Originally Posted by bcturns
i also have a wii connected via component to the 705. the only way i can get it to display 16:9 is to leave upscale setting on auto as has been mentioned before. but i stumbled on this oddity while trying to correct another problem.
i hooked up an xbox original (not 360) via component to 705. in xbox settings, you have to manually change resolution to output 480p, 720p, and 1080i. i have played it like this for a couple of years hooked directly to my hdtv via componet with nary a problem. i know i'm getting a 480p or 720p signal thru to tv by checking osd and it lets me know what king of signal it's receiving.
now enter 705. i hooked up xbox and wii via componet to 705. also have an oppo dvd player and toshiba hd dvd player going in hdmi. of course, i have hdmi going out to tv. checked everything, all works great, except xbox. very strange problem. the video seems to shake as if you were looking at footage shot on an unsteady tripod. and then after about 5 minutes, the picture shifts 50%. the left half becomes the right half and vise-versa.
i ran through several troubleshooting steps. it's not the xbox, because i hooked direct to tv again and no problem. i connected to 705, problem again. i then went into xbox settings and selected "no" for 480p. it solved problem, but now picture is not as sharp of course. i set xbox back to "yes" for 480p, problem came back.
then i found this forum and discovered the forced 720p upscale and thought that might work. tried it, same problem but now picture is now 4:3. same thing for the wii which was previously perfect. so that setting won't work. i changed configuration on the component inputs (1, then 2, then 3) no difference.
the only workaround i have is i had to run component out of 705, in addition to hdmi, to tv. i use hdmi for everything except xbox. i must then set hdmi monitor out to "no" on 705 to get the component signal out of the 705 to tv which appparently passes the component xbox signal untouched because it works great.
it's strange that it messes up the xbox 480p signal but not the wii 480p signal. and then on top of that, forcing 720p upscaling turns both signals to a 4:3 picture.
anybody else run into this xbox problem. i told my wife i have no option other than buying an xbox 360 to solve this. this is serious stuff!
Well since the "forced" 720P option isnt an advertised feature, i dont think we can do anything about that... it is only via a secret menu that we can force it, and evidently given that it is only accessible via a secret menu, onkyo knew it wasnt working properly (otherwise one assumes they would tout this capability and offer a setup menu to choose it).
From my readins i understand though that AUTO mode is supposed to take signals greater than 480, and scale them to 720P. I am interested in whether this is the case. Apparently PAL version Wii can do 576i so itd be interesting to see someone with a PAL one try the onkyo upscaling and see if it goes to 720P even on AUTO (and hopefully correctly does widescreen)
As for the xbox original... on mine with component cables i can select from 480P, 720P and 1080i - have you tried these different settings, as one assumes the onkyo does different processing depending on the input signal, so it may resoilve the shaking.image problems if you can input 720P, or 480i, rather than 480P. Maybe??
Unfortunately I cant test this as my TV is old, so i cant go higher than 480P, nor can I use HDMI
Another thing... i thought that component video should always be passed through to the component output, even if HDMI Monitor is set to ON. So hopefully you wont need to keep changing that setting back and forth, even if you do have to change your tv inputs between HDMI and Component, when wanting to use your xbox