Originally Posted by cecaa850
Here's something I'm not sure of. I have my cable box hooked to my D2 via component and optical ala the good Dr. I have no blue screen or lag time when changing channels. My box is set to 1080i as I see a much better picture that way when watching HD channels. SD is another story. I'm sure the D2 would do a better job of upscaling than the cablebox but is there a way to get the box to output 480i on SD and 1080i on HD or am I stuck with one or the other?
I think it depends on who makes the BOX.
I have 5 SONY DVRs with Cable Cards. The Sonys
can do that. It is called native mode - something
you need to setup in the box.
I rarely watch SD TV channels - but when I do - I'm
happy with the way SONY Up-Converts the SD channels
to 1080i and then my D2 converts it to 1080P for my Ruby.
NOW I MUST ADMIT - If you are judging SD TV Commercials
for quality - they are the worst. I don't know why - but you
would think advertisers would put some quality into their
commercials or maybe it is because the networks insert the
commercials and they have been laying around on VHS tape
Also - if your SD TV channels are delivering poor quality
signals - nothing is going to help that. Comcast - here has
GOOD quality SD TV signals so the upconvert looks good.
It is NOT HD - but OK until February 2009 when everything
will switch over.