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DTV unable to broadcast in 1080p

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kram, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 #61 of 131
    P Smith

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    He forgot to mention it was golden 24 karat Monster 6' cable for $1000.00 !:eek2:
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 #62 of 131
    kram

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    Yes, it's true. I had nothing better to do than invent this whole thing. A total charade :p. But seriously, they did tell me that. However, they have since backpedaled by saying that it never really was a known issue :eek2:. So, every single person I talked to who told me this (and there were at least five of them) was lying, and did so just to get on to another call. Even a tech support supervisor told me that this probably was the case. I have learned that one thing DTV is good at is apologizing to the customer -- they certainly have to do a lot of it. Whether or not they mean it is another story altogether.

    Here's another sad-but-true story. One tech support guy I talked to today insisted that my brand new, top-of-the-line Sony Bravia XBR9 wasn't capable of handling 1080p/24fps, even though he read it to me off of a spec sheet! Of course I called Sony, who verified that it was. I just don't understand how so many so-called support reps at one company can be such complete <expletive deleted> :nono2:!
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 #63 of 131
    kram

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 #64 of 131
    P Smith

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    I think you has Bru-Ray player and could make a picture from the TV screen with proper info [1080p24] when it play movie.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 #65 of 131
    evan_s

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    As others have said I would try bypassing your receiver. It shouldn't be the cause of the issue but the only way to say it isn't is to actually test it. HDMI is complex system that has also had things added on top of it multiple times and compatibility issues are far to common and often show up in odd combination and product strange results.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 #66 of 131
    hbkbiggestfan

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    I'll try to set up my HR20-700 back to my Sammy and take a picture in a little bit.

    EDIT: I thought Gold Tips on HDMI cables were meaningless. I've always read (mostly here on DBSTalk) that cheap cables from monoprice produce the same quality as the expensive Monster Gold Tipped cables anyway. I've never used Monster Cables or Gold Tipped HDMIs of any brand and the ones I use produce a brilliant image with Blu-Ray or DirecTV HD... So what's the deal?
     
  7. Feb 8, 2010 #67 of 131
    Hoosier205

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    That's because it's true. As long as the HDMI version is whatever is required for your source...you're good to go. They either work or they don't. Ignore any advice that is based on color of the tips.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2010 #68 of 131
    Hoosier205

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    Oh my...you're the one.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 #69 of 131
    kram

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    Yeah, the main 25-ft. HDMI cable that I replaced was a monoprice one. I have to admit that I don't notice much of a difference....
     
  10. Feb 8, 2010 #70 of 131
    Hoosier205

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    The people who buy Monster Cables are the same people who pay Best Buy/Geek Squad new PC 'Optimization.'

    ...also known as suckers :)
     
  11. Feb 8, 2010 #71 of 131
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    I'm going to go and say that until you bypass your receiver to test then all other coments or even attempts by you to solve it like calling sony should stop. The receiver is a big device that intakes the signal and could be causing it. Its not likely but it is possible. If you bypass it and it doesn't help and you've also played 1080p/24 via some other device on your tv that shows fine then your next step would be to get directv to get you a replacement.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 #72 of 131
    hbkbiggestfan

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    Well I have my HR20-700 connected HDMI to my Samsung now and the distortion is no longer there with this box and TV. So much for that picture. I find this odd though. It's connected no different than it was months ago when I last had this box on this TV.

    kram I got my box as an upgrade offer by calling DirecTV. They made me an offer for $99 I think it was for an additional HD DVR. But I didn't know which model they would bring me (installation). Got lucky to get a brand new HR23-700 from the truck of the technicians.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2010 #73 of 131
    peano

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    I only use Platinum tips. :D
     
  14. Feb 8, 2010 #74 of 131
    cartrivision

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    Disabling the 1080p resolution option will NOT result in a degradation of the resolution. The 1080i format has the exact same resolution as 1080p. Delivering PPV movies in 1080p is essentially done for then purposes of marketing hype, because many people think that it's a higher resolution format than 1080i. It isn't.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2010 #75 of 131
    Hoosier205

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    I hope you are only speaking specifically of DirecTV and not of 1080p in general. While the resolution itself is the same...progressive is different than interlaced.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2010 #76 of 131
    kram

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    What's the difference between progressive and interlaced?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2010 #77 of 131
    P Smith

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    Umm, big in term of moving object's edge and none for static scenes. :)
     
  18. Feb 8, 2010 #78 of 131
    kram

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    Very interesting -- and disappointing. Back to square one. Re: upgrade, I spoke to so many people over the last three days. And I also requested the upgrade that I am entitled to. But I constantly was told that because I already had an HD DVR, there was no upgrade available! And that there was no guarantee that I would get an HR22 or HR23 even if I did go ahead and request a new box.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2010 #79 of 131
    kram

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    So, 1080p is progressive?
     
  20. Feb 8, 2010 #80 of 131
    sigma1914

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    Yup, 1080p as in progressive.
     

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