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DIRECTV now broadcasting 1080p HD


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#251 OFFLINE   ctaranto

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:28 PM

Probably because the HR DVRs don't do 1080p60. They do 1080i60 or 1080p24.


Funny, I don't remember saying the HR did 1080p60.

The TV will render then 1080p24 stream at 1080p24 @ 60Hz if it doesn't support another evenly divisible refresh rate (such at 48Hz or 72Hz). In my case, I can choose from 1080p24 @ 48Hz (flicker, but evenly divisible) or 1080p24 @ 60Hz (no flicker, but displayed with an uneven divisible refresh resulting in a frame unevenness). Refresh doesn't affect the frames/second being fed by the HR. It's always 1080p24 on the 1080p24 channels.

I prefer @60Hz since the flicker really annoys me. Going to the V10, which supports 72Hz, is even better since it's even divisible *and* flicker free (but I didn't feel like spending the premium for that over the G10).

Either way, the info on the TV should show 1080P on 1080P fed channels/sources.

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#252 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:41 PM

Either way, the info on the TV should show 1080P on 1080P fed channels/sources.

One might well assume that, but when the signal is coming through at 24 frames per second, some televisions just don't deal with it.




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