Originally posted by InundatedYeah, I already caught onto that. It says to hit INFO and GUIDE while the 8000HD is off. That cycles it through HD and SD modes. Neither of them work with component video fully hooked up to my SD TV. The SD mode, with those cables hooked up, looks funny (color/resolution wise), and I figured out why on page 9 of the manual:
Yeah, I just don't know WHICH one! I was interested in a $716 special on a new Toshiba HD direct view CRT set I read about elsewhere here, but then it seemed like everyone had a major complaint about it...so I backed off (I almost ordered it!). And I think the full blown large plasma/DLP/LCD set would be overkill for my small, modest condo...so I'm probably going CRT.
BTW, the dropouts have largely disappeared on Adelphia. I wonder if it was an issue of both ESPN and inHD running baseball games (with some motion at times) at the same time? I wonder if that pushes the bandwidth limits... then again, inHD is running sumo wrestling now... LOL
And I managed to get an antenna placement for WOIO-DT...for now. I don't wanna lose this before Sunday! I just hope we will not too long from now... look back at the days where they had to go through negotiations to get local OTA affiliates on cable in HD as "the bad old days".
FYI...I was in Walmart the yesterday and spotted a Panasonic HD Ready set for around 750.00, 30" WS. They also had a Sanyo 27" HD ready for around 575.00 but I wouldn't touch that.
I think very highly of my Sony KV-30HS420. I believed it's priced right now at CC and BB for 995.00 (just don't let them sell you any of their bs Monster cables, that's how they make up for the low price). I'll give you some features:
DRC - (Digital Reality Creation) Mutifunction. Unlike conventional line doublers, the DRC Multifunction feature replaces the signal's NTSC waveform with HD equivalent, while doubling the number of vertical and horizontal lines. This results in four times the density for quality sources, such as DVD satellite, and digital camcorders. The Video Menu allows you to select interlaced, progresive or CineMotion output.
SCREEN MODE - Enables you to resize picture depending on the singal source.
Favorite Channels...which you wouldn't use with cable
ClearEdge VM (Velocity Modulation): Sharpens picture definition by enhancing vertical lines
Steady Sound - Equalizes volume levels so there is consistent output between programs and commercials
2 Component and 1 HDMI inputs...S video and cable analog (like you would use that)! Three other inputs for SD television and audio.
V Chip...if you got kids...everybody has that
HD Detailer Wideband video amplifier has a high bandwith frequency rating, which allows
CineMotion (Reverse 3-2 pulldown processing provides optimal picture quality for film-based sources (media originally shot in 24 frames-per-second format).
It has alot of things you cand dow with the sound like virtual surround and something called WOW which I never use. Also simulated stereo for mono broadcasts.
Now I'll tell you what I dislike:
Quality of analog picture on some of Adelphias stations can be poor.
It weighs 150 lbs. Once you get it in there don't plan on moving it unless you got help. Anyway, good luck!