|Originally posted by bladexp ...I just read your post again and you say w/ the new software it will be done automatically. But will we be able to override that setting (ie set it manually). Another thing you could do is have say the S-video and the component ports both active at the same time so you could attach them both to the system.
Here's how it works: you go through a routine in a new setting called "HDTV output." All possible resolutions are listed with check boxes. By default, 480i is checked. As you check each of the others, the box goes into a test mode at that resolution. If you see it, say yes. If you don't see it, wait, and it will pop back to 480i. At the end of the test, you'll have checked off however many resolutions you TV can handle. From then on, you'll either get an output that matches the input (if your TV can see it), or it will scale to the nearest resolution that works for you. So... if you want to force the output to only one resolution, that's still possible. Just arrange to keep only one box checked. (If that makes no sense now, it will when you get the update).
As for keeping S-video and component active.... there's a limitation in our video chip in that it can only output one resolution at a time. If you're at 480i, all outputs will be live. If you're in any higher resolution, then the s-video goes dark.