42PX60U - September 2006 build. Applied the TV tuner firmware and the DG board (clay face) firmware upgrades yesterday, no problems, and PQ does seem to improve a bit for facial details.
I have Verizon FiOS, Motorola QIP 6200-2 HD receiver with HDMI and Component Video outs. The box is set to 1080i output. Note that the old 'menu' function on the HD box does not work anymore - you have to go thru' the stupid new FiOS TV interactive menu to see the box settings, but cannot change them - this was possible in the old 'menu' function, where you could view and change the box settings with the TV ON, and the box OFF, just pressing 'menu' on the remote. This function has been disabled after the release of the new interactive guide 3 weeks ago.
Question: How do I scale some of the '800' numbered HD channels that show up with black vertical bars at the end? I can use H-FILL, JUST, but both of these crop the picture. 4:3 provides the white sidebars. The FULL setting shows the black bars (only some channels, see below). I've tried both the HDMI and component video connections, but this does not work. Also, the 'zoom adjust' is greyed out for both inputs.
My old TH-42PWD5UY (the commercial EDTV non-tuner, component video input only, plasma panel from Panny from 2002! I still prefer the PQ on this panel, don't ask me why, don't want to start an ED vs HD threadcrap here) had a picture position function (H-POS and V-POS) that I could use very effectively to fill up the screen completely. I cannot do that with the PX60 since the zoom adjust is *greyed out*. HDNET, PBS-HD, Discovery HD, Universal HD, Fox, TNT, seem fine (no bars, correct 16:9 aspect ratio, so no issues). The local HD channels - WBAL-DT, WJZ, WJLA come in various aspects and sizes - I'm near Baltimore. I could adjust them very well on the old panel - but on the new panel I cannot, and to fill the screen I have to live with JUST and crop off the ends.
Seems anal - am I missing something or doing something wrong? Suggestions and recommendations please! Thanks for the help!