Originally Posted by HTBomb
I digress...Comcast added phone and internet to my service. Seems to me I was getting 1920x1080 on HD broadcasts. Now I'm getting 1280x720.
Am I wrong about the 1920? They didn't touch the TV; any idea what might have happened?
For cable broadcasts they are in 720p or 1080i, 1080i shouldn't be considered superior to 720p. 720p gives 720 lines of resolution every 60 seconds where 1080i gives 540. That said, you should do some research on what your cable provides and set your box to it. My provider provides everything in 720p but for PPV/On Demand pay titles.
Originally Posted by carter42
the panel has a green line on the left hand corner the length of the set stuck pixels I guess.
Anynet - HDMI Control
And last but, no least to get sound from the smart hub apps ie netflix, hbo go and the like do I have to use a optical cable back to the
The green line is a bad panel, it's not a stuck pixel, it happens to all the screens from every maker, I had a 4 year old panel get a red line, the only fix is to replace the screen.
Anynet - HDMI control; Personally it's really a PITA, like ARC, it's great when it works, but there's serious issues with it especially when playing with different devices.
On the TV go to MENU>SYSTEM>ANYNET+(HDMI-CEC) and set the options there to ON/YES/ON.
On the AVR set HDMI Control to ON
Odds are very strong when your handshake ends up out of sync, you will have to repeat the process, I gave up on it with my Denon as have many others here.
On your last point, which partly goes into the last one, an optical cable is likely best, I use one, works very well. If you have a Harmony remote it's easy to add a new event "TV" and have it swap modes for you.