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Old 06-27-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy RCA Scenium - HDTV Setup

A while back, I purchased a RCA Scenium that's HDTV ready. Last year, meaning 2008-2009 NFL Football season, I figured out you can get into the system setup to adjust the geometry.

The big deal is that when I use either composite or DVI input for HDTV, the screen is cut off. This is majorly frustrating when there's scoring scrolling down at the bottom.

I tried adjusting these settings and I'm just horrible. Does anyone have any variables they used for this TV? If I can get this fixed, I'll send $10 paypal. We don't have the money for a new Flatscreen (yet), but I've been waiting all year for football, and this turbo important.

I can post pictures if that's of any help in resolving this major catastrophe that's about to happen in a month.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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If you have an HD cable/sat box you should be using component (red/green/blue) cable to connect it to your tv. I don't think your tv has HDMI inputs, so component it your best available HD input. It might work better than DVI and composite (yellow/red/white) is only for analog so that may be impacting your pic.

So set the tv to 16:9 and use r/g/b component and see if it's better. I don't really know the tv, but that usually works for any HD tv.
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Right, I've tried DVI and component, but the problem is the default RCA setup that cuts off the screen. I've adjusted the settings both on the cable box and the television, but from what I've seen it has to do with the setup by holding like Volume - and channel -. I just can't find the right settings to make it better.
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If there is some way you can get the tv back to it's default settings, you may be better able to get it adjusted. You said you went in the set up area and adjusted the geometry so maybe it's incorrect now.

Is the tv set to 16:9 for HD? and is the HD cable box set to 16:9 on the component line?
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Yes, the TV is set for 16:9 and it's back to the default settings since that's the clearest. From what I've seen it's a problem with the TV itself because it was available before HDTV televisions were out. It's just HDTV ready.
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HD ready usually meant that it required an HD source and had no internal tuner. So attaching an HD cable/sat box would make it HD.

Sorry I can't help. As you figure, it's probably a brand specific adjustment which is necessary and I don't know what it is.

Maybe someone else will post who knows about your specific tv.
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bokbok...did you ever get this resolved?
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The source was never discussed which is probably the problem. Either the satellite box or cable box needs to be set to 1080i and 16x9. That should resolve the issue. I don't see it as a TV issue but rather the input source.
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I don't see it as a TV issue but rather the input source.
I agree. I have a 52" Scenium using a Comcast / Motorola DCH3416 DVR as the source via HDMI to DVI adapter. The Scenium only has DVI input, not HDMI. Setting the DVR output to 1080i results in the problem the OP states. Setting the DVR to 480p corrects the screen cut-off problem. The 1080i setting on the DVR also results in the picture being somewhat shifted to the left. I do feel, though, that the DVI input on this TV model has issues.

Thanks for the info!
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