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Just a bit confused on the need to set my 722 to1080i. If I don't set it to 1080i, are you saying that any signal coming through in 1080i will not be displayed that way? The 722 was originally set at 480, and the picture still appeared to be HD.

My dilemma is this - I set the 722 to 1080i, but then when watching TV2 (not a HD TV), it chops off the picture all the way around if we happen to set it on, for instance, ESPN 140 HD. I realize we could just tune to ESPN 140 SD, but my wife gets a bit aggravated trying to figure out why the picture is chopped off.
 

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nostalgiaguru said:
Just a bit confused on the need to set my 722 to1080i. If I don't set it to 1080i, are you saying that any signal coming through in 1080i will not be displayed that way? The 722 was originally set at 480, and the picture still appeared to be HD.

My dilemma is this - I set the 722 to 1080i, but then when watching TV2 (not a HD TV), it chops off the picture all the way around if we happen to set it on, for instance, ESPN 140 HD. I realize we could just tune to ESPN 140 SD, but my wife gets a bit aggravated trying to figure out why the picture is chopped off.
For HD pictures you want to set to 720P or 1080I. 480 is not hd, and you are losing much of the picture quality.

If you are in Dual mode, then your TV2 should not be chopped off but will be downgraded to SD quality. Check your aspect ratio for TV2 (*-asterisk key) for what format you are viewing the picture.
 

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Then check out the Format (*) button on the remote. It cycles through the available screen formats.
 

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you have too lok at native resoltion for your hdtv is it does it say 720 ,768 or 1080 if its 720 or 768 you can only get up too 720p on un it if its 1080p you can use 1080i on 722. that why i got a full hd 1080p hdtv
 

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raygil2 said:
you have too lok at native resoltion for your hdtv is it does it say 720 ,768 or 1080 if its 720 or 768 you can only get up too 720p on un it if its 1080p you can use 1080i on 722. that why i got a full hd 1080p hdtv
While it is generally recommended to set the reciver to the HD resolution closest to your TV's resolution, you can set your 722 to 1080i and view it on a 720/768 TV.
 

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SaltiDawg said:
While it is generally recommended to set the reciver to the HD resolution closest to your TV's resolution, you can set your 722 to 1080i and view it on a 720/768 TV.
That also depends on the TV. My Panny, while it is a 768 TV, does convert all incoming signals to 1080 before downconverting to 768. It only makes sense to output 1080i to the TV elimiating one conversion step.

In the end, only the customer can try each output setting on the Dish receiver and see what looks best to them on their setup. Even viewing both HDMI and component connections can make a difference.
 
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