Originally Posted by videobruce
zettler; "Digital in" as in HDMI or the D/A button on the remote??
Thank you for responding so quickly!
The issue I was having was a crappy picture (IMO) since I bought the TV. We did not have "HD" through our local provider (Insight) and then I read a few weeks ago that if you ran a separate feed cable from the wall direct to the TV and another via the cable box, you would be able to get the channels being provided - and voila', I have HD channels on about 5 stations - all local.
Here I have had this TV since June of last year and now it is finally living up to its potential! Of course, this was concurrent with my coming here to read the primary thread, re-reading the instruction manual and finding out that the the "A/D" switch didn't mean "A/B" as my mind had been processing it (whatever that means) and meant "Analog" and "Digital"....
I felt like a moron!
So now I have the cable from the wall coming directly into the one input and then another cable coming in via the cable box to the other input on the JVC 52G786 and I am able to get fair quality.
I do notice on the signal strength reading it comes in as 73 and an occassionally 83 so I am wondering if we are still having problems with Insight from the street box to the house - they have been out a number of times over the past three years to change the cable, connectors and the like due to poor signal strength in the home.
So now I know the HD really works but that I had to scan the channels first under Analog and under Digital to find them - we are near a capital city (15 miles) but the ability to use the Zenith HD antennae to obtain a good signal is less than optimal (i.e., it sucks!).
Then, I purchased a Phillips upconverting DVD player and when I tried to use the HDMI connection from player to TV all I ever got was a green screen. The component video connection worked but I wasn't that thrilled with the picture and demanded more!
I wasn't sure it it was the cable, the DVD player or the TV - or whatever. Then, last night I "re-"discovered this thread and found the reference to the resetting of the "NG" for HDMI under the Service Menu. The first attempt did not do it but I tried again and IT WORKED!!!
Oh, joyous day!
Now I have HD channels (takes awhile to switch between them though as I am sure everyone experiences this issue) and HDMI capabilty through what is referred to in the MENU as "Digital'In" and it NOW works for my DVD player.
Next on my list is calibrating the color, resoultion and the like so it will be what I paid for last year, and just in time for the bulb to burn out - I am an "optimist".
Anyway, now I need a primer and a step-by-step guide on how to calibrate this TV to optimize the colors, clarity and resolution as I strongly feel that it should look better (in other words, the slight ghosting effect visable on many channels and DVD movies - especially the words - should go away.
So, in my long-winded way, I deeply appreciate this forum but I sure wish it had been easier to sort through all the posts to find what I wanted and needed!!! The primary thread is over 1100 pages in MS Word (I downloaded it) and that is where I re-found the link to this thread which oipened the door to fixing the HDMI issue!
That is my story and I am sticking to it - for today at least!!!