: Rogers SA3250HD Issues
2005-07-08, 12:33 AM
I just hooked up the SA3250 using DVI to HDMI converter to my Samsung HLR5064. The screen is all greenish, all connections were disconnected except the DVI, i have also tried to unplug the the box and reset it, same thing, all green, I can still see the channel guide and everything but all green... did i do something wrong when i am hooking this up? does anyone has the same thing happened? Thanks
Sounds like one or more of the pins are not connecting properly. Disconnect the ends of the cable and any connections to the converter, etc and push everything in and out a few times to remove any potential corrosion. Press everything together, firmly and try again.
It's often better to get the appropriate cable without the converter. See the Digital Home FAQ on "DVI/HDMI Information.
2005-07-08, 11:20 PM
Thanks... I am using a DVI cable now, everything is fine.... so seems like the problem i had is caused by either the hdmi cable, the adapter, or possibly the hdmi input on the tv, or just they don't work together...
2005-07-20, 11:36 PM
I own a Panasonic TH-50PX50 50" HDTV Plasma Television and also the SA3250 HD Terminal, and on my Panasonic TV remote it has the option of controlling a cable/sat. box but I don’t know what the HD terminal code is to put into my remote, so if someone knows, please let me know…. oh, and another thing, if anyone knows a site of all the codes for all the systems out there (at least most of the systems), that could be great so instead of programming the TV remote, I program the Rogers....(have a panasonic receiver, sat, VCR, and other stuff….)
Thanks in advanced...
fmanforps3, typically those codes are available in your television manual. If the SA3250HD isn't listed then try one of the other SA codes.
2005-07-21, 06:42 PM
oh my, I totally forgot What SA stood for, so I kept looking for rogers instead of scientific atlanta....my bad. now everything is good, except I also have a sat that I want to program, but I cant find the code for that in the manual. its a TopField sat, and I dont know what to do...:S
I have done much reading on this site and it really helped me to decide whether or not to purchase a plasma tv.
After a lot of reading, and negotiation at my local FS, I have purchased a JVC PD42V475. I have eight days remaining to try out...
I have received the new 3250HD box from Rogers with 10 months of free programming.
When I first bought my JVC it was hooked up to my SA3200 via Monster cables and the picture was very good...and I didn't have HDTV yet at all...a definate difference could be seen between programs like JAys ball on SN and other programs......
Now yesterday, I received my 3250HD and it has been very difficult to find the perfect display of channels.
The non HD channels now look terrible and the HD loook fantastic....
all this stuff about
has been very confusing....
I now have my monitor hooked up via Monster cable to component jacks...
I guess some of my questions are these:
How can I get the standard channels to look better? like they were when I had the SA3200 hooked up?
What is the best way to have the monitor and STB set so I can have a full screen all of the time?
Is it better to use Pass thru on SA3250? or use 1 setting like 1080i or 720p?
which channels can be used to at least see if I am getting the best quality?
Is it the HD prevue channel? HDPBS? HD DISC?
I am just trying to figure this out...I am usually pretty technical but this setup has confused me.....
I look forward to hearing some of the posters expertise on this subject
after connecting the Composite Video & Audio LR & video from the STB to the last input at the back of my Tv...I have noticed a significant difference in the PQ of the non-HD channels......
will the DVI-HDMI cable eleviate and help this problem?
So if I have Dvi-HDMI cable, will non-hd channels look as good as they are thru composite and HD will look just as good as with Compnent?
2005-09-08, 10:54 AM
Switched to HDMI input on my Samsung LT-P326W using HDMI-to-DVI cable. It seems to be a bit better for SD channels (now little less streakiness on edges and on moving objects) and about the same for HD broadcasts (DVI seemed to be just a bit sharper). Could it be that video signals on HDMI input are processed a bit differently in LT-P326W than on DVI one (should be pretty much identical, but...)? BTW TV's settings needed to be a bit tweaked for HDMI source. I originally expected the settings to be the same for either DVI or HDMI, since both interfaces are supposed to be fully compatible. Oh yeah, 3250HD works slightly differently with TV's HDMI input: if 480p (wide or standard) is enabled in HD wizard and Auto-DVI is selected, the STB automagically stretches the 4:3 images on SD channels without the ability to view them in original aspect ratio (not the case with TV's DVI input). So I've got 1080i & 720p modes enabled for now and manually control the STB image stretching/zooming.
