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Old 09-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Roaming video output settings

With a TV that I assume is 1028p native display (Panasonic ST60 Plasma), is it better to go with Tivo's native or fixed video setting with HD broadcast? Are there any pro's or con's to using fixed setting with TiVo?

Not sure if this quote from the OPPO BRD manual would also apply to TiVo.

The rule of thumb when selecting an output resolution is to match the “native resolution” of your TV or display as closely as possible. The “native resolution” is the resolution of the actual display component in the TV, such as the Plasma panel, LCD panel, or DLP™ chip. The TV may accept input signals with lower or higher resolutions than its native resolution. In such cases, the electronics in the TV will upscale or downscale the video to fit its display component. Unfortunately, many TVs on the market only do an average job of scaling the video.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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When the channel doesn't match the native resolution of the TV, something will have to scale it -- either the TiVo or the TV itself. Often one will do a better job than the other and/or handle format changes faster or more cleanly. So usually you want to try it both ways:

Set the TiVo to 1080p only, and move amongst 1080i, 720p and 480i channels, noting especially how the 720 and 480 channels look, and how gracefully it switches.

The do the same with the TiVo outputting all resolutions, making the the TC scale.

Usually you will clearly prefer one or the other.

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