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New HR44, odd "orange" skin tones.


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#26 OFFLINE   LiQiCE

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:45 PM

Did you try one of your HR24-200s on the DLP to see if it also occurs on the HR24?

 

Also how old is the bulb on your DLP?  Could it simply be that the bulb is going - you can sometimes see strange results with an old bulb.  Its possible you didn't notice the orange issue until you looked for it when your receiver changed?

 

Personally, I had an HR24-500 and now have an HR44-700 and I do notice a picture quality difference, but mostly that there is better shadow detail on the HR44 than the HR24 (HR24 was crushing blacks) - I think that has to do with the HR24-500's RGB signal being incorrectly processed by my Pioneer Elite plasma (assuming 0-255 when the signal was 16-235).  I don't notice any problems with skin tones being orange or anything else.


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#27 OFFLINE   Soulweeper

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:01 PM

Did you try one of your HR24-200s on the DLP to see if it also occurs on the HR24?

 

Also how old is the bulb on your DLP?  Could it simply be that the bulb is going - you can sometimes see strange results with an old bulb.  Its possible you didn't notice the orange issue until you looked for it when your receiver changed?

 

Personally, I had an HR24-500 and now have an HR44-700 and I do notice a picture quality difference, but mostly that there is better shadow detail on the HR44 than the HR24 (HR24 was crushing blacks) - I think that has to do with the HR24-500's RGB signal being incorrectly processed by my Pioneer Elite plasma (assuming 0-255 when the signal was 16-235).  I don't notice any problems with skin tones being orange or anything else.

It's not the bulb, I replaced it not long ago. I'm going to experiment with my HR24 this weekend, but beyond the shadow of a doubt, it wasn't like this with the 34, as I noticed the orange "ish" tone right away. It was actually the first thing I did notice. We had the 34 swapped out because it was hanging up all the time when fast forwarding, rewinding, and going through the guide, and that's gone, but the orange tone is an issue. I can't say it's isolated to this particular unit, so I'm hesitant to just have Directv replace it, until I can experiment around with it a bit more.


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HR44-500 (Leased)
HR24-200 (Owned)
HR24-200 (Owned/spare)

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#28 OFFLINE   mridan

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

I just had a HR44-500 installed on Saturday. No problems with orange skin tone. Viewing on an older model Panasonic plasma.



#29 OFFLINE   Jason Whiddon

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

After some more time with it, Im not seeing it as well. Just coming from the Hopper, I think PQ is quite good.


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