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I am trying to hook the Philips 30pf9946 up to an HD Tivo

On my other TV I was able to use Native resolution on the HD Tivo menu, however with this TV it only appears to accept 480i. If I choose any resolution other than 480i, I get a black screen with the sound coming through. I am fairly certain everything is hooked up right, and the cable card is getting the 1080i resolutions to the Tivo. It just appears that this TV will not display anything but 480i. What am I missing?

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  • blahand1 Jun 20, 2009

    Sorry I wasn't clear on that. I am using component video cables, so that should not be the problem.

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I am wondering what you are making the connection with, If you are using s-video or composite from your tivo to your hd tv it will only produce 480i. in order to get 480p and above you will need a component video cables or better(hdmi) in order to produce the signal. You may have already known this, but I couldnt tell be the information provided. Hope this helps.

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