After working on this today, I appear to have traced the problem to the graphics card. I had a second one for backup and now the Sony HD TV is working as the primary and the Dell FP as the secondary both using VGA adaptors.
I have an ATI AIW graphics card (X800 AGP) that I have been using with a 24" Sony CRT primary monitor and a secondary Dell 20" FP monitor (using DVI to VGA with dongle). The graphics card supports 2 monitors with one VGA connector and one DVI connector. I have the ATI dongle that converts the DVI connector to VGA.
My Sony 24" CRT appeared to have failed so I bought a 32" Sony Bravia HD TV with a VGA connector for PCs. When I replaced the CRT with Sony Bravia HD TV...
I usually buy through PriceGrabber.com. I wanted a Sony KDL-46XBR3. I read the reviews of the lowest priced sellers and they were filled with horror stories when it comes to flat panel TVs except for one company with a pure 5 star rating that sells a lot of them online. I do not know if it is OK to mention specific sellers but mine just arrived from www.**********.com. Everything was smooth and customer service was great. Read the reviews for yourself but I would buy from...
I just received my 46XBR3. The major problem I have are the "blocks" during motion. Right now I just have normal definition through Dish Network or DVD player. The blocks are present with the Dish Network signal but not with a DVD. It appears that Dish Network is either compressing too much or using a poor compression method.
Does anyone know who provides a better signal: Dish Network, Direct TV, or cable?
Upcoming HTPC - ZTGroup.com's MCE2004 with Dvine 4 Case, P2.4C, Intel 865 MBD, 512MB, ATI AIW 9600, Audigy 2
The AIW 9600 should be nice. First AIW with 2 VGA outputs for 2 monotors.
For memory I would suggest 1 GB. If you are using DDR make sure that the MB has 2 channels. Get name brand ECC memory. Use all 4 slots. I have 1 GB but wish I had 2. If all 4 cards are not the same you will not get full memory speed. 2 paired 200 MHz DDR...
This may be the only solution now but as HD becomes more widespread it seems that TV & Capture cards will just take the output signal from the box to the screen much like I use S Video now. The modified VCR seems like a very expensive way to go.
I am willing to wait.