Originally Posted by Bklynblaze
I have a video format question...
I know it’s best to run your cable stb in native resolution to allow the 900F to do the upscaling. I have the Fios Tv One 4K stb and the video format options are 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 2160p. There is no native option. So my question is..if I want the 900F to do the upscaling and allow the X1 Extreme chip to do its thing which video format do I set it to?
I tried switching to all to see but can’t really tell which is best..I just want to know which format to set it to to allow the tv to do the upscaling. I really haven’t heard a straight answer. I guess I can call Verizon or Sony to find out for sure. Appreciate it anyone knows. Thanks!
DirecTV just got rid of their native option as well, plenty of problems to work on, but they decide to break something that works well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In my opinion, the best solution is to choose the highest resolution that your ‘cable’ box supports, and that is used by the most broadcasters. For DirecTV that’s 1080i. I believe that’s also true for FIOS (but that was a quick Google, so you should confirm). The only caveat would be if you’re a big sports fan and watch a lot of ESPN, they use 720p and fast motion will look better in that.
The next question is, do you actually have any 4K programming? If not you’re done (unless you also want to complain to UVerse that they should give you a native option so you don’t have to compromise). If you do have 4K (DTV has a couple channels I watch), after choosing 1080i or 720p, make sure you still get 2160p when watching them (with DTV even if I choose 1080i, I still get 2160p on 4K channels). Hit the Info or Display button on the Sony Remote to see what it’s receiving.
Hope that made sense and helped
P.S. As I mentioned previously, the native resolution of Comcast / Xfinity is 720p, so that’s the right choice for them, each provider is different.