Select Picture Mode for Normal Viewing
After you use the HDTV Setup Wizard to select all the HDTV picture formats
you want to use, you need to choose a General Settings picture mode
for normal viewing. If you do not have your HDTV connected to the HDMI
connector on the back of the 8300HD DVR, then Pass-Through mode is
recommended for normal viewing. Pass-Through mode allows non-HD
channels to be displayed using their native picture formats, which can
improve picture quality on non-HD channels.
To select Pass-Through mode for normal
viewing, follow these steps.
1. Press Settings
Settings menu appears.
2. Press Move Up
highlight Set: Picture Format.
3. Press Move Right
4. Press Move Up
5. Press Accept
displays AUTO, plus the scan rate you are viewing (for example, 1080i).
6. Press Exit
Note: When the HDMI connector is connected to the HDTV, the General
Settings - Set: Picture Format screen displays the AutoDVI/HDMI option
instead of the Pass-Through option.
Important: Do not connect the HDMI (DVI) output to a HDTV that does not
support High-Defi nition Copy Protection (HDCP). If you connect the HDMI
(DVI) output cable to a HDTV that does not support HDCP, you will not be
able to see any video output. A message will be displayed instructing you to
disconnect the HDMI connection and watch video output through the PrPbY
twice. The General
or Move Down
to highlight the picture
to select Pass-Through.
to use this option for the 8300HD. The DVR front panel
to return to normal viewing.