Originally Posted by robo(jack
But with my digital cable box, I have at least 200 channels of digital material (timeshifting). Won't I lose access to all that if I plug the cable directly into my TV?
You can still get HD: 2 ways
1. The obvious way is to upgrade CABLE SERVICE TO HD, and get PROVIDER'S HD BOX, acutually an HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Connect it to TV with an HDMI or COMPONENT cable.
2. Or, buy a $1 RF Cable splitter (not a switch). Unplug cable company's line that goes from wall to your box. Plug the RF cable instead into splitter in.
Run a cable from splitter out to your same set top box. (Everything works like before if you are running component cable from SD box to TV..)
Run another RF cable from splitter out to Vizio antenna in. Select antenna as the Vizio source and do the Menu search for HD channels per last POST.
On Vizio, you could have these 3 sources available.
1. VIZIO > Antenna Source
: Analog, Digital, AND HD TV
for watching tons of HDTV shows (NASCAR,Football,SmallvilleHD,JayLeno.etc) on the major networks, ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX,theCW,PBS.etc.
2. VIZIO > A/V Source
: You still record shows, and watch recorded shows with S-Video. And use DVD player as before on S-Video.
3. VIZIO > HDMI Source
: Buy a 1080i upscaling DVD player (cheap $60). Get an HDMI cable, and hook up this 3rd Vizio source. (And remove the noise-inducing S-Video SWITCH)
Get the most out of your HD TV by watching HD TV SHOWS. But make sure you select the red
WIDE button on Vizio remote to see HD in 16x9 wide screen. [lcd-bob]