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HDTV Cable box conflict

I have a Samsung HCJ655W Projection TV. It has a built in digital tuner which upconverts everything to 1080i. I just recently upgraded my cable service to HDTV Digital. Here's my problem: If I go into the TV's video mode slection and choose HD Component, and choose a HD channel, I get a beautiful HD picture. Now, If I change the channel to a non-hdtv channel, I get sound but no picture. In order to get picture, I have to switch my TV to a standard cable feed mode, which gives a poor picture. Also, this requires using two from the cable company, and one from the TV which is a real pain. From the standard cable feed, I can go to a HDTV channel and get analog sound and picture, but no HDTV signal unless I go into the TV's video mode selection and choose HD Component. The biggest problem is that I can't get the cable service TV Guide unless I am in HDTV video mode and watching a HDTV channel. Cable company has been out numerous help. Please Help!! Thanks

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Re: HDTV Cable box conflict

This set does not support 480I in the DTV mode, only 480P and 1080I is supported. Try setting the analog setting in the cable box to 480p and that should take care of watching the set in DTV. Most cable boxes have a setting for format changes in the customer menu, depending on the type of box. If you are able to change the format, then the other inputs will not work since they need a 480I signal, as well as VCRs. Another setup could be to use the S-Video cable or Video input jacks to get a better picture in 480I instead of using the cable input. However, when changing from HD to Analog, you will have to change to the correct input on the set as well. Hope this helps.

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