Originally Posted by LushMojo
Dave.....thanks for that. It sounded very informative. If you could please translate that to medical terminology I'm sure I'd understand all of it. ;-) What does it all mean in terms of what I can accomplish though? Am I stuck with just switching the DVR to 720p each time I want to watch 720p?
Does anyone have any idea or actual info on whether or not Onkyo will release the Reon menu to 875 owners? Perhaps using the "film" option would solve this.
Thanks again, Dave.
Well, I searched the Official Comcast 3412 & 3416 STB Discussion thread, and a lot of people have the same problem with this STB. Here is a post
from a guy that changes the resolution and powers down the STB whenever he changes between 1080i and 720p channels.
No solution from Onkyo is going to be great. Even if they added the Reon menu and you could select Video or Film to fix the judder, you would still need to go into the Reon menu whenever you switched between 1080i and 720p. At least you would not need to power down anything.
Even if Onkyo figured out how to detect what your STB is doing and they got rid of the judder automatically, it would still not be optimal because your STB is throwing away video information that the Reon cannot recreate.
In the 3412 & 3416 thread, somebody pointed out that the Tivo Series 3 offers native passthrough and can use two cable cards to record two cable or two OTA channels at once (or 1 of each). However, someone else pointed out that you need to purchase the TiVo and TiVo service, rent two cable cards, and you will lose On-Demand. Last time I checked, the Tivo Series 3 was around $800. Maybe it is less now.
Does your cable provider offer any other STB models? If it does, you can check the appropriate thread and see if native passthrough is supported. Native passthrough is the ultimate solution. The next best solution would be if the STB could convert a film-based 720p@60 stream to a 24fps stream before interlacing to 1080i.