Originally Posted by doobydolby
I just picked up a couple of TDC778X's from Armstrong yesterday. I too discovered the auto aspect ratio problem with Toshiba's.
I recently installed a TDC779X at home, and also have a Toshiba TV, connected via HDMI. The "auto aspect problem" you refer to is probably what I'm also experiencing? When I switch from a channel broadcasting in 1080i to one broadcasting in 480i, the "Picture Size" on the TV automatically switches to "Full". Annoying.
I also wish that the guide and menu would not stretch and remain pillar box like on the Motorola.
so I can finally discard the component video cables.
The reason I switched the Motorola box for the Pace was because I would on occasion get the dreaded green screen when switching channels.
Because of the auto aspect ratio problem you mentioned, I've given up and re-installed my component cables, although the HDMI cable is still connected in case I want to switch over and use it on occasion. The remote control macro's used to turn the system on or off will reset it to component input so the next user can channel surf with less hassle.
Other advantages of the Pace box over the Motorola that I find useful are a working RF bypass, and the optical audio pass-through. Neither of these are worth the disadvantage of the shudder during playback, though, so I think I'll swap back to the Motorola soon.
My hope is that eventually analog will go away and cable box manufacturers won't have to worry about accommodating it -- maybe then the boxes will work properly.