I recently purchased (1 month ago) a 40" Samsung LCD 1080P HDTV. At the time I had a standard cable top box from time warner, with no HDMI port on the back. My new TV still looked pretty good even without usage of an HDMI cord but after reading up on it, I decided to use an HDMI cord for the best output resolution. I called Time Warner (two weeks ago) and had them send me a new HD cable top box (Scientific American) to connect my TV using the a HDMI cord. the first few days it worked well and I did notice the better output on the HD specific channels. Recently (two days ago) everything has gone crazy. First off, my cable box settings are set to stretch, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 1080i output but the clock screen on the cable box reads 480i and the TV screen is not strected to fit or 16:9. All of my settings in TV menu has not changed. Also, when I press guide on my time warner remote to view the channles, my channel screen reduces size to the top right corner but when I press guide again to view the channel it remains reduced in the upper right corner using only 1/4 of the TV screen, the rest is black. I was told to reset the cable box and I have done this several times and all is well until I turn off the TV and turn it back on. Then all the afformetioned problems re-occur. It is as if my settings will not save???
Also to make sure it was a cable box issue I switched it out with my other HD cable box (bedroom, same make and model but with no problems thus far.) It had the same problems on my big TV but the original cable box had no issues on the other TV????
Now I don not know if this is a Cable Box issue, TV issue, User error, all three, or if I am just screwed???
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