Originally Posted by RoyGBiv
You can see my previous post. I have a Panny plasma. I can only use its stretching functions when the input signal is 480i/p. So, to use the TVs controls you have to change the output of the TiVo to one of those resolutions. It's somewhat of a pain in the neck but not really too bad.
Yep, this is what I have to do, as well. I have a Panny 34" Directview widescreen and the "Just" mode, which keeps the middle of the picture unstretched and only the sides are stretched to fit the screen(makes for a much more natural picture than just stretching everything) only work when the TV is in 480i.
In the HD Directivo's menus, I set up the up arrow to only swap between 1080i and 480i. So, depending on what I'm watching, I just swap back and forth to the right mode. It is annoying tho because sometimes I forget. My previous standard HD receiver(Hughes HTL-HD) would automatically switch the output mode to whatever it was receiving.
Hopefully the new HD PVR's will handle this a bit better.