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You know, I was curious about that too. Couldn't figure out why they would not have put the better chip into the higher-priced/higher-end models. Go figure.
On another note, cable was installed today and I'm not 100% happy with the HD PQ. Am noticing some motion artifacts I wasn't expecting, very similar to what you might see on an LCD screen. I didn't notice this at BB via whatever feed was going into the Zenith. Otherwise it's pretty good, though as expected, the analog channels are unbearable. The digital channels are better, but worse motion artifacts than HD.
Comcast brought the Moto 5100. I went into the set-up menu and have the following options:
TV: 16.9 or 4:3 letterbox, or 4:3 pan/scan
Component output: 1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i
4:3 override: 480i or 480p
Right now I have it set at 16x9, 1080i, and override 480i.
What does the override do and where should I have it set? What about those component output settings? Does this mean that theoretically, I could improve the PQ by changing that around based on the signal I'm getting?
Also, could we clarify whether it's better to run the DVI from the STB to the TV or not? Seems like there is some conflict on that one. Right now, it's going through component cables as the Comcast tech said they were out of DVI cables.
Anybody out there ever try a video scaler/de-interlacer with a CRT to see if analog cable improves at all?
Thanks, as always, in advance.