Woof. I just waded through 50 pages of the old thread, and the 10 pages of this new thread on the Sanyo HT30744. I was pretty active in the discussion way back in June, but sorta got sidetracked from reading, and now I'm back about 3 months later
I last left the conversation with discussion regarding the TV and Xbox. Actually, this could apply to Gamecube as well, where the console is connected through either of the Component Inputs on the TV. Here are the issues outstanding issues that I see (and apparently have not found a good solution after catching up on 2 hours of back posts):
** Game console when attached through Component Inputs **
1) 480i output shows vertical green bars.
2) 480p output shows horizontal distortion at three distinct areas of the screen: upper, middle and lower areas.
Problem #1 persists mostly in DVD playback, mainly due to the fact that most Xbox owners who are using the HiDef AV pack have set their Display options in the Dashboard to 480p/720p/1080i output. By doing so, Problem 2 persists.
In short, when playing GAMES, you WILL experience either Problem 1 or Problem 2 (not both). However, since DVD playback ONLY displays in 480i, you will experience Problem 1 any time you playback DVDs.
So far, no luck in finding a solution for this. Problem 2 bugs me more than Problem 1 (I don't use my Xbox to watch movies), but neither is desirable, obviously.
Danny (contemplating returning this TV to Walmart after owning it for 3 months)