Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Raleigh/Cary/RTP, North Carolina
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I've been using an old SA 3100 for my Sony KP-53HS10 TV and a newer SA 3250 box for my Sony GWIII.
Yesterday, I swapped out the 3100 for a Pace HD box. I even got the elusive AT8400 remote with the # key for zoom modes.
I set the output to "pass" which is great because it lets the TV handle the incoming signals, line-doubling the standard channels, and "anamorphic squeezing" the high-def channels (this is a 4:3 set). I was switching back and forth between the s-video and component video inputs to accomplish this with the 3100, so the pass feature is great.
The problem comes when I tune to Fox channel 250, which I guess is 480p, rather than true high-def. When I do this, I get a yellow message on-screen: "This signal is not available" I can't tell whether the message is from the TV or the cable box, but I'm guessing it is the TV.
Does anyone know what might be causing this? The same input works fine for a progressive DVD player, so I don't understand what the problem is.
| Never mind, I figured it out. The TV apparently doesn't support 720p, and
| Fox must be upconverting their 480p signal to 720p. With the box set to
| "pass," the 720p signal is passed along, and the TV generates an error
| message. Too bad I can't set the box to upconvert only HD signals to
| 1080 -- it is apparently all or nothing.
"If you can't win, change the rules."