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HDTV DTV Format help

I just hooked up a HD cable box to my HD DLP Toshiba TV, but the DTV format is set at\ 480i.

I want to change the 480i to 1080i or at least close to that DTV format. I asked the cable guy, but he was not very helpful. In fact he told me to checkout the TV user manual, but the problem is I cannot find it and I am still searching for it.

Does anybody know hot to change or set the DTV formats on a HDTV?

Also it is different depending on what brand of TV. I have a Toshiba and Sony brand HDTV if the brand has anything to do with the DTV format setup.

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Aspect Radio/ Resolution

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You should be able to go into the cable box menue and select 1080I also set for 16X9 Also hint dump cable and check out the dish network 211 system Better prices and tons of options You also can hook up an outside antenna to receove all your over the air local digital hi-def channels Just do a digital scan and all your locals will go into the main menue Dish also offers some great hi-def packages at awsome prices good luck stew

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Cable HD Box


Thanks for you guys help. I finally figured out what was wrong and why I could not get a true HD DTR format on my TV. The HD picture quality has nothing to do with my TV. In fact it is Time Warner's HD box cable that is problem. The HD cable box is not giving me a true HD DTR format like 1080i that is received by my HDTV, which basically means the HD DTR format upgrade/setup should be automatic.

Time Warner cable boxes do not receive HD signals yet. In fact all their HD channels are set at 480i for now. Maybe soon or in 2008/2010 this problem with their HD cable boxes will be fixed when HDTV becomes stand and all channels start broadcasting in HD. Some cable companies like Time Warner are not ready for HDTV and their channels are not set for true HD yet.

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HD Channels

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I finally got some HD channels in 1080i from my HD cable box, but the HD channel lineup was not very impressive. In fact most of the HD programing was on demand. The HD channels that people want you have to subscribe to and some HD channels will not automatically work unless you activate the the service. Also the HD channels are way up there in the channel selections. You won't find any 1080i HD channels until you checkout channels between 700-900. So far a majority of the channels in 480i and there are not enough HD channels broadcast true HD like 1080i.

Why did the dumb cable installer not tell me that instead of telling me to consult my TV manual?

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