FEATURE REQUEST: output selection

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by tahoerob, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. tahoerob

    tahoerob Godfather

    Mar 22, 2003
    • I would like to see away to pre-determine how HD & SD are outputed.

      Ex. All HD\OTA digital at 1080i or 720p

    • Can choose pre-determine output of SD channels.

      Ex. 480p for DVI or component video out

    This could be done as a menu choice but it would also be nice if the user could be cycle through them as a remote button.

    This way it can be seemless switching as the viewer cycles through the channels.

    Thank you,
  2. henrich

    henrich New Member

    Dec 17, 2003
    Unless I mistakenly read the original review, I'd like to see a feature that leaves the image format conversion
    up to the receiving device. That is, a way to select "DVI/Component out, source format" so that if its a 480i stream coming down, 480i goes out Component, if its 1080i, then 1080i goes out, etc.. This is especially useful for those of use with 4:3 TV's that go into a letterbox mode for HD signals. If the 921 always forces out 1080i (or 720p) then any SD programming will in fact become window boxed on these 4:3 sets. Not fun.
  3. MikeSoltis

    MikeSoltis Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 1, 2003
    I am with henrich with the 'native' mode request, but I'm not sure if my Hitachi will do 480p/480i on the DVI input. But even if all HD is 1080i (incl ABC and ESPN, my current T-151 upconverts them to 1080i pretty well) and all SD is 480i (480p?) this would be better than upconverting 480i SD to 1080i, as this would disable the 4:3 zoom functions on my set.

    Actually, this might not be as easy as I first thought, as the menus and on-screen overlays might need to be scaled differently for the different sized picture outputs....
  4. peterd

    peterd AllStar

    Dec 16, 2003
    Please add discrete remote codes, not merely a cycle. Cycling through anything is impossible to automate in a home theater.
  5. tahoerob

    tahoerob Godfather

    Mar 22, 2003
    What I mean is have a button like the SD\HD button theat will change scale to 480p, 720p, 1080i at each press of button. Of course this is assuming staying with the DVI or component input.
  6. Doody

    Doody Cool Member

    Dec 17, 2003
    for the love of g-d, no cycling please! or at least also include discrete codes for each mode.

  7. gwalborn

    gwalborn New Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Actually, I think what we need is a matrix! I'd like to see something like:

    Input Output
    480i ___480i _X_480p ___720p ___1080i
    480p ___480i _X_480p ___720p ___1080i
    720p ___480i ___480p ___720p _X_1080i
    1080i ___480i ___480p ___720p _X_1080i

    That would solve almost all of my compatibility/switching problems!

    What do YOU think?

    Gary Walborn

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