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Hi,


Was wondering if those with Comcast HDTV service in Sacramento could answer a few questions for me.


What kind of HDTV converter box are they offering?


What types of outputs does it offer, component, dvi, etc?


What is the output res, ie. 1080i?


How is the quality of the standard def channels via the box?


Are you having any issues with aspect ratio on standard def channels? i.e. my set locks into a 1080i signal and doesnt allow aspect ratio control.


Is it possible to have both s-video and component/DVI outputs active at the same time with their box? (this would help me get around the aspect ratio issues)



Thanks in advance for any replies!!
 

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Hi,


Was wondering if those with Comcast HDTV service in Sacramento could answer a few questions for me.


What kind of HDTV converter box are they offering?
Motorola 5100 for now.


What types of outputs does it offer, component, dvi, etc?
Composite, s-video, and component. Mine has a DVI connector, but it's not activated yet.


What is the output res, ie. 1080i?
Selectable 720p or 1080i via component. Standard channels can be 480i or 480p.


How is the quality of the standard def channels via the box?
Via component, lousy. S-video is acceptable for the most part.


Are you having any issues with aspect ratio on standard def channels? i.e. my set locks into a 1080i signal and doesnt allow aspect ratio control.
See above. No problem stretching standard def.


Is it possible to have both s-video and component/DVI outputs active at the same time with their box? (this would help me get around the aspect ratio issues)
Yes. I have both hooked up and use a macro on my remote to change inputs depending on what I'm watching.



Thanks in advance for any replies!!
 
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