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My first -- and last -- impression of 1080P on DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by MRinDenver, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2013 #81 of 104
    tonyd79

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    Not easily impressed by technology is no answer. The difference between SD and HD is huge. Especially with Directv. Something is wrong with your setup.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2013 #82 of 104
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    Or their eyesight.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2013 #83 of 104
    dpeters11

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    Or at a minimum taken out of vivid or "torch" mode.

    But even without that, the difference between SD and true HD should be obvious.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2013 #84 of 104
    jimmie57

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    I have only seen 2 of them in the last 4 years that I have had HD.
    It is overpriced and I can not tell the difference in it from a 1080i program.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2013 #85 of 104
    jimmie57

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    Definitely a big difference from SD to HD.
    As others have posted, you must readjust the TV from the Showrom setting that most default to, to the best settings for the home. Most all of the settings are way too intense for home use where the room is most of the time way darker than a showroom floor.
    Most of my settings are about 2/3 of what the default settings are when you first start it up.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2013 #86 of 104
    ken100

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    i do not have the factory set up i have readjusted my tv's. i just wouldn't say its a huge difference when i watch a channel thats hd and go to a non hd channel yes there is a slight difference the hd channel is a bit sharper but its not a huge difference. even if i go to best buy or costco or to a friends house and watch their hd set i dont notice a huge difference. now 3d tv thats a huge difference.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 #87 of 104
    ken100

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    hd is nice i just dont have a hard on for it thats all.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2013 #88 of 104
    CCarncross

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    Do you feel there is a big difference between watching a DVD vs watching a Blu-Ray?
     
  9. Feb 25, 2013 #89 of 104
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    Still something wrong. There is a huge difference. You may not care but there is a huge difference especially on directv.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2013 #90 of 104
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    Indeed.

    Now, there are some shows "in HD" that look like garbage, and some SD that looks pretty good, but for 95% of the programming I watch, there's a HUGE difference between the two, vastly in favor of HD.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2013 #91 of 104
    jimmie57

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    What resolution is your TV ?
    What resolution do you have checked for the DTV receiver to output to your TV ?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2013 #92 of 104
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    Bingo.

    Although, not sure why we care so much when the OP clearly doesn't.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2013 #93 of 104
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    Personally, I've never run across anyone that didnt think it was a huge difference when you verified that they actually got to see a good demonstration of HD and they have reasonable eyesight.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2013 #94 of 104
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    I've encountered many who claim to not seeing a qualitative difference between 720p and 1080i broadcasts, or displays of either on a 1080p vs. a 720p HDTV set.

    But never really met anyone who holds that SD and HD have no significant differences in PQ.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2013 #95 of 104
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    Well, I don't know the numbers or anything, but when I got my first HD receiver (I still had 2 other receivers in SD) I set it up in my Bedroom. My 12 year old son helped me with the all the connections etc. When we tuned into a channel and he saw the picture; he said, "Holy Crap".

    Obviously the difference was very discernible to a 12 year old. I switched out the other two as soon as I was financially able. My son is sixteen now and I still think the HD is great. (at least after I clean the dust of the monitor)
     
  16. Feb 25, 2013 #96 of 104
    ken100

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    tv's 1080 and the genie is set at 1080.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2013 #97 of 104
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    Everyone involved in this discussion has stated there is a significant difference between SD and HD yet you continue to say there is only a slight difference. Not being sarcastic but I suggest you get your eyes re-examed by a different doctor.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2013 #98 of 104
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    im allowed to have my thoughts and your allowed to have yours. i love the features of a dvr but if someone thinks having a dvr is a joke.....so be it. to each his own. it takes a lot to impress me. im not wowed by the picture when i go the movie theatre either, some are and will only watch movies at the theatre, again to each his or her own. if you love hd and think its a huge difference then thats great. for some people (and ive met and worked with many) we dont see as much of a difference. and thats ok to. some people lover surround sound. for me i can live without it. i prefer a hammer over a nail gun, but i prefer a riding lawn mower over pushing the mower. i like a gas grill, some like charcoal. hey, whatever floats your boat. there is enough room on this site and in this country for different taste's and for people to have different thoughts on things and to not always agree. so we disgagree on this, so what. we probably have more in common than not. have a great day and why get so worked up over it anyway?
     
  19. Feb 26, 2013 #99 of 104
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    What's the refresh rate on the tv? I noticed a big difference when stepping to my Sharp 120hz and then a much bigger difference with my Samsung 240hz. Size of the tv matters as well(both were 55").
     
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    120 hz....46" main tv. honestly i noticed more of a difference when i first got satellite tv in 96 and got rid of analog cable, that seemed like a bigger difference in pic quality to me. don't get me wrong im happy with my pic quality, but most of the sd channels have good quality too. like ion west looks really good, ion east is hd, but flip between the 2 and don't tell me which one is which and i couldnt bet my life with any certainty which one was hd and which one wasent id be guessing. the other day i was watching king of queens on my local cw station in sd and it looked grainey there was no doubt it was sd.
     

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