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#1 OFFLINE   MerlinWerks

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

New customer here, HR34 with three clients. Everything seems to be working ok except when I try to watch a VOD TV show (NBC - Revolution) for example, it displays in 480p. Display is a 2011 Panasonic GT30. Initially I had native "on" and all resolutions checked, I tried native "off" and got the same result, 480p as reported by the display. Unchecked 480i/p and now get 720p regardless of native setting. Any ideas?

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#2 OFFLINE   Nighthawk68

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

CBS, NBC & ABC VOD content is only SD 480p quality. No HD. Hopefully that will change down the road.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for the answer and the welcome!

I did find a couple of networks that are in HD to prove my setup, I just happened to pick all SD networks in my initial troubleshooting. Is there a list somewhere that indicates what each network's VOD resolution is or is that just something gained though experience?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

Is there a list somewhere that indicates what each network's VOD resolution is or is that just something gained though experience?

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I keep a full List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (updated regularly) in my signature. Of course it is nothing "official" or anything, just something I do on my own as I check on a regular basis for new HD VOD content. :) ;)

http://www.dbstalk.c...99&postcount=44

Not all content may be in HD on the specific networks but if the majority is I include it in the list, if only a couple of programs are then I specify it out to the side. If the VOD network is not listed then assume all content is only available in SD.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for the effort Coolman.

Relative to your notes, what is a "linear channel"?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for the effort Coolman.

Relative to your notes, what is a "linear channel"?


Traditional channel, where things run based on a schedule. Basically, not on demand.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

CBS, NBC & ABC VOD content is only SD 480p quality. No HD. Hopefully that will change down the road.

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I watched a VOD of NCIS and was disappointed to see it was SD. I didn't notice it was 480p

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

most likely, the SD stream is 480i, it's just the DVR do de-interlacing to 480p

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

most likely, the SD stream is 480i, it's just the DVR do de-interlacing to 480p

It doesn't seem to be as I have all resolutions selected [that are supported by the TV] and noticed the 480p VOD. It wouldn't be in 480p if it wasn't sent that way.
A.K.A VOS

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

do you think, DTV did that de-intercacing in advance for SD VOD too as for HD VOD ? are they 24p ?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

do you think, DTV did that de-intercacing in advance for SD VOD too as for HD VOD ? are they 24p ?

I don't know who did what, but was surprised to see the VOD was 480p.
My Sony doesn't support 1080p/24 (:(), so everything needs to be 60.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm curious if the SD VOD 480p stream has 24 fps rate ...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

I'm curious if the SD VOD 480p stream has 24 fps rate ...

480p/24 isn't something the receiver can output, and if it did, my Sony couldn't handle it.
A.K.A VOS

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

not knowing how the BCM built and what is in FW of the DVR, I wouldn't discard the 480/24p mode for those TV what has advanced chips

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

not knowing how the BCM built and what is in FW of the DVR, I wouldn't discard the 480/24p mode for those TV what has advanced chips

I can only say that my Sony gives an "unsupported signal" message with 1080p/24 and it only works with 1080p/60 and all the other resolutions outputted by the receiver.
A.K.A VOS

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

When your browsing on demand, the hd episodes are usually marked with a tag. If it doesn't have the tag its not HD but hopefully one day everything will be.




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