I've just switched from 3250HD (DVI) to 8300HD (HDMI, PVR) terminal and have to say that SD programmes look significantly better on 8300HD. I currently use DVI-to-HDMI cable and connect 8300HD to a DVI input of my Sammy LT-P326W (the STB is set to a Fixed picture mode with 1080i/720p enabled). 8300HD is running SARA version 1.87.x. With 480i channels the STB box's deinterlacer is on which makes the SD image much more watcheble and streak free. Images passed by 8300HD's HDMI output are a bit brighter than ones produced by 3250HD's DVI out (other than that they look pretty much the same).
2005-09-18, 10:02 PM
I was over at a friends last evening helping him set up a home theatre system he purchased with my help as well. He has the Sony 50" LCD rear projection TV hooked to to the SA3250HD box on Rogers Ottawa. (this has been set up since last year with no problems). He bought a Yamaha 6.1 receiver and the Athena micro 6 system. Now that everything is set up using the Yamaha receiver for video switching, we've encountered a problem that didn't exist originally. The STB was hooked up with component to the TV. Now the STB goes to the Yammy with components and then components to the TV. Everthing works fine but now everything on his TV is in Full mode, including all 4:3 regular television. When you tru switching the mode on the Sony, nothing happens. What could we have done that's different than the original set up? Is it a Sony problem? A Yamaha problem? An SA problem or even a Rogers problem? I'm baffled and don't know where to go next? I used to have the SA3250 but it's been a long time since the 8300HD came out and my memory isn't like it used to be. Anyone with some suggestions would be very appreciated! I feel bad helping him out and not being able to resolve this problem. He's lost when it comes to this stuff.
Thanks for reading.
I believe you're feeding the TV an "HD" signal all the time. You need to set up the SA STB so that it is on "passthrough" or "upconvert". See the Digital Home FAQ "Tips for SA STBs". Run the setup wizard properly and then make sure the settings are set up properly for passthrough or upconvert depending on preference.
It's not a Sony or Yammy problem, it's a setup problem.
2005-09-24, 07:13 PM
I am a newbie hence I cannot create my own new post. My question is.. does anyone know when Rogers plans on releasing a fireware update for the 3250HD which will enable firewire output?
I am Currently using
Rom Image 18.104.22.168
I do not see any firebus listing.. hence I believe firewire has been disabled because of firmware version..
Has anyone contacted rogers with success to find out when a new firmware maybe released?
This question has come up many times in the past. No one seems to know when/if Rogers will activate firewire on the SA STBs.
2005-09-24, 08:55 PM
Guess I'll wait for now!
2005-09-30, 10:22 PM
I have a Sanyo 27" HDTV and Rogers basic cable service, My question is, if I have a SA 3250HD STB hooked up to my cable and TV, do I able to watch HD program without order any Rogers package? Any one here can help me to anwser this question. Really appreciate.
You will be able to watch about 1/2 of them. You will not be able to watch the "HD-Pack" channels, unless you subscribe to them (and their SD counterparts)
2005-10-01, 10:20 PM
Thanks! 57. But, How many channels can be watch in downtown Toronto area? Is that like the channels shows on Rogers web site? I mean both of US channels and Canadian channels? Such as CBS, ABC, NBC, CityTV, Discovery Channel...
Rogers HDTV programming: http://www.shoprogers.com/store/cable/ptv/choice/hdprogram.asp
2005-10-01, 11:03 PM
You are so nice, Thanks, DC. I will go to get SA3250HD next week and see how it works on my HD.
2005-10-07, 09:19 PM
I went to the Rogers Video Store to rent a SA 3250HD STB. After setup, I can get more than 15 HD channels. Here is the list:
I also can get some channels I do not have before, like BBC, SexTV etc.
My question is, if I buy a STB from US, and hook up to my TV, Can I get same channels? The US STB is compatible with Rogers Cable?
You can only use a STB from Rogers or from their authorized dealers. They "activate" the STB and won't activate one from the US.