Sounds like major problem. As far as cable box cant help you most hi-def cable boxes use h.d.m.i. d.v.i. is not used much anymore. May I offer you a little advice? call Dish Network they have some sweet deals for you I just upgraded to there new VIP222 system this unit will run your main hi-def t.v. and also a second anolog t.v. in another room 2 tuners, Order there basic and hi-def service you will receive 20 premium hi-def channels+ all your local over the air channels whether in anolog digital or hi-def + tons of c.d. music channels all for $10.00 extra per month Sorry I dont like any cable co. to expensive and not much to offer also picture quality thru a dish system blows away crappy cable I know tried comcast HORRIBLE ALL THE WAY. stewee
I just got a new Samsung 50 inch plasma tv. It is model FP-T5084 and I have had it for less than a week. I have two questions about it that I hope someone can help me with. The first is that there is sometimes a stripe that is either blue or red running straight down the middle of the screen. It is not always there and sometimes is only on part of the screen but it is there enough for me to be concerned. Is this most likely a problem with the tv that I should turn in on the warranty or is it something that could be corrected by fine tuning and calibrating the tv?
My next question deals with connecting the tv to a motorola DVR provided by the charter cable company. The tv has hdmi connections but the DVR only has component connections and DVI. It works fine when I hook it up with the component connections but when I use the DVI to HDMI I can only get the Hi-Def channels and the menus. It says that the signal is lost or unsupported when I try to watch regular def channels. Is this a tv, cable, or DVR box problem? Any help would be appreciated as my excitement over the new tv is quickly turning to frustration.