- Mar 15, 2003
First let me give you the hardware. Hitachi 32" HD monitor, HK AVR325 receiver and a new HD cable box, provided by Time/Warner. The television only has one component video input. Before I got my HD cable box, I ran my DVD player's video directly to the TV. When my new cable box came, I had to run both the cable box and the dvd player through the receiver(which has two component video inputs). The dvd player works perfectly as does the cable box, when viewing HD channels. The problem involves the non HD channels. The entire picture is shrunk down(it's a full picture, just shorter and narrower), so instead of being a 32" picture, it's more like a 25" picture. When I run an S-video cable from the cable box, the picture is fine. Of course, then I don't get the HD stations. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The cable people are saying it's my TV, but the TV is formatted correctly as far as I can tell. As I said, the DVD picture is correct, as is the cable picture when viewed using an S-video cable . Thanks for reading this.