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0x0290 Feature Discussion: Support for 1080p/24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Oct 22, 2008 #21 of 171
    drewx420

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    I have two HR20-700's and 1 HR21-700 with a Panasonic 50P77U with 1080P support. None of the DVR's work in 1080P. I also have a PS3 that works properly in 1080P with this TV.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 #22 of 171
    PackFan

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    Sorry - that is last year's model.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 #23 of 171
    JerryMeeker

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    I have the HR20-100 connected to a Denon AVR4301, connected in turn to a Sony Bravia KDL52XBR4, which supports 1080P/24. All connections are HDMI. I now see the 1080P option in Setup, and when I select it, it displays a screen test and asks whether the test is displaying properly. When I answer Yes, the system is now set up to receive 1080P/24.

    :)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #24 of 171
    bpratt

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    It means 24 frames per second. 1080i is 60 frames per second, however each frame is only 540 lines (alternate odd then even lines) so it is actually 30 full frames per second.

    1080p can also be 30 or 60 full frames per second.

    Probably the reason D* is supporting 24 frames per second is because nearly all movies are recorded at 24 frames per second.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 #25 of 171
    Old Guy

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    HR20-700

    Sony KDS-60A3000 (Supports 1080i and 1080/24p)

    Tried thru amp and direct HDMI connect.

    "This TV does not support DIRECTV's 1080p broadcast"
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 #26 of 171
    bloveski

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    I've found that my Samsung HL-S5087W DLP doesn't support 1080p24, only 1080p30, so that would explain why its not working for me. From what I read on the Samsung support site, all their 1080p DLPs only support 1080p30.

    Are there any good posts out there describing why they're going with 1080p24?
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 #27 of 171
    JimmyB

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    Anyone know what the new icon looks like?

    JB
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 #28 of 171
    beckp

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    Same here, but with KDS-55A3000 and HDMI going straight to TV (not to reciever).
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 #29 of 171
    Old Guy

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    In another thread, someone suggested pressing the info button a few times when the HR-2X is checking the TV's resolution. Worked for me with the 60A3000.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 #30 of 171
    bonscott

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    If this new feature will only work for TVs that support 1080p/24 it is no use to probably at least 75 percent of DirecTV subscribers.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 #31 of 171
    bpratt

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    What does the icon look like? Is there currently any 1080P programming we can view or On Demand we can download?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 #32 of 171
    krock918316

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    See post #24....

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1849903&postcount=24
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 #33 of 171
    Hdhead

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    It works for me but what good is it with no 1080p to download. They could of at least supplied a movie or two to try since this has been rolled out to all users. Sort of like buying a nice new car but it came without wheels. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 #34 of 171
    gmac

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    in setup i check 1080P screen went black...pressed info button res now 1080p...
    I do not see miscellaneous options screen.. or the new Icon in directv on demand nor the info screen indicating 1080p programs...
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 #35 of 171
    Greg Alsobrook

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    Correct....

    I have a Sony KDS-60A3000, and my HR21 tells me that it does not support it... but when I try to enable it and the screen goes black, I went ahead and hit "Info" to confirm that I can see the message (even though I can't)... and when i tried to play 1080p content, the TV recognized it as 1080p and displayed it properly...
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 #36 of 171
    jg!

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    I agree 100%!

    It would have been a nice feature for me if it would upconvert all signals to 1080P60. My TV cannot display 1080P24.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2008 #37 of 171
    bpratt

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    Where did you find 1080p content?
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 #38 of 171
    gmac

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    i have the same tv i also hit info button what did you watch to get 1080p content?
     
  19. Oct 22, 2008 #39 of 171
    TomF

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    While this TV technicaly doesn't pass the 1080p "test", if you hit Info during the test, it will report that the TV supports 1080p and the 1080p box will be checked. Then go to Miscellaneous Options and it will show that this TV supports both 1080p/24 and 1080p/60.

    After "cheating" on the test, I have been able to play The Bucket List, The Bank Job, and MI:III with the TV reporting 1080p/24 on both my HR20-700 and my HR21-100. My HR2xs are connected directly to the TV with HDMI 1.3 cables. There are other KDS-60A3000 owners, AirRocker to name one, that have reported that they have been able to successfully play the 1080p movies.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2008 #40 of 171
    olguy

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    Very interesting thread. I will be returning to DirecTV from the other side 11/13. When E* brought out the 1080p on 8/1 there were a lot of similar posts regarding mine won't or mine will. If memory serves many of the same TVs had problems there as well. Luckily for me mine did. But there was a real delay for some of us getting the movie. It was downloaded from sat to the HD and then you could watch it. Some folks never got it. I finally called Tech support and got it. Figured for $1.99 why not. After I watched it and could not discern a difference (might be due to cataract surgery a couple of months prior ;) ) I blocked out that PPV channel.
     
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