Originally Posted by ChrisC47 I hereby present the "everything we know about the Sharp D42U/D43U series" thread!
.....Component input(s?): any problems with particular signals?
....HDMI inputs: ......
My 32" Aquos is a few months out of warranty and I've just purchased a Motorola HD PVR from Shaw in Vancouver, BC. This goes with my existing Panasonic DVR that doesn't do HD.
With these two boxes now I've discovered two interlocking problems which might be a defect in the monitor or it might be a problem in handshaking.
1) when connected via HDMI, the HD image loses its orientation when I switch from HD signal to analog signal and back to HD. The resulting HD signal is magnified and shifted significantly to the right, so there is a band of black on the left and the right-hand third of the image is off the screen. to correct I have to shift input to the TV, toggle the display mode, then return to to the Shaw HD input from the Motorola box
the Shaw cable tech said he has heard of this only one time before in 6 years and doesn't know the cause. He recommended switching to component input. that leads me to problem #2.
2) I can't seem to maintain two component inputs. The unit has input 1 and 2 for component, but when I have both my Panasonic DVR and the Motorola HD PVR feeding component signals to the TV, the first input shuts off. I can get them both working, but the next time the units are on, #1 is greyed out. This was never a problem because I didn't need two component inputs before, so I don't know whether this was a problem I had from the start, or whether something has gone haywire over time, and I'm only just discovering it.
Any advice/experience with either or both of these situations? thanks in advance.