is a single tuner, I suppose PIP or POP is not possible for NTSC/ATSC.
I picked one up last night at Costco (Milford CT) - the VX32L. This will replace my aging 27" CRT in the bedroom. The PQ looks pretty decent for an LCD - that is out of the box (and analog SD). I will probably make the fine-tuning adjustments later this week.
1) Has only one S-Video input - on the side (for some reason, I thought it had two - most likely did not read the specs properly
2) The box and the manual states typical response time is 8ms (I remember seeing something like 6.5ms in their website).
[EDIT #1 and #2: My bad! I was thinking of the Westinghouse W3213 wrt svideo inputs and response time]
3) PIP/POP is only possible with TV and either Compontent or HDMI. If your main window is TV, then you cannot have PIP with analog A/V inputs (e.g. s-video). Also, since this is a single tuner, you cannot have PIP with another TV channel. So, its not realy useful for my use-case (60% SD cable TV, 40% SD programming via Tivo/S-video ).
I have basic/extended SD cable (Comcast). Its not Comcast's digital (SD or HD) programming package. Just the standard analog package (afaik
). I was hoping to buy an hd antenna and use a "Y" adapter to hook the antenna + SD cable into the Vizio's single RF input - but it looks like I do not have to do this. When the Vizio model "scanned" for channels on my basic SD cable, it found N analog channels and M digital channels. Flipping through the channels, I found that I am receiving HD channels (local ones such as CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS etc). The display info for these channels show up as e.g "Ch. 72-2/RF72-2 cable, 720p HD".
How is it possible for me to receive "OTA HD" channles via my basic cable? (unless this is a free service of Comcast for their basic analog cable subscribers )