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HR-20 Resolution output question(s)....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jksellman, Dec 13, 2010.

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  1. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    Here's my situation.
    I have an HR-20 connected to a Pioneer Elite PRO151FD plasma via HDMI.
    It works great. I am trying to connect the HR-20 component out to a set that only supports up to 720P while still using the HDMI out to the Pioneer.
    I have gone to the HR-20 set up menu to set the output resolution to 720P so that both sets can display the image from the HR-20. During the "test" phase of this process, both outputs (Component and HDMI) output 720P and every thing works, but as soon as the test phase is completed, the box reverts to 1080i output, and only the Pioneer shows an image. I have ONLY the 720P resolution selected on the HR-20.
    Any thoughts?????
    Why is the HR-20 putting out 1080i even though only the 720P resolution is selected on the set up menu?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Turn off native, deselect 1080i in the setup menu, "then" change channels.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Your Pioneer might be automatically "upconverting" (not really the right explanation) up to the 1080i level from 720p.

    Many displays routinely support both, and while the output feed might be 720p...the Pioneer might be set to accept that and then do the modification to make it 1080i.

    Some displays allow you to set up/configure the inputs to limit to a certain resolution as well - much like your HR20 does the output.

    No harm, no foul.
     
  4. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    Thanks for the suggestion...I cannot find how to "turn of native".
    In the resolution menu there is only the fomant (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
    choices...and I cannot find the "native" option in any other menu.....
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Its in the HR20's HDTV > Video submenu...
     
  6. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    The native was off and still, the component will only output 1080i?????
    I have only the 720p resolution selected.
    I am baffled. I am proficient with A/V...that's my profession, but this has me stumped.
     
  7. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    On your remote press the format button till the HR20 changes resolutions or use the front panel resolution button.
     
  8. jksellman

    jksellman Legend

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    all good
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    WOO HOO...another satisfied DBSTalk customer. ;):)
     

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