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SA 8300HDC Wizard?

JoeS
10-30-2007, 09:27 AM
When seeting up the Wizard on the box should you leave it at 1080i for all channels or should you go to the advanced section and choose all the formats? What gives most the best picture on a 42' Plasma?
Is it better to choose all formats and choose auto & pass through?

I just do not understand what makes for the best picture.

Joe

heyman421
10-30-2007, 09:31 AM
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goober22
10-31-2007, 09:56 AM
The key would be to limit the amount of conversions taking place and what your tv can handle. Most all recent tvs handle all the resolutions so lets say...

The signal comes at 720p (ABC, FOX), you have the stb convert it and send it out as 1080i, then the tv gets it and converts it to 720p as that is the tvs NATIVE resolution - then you have converted it up and then down again for no reason.

CRT based sets are native 1080, LCDs & Plasma are 720p. I would set it up to (1) output all at your tvs resolution (then its only converted once by the stb) - or (2) set it so the stb just passes the signal thru (passthrough/HDMI Auto modes) then the tv will convert it to its native resolution. The choice would be which one do you think gives you the better picture? If you can't tell, then no real worry. Just try to limit the # of conversion.

heyman421
10-31-2007, 11:04 AM
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JoeS
10-31-2007, 11:52 AM
Thanks guys. I have it set at pass through right now and think it looks great.

Joe

goober22
10-31-2007, 05:24 PM
May be an oversimplification.

Really? How many CRTs have you seen that their native resolution is NOT 1080? That's the nature of the analog signal for them since they are really analog. How many LCDs & Plasmas are not 720? Over simplification? I think not! We are talking NATIVE resolution - not what they can display.