Question about my Samsung DLP connection.... (m)

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  1. David-C

    David-C Auditioning

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    I recently bought a Samsung 56" DLP (HLN567W).

    I also have a Comcast HDTV tuner (I think it's made my Motorola).

    I started by connecting the Comcast box to the DLP using componant video (green, blue, red).

    This is fine for watching HDTV channels, but when I switch to a non-HDTV channel, the TV screen goes blue and says, "Not Supported Mode."

    So, in addition to the componant video, I have now added a second connection - just the basic coax connecting the cable box to the post on the back of the DLP. This solves the problem, but it's annoying because I have to switch AV modes on the TV every time I switch back and forth from HDTV channels to regular channels.

    Why can't I watch both HDTV and regular TV through the same video connection? I used to be able to do this on my 32" Sony HDTV (4:3).
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    You can, what you need to do in the cable box, is select 480p for all SD stuff. Pretty simple to do, but I can't remember the exact steps to get you there.
     
  3. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    With the Motorola box off, press the MENU button on the front of the box. A menu will come up that lets you change SD output to 480P.
     
  4. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    Yes, turn the box off, choose menu from the button on the front of the box (not the remote) and set the "4:3 Override" selection to 480p or 480i. Otherwise, the 4:3 programming defaults to an unsupported mode. In addition, this allows you to stretch/zoom your 4:3 content using the viewing modes on the TV, not the box.
     
  5. David-C

    David-C Auditioning

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    Thanks everybody. I will try this tonight!

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