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H24 is 1080i the max?

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#1 OFFLINE   Hooterville



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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

Just got the H24 a week or so back and have not had much time with it.

The 1080i light on the front is the highest it will go.

Is this normal?

I guess 1080p is for only certain programs?

I have no clue what I'm doing :rolleyes:

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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:40 AM

1080p is for certain PPV. If you have a 1080p/24 TV, then you can use it.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

None of the HD receivers or DVRs will "upconvert" to 1080p. They will only display shows that are broadcast or downloaded as 1080p. Currently, that is only some VOD (and maybe some broadcast PPV?). For all other shows, 1080i is the hightest resolution that will display.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:11 PM

DirecTV does have ONE HD PPV channel that uses 1080/24p format, so technically, there IS "broadcast" content in 1080/24p, but obviously it is limited to a single title on a single channel at any given moment. No normal TV content is broadcast in 1080/24p (or the "other" 1080p format, which is 1080/60p, which the receivers don't support at all anyway), and as stated earlier, the receivers cannot up-convert to 1080p.

DirecTV's HD receivers do a pretty good job of autodetecting a TV's supported formats (except for a few TV models that mis-report their capabilities), so if you don't have 1080p selected, most likely your TV doesn't support it, and selecting it will not do anything for you.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:35 PM

...I have no clue what I'm doing :rolleyes:

I'll break it down for you.

1) Turn on TV

2) Turn on DVR

3) (optional) Turn on sound system

4) (also optional) Pour drinks / pop popcorn

5) Sit, watch, and enjoy

6) Worry about nothing else. Especially not about 1080p vs 1080i vs 720p.

That's all there is to it.
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