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 23, 2008 #81 of 171
    Baconbeard

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    The A2000 DOES NOT support 1080P/24p. You essentially just tricked the test, but that doesn't mean it is going to work properly when the content comes out.

    I have the KDS60A2000, and it does not support 1080P/24p
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 #82 of 171
    Dad61

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    I got a phone call this morning from Directv apologizing for problems Tuesday. I had no significant problems w/my HR-22 except that I can no longer dim or shut of the "circle of blue". The other problem that really has me baffled is that my 52 in Sharp Aquos doesn't recognize Directv's version of 1080p. What is the difference between Direc's version and let's say my BlueRay/HD players version of 1080p? Can anyone explain this for me? Very curious about this. I may have found the answer. Does it have to do with 1080p/24 vs 1080p/60? or 1080p/120? There is nothing in the specs for the TV that says anything about 24/60/72/120, does anyone know where this info can be found? Connected through HDMI and connected to the internet.
    Last edited by Dad61 : Today at 03:18 PM. Reason: May have found the answer already
     
  3. Oct 23, 2008 #83 of 171
    Dad61

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    Same with mine. Did not work. HR-22

    I did the INFO button and it worked!!!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 #84 of 171
    Gunnyman

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    Also same here.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 #85 of 171
    PackFan

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    Did it work? Or did you just 'cheat' the system? Only if you saw your screen temporarily change to 1080p can you know for sure.

    I pressed the INFO button on mine too - but I never saw the 1080p resolution actually display on my TV...
     
  6. Oct 23, 2008 #86 of 171
    PackFan

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    More problems over at AVSForum: Link

    Will DirecTV admit they have a problem here?
     
  7. Oct 23, 2008 #87 of 171
    Dad61

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    You are right, I don't know for sure , have to wait for 1080p content to know for sure. But my TV accepted it and in the DVR setup it says that it is an accepted resolution.....so I am assuming based on the fact that I know my TV accepts 1080p from every thing else, including my 64bit computer. Im going to check out that link in your other post too.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 #88 of 171
    HDinATL

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    I have the Panasonic PZ80 plasma 1080p and it passed the 1080P test without a glitch.
    Just vod'ed the 1080p version of Harry Potter - looks almost 3D!! Very happy...
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 #89 of 171
    exchguy

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    How did you VOD the 1080p version? I thought the 1080 test channel with the test 1080p content was removed after the CE was over and the 290 went national? I guess I need to check this when I get home.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 #90 of 171
    Indiana627

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    Same here with my Sony 52W4100!
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 #91 of 171
    Busterbear

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    East...
    I hope your correct. But, per Sony only the 3000 series with 120Hrz will display 1080p/24. It does this by displaying each frame five times. 5 x 24=120.
    It does 1080p/60 by displaying each frame twice. 2 x 60=120.

    It is also necessary to make a setting in the Sony X-Bar menu setup.
    After you start a 1080p/24 program for the first time. On the Sony remote select "Home" Scroll left to "Settings"; scroll down to "Video Options" and select; Scroll down to "Motion Naturalizer" and select. Scroll down to the second page to the HDMI input you are using for your DVR. On the the HDMIx 1080/24p entry; make sure the setting is "Off". "x" is the actual number of the HDMI input you are using.
    Good Luck
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  12. Oct 23, 2008 #92 of 171
    awalt

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    Thanks - it will be nice to try it with some 1080p content....
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 #93 of 171
    jerseyreef

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    I have the Panny TH-50PZ850-U, which supports 1080p/24 and I passed the setup test. Now I just need some content!!!

    BTW - I noticed a new menu option

    System Setup>Network>Network Services

    The text says:

    "Choose Automatic if you want the STB to configure the services port for you. Otherwise select manual, choose your ports from the pre-defined ranges and configure your router to forward these ports"

    HR21-100 is already networked to my PC to stream pics, music and video. What does the Network Services option provide?
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 #94 of 171
    rahlquist

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    Future use. Nothing currently.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2008 #95 of 171
    wmccain

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    You are absolutely correct. I was comparing decoded data streams, which was an oversight on my part. In fact, the data stream downloaded over IP will be in MPEG(4) format, which has the flags that you described. Movies on DVD were often poorly encoded, and many of them failed to reduce redundancy properly, but presumably most encoding nowadays is done "smarter".

    Yes, that is another "gotcha" to watch for!

    Personally, my eyes are "too old" to be able to see "micro-judder", so the 3/2 cadence of (say) 1080/60p is "good enough for me". Nevertheless, when buying a new display or projector, I would certainly insist on one with a correct implementation of 24 fps.

    I note that Sony has even "upped the ante" by announcing new sets with a 240Hz refresh rate.

    Bill
     
  16. Oct 23, 2008 #96 of 171
    armophob

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    Am I trying to hard to look for technical data on my Panasonic TH-50PX60U. Does every ones manuals but mine show 1080p/24 or 1080p/30(1080p/60) in the specs? Or is this a personal discovery thing? I know Doug just started a thread that says don't post if your tv does not support 1080p/24, but how do I know if none of the documentation tells me?
     
  17. Oct 23, 2008 #97 of 171
    jacmyoung

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    The Panny 1080p plasma sets are not compatible, at least those from last year like the one I have 50PZ77U.

    One the other hand my 20" LG LCD set passed the test, I thought it was a joke then I dug up the manual and it says right there 1080p/24Hz supported, go figure. It is not even a 1080p set, only 1366x768p.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2008 #98 of 171
    armophob

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    But when I loaded The Bank Job I watched it fine. Now that was 1080p/24 correct?
     
  19. Oct 24, 2008 #99 of 171
    jacmyoung

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    I watched several 1080p movies just fine too, when the set did not pass the test, the DVR simply used the default resolution, in my case 1080i. You need to go into the HDTV resolution menu to test the 1080p/24 mode.

    I did a quick google search, looked to me the newer PZ models this year all support 24p now. And the price is about $1,000 cheaper than the last year too.
     
  20. TreyS

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    Where and how are you guys getting 1080p content? Where was Bucket List and MI3 located to download?

    I can't find the movies anywhere.
     
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