Originally Posted by wabjxo
A good idea to try the "RGB" option in the HDMI menu...some people find one or the other a little better for PQ.
On my TV, I have a "Monitor Out" set of RCA connections but it won't work trying to use it as a watch/record source. It has a note in the manual that says "The monitor out does not operate in DVD or DTV mode." Maybe yours is the same?
Someone just recently posted on trying to use a monitor out connection but not sure which thread or when. I think that post confirmed that it won't work as a DVDR source? Anyone???
Just picked up my 3575 from WalMart last nite. (I ordered it last week from Walmart.com and hadn it shipped to store.)
This unit wiull be replacing a Pio 531 that lost EPG and Timer Record Options (can only do one-button OTR recording now).
I do my recording from one room with an older Emerson DVD recorder(Funai built), a Philips VHS recorder (which I had planned to replace with this unit), and now the Philips 3575. These are hooked to a 30" Standard TV that only has one set of component inputs, along with the typical COAX ant input. My EMERSON recorder was using the component in on the TV, the VCR using the ant in on the TV.
To set the Philips up, I disconnected the Emerson and set up the Philps, dd the channel scans and set up the sytem. Did good job finding and setting up the digital channels.
After setting it up, I disconnected it from the component and reconnected the Emerson, and connected the Philips with the ant. But in that config, I wasnt able to set up any timer timer recordings. I saw in manual I dould get an RF converter to put in the loop. But it occrred to me I already had one, of course it was a bit larger than most, and had VHS recording ability as well. So I hooked up the Philips DVD recorder, to AV Rear on my VHS recorder, ran the ant out from the VHS recorder to ant in on TV. I leave the VHS set to AV rear, and tv on chan 3. I can use the Philips DVD recorder and the Emerson DVD Recorder (and even the VHS recorder if needed) just fine now.
Going to experiment with some of the Philips settings now. I always dub my recording to DVD (2x -RW's), and watch on a widescreen TV in upstairs room using an OPPO DVD player. I set the Philips initially on widescreen, but the result seemed to be squished side to side. I'll try other setting as well and see what works.
So far last nite, the DTV tuner worked fine.