Originally posted by akai
Anybody please provide or verify if the audio output from the Cable out is MONO or STEREO ? My TV shows that the signal is MONO ?
This box has a mono modulator output.
Typically the RF output provided by cable boxes and similar devices are mono or sometimes simulted stereo or phase delayed mono. Going from one RF output tuner of a box to another RF tuner in the TV will usually destroy most of the stereo seperation anyway, so they are not used.
Almost all TVs with a stereo tuner, will also have stereo AV jacks. The AV jacks alone are a huge improvement in sound quality over even a true stereo modulated output.
This is an HD box, and there is no HD output over RF either, so I'm confused why this would even be needed.
1) Best connections - Component or DVI and either optical or coaxial Digital audio. Providing HD video and DD audio when available with no bandwidth limitations.
2) Good connections - S-video (and composite) and R/L audio jacks - Providing decent baseband audio and video with moderate bandwidth limitations.
3) Poor connection - RF modulated output. Providing severely bandwidth limited audio and video being compressed and muxed onto a single RF channel to be regenerated by the secondary tuning device.
As for the cable out port not working, no bypass device is needed, use the bypass button on the remote???
Jiujitsu - read the start of this thread and set the box up.