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3D TV .. What doesn't work (Hardware)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 #261 of 317
    skylab

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    I had this same sync problem as well last night. Edit: My receiver takes the audio directly from the DirecTV box via coax.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 #262 of 317
    dettxw

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    So this espn 3D fix to change from the unrequired 720p SbS to 1080i, we're talking about seeing actual programming and not just the D logo?

    Not that it matters that much to me as I'd already replaced my VSX-1020 with a Denon receiver. Guess I'd have the flexibility to switch it back in.

    I wonder what they were thinking in the first place outputting an optional format.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 #263 of 317
    RAD

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    ESPN 3D went to be carried 24x7 a few weeks ago, but a lot of the programming is repeats. Check http://espn.go.com/3d/schedule.html for when there is live programming.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 #264 of 317
    I WANT MORE

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    I know but after shelling out a lot of $$$$ for the system I couldn't justify waiting for a fix so I did the route directly to tv fix. I'll just have to get in there and run it through the AVR again. It is a good thing.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 #265 of 317
    spartanstew

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    Still can't get 3D on my Mits w/adapter. Worked fine a few months ago, but now, whenever I tune to a 3D station the audio is there, but just a black picture. HR21 to Mits adapter to display with audio from HR21 to Pio 1020 via optical.

    3D works fine out of the Blu Ray player.

    Been like this for over a month. Might be an issue with the converter/adapter, but don't have a spare one handy to check.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 #266 of 317
    itzme

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    There's no more dead-air logos. Its full time now and it will work through your VSX-1020. SatRacer was kind enough to elude that the fix was underway about 6 weeks or so ago. He wasn't in a position to tell us for sure, since I guess things could change. To me, it also sounded like ESPN 3D had a role in the 720p broadcasting issue.

    Kudo's to DirecTV to providing the fix, when Pioneer wouldn't even entertain the issue and just wanted us to buy their 2011 model. Kudos to SatRacer for letting us know to have faith, instead of re-wiring or replacing our AVR systems.

    I wonder if those who were watching content 720p notice an improvement now that its 1080i?
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 #267 of 317
    dettxw

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    Thanks for the info. Now the old VSX-1020 is much more usable.

    I wonder just when did they make the change and how?

    I'll for sure be watching Arizona @ OK State next Thursday in 3D. :)
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 #268 of 317
    itzme

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    As for when, I THINK today.
    As for how, ESPN 3D (and DTV) are now sending their signal in 1080i instead of the 720p/SBS that was giving our VSX-1020s problems.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 #269 of 317
    spartanstew

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    Duh.

    It had been so long that I had forgotten I had a dedicated activity button on my Harmony for 3D.

    What I was attempting to do was watch 3D via the adapter but using the TV input that's connected to the A/V Receiver.

    Working good now.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2011 #270 of 317
    dettxw

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    Don't you need to update your setup?
     
  11. Sep 3, 2011 #271 of 317
    HiDefRev

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    OK, I rearranged my system this morning, and ESPN 3D is most definitely coming through my Onkyo with no problems !! YIPPEE !! . BUT - the 3D PPV channel is still stating that my 1080p Panny plasma cannot do 1080p/24 ( Give me a break !! ). So when is D* going to fix THAT problem ????? Until they do, I'll continue to order my 3D PPV movies from HULU where they're $1 cheaper than D* anyway !! . WAKE UP, Directv !!! . :rant:
     
  12. Sep 4, 2011 #272 of 317
    jmpfaff

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    Does anyone know if ESPN is actually originating the signal in 1080i vs DirecTV converting it to 1080i?

    I saw some stuff a couple of months ago about ESPN buying equipment such that they could provide source material in 1080p...so I'm wondering if they might be changing their main channels up to a 1080 variant in the near future.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2011 #273 of 317
    itzme

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    I believe the signal is being sent to DTV as 1080 now. On a related note, does anyone actually notice the higher res?
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 #274 of 317
    mcl77

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    just got a panasonic 3d plasma with 2 free glasses.
    running that with hdmi to my hd dvr.

    Must say the 3d looks amazing.
    The tv came with a pair of free glasses and was only 999. No brainer for me.

    Just had to run the software update on the tv in order for the 3d channel to come in.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2011 #275 of 317
    Raddle

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    Here on the west coast ESPN 3D has been missing for a couple weeks. It is still missing this morning. Does anyone on the west coast have ESPN 3D?
     
  16. Sep 7, 2011 #276 of 317
    RAD

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    Since east and west coast all use the same satellite have you tried to reboot the receiver to see if it comes back in the guide? ALso check your signal reading on satellite 103(ca) transponder 13 which is where ESPN 3D is located.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2011 #277 of 317
    Raddle

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    Thanks, RAD. I reset the receiver using the menu reset command but the channel is still missing. The only 3D channels I get are 103 and 104. The signal strength on satellite 103(ca) transponder 13 is 77%.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2011 #278 of 317
    RAD

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    What about ch 107 (3net) you don't see that either? Are you using a Favorites list that doesn't have 106 and 107 in it?
     
  19. Sep 7, 2011 #279 of 317
    Raddle

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    Well, it's possible though I don't think I made any changes before channels 105 - 107 disappeared two weeks ago. I will check when I get home.

    I went to the online guide at the DirecTV web site. I can see the other channels there. I scheduled a recording of an ESPN 3D show. If I can see that when I get home then I guess I can receive the channel one way or another.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2011 #280 of 317
    RAD

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    You can also try going to the My Equipment section on the DIRECTV web site, click on the Reauthorized My Receiver tab and select the STB that's having the problem.

    As for the favorites list, sometimes channels that you have in the list might drop off, especially after any software updates done to the receiver.
     

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