Anyone notice anything different about their Pace 550HD box behavior lately?
On Monday evening I noticed that the Guide on the SD channels is now compressed, with vertical bars on the left and right sides.
Previous to then, the Guide was displayed full screen width on SD channels and compressed on HD channels.
I have the box set to the "Pass" mode, yet the SD channels still appear to now be "upgraded" to 1080i, regardless of the box mode, and Fox (1501) which used to be in 720p (unviewable on my TV) is now in 1080i and viewable. (I realize that Fox only broadcasts in 420p!!!). However, if I set the box in 1080i mode, the guide does not even appear when on SD channels.
Also, I have tried the "Override" mode of the box (supposed to pass analog 480i broadcasts unchanged when set in 1080i) however, this does nothing. SUpposedly to go into Override mode, you set the box at 1080i, then in the menu, highlight (not select) 480i, and press the Guide button. An envelope then appears on the box display. Then press exit twice to quit. The envelope appears when I do this, but the behavior of the box does not seem to change.
TWC claims they have not sent out any firmware updates to the Pace (alhtough they did say they sent out an upgrade to the SA 3250HD to activate the DVI output).
Any insight into this new behavior would be appreciated.
FYI, I have a Toshiba TN61X81 4x3 HDready TV that does not do the squeeze, so I have the aspect ratio on the Pace Box set to 16x9, and when I put the box in the Stretch mode, the proper aspect ratio appears on the screen (although the left and right ends of the picture are cut off).