Originally Posted by gugy
Thank you very much.
I just had TWC here to install a HD cable and for my surprise the quality was awful. Almost like I was watching standard channel quality. I told him that is unacceptable since I spent so much money on my HDTV display. He agreed that for some odd reason my reception was bad.
I guess now I am in between DirecTV and Dish Network, my current subscriber for standard. I might give a shot on DirecTV. We'll see.
If you aren't feeling the WOW, maybe you AREN'T watching HD....yet....
1. HD is on the 700-series channels...and a few 600-series.
2. HD is only transmitted at selected times on most network channels.
3. Must connect via HDMI, DVI or (Red/Green/Blue) Component Video cables.
4. In Cable box "SETTINGS", cursor right to "DISPLAY" and ensure
"ASPECT RATIO = 16x9" and "OUTPUT RESOLUTION" are set as follows:
If 720p/768p native resolution DTV: enable (dot) only for 720p.
If 1080i/1080p native resolution DTV: enable (dots) both 720p and 1080i.
These settings minimize the glitches when changing between channels with
different resolution settings, while allowing max update rate with 720p programs.
If you use a direct connection to a DTV or PC Card/Stick with Clear QAM tuner, then
make sure the set actually has a Clear QAM tuner and that you have
enabled a DIGITAL CABLE scan, which is different than a DIGITAL OTA scan.
BTW: All CableCARD DTVs should be able to tune Clear QAM channels, even without
a CableCARD inserted...but channel mapping may look strange without the CableCARD.
If you are having trouble figuring this out, let us know your DTV model number....