Originally Posted by batpig
if you haven't touched the default settings, that means video conversion is enabled and it should work fine with your TV. the 2308ci will transcode analog VIDEO to HDMI output to your TV.
usually in situations like this, there is a setting wrong. double check in the HDMI VIDEO settings (under MANUAL SETUP) that the i/p scaler is set to "A to H", and the other settings are still on "AUTO".
if all that is correct, you probably need to correctly assign your inputs. I assume you will use "TV/CBL" for the cable box, so make sure that under INPUT SETUP in the "TV/CBL" section, the ASSIGN settings have actually been set on the correct component video input or HDMI input. Also make sure Video Conversion is still set to "ON" in the INPUT SETUP menu for "TV/CBL" input, I believe this setting is in the OTHER sub-menu at the bottom of the INPUT SETUP menu.
See the setup guide linked in my signature for more info, it may help clear things up.
OK, I've checked my connections again and gone through the video setup in the AVR. The i/p scaler is set to "A to H", and the other settings are still on "AUTO". I found that I didn't have to change anything. In fact when I move my Component input from Comp 1 to 2, the AVR auto detects the position.
So, I connected Component (+optical audio) from Cable box to AVR (using Comp 1). I connect AVR to TV via HDMI. In the video Setup for Cable/TV input, I have the following settings: HDMI (none), Audio (Optical 2), Component (1-RCA...........it says RCA not Comp), PC (None). Still, the TV says no signal.
Until I can get this to work, I now have HDMI from Cable to TV and get my sound from the AVR via Optical cable. Also the HDMI from AVR to TV is playing nice with my DVD. Just can't get it to carry Cable signals from Component input (also tried Composite and S-Video and it won't accept the signals). I really wish i could get it to work. I've asked Time Warner and they say I'm using the latest firmware for my Cable Box (Scientific Atlanta Explorer
® 8240C and 8240HDC Digital-Only DVR with M-Card Interface).