I've been using a ZVBox 150 for a number of years now. It's rated as a consumer vs. commercial grade QAM HD Modulator and limited to 720P input via component video source. That didn't seem to be a limitation to me when I first acquired the 'box' because, WTF, remote TV's located around the house are typically smaller (screen size) than the master set atop my home entertainment system. So, 720P is just fine, right? WRONG!!!
I quickly discovered that virtually all video sources (set top boxes, DVD players, BluRay, Etc.) sport multiple connections on their rear panel including HD via HDMI and HD via component video. These low end QAM modulators use component input (I think that's to skirt MPEG ownership of the programming that doesn't exist when dealing with base band) and you can't feed them above their 720p rating.
Now, while the picture stream source has different interfaces on the rear panel, it looks like there's only ONE HD video generator inside. That means you can NOT drive a local TV at say, 1080i/1080p via HDMI AND feed the QAM modulator at 720p simultaneously!!!
Yes, I have a component audio/video 'spliter' (push button selector; 3-in, 1-out) that let's me pick and choose what HD video source drives the ZV modulator (DVD player, Bluray player, Dish Network STB). But, the unintended consequence of connecting a given source to the HD modulator is that the HDMI link from that source to my 70-inch primary TV throttles back to 720P in lock-step!!!