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Why don't I see any difference between sdt tv and HDtv even with an hd box(QIP6200-2)
cbk1234
Newbie

We upgraded from the std fois box to the hd fios box QIP6200-2) I flip between the regular tv broadcast and the same broacast on the hd channel and there is just a very suttle difference in the channels. is HD overrated or is something not connected correctly.

I have the cable in and have the HDMI cable from the box to the TV . 

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Re: Why don't I see any difference between sdt tv and HDtv even with an hd box(QIP6200-2)
Justin46
Legend

You do have an HD TV don't you? If not you will never get a true HD picture, although with that STB you can watch HD channels (but not in true HD).

Have you gone into the Menu on the HD STB and set the Video Settings? It may be that the new STB is set to always output 480i or 480p instead of an HD signal.

Menu ==> Settings ==> Video Settings ==> Video Format ==> needs to be 720p or 1080i to get HD picture

I suggest you try both settings and see which looks better on your TV.

You might also want to look at the SD Override options, which take effect when watching SD channels. I prefer Off because switching from HD to SD or SD to HD takes 3-5 seconds if set any other way. But you may prefer some other setting.

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416-P1, IMG 1.7C, Build 09.83
Keller, TX 76248

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Re: Why don't I see any difference between sdt tv and HDtv even with an hd box(QIP6200-2)
ekem015
Specialist

The program you are watching probably just isn't in HD. Try tuning to ESPN HD (570), which has almost 100% HD programming.

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Re: Why don't I see any difference between sdt tv and HDtv even with an hd box(QIP6200-2)
Hubrisnxs
Legend

or discovery hd looks incredible.     and they are right you hae to make sure your TV is HD capable.  make sure you're using HDMI

My TV lets me set individual settings for my HDMI connections, so you may have to go into your TV menu and tell your tv to use default settings on this HDMI hook up.  also try different hdmi ports

Component cables are also HDMI you may have to try that instead.

Also go into the video settings on the cable box and make sure to toggle between 1080i and 720p to see which works better for your TV.

so that would be menu -> settings -> video settings and then video format.   switch between 1080i and 720p to see which yields better results.

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