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How do i get my tv at 1080i

My tv is playing at 480 standard i want it at 1080i how do i fix it.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    Manual says hit FORMAT button on remote, but there isn't a FORMAT button on the remote. My remote has a PIP SIZE button instead.

  • brokinrod Mar 02, 2008

    my tv is playing at 480 standard i want it at 1080i how do i fix it.



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I have a mitsubshi WS55311 and if your running an analog cable box or satalite box your not going to get more than 480i Once you get an HD box ( cable or satalite ) then channels that are in HD, you will get 1080i . Good idea to use RGB componet cables along with Digital Audio cables to get the best from your HD 1080i signal. You may need to go into your setup and change your DTV to RGB or one of the other settings if your screen apears to be more of one color than a clear picture, such as all green. Hope this helps.

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First of all your system, tv, must be able to perform your request, Secondly, your service must be able to provide the 1080i or 1080p, not all service's provide the service with the equipment they provided you (your box). Check with your provider.

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