Originally posted by colortv
Have you compared the 6412's PQ via component rather than your current digital connection? I don't have my DVI-HDMI connector yet, so I'm watching the 6412 through the component cable and it looks great! Unless the DVI-HDMI connection is noticeably better, I may stick with component and eat the cost of the digital cable.
In playing with my Comcast DVR last night I didn't see a menu for setting output resolution. Can you advise where to find that setting? Does the setting only affect the DVI output and not component?
I have not noticed a difference between HDMI and component connections with the 6412 feeding the 006. Both are superb. Theoretically, as you know, the DVI-HDMI should look better since there won't be the analog to digital conversion that the analog component connection requires.
To get to the Comcast menu, shut off the 6412 and quickly press the Menu button on the 6412 remote. You'll get a menu. Near the top it will say something like DVI/Component output and you will be able to choose among 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i for both DVI and component. As I stated in my message, I like the look of the HD picture the best when the 6412 outputs 1080i programming with the 1080i setting cause it probably simply passes it through untouched.
Here are STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS I copied once from another thread:
To access this menu, power ON your HD Television, power
OFF the converter box and press the MENU button
on the remote. If you have a DVI cable hooked up (Or DVI to HDMI), you'll see something like:
>TV TYPE 16:9
DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT 1080I
4:3 OVERRIDE 480i
1) You'll notice the arrow to the left of TV TYPE. Start
here as the rest of the menu items are dependent
on this setting. Use the left and right arrow buttons
to select 16:9, 4:3 Letterbox, or 4:3 Pan Scan. This tells the
6412 what type of TV you have and how you prefer to
watch widescreen content.
o Choose 16:9 if you have a widescreen HDTV.
o Choose 4:3 Letterbox if you have a standard TV and
you prefer to watch widescreen programming in the
original aspect ratio. This is similar to watching a
widescreen DVD on a standard screen TV.
o Choose 4:3 Pan Scan if you have a standard TV and
you prefer that widescreen programming be cropped
to fill your screen. Think of it as watching a movie that
has been reformatted to fit your standard screen TV.
2) Next, use the down arrow button to select
DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT. This setting indicates the
picture resolution you prefer when watching high
o The choices are 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i.
o High Definition programming looks best in 1080i or
720p. The choice really comes down to which format
your HDTV supports and / or which format you think
3) Finally, use the down button to select 4:3
OVERRIDE. This setting tells the box to either
pass the Standard Definition programming to your
TV in it's original broadcast format (select either 480i or
480p depending on which setting your TV supports ) or
convert it (select OFF) to the high definition resolution
selected in the DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting above.
Press the POWER or MENU button
to exit and save your settings.
If you're interested, there is another Comcast menu you can access. Shut off the 6412 and quickly press the "enter" ("select") key and you'll see another longer menu. Towards the bottom is a choice that is something like status of DVR (don't remember it exactly) with 2 pages, and on the second page you can see the temperature of the 6412, which runs hot. You'll see something like 102 or 108 degrees.