I recently purchased an Hitachi HDTV, then changed my cable service to include the Motorola (6412, I believe) DVR. I used the TV for a few days - connected directly to cable - while I waited for the DVR to be installed. My headphones worked fine. Once the cable folks installed the DVR my headphones went mute. I hadn't changed the headphone connection. Mediacom says it is not their problem, but it is a very big problem for me. I am nearing 70 and have only about 20% of normal hearing. It is almost impossible for me to understand TV audio without headphones.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions regarding connections or settings that will remedy this situation.
Thank You, Chris Milton
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I would suggest to leave your directtv hd/dvr box connected the way It is.
The HD Colorstream 1input on your TV should work just fine.
This TV does not have an HDMI input but you can buy an adapter and connect to DVI/HDCP IN and that might be able to get 1080i video resolution on your TV.
I work for a cable company that has this exact cable box. in our system we choose not to actvate this option. cable companys go to motorola and give them the exact features that they want the box to perform. most cable companys won't have that feature added mainly 1 due to cost and 2 if you have that type of box it probably has on demand available, so they want you to rent a movie then to play it on dvd.in my opinion straight to the tv is better anyway, the less devices you run the video signal through the less problems you will have . all those ports on the back of the box is standard for the 6412, but are not always actvated.
With an HDMI cable connected, the cable box determines the picture size. The settings on the cable box must be changed in order for you to get the correct picture size. I have some experience with Motorola cable boxes; usually to access the settings you turn the box OFF and then press the menu or settings button on the box to bring up the display menu. Hope this helps!