Originally Posted by GQB
So let me get this straight...
If I want to be able to switch between Comcast channel 720 (HBO HD) and Comedy Central (SD, justified stretch mode), I have to have a specific macro set up on my remote for each channel that...
1) Changes the output mode from the set-top-box from 1080i to SD, then
2) change the channel.
1) Changes the monitor input from the component input to the s-video or composite input
2) changes the channel
For EVERY channel change!?!
Since the Comcast HD box doesn't switch modes via remote (requires a off/menu bounce), this is totally INSANE.
Please tell me I'm misunderstanding. This kind of procedure would make the purchase a no-go. I simply can't believe that the monitor is not able to look at the signal coming in through the component or dvi input and allow stretching if its SD and not if its HD.
My apologies if I'm being dense, but I'm just going off the the behavior of my current monitor, on which I don't care about sidebar burn in.
You also have a #3.. which is what you should use.
With Component output:
Comcast uses the Motorola cable box.
in the set-up of this box, you set the output as YrPb (Component)
Then you set the Output as 720P or 1080i (your choice)
Then you set the SD Override to 480i or 480p (again your choice) don't use "Stretch" or "Off", as you will have not have aspect control of the monitor if you do.
Here's what will happen:
On HD channels, you will have no aspect controls (monitor will lock at "Full".)
On SD channels, the "Override" function of the cablebox takes over, and sends the signal you selected (480i or 480p). The Panny Panel will allow you full control of the aspect of the monitor (Full, Zoom, Just, and 4:3 w/ sidebars).
I have a 7UY, and this same senario works also with the DVI input, although, I can not select 480i on the override... no signal. DVI requires a progressive signal, I also assume this would be the case via HDMI with the new Moto 6412 that has forgone the DVI for HDMI.