HELP! Just had DirecTv installed today with a Hughes E-86 HD receiver. It works on my standard def CRT TV, but I plugged the component outs into my Panasonic PT-L300U projector and I'm not getting a picture. Any ideas?
Mort, yes. You need to configure the E86 to output in widescreen and 1080i.
Go to the setup/installation menu and change those options. You will need to do this from your TV, then once you change the setting you will lose the pic on your TV and you should get one when you hook it up to the projector.
Thanks! I will try that tonight when I get home. I'm a bit concerned though, is it normal to not get ANY picture at all through the component outs without configuring the E86 first? I would have thought I would have at least gotten an SD signal to my PJ by simply connecting the component cables.
Also, in addtion to feeding my PJ with HD and upconverted SD, I was planning on somehow feeding an SD signal to my bedroom tv (the same channels on both). Is it possible to easily switch between SD and HD via the remote, so I can watch SD in my BR and HD/SD in my LR? I really appreciate the input (no pun intended)
Ok, I got my 300 to display both HD and and upconverted SD via component, and plain SD via S-video connnectors... BUT, upconverted SD via component is horizontally stretched. The aspect ratio control on the 300 is non-functional when the PJ is being fed an HD signal, apparently, and the aspect button the Hughes remote does nothing in this mode either. Is there any way to watch upconverted SDTV in 4:3 and not stretched to fill the 16:9 frame?
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