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Old 11-27-2010, 06:16 AM   #16
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Thanks again for the help. I ended up swapping out with a 3250HD and I currently have it hooked up through component cables and was trying to get to the manu by pressing the guide and info buttons at the same time. Do you have to hold them down for a while or something? This is pushing them on the unit itself. Is there some step I am missing after pressing the two buttons together? The unit seems to be off and is only displaying the time.
If TW has changed from the SARA firmware on those devices, and they probably have changed to Navigator, then you will not get to the setup wizard by pressing the Info and Guide buttons any longer.

Here is a TW help page I found. Select the HD Setup (screen resolution) tutorial on the right.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/north...ble/navigator/
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #17
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I ended up setting the screen resolution to 1080i but I don't see any option for setting the bypass. I called Time Warner to ask about how to activate it and the guy straight up said that I don't want to put it in bypass because it won't allow me to get many of the cable channels. I did notice that this happens when I plug the cable directly into the back of the TV but I thought that activating the bypass and going through the cable box gets rid of that issue. Do you think this guy was right and that bypass isn't the feature that I want or was he just being misinformed?
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:05 AM   #18
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By going into settings as illustrated in the tutorial you have the option to configure the set top box to any combination of or all of the four available resolutions, ie 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i.

The 'bypass' procedure that your trying to use no longer exists. In fact its not a bypass feature at all. It was simply a way to get into the setup wizard where you could select or deselect the four resolutions that would be displayed on your HDTV, ie. just like your doing if you follow the procedure in the tutorial...

As I noted earlier you need to use a set top box in order to receive the encrypted channels whether or not they are HD or SD. Plugging the cable straight into the TV will only give you the unencrypted channels which are primarily the basic SD channels and the locals in HD...nothing more...
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #19
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I called Charter they ( the one who answered phone tech support ) said I needed to swap out the box for one that has the HDMI activated. When I get that done I'll report back the findings, we have a local Charter office in town. thx george
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Thanks for this question / post. I had no idea there was a "passthru" option.
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Since the Xfinity roll out with the new menu interface I can't find the menu to set up the pass thru...thoughts?
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #23
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #24
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LI Cablevision does not distribute SA HD boxes anymore. I have a Samsung SMT-C5320 box. Can the bypass configuration be set on these boxes too?

Cablevision has really put out a bad product, as these Samsung boxes have all sorts of issues. It is impossible to scroll through channels because of latency issues. The box can not keep up.

Recently an new issue has appeared on my bedroom box. Turn on the box and turn on my HD TV. After a delay, the message, no input signal appears on the TV and if the input selection has been changed from HDMI. The only way I've found to resolve this is to turn the Samsung box off and on a number of times and suddenly the box sends the correct signal to the TV.

If I were the only person having this issue, I'd contact Cablevision and get a new box. However, I've spoken with numerous Samsung box users and they are having the same problem. Cablevision does not care to fix this problem, or recognize that these boxes stink.
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The charges for installing set top box is the main issue.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #27
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this scientific boxes is really a resolution
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Auto DVI/HDMI will be the option if you connect the HDTV and the SA box with a HDMI cable for example. If you use component cables you will see the Pass Through option.
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If you recently connected a new HDTV to the SA 3250 then I would arrange for a HD set-top-box with or without a DVR from your cable TV provider whoever that is. Keep in mind many cable providers, ie. like Cox in my area, are switching from SARA to Passport. That makes the instructions for configuring available video resolution pass through different.

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