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    HD cable quality good and bad during the same broadcast (sports)?

    While watching sports, sometimes I've noticed that the HD quality is great during some shots (closeups) and near horrible at other times (wide shots of an entire field). Can anyone explain why? I'm watching Cowboys vs. Browns now and am noticing this big time now.
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    Definitive vs Paradigm vs PSB

    I have the exact PSB setup you've listed here, but I have an SVS sub (New PB12-NSD). I love the sound! Obviously the source material is key, but on BD, DVD, Apple TV and even cable, the sound is great in my 10 x 22 room. You'll never regret the PSBs.
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    Thanks Jeff, I totally forgot about the Recall button. When I set the BD player at 'Auto' for the resolution, then hit 'Recall' on the TV remote, turns out the player chose 1080p by default anyway, so there you go! Live Free or Die Hard looked awesome last night!
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    Makes sense, too - thanks. So it sounds like my TV can accept 1080i or 1080p, and I'll stick with the 1080p setting since there are less steps in converting the signal.
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    Thanks for the advice, Allan. One question though. Since I'm passing the signal through my Onkyo 805 via HDMI, would the "Auto" setting still choose the best resolution for my plasma? I have no way of knowing what it's picked, and for all I know could be 1080i/p, 720p or 480p. I don't think my...
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    Makes perfect sense - thanks Jeremy! What about what Allan said above about the setting, in that it "could cause damage". Is there any danger of setting it at 1080p? Thanks again.
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    Thanks Allan, that makes some sense. I do have the option of setting 24p on or off, but it's grayed out and I cannot change it. Is that because my plasma doesn't support it? I also have the option of setting the plasma's resolution to "Auto" instead of 1080p, 1080i or 720p. Maybe I'll just do...
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    Does a 768p plasma look best with 720p or 1080i?

    Where can you find out which networks broadcast at what resolution?
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    Is it bad to choose 1080p for a BD player on a TV that's not 1080p?

    I have a 50" Panasonic plasma (TH-50PX75U with 1366x768 [720p] native resolution) and the Panny BD30 Blu-ray player. The setup allows me to choose 1080p on the BD30 player. Since my plasma is 768p, would selecting 1080p be a bad thing? Would it be a better or worse choice than choosing 1080i or...
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    BD30 HDMI resolution, speaker setup choices

    I have a Panasonic TH-50PX75U plasma with 1366 x 768 Resolution, and the Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray player. If I choose "Auto" on the HDMI resolution setting on the BD30, how do I know what resolution the player has selected? Because my plasma is 1366 x 768, I never know whether to choose 720p...
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    Does a 768p plasma look best with 720p or 1080i?

    Anyone? By the way, the cable company and Oppo have not really answered the question. What setting would you choose, and why?
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    Does a 768p plasma look best with 720p or 1080i?

    What's the most optimal video resolution setting for a Panasonic TH-50PX75U? It's native resolution is 1366x768 and it always says (720p in parenthesis). I have a Motorola cable box and an Oppo 981 DVD player, and I can choose 1080i or 720p with both. The TV is 50" and I sit about 9.5 feet away...
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    ONKYO-TX-SR605

    I have the 705 and if you push the 'surround' button on the remote, the correct dolby surround track will play from the DVD. Usually. Same with HD content on cable or satellite.
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    I want to listen to audio while plasma is off with Onkyo AVR using HDMI

    I just bought a new Onkyo TX-SR705, and I have a question. I have an Oppo DVD player and a HD cable box connected to the receiver via HDMI, and then an HDMI cable out to my Panasonic plasma. The TV's speakers are off, and audio is not passed out to the TV's speakers from the 705. When I'm...
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    Confused about (PSB) speaker impedance settings

    Sorry. Won't post again. I didn't know if my question fell under the speaker or receiver category.
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