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Does switching HD PVR to each channels format make a difference

11-26-2005, 03:43 PM
I am new to this forum and have read many threads looking for this answer. I have a Sony 57" RPTV and a Scientific Atlanta 8000HD PVR from Cox cable. The PVR's setup gives you 3 options for HD setup. The first automatically sets a 16:9 signal to 1080i and a 4:3 signal to 480i. The second allows you to manually switch between the previous two and the third allows all formats and allows you to change them at any time. Right now I am using the third option and have it set at 1080i and everything looks good.

My question is this. If I am watching ABC, Fox or ESPN which broadcast at 720P, should I manually switch to 720P on my set when I am on these channels? Will I see a difference, better or worse? Second I have noticed a great change in all the non HD channels depending on what the setting is. I want to keep things simple if possible. What should I do?

11-27-2005, 09:26 PM
Anyone know the answer?