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Old 02-05-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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This is an incredibly easy question.... how do I change the STB resolution from 1080 to 720? I just recently got Fios and while playing around with the settings changed the output from 720 to 1080. The problem is that I my TV apparently doesn't support 1080 (about a 3-4 year old Samsung DLP) and now I can't see anything on the screen to set it back. Can anyone tell me the steps to change my resolution output back to 720?

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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This is an incredibly easy question.... how do I change the STB resolution from 1080 to 720? I just recently got Fios and while playing around with the settings changed the output from 720 to 1080. The problem is that I my TV apparently doesn't support 1080 (about a 3-4 year old Samsung DLP) and now I can't see anything on the screen to set it back. Can anyone tell me the steps to change my resolution output back to 720?

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Sure. Without going into the guide, you can do it via the STB's firmware. Do the following:

- Turn on your TV and STB
- Turn off your STB
- Hit select on the front panel of your STB
- Hit menu on the front panel of your STB

You'll get to the firmware menu allowing you to set, among other things, HD resolution.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Holy quick reply batman... thanks... But I'm half a chromosome shy of technologically advanced enough to know what to hit from there.

I think all I changed was a setting that said 420 and changed it to off?? I got a picture to come back up but now the edges of my screen are black like I'm viewing 4:3.

I checked in the STB settings and it says 720 at 16:9. My tv is still set as before at wide screen so I don't think the problem is coming from my TV.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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You want to cycle through the hd resolution. You may have set it to 480i or 480p. Go back in the menu, go to th HD resolution, and cycle through it until you get to the correct resolution (720p). The aspect ratio should get set to 16:9 - that'll get the HD picture to fill your screen.

You may also want to play with the SD override - this affects how the SD is fed out to your TV. There are 4 different settings for this (if memory serves):

480i - normal SD resolution
480p - here the box upconverts the sd picture to 480p
off - the box upconverts the sd to whatever hd resolution you have set
stretch - stretches the sd to 16:9
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Also realize that SD being broadcast on an HD channel will come out with the black bars unless you stretch it.
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Everything looks back to normal... last time I play.

Thanks for the quick and accurate help!
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A similar thing just happened to me. I was fooling around with my Samsung 1080P earlier today and I switched it from 1080 to 720. Why? I have no idea because I'm just curious I suppose. Now the screen is blank blue and just says not supported mode. I tried the tips that the person above said but it didn't work. The firmware instructions didn't pop up. I too have Verizon Fios with the motorola STB Box. Please help!!
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I was also thinking if someone could give a play by play on how to change it blind basically. Even though I can't see the picture, I can still make adjustments on the box. If someone with Verizon Fios and the motorola HD Box could write down the exact steps to changing it that would be a huge help!!
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Nevermind I got it fixed.
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my guess, wrong source . . . . .
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