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Native Resolution Settings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by traderfjp, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. JCO

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    And first telling me I was just a "techno-babbler" who needed to only get the last word wasnt a first attack insult? Yes, I did have to make the point that way to curb his agressive behavior in the future.
     
  2. JCO

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    to clarify what was already posted correctly EVERYTHING HD is in 1080i except
    for ABC, FOX and ESPN1&2 at this point.
    jco
     
  3. richlife

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    I noticed last week when we had someone come in screaming about "blowing the whistle" to D*, Earl came back and said "welcome" happy to have your participation -- and the perp never came back.

    So JCO, despite your obvious knowledge, you've driven most of us away. Thanks for participating and I will quietly put you in my first Ignore.
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    Don't encourage him. After four days of it, all we can do is ignore him.
     
  5. sgrimess

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    So, with Native on, do you select all resolutions in the set-up menu? even 480i, 480p, and 720p?Or just 1080i?
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    If you're using native [on] and you want to have your TV do the conversion of SD, then you would need one of the 480 selected for it to pass it on. So to see which would work best for your eye's viewing, select 480 [i or p], 720P & 1080i. Then watch various programs and see what you like. Most HD is 1080i ESPN & some other sports programs are 720P and all the SD is 480i. The lights on the from panel will show what resolution the program is with native on.
     
  7. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    :nono2: I followed your learned, and others, discussion about the differences in the settings. I did learn alot until my eyes glazed over and I went to my happy place. But now I understand more as to what is going on....need to reread and reabsorb all the info.

    However I do not think insults,especially those that seem to effect the people that are reading this thread, enhance your crediablity.

    If you have an issue with a responder a better approach would be a PM.

    Remember your posts will be read by new members or potential members.

    Now back to topic.....I will try to set my HR20 to native off and 720P and see what I think.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    To test how well the HR-20 works:
    Check all of the resolutions your TV supports and native off.
    Tune to a channel & use the remote to to step through all of the resolutions. Repeat for several different programs. Check HD 1080i, 720P & good old SD channels.
    We all know that 480 on a HD program will look bad, so there is the need to use your brain as most of us can.
    Next you can set native ON and repeat [but you don't need to use the remote since your TV will replace it] . Now you have seen both & can decide which you like better.
     
  9. john18

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    FWIW, I run Native on with all resolution boxes checked and I have also selected Piller Box for non 16:9 formatted shows. I let my Sony TV upconvert everything.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    It's worth as much as what I do with mine: off with 1080 & pillarbox.
     
  11. Coffey77

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    My usual statement on this one is to try it out for yourself... Everyone here has some good advice, no doubt. The only factor is that it's your TV, and you are the one who is watching it.:D I like 720p because to me it seems everything is a bit softer around the edges...
     
  12. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    .......and I'll add beside it being your TV....."it's your eyes". :eek2:
     
  13. bonscott87

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    When I tried Native on (the only reason I don't leave it on is I hate the delay in channel changing while it finds the format) I selected 480i and 1080i as the only 2 resolutions.

    Why?

    Because that's what my TV supports.
    So when it sends my TV 480i my TV will do it's thing to upconvert and stretch as I like it.
    When there is a 720p the HR20 will upconvert to 1080i and send it along (I see no difference whatsover between the HR20 or my TV upconverting so I let the HR20 do it).
    And of course 1080i just sends it along as is.

    Right now I run Native off with 480i and 1080i as the selected resolutions. For the most part I leave the HR20 at 1080i but if during a 480i program I'd rather have my TV do the stretching and converting I just hit the format button on my remote to change to 480i. Then I use the button on the remote to go back to 1080i when I'm watching an HD program.

    Took me about 2 weeks to figure this all out for what works best *for me*.
     
  14. john18

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    Yup, that's about right. :)
     
  15. Clint Lamor

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    This thread needs to stay on track with NO insults or it will be closed.
     
  16. ericp

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    I've learned a lot from this forum in the last few months. It really is an excellent place. But, I continue to read this same debate about Native and resolution settings. The discussions all seem to come down to the same variables: the individual's perception and the individual's TV.

    I was wondering if it might be more useful to have a thread where we list our TV model and the settings we think look best. I realize it's hardly scientific, and there are a lot of different models out there, but it might be a more practical starting point and reference for some.

    Incidentally, I've played around with my setup enough to find the settings I prefer. I'm running Native on my Sony KDL-40V2500 and think it looks substantially better for HD and SD.
     
  17. JCO

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    Like I said before, I will not tolerate insults either and calling me a technobabbler and to get lost without finding anything wrong whatsoever with my posts or with any prior personal attacks or insults in my posts IS AN INSULT, or is it not? That is the pot calling the kettle black IMHO. If you think it should be private or via moderaters, then why are you posting this stuff public and challenging my credibitliy in public? Makes no sense to me at all.
     
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