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. shedberg

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    I have checked over at avsforum and unfortunately, it sounds like a no go.
     
  2. Podkayne

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    Indeed. I don't believe a "firmware" upgrade can make a TV display 24 Hz signals when it is inherently a 60 Hz set, a significant hardware limitation. Nevertheless, I am not too upset by this, since the TV is otherwise excellent.

    I haven't done much downloading by VOD except some standard definition stuff, but it would be nice to be able to take advantage of the 1080p capability. My Oppo 981H upgrades standard def DVDs nicely to 1080p, and I'm looking forward to adding a Blu Ray player soon.
     
  3. rahlquist

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    Never hurts to try. 1 year ago everyone around here said the HRx series would never do 1080p because it wasnt hardware capable of it.
     
  4. Rugged

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    So has any new content been added? I have searched online and via remote and no 1080p content appears.

    my tv is compliant and passed the test.. its a Samsung 650A
     
  5. shedberg

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    I checked with Panasonic today and there are no plans for any upgrades for this set - other than buy a newer model :grin:
     
  6. shedberg

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    My understanding is that some of the Showtime HD VODs are at 1080p/24. The movie Premonition and the show Californication 18 when downloaded were in 1080p. The 1080p icons were not used though.
     
  7. Wildcat_1

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    Okay, this is driving me crazy, please please help !!!

    I have a Panasonic 58" 800u Plasma that is 1080p 24/60 compatible. I have an HR20-700 that allows me to check the 1080p checkbox, it then shifts the screen to kind of a weird zoomed in view, I click info and then it takes me to the picture that is now squeezed to half the screen but states 1080p is available and that you cannot access this mode with the format key. Now, no matter what I try and do (can't search for 1080p, cannot force a download of 1080p content from TV explorer on drirecTV website) I cannot get it into 1080p.

    What am I doing wrong ???

    Thanks so much

    WC
     
  8. jonny4

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    why didn't my hr21-100 update but both my hr20's did?
     
  9. David MacLeod

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    what is your HR21-100 on now? iirc there was no nr pushed for this model lately.
     
  10. jonny4

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    not sure which one it was on but it does not have the 1080p stuff and i thought the 1080p stuff was added last week.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    OK, I think this thread got bumped accidentally. I'm closing it to avoid further bumps.
     
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