Hello everyone. First time on this forum, but I have a question egarding the 5010 and my cable box.
I am very much a newbie when it comes to these issues, my 5010 replaced a small TV I bought off Craigslist. When I got the 5010 hooked up, the TW people hooked it up with component cable. Later, upon discovering what exactly HDMI was, bought a 1.3 cable off monoprice and hooked it up to the cable box and TV. I have the following two issues.
1. Whenever I change from a TV station displaying at one resolution (CNN at 1080i) to another resolution (720p), I get a green flicker on the screen for 1-2 seconds. Reading around the forums, I assume this is the TV decoding what resolution the feed is at? It also looks like there is no way around this, aside from telling the cable box to output everything at 1080i. But I don't think I want this option as I have been told I would rather have the Pioneer upscale the signal versus having the cable box do it. Are my assumptions correct?
2. More pressing is when a 720p HD channel is broadcasting a program not in HD. (Like Fox showing an old Seinfeld or Scrubs). These images look very grainy and horrible, and I think the non-HD channel shows a better image than the HD one. (The picture on regular Fox is better than the picture on Fox HD). Also, a grainy white bar appears at the top of the screen on certain 720p channels like Fox HD (but not ABC or ESPN) when its displaying a non-HD program. It's like it hasn't accurately sized the picture. Is this how its supposed to look, or is there a way I can fix this with the settings on the TV or cable box?