Originally posted by frankz1
It's missing because those outputs are intended for recording to a VCR or stand-alone DVD burner where people don't want menus showing up on their recordings.
Not necessarily... the menus show up if the program you are watching, is 480i (eg, regular SD digital or analog channels.)
I think it's more an issue that the box can only render the graphics in one standard/res- if your primary display res (eg Component/DVI) is different than SVideo (480i), it would have to render 2 different menus simultaneously.
My main complaint re SVideo, is that I can't get the aspect ratio right - it's always letterboxed, or pan/scan, eg it assumes 480i is always 4:3, even if I set my TV component display to 16:9 1080i.
I guess you could call that a feature, it's converting it for "other" TVs & 480i standard-
well, my DVD-R and VCR are still connected to the 16:9 TV, so stop letterboxing it and squishing my pristine video!
(yes, I've tried tweaking the power-off menu settings, the component out sizing/res just changes betw 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 letterbox, and 4:3 pan/scan(zoom.)
My Samsung HD-OTA STB was nice enough to output 480i 16:9 anamorphic