Originally Posted by HomeTheatreMaven
I have an older 65" HD-ready Toshiba RPTV. I have loved it's TW1 mode for SD content from my DTIVO. Yesterday I got an SA8300HD and now my Toshiba will not allow me to change the aspect ratio at all when receiving a signal from the 8300 using component video. I can only change the aspect ratio from the 8300, and it does an awful job on SD content. It's stretch mode is the same as the Toshiba's FULL mode, which I would never use on SD.
So my question is: How can you get the Toshiba to change aspect ratios using the 8300? Maybe your's is a newer model Julio? Also, how can I get the 8300 to "Pass-through" the original signal? Is this the same as enabling all the output formats?
I guess my problems would be solved if I also connected my s-video cable, but then I'd have to switch my tv's video input from component to s-video everytime the signal changed from HD to SD.
Can anyone help?
Hey Dave; I think you have to start with the wizard setup, as explained by TMTBoomer. Make sure to select widescreen and all formats (480i to 1080i), and I don't remember well, but I think you can select the output. I'm using component for now.
After the wizard, you'll be watching cable, go to General Settings (that's a double click on the Settings button) and find the Format option. There you can select from 2 Upconversions, Fixed, and Pass-thru. Fixed lets you choose the output for the 8300, Pass-thru leaves the work to your TV, and Upconversions give 480P for SD and for HD one gives 720P and the other 1080i.
I chose the Upconversion for 480P/1080i because my Toshiba 52HM84, with native 720P, locks the zoom to FULL for 720P, which is not good for 4:3 and very wide material; also I think the 8300 does a better job converting 480i to 480P.
If your TV is 720P and uses this same type of zoom this is probably it, you need to feed it the other formats for the zooms to activate; at 1080i you get all except FULL. TW1 works great and TW3 can make some "barred" material look better.
So, play with that until you get something of your liking.