Originally Posted by mhdiab
I suggested this to someone (not sure if it was you or someone else) I figured it was worth the $1.50 extra or whatever. Then I go to setup my own installation and they refuse to do this. They claim that it is not possible and the tv will not accept it............
So instead I split the signal and there is a remarkable difference in the PQ for the SD channels - so now I really wish I had the cable-card to compare the two. What cable company do you have? Are both the STB and the Cable-Card hooked up at the same time?
I use RCN in San Francisco, which is somewhat unusual in that Comcast is the really dominant player here. For some reason, RCN competes with Comcast in my building, but not across the street. Weird.
I have everything hooked up: the 6412 with both component and HDMI simultaneously connected to the TV (HDMI hands down the better signal v. component for this TV, I find). Plus the cable card. Plus a second, non-hd digital set top box so my TIVO has something to control. Overkill . . . but fun.
As noted in my previous posts, the cable card has been nothing but problems from the moment it was installed. The only good point is that the signal through the card for analog seems to be marginally better than the 6412, but not so good that it would be worth all the pain involved in getting the thing to work right.