Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
I said that before, but he's picking and choosing what to try. Component cables are an obvious choice here if he thinks HDMI looks worse than the native source.
James, you can believe what you want but what we're telling you is that Tivo is NOT compressing or altering the source program in any way, either stored or displayed. What you see with the Tivo is the same mpeg2 transport stream that you get with a cable run into the back of your TV directly; i.e. if it's a 1080i program it's a full 1080i not 1440x1080.
You may have an HDMI issue between TV and Tivo, so that's why we say to try component cables instead.
I certainly will try the component cables.
It's not that I only believe what I want to believe, and please don't take this the wrong way, it's more, from the people giving me the answers, who should I believe. These are the first Tivos I've ever owned and my first time in the Tivo Forum. I am a technical person but I know very little about broadcast TV and certainly no idea what PQ to expect from a Tivo. My first tech questions went to Tivo tech support and that person gave me the Tivo 1080i is 1440 x 1080 picture quality answer. From the answers I've received from the forum members here......Tivo tech support is wrong. It will take a while for me to get a feel for which forum members are the real tech experts and which are not, although I do value everybody's input, tech expert or not. I have learned lots so far from the answers every one of you have given me. I know that once I am more knowledgeable with Tivo, I will try to support other newbies when I can even though I am not a tech expert. I think if you read all my posts, you can see that I'm am taking what you say to heart and channeling my troubleshooting in that direction. Know that I know that I'm keeping the Tivos. my troubleshooting will be ramped up.
I agree that my problem is HDMI related; cables or setup, as my 2 Tivos give the same indication. Also, as I stated in an earlier post, it took multiple tries to get the Tivo to enable the 1080p option over the HDMI line............A clear indication of a HDMI interface issue.
JamesEdited by jebiggers - 11/26/12 at 8:59am