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Weird Sonic Tap Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MysteryMan, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    My HR44-200 is set to Native On and all resolutions are selected. When watching channel 125 which broadcasts in 1080p if I switch to a Sonic Tap channel it too is broadcasting in 1080p. When watching a channel that is broadcasting in 1080i if I select a Sonic Tap channel it broadcasts in 1080i. If I'm watching a channel broadcasting in 720p and switch to a Sonic Tap channel it broadcasts in 720p. Same with SD. If I'm watching a channel broadcasting in 480p and switch to a Sonic Tap channel it broadcasts in 420p. Very weird. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. flaktastic

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    I've seen that too on an HR34 and HR21-200. The resolution setting from the last channel I was on "sticks".
     
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Sonic Tap does not have an actual video feed, but the receiver generates it by picking up a few things like the song title, artist, etc. from the satellite? If it worked that way it would probably generate the video at whatever resolution the last channel was using.

    Someone like P Smith who knows how to interpret the metadata being sent down from the satellite for various channels could probably tell us if there's a video carrier associated with the Sonic Tap channels or not.
     
  4. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    No they dont..... The 800s are AUDIO ONLY... (No set video size (Other than the listing of title,etc))
     
  5. slice1900

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    Thanks Dude111. Based on that, what MysteryMan is seeing is as expected, and nothing to be concerned about.
     
  6. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    Why on earth would you leave native on? It takes forever to do anything!!!
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    There is nothing wrong with leaving NATIVE ON, as long as you know the benefits and is used "properly"
     
  8. WB4CS

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    Agreed! I leave Native on because if I'm watching a channel in 720p, I want it in 720p and not upscaled to 1080i. Or if I'm watching PPV I want it to correctly display in 1080p/24.

    On my TV's there's a small (less than a second) delay when changing from one resolution to another. That second is not worth complaining about nor does it effect my TV viewing experience.
     
  9. peds48

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    But, and there always that "but"if your TV is native 1080p (as more newer TVs are) the content is always upscaled to the TV native resolution which would be 1080p.
     
  10. ejbvt

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    ????

    It takes up to 10 seconds to change channels with native on, if the channel you're going to is a different resolution. That is a Directv issue, it took less than 2 seconds to change channels with my old TWC box when the channels were different (And native was on). It takes less than 3 when native is off. SD is horrible with native on and sometimes distorted image, less horrible and proper aspect ratio(well, at least what the station is broadcasting, even then it's not always proper) with native off. What am I missing?
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    It takes just about 3 seconds with native ON on one of my HR44s. Native feature should not affect aspect ratio and I don't see a difference on SD
     
  12. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Through the years I've had several DirecTV HD DVRs using Native On (HR44-200, HR34-700, HR24-500, HR22-100, ect.). None of them ever took ten seconds to change channels.
     
  13. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    nevermind. Not worth arguing.
     
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  14. WB4CS

    WB4CS New Member

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    If you're the only one with a 10 second delay and others are saying it only takes 2 seconds, you probably have an issue. Could be an older TV or a TV that doesn't sync well, bad HDMI cable, etc.

    True. My TV is about 3 years old (Samsung 51" Plasma). Each time the input resolution changes the OSD shows what it is displaying at. It correctly changes between SD, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p/24 as I change channels - which only takes about 1 to 2 seconds to handshake, sync, and display the channel. I can't remember how I set it up to do that, but I think I had to tell the TV menu to display the incoming HDMI display resolution. Don't remember, I set it up once 3 years ago and never had to change it.
     

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