: Rogers SA 4250HD Owners Discussion thread
It might be saying something like use (not disable) component video cables to avoid the copy protection issue, since you're using HDMI cables. Read the following post on HDMI issues, item 27 may be applicable. Do you have the STB connected to a DVD recorder (you don't mention one):
See also the following post, useful for those new to the forum:
2009-01-09, 10:02 AM
I'm new here and could not find answers within the thread ...
I've been trying to use closed captioning (via the settings) but it seems that I could not change the background and characters. It still displays the default white-on-black no matter what options I choose. Also playing around with CC: Source and CC: Options does not really change anything. CC would not come on also when choosing on when in mute.
Also I could no longer control closed captioning via my TV (Sony KDL37XBR6) unlike the old SA 3200. With the TV, I could fancy up the characters and colors. I Appreciate any help. Thanks.
I'm not sure what capabilities the STB has with regard to changing the CC options - you'll have to continue to experiment, just don't put clear on clear. ;)
If you use the Setup Wizard to enable 480i Standard for the SD channels and enable Passthrough (AutoDVI/HDMI), then you could have the TV CC the SD channels at least: See the following post on SA STB Tips/Setup.
And the following post, useful for those new to the Forum:
2009-01-10, 09:27 PM
I just purchased a new Explorer 4250 from Rogers. One thing I noticed is that when the HDMI output is used, the component output does not work. I wonder if it is designed that way or if there is something wrong with my unit or setup.
Thanks for any and all comments.
2009-01-10, 09:33 PM
One thing I noticed is that when the HDMI output is used, the component output does not work. I wonder if it is designed that way or if there is something wrong with my unit or setup.Unfortunately it is designed to work that way.
Here's the thread on the topic:
2009-01-11, 05:35 PM
if i connect via hdmi to my AVR, will i get HD sound or atleast 5.1 on the channels that broadcast on 5.1, or will i need to run a seperate optical cable for that?
That will depend on your AVR HDMI capability. If it's passthrough only, then you will need the to run a separate coaxial digital audio cable (I believe the SA4250HD has coaxial only - no optical audio). Also see:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=17870 FAQ - What's Available in DD5.1
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741 Great post for those new to this forum
2009-01-11, 10:13 PM
My reciever can handle HDMI audio [Pioneer VSX 1018].
My concern is whether the HDMI audio settings on the STB allow for surround sound to be transferred via the HDMI cable as well. I beleive the options are HDMI audio, DD audio or other audio.
I'd like to have the STB connect to the AVR via HDMI.
In a nutshell, does the Rogers 4250 HD box send audio via HDMI and if so, what quality is that audio?
When you use an HDMI cable and use the HDMI audio setting, you will get DD5.1 for programming that is DD5.1 and DD2.0 on the rest.
2009-01-12, 06:39 AM
Thanks 57 - that's exactly what i wanted to hear.
2009-01-13, 06:43 AM
Got my 4250 STB hooked up.
The HD channels look amaxing, but the standard definition channels look pathetic. Is there any settings I can tweak?
I am connected from STB to TV via HDMI and have 480p widescreen, 720p, and 1080i selected in advanced mode. I have it set to auto DVI/HDMI.
Not sure where the pass-through function is that people have discussed.
Could that be the problem, or should i be selecting other display options.
My tv is a samsung 7 series with 1080p.
1. Why did you choose 480P widescreen, the SA FAQ discusses 480i STANDARD, unless the TV doesn't accept that signal for some reason.
2. Passthrough is Auto DVI/HDMI but it comes up when using component video cables.
See http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=17719 SA STB Tips
3. See the following on SD PQ
See also the following post, useful for those new to HDTV and the forum:
2009-01-13, 02:25 PM
1. My tv actually accepts all of the possible display types available on the 4250. So i shall change the 480p widscreen to 480i standard. Is 720p and 1080i okay?
Have you received better PQ using components?
Is 720p and 1080i okay?If you read the first link of post 233, your answer is there.
Have you received better PQ using components? If you read the HDMI issues thread, which you will find in the third link of post 233, your answer is there.
Please take the time to actually read the helpful links provided.
2009-01-13, 04:48 PM
Thanks 57. I didn't read the links before because I was lazy.
But i have now and i've received the info i need.
2009-01-14, 01:49 PM
I now have 480i standard, 720p and 1080i selected.
I notice that SD channels are streched across my screen. Is that normal?
They are being stretched by your TV. You can unstretch them using your TV's stretch modes. Here's an FAQ on stretch modes.
What is the make/model of your TV?
2009-01-14, 02:44 PM
Its the Samsung 7 Series - 52inc
Thanks again 57
2009-01-16, 01:04 PM
Hey Jeev, I have the Samsung 5 series, and my 480i Standard channels are automatically resized to 4:3, I don't know why though. I did manually change it the first time, but I had since reset my STB and its output formats several times after that. Maybe it remembers the setting.