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Topic # 22661 4-Jun-2008 13:42
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Since buying a PCH back in Feb I have had it directly connected to my TV via HDMI. When ever I powered on the PCH it was always there when I went to HDMI 1 input. However it had issues with formatting of the picture especially 2.35:1 trailers and movies. They were squashed but the correct width.

Last weekend I decided to free up one of my TVs HDMI inputs in preparation for a HD STB and routed my HDMIs via my HT amp. I noticed that if the PCH was now powered up without the amp being turned on then there was no input from the PCH and it had to be rebooted. Going TV+0 (auto gave a crappy picture. (The PCH was set to auto sense on boot up)

I discovered via trial and error if I set the PCH to output 720P / 60 then the PCH would always output to the TV regardless of whether the HT amp was on or not at the time. The other bonus is that the PQ looks far better that 720P/50 and the picture formatting is now correct and I don't have to press the Zoom button changing from 2.35:1 and 16:9.

It would appear that the Sony TVs sold here are much more at home with a 60 Hz rather than 50Hz picture being fed to it. I guess as the PCH is designed in the US which uses 60Hz HD signals then this makes sense. A bit like in then old days feeding a NTSC signal to a TV via PAL60 rather than native NTSC. The native signal was always better..





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  Reply # 135560 4-Jun-2008 21:54
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Great Post.

Do you use the Torrent Client or Web Server on the PCH ?

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  Reply # 135586 5-Jun-2008 06:39
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I have also found that picture quality is much better at 720p/60 on my Bravia from an HTPC - motion looks better with tickers at the bottom of the news nice and smooth. Everything I have read says use 50Hz as that is the PAL standard but I guess the Sony TV's are made to sort this out somehow so you are better off feeding it it's native 60Hz




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  Reply # 135598 5-Jun-2008 08:51
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popcorn: Great Post.

Do you use the Torrent Client or Web Server on the PCH ?

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Not the Torrent client.  Not sure about the web server..




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