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post #1 of 8 Old 08-16-2013, 07:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok I like to party. (Watch tv with music on).

I have a cable box (MOTOROLA DCT3416) that goes to my receiver (Onkyo HT-RC270) and then the receiver up-scales the signal to 1080p and sends it to my TV (Panasonic TC65PS64).

Upstairs I have a cable box (MOTOROLA PCRNG110R ) that goes to my receiver (Yamaha RX-A720) and then the receiver up-scales the signal to 1080p and sends it to my TV (Samsung PN58C8000).

I am looking for a way to watch the tvs and use the receivers for internet radio. Is Zone 2 my best option?

Is the other way to use a splitter coming out of the cable box and watch the tv in 720p/1080i while listening to music?

Any advice and or splitter suggestions?
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Why don't you connect the Motorola boxes directly to the TV with HDMI and just use an optical cable from the Motorola to the receiver for audio.

Then you can use whatever input you want on the receiver and still be able to have video on the TV.

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Why don't you connect the Motorola boxes directly to the TV with HDMI and just use an optical cable from the Motorola to the receiver for audio.

Then you can use whatever input you want on the receiver and still be able to have video on the TV.

Because then the signal would be in 720p/1080i instead of getting up-scaled to 1080p through the receiver.
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The TV upscales to its native resolution. It has to in order to show a picture. In fact, your TV probably does a better job of scaling than your receiver. At any rate, you're gunna get 1080p either way.
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Why is it when I have the cable box plugged in to the tv, the tv display states the picture is in 1080i, but when I have it plugged in to the receiver it says it is in 1080p?
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Because the TV is showing you the resolution of the incoming signal. It then deinterlaces 1080i to the native resolution which is 1080p.

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Is it odd that I think both of my receivers do a better job at upscaling sports content than the cable to tv connection?
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No, but use whichever method that looks best to you.

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