Originally Posted by CSonntag
Hey thanks Pugnax! So if I understand you correctly, you told the D* STB that your set only supports 1080i and 1080p (by unchecking all the other resolution boxes) in the setup menu? Did you also have to turn "Native" to off? It's not clear to me which one actually ensures that everything is sent to the tv as 1080...
Also, you said your HR22 was replaced...which one do you have now?
No problem. I just pulled down a copy of the manual
to double-check what the various settings are (p95). You do have to turn Native off. Set Screen Format to Pillar Box (this only affects 4:3 content). Then in the Resolution settings, go ahead and select all the ones your set supports (which should be all of them).
Once all that's set up, you can cycle through the various output options by pressing the Format button on the remote (or the button on the front of the STB). Keep going until it ends up on '1080p Pillar Box'. That should do it. The nice thing is that if you decide you want to watch some 720p show at 720p, you can (fairly) easily switch the output res to 720p by using the Format button. I fiddled with that a bit before, but again, I've found it's easier to just leave it at 1080p Pillar Box.
As for my box, the HR22 got replaced with an HR24. Aside from having more storage space, there isn't any functional difference that I've noticed. The ports on the back might be arranged differently, it might have more (or fewer) USB ports, eSATA, etc, but since I don't use any of those, I didn't pay attention to what changed back there.