I have not seen the missing "Variable 2" symptom. My Sony HD200 can be set to "Variable 2" regardless of whether the unit is connected to a monitor or not. I am using the component out of the Sony. I do not believe there is anyway for the Sony unit to know what it is connected to when using component out.
Now if you are using DVI out, that may be another story.
Originally posted by rickypicky Anybody? My TV is a Toshiba 30HF83. Is it possible the HD200 knows my TV can accept 480p/720p/1080i and therefore "variable 2" (outputs only 480p and 1080i) is not a good option?
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