Originally Posted by bigtvluvr
(1) I am using a Cable STB and have components into AV1 for audio and video.
(2) If I use AV3 for the DVD player, do I use all 3 jacks (Red, Blue, Green)? The 'names' on the TV jacks are different than on AV1 (the 3rd jack, presumably for green, is just called "Y").
(3) Also, since I am using both L-R audio jacks for AV1, what do I do with the L-R audio jacks for AV3? Do I use the Digital Audio input and just attach either the left or right ??
For AV3, use all three jacks and your component video output. Component connections are labeled either Y, Pb, Pr or Y, Cb, Cr. Technically they are different, but you will see them being used interchangeably.
AV3 does not have L and R audio jacks, you must use the digital audio out from your DVD player. Usually identified with an Orange or Black colored connector and labeled either "Digital Audio Out," or "SPDIF" You can use just about any wire for this, if you have an extra yellow video cable, or either the white or red audio cable laying around just use that. Don't waste money going out and getting another cable.
If your DVD player doesn't have a Digital Audio Out (some players might only have an optical out) look on your Cable STB and see if it has a digital audio output. If it does than just switch your DVD to AV1, and your Cable STB to AV3 with the digital audio.
Why would you be using a 75-ohm coax connection if you are doing the 5-way component ??????
Don't bother with this unless you want to be able to PIP an analog channel when you are watching a digital channel. Cable companies seem to put this in their connection guides to give the customer a greater opportunity to get a picture and probably reduce the chances of getting a phone call.
On the subject of AV1, what are "H", "V" and "Video" jacks in the AV1 boxed-off area for? And DIGITAL AUDIO isn't in an boxed-off areas for AV1, 2, or 3.
H and V are for connecting a computer to AV1. They are separate signals for Horizontal and Vertical Sync. Digital Audio is not designated to any of the inputs because it is assignable to the inputs in the menu. So, you can assign the Digital Audio Input to AV1, AV2, AV3...
I'm seeing grey bars on the sides. Seems to be stretching any 4:3 programs/channels on the HDTV channels.
Grey bars aren't coming from the TV. What kind of cable box do you have? It may not be setup correctly. Make sure it is set to 16:9, and you may have an option for grey or black bars.
I think the TV looks for Black Bars and will stretch to get rid of them. I haven't had too many problems with mine. It goofs up on commercials sometimes, but other than that it is pretty good.
If your interested in getting a universal remote you can get discrete codes for the stretch modes so that you have one for "Widescreen" and one for "superzoom" and you don't have to scroll through all of the options and call up the menu onscreen. www.pronto.philips.com
has the TV discrete codes, and check out the Remote Control forum or www.remotecentral.com
for more info on that.