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Guess I was wrong.............

Texas Heat
12-13-2005, 12:57 PM
Not aspect at all!! My TV will display 1920 x 1080 pixels interlaced (1080i) but when I am on an HD channel it reads 601. I have my TV hooked up with RGB component cables; will I get 1080i if I use an HDMI cable? My cable box does not support DVI or HDMI but my TV will take HDMI. Wow this way over my head. PQ is good on HD channels but thought it would look better.

12-13-2005, 02:08 PM
Not quite sure what you mean "...it reads 601."

HD content is broadcasted in 1080i or 720p. While HDMI provides a digital signal to be sent, improved picture quality varies from person to person (many people don't notice a difference at all).

As for HD content in general, the quality varies on how the station is sending it. But rest assured, a quality HD feed provides a significantly better picture quality over standard def content.

12-14-2005, 02:57 PM
If your STB has no HDMI/DVI output, you have no use for an HDMI/DVI cable! Your cable STB should be setup to output HD channels at 1080i, and SD channels at 480i or 480p.