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HR 34 (genie) oversize problem

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jtstp17, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. samrs

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    I think I would try turning cinemotion on if you haven't, off is default for your tv.

    Your manuel also says that screen settings are locked when viewing 720/1080 content.

    I would try setting your HR34 to native mode on and make sure the display size is set to 16x9. Change to channel 205 a 480i channel and see if you can adjust screen settings. If you havent already tried this.
     
  2. Beerstalker

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    Which one is what yours looks like? There are 3 different pictures. If it is the second one, then it might just be the overscan in your TV and you may have to deal with it. If it looks like the third picture then you have a setting wrong somewhere, and I'm leaning toward it being in your HR34. Go into the settings on your HR34 and make sure it is set for a 16:9 TV, and tell it to crop SD channels. Then turn off native mode and uncheck all resolutions except 1080i.

    Once you have that done, make sure your DirecTV remote is set to control the DirecTV DVR and hit the format button near the top left of the remote until it says 1080i original format or something like that.

    Once you have that done your picture should look right. Then you can think about doing stuff like turning native back on, and allowing other resolutions, etc. if you find that you get a better picture doing so.
     
  3. jtstp17

    jtstp17 Cool Member

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    so for my 2012 sony hx850 model. should i have native on? this is the tv not having problems btw
     
  4. jtstp17

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    it is definitely the 2 picture. overscan of tv. I never noticed this with cable provider but maybe like others have said i never knew i was missing 10% of the screen. The cable guide was never cut off. I never had problems with sport scores on top or bottom.

    I just notice it now with directv menu/info guide screen. picture still seems fine.

    BTW i have also tried doing what you said before trying to get help from you guys :) so it has to be overscan of tv.
     
  5. jtstp17

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    i will try when i get home

    cinemotion as in the advanced settings? and yes the manual does say it locks it.
     
  6. jtstp17

    jtstp17 Cool Member

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    how much does a service tech cost? and how would i go about getting one? sony.com?

    too bad you couldn't just fix my overscan problem :grin:

    also, i had a dvr that had a menu with my cable provider before this. And their menu was never cut off.
    So do you still think it was this way? especially when sport scores/tickers aren't cut off as far as i know.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Check to see if anyone in your area service Sony.

    Now if you want to know, if it's the receiver or the TV, move the receiver over to your Sony hx850TV. If it also has a problem [which I don't image] check in the user menus for any settings like "display area" and see if there's "full pixel".
    If you've got the Sony hx850 set for little or no overscan, and you still have the problem, then it's the receiver.
    If on the other hand this TV doesn't have the problem, then it's your old CRT overscan.

    If you look at this, you'll see the Sony menu overlay with full pixel, normal, and then -1 & -2

    [​IMG]

    Full pixel is zero overscan, while -2 is the most overscan
     
  8. jtstp17

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    ill try that this weekend. my hx850 does have the directv client tho and doesnt experience this but will try with the actual genie itself. which i do agree with you that it most likely will be normal
     
  9. jtstp17

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    attached is actual picture of my problem on the kv34xbr800 tv

    dont mind the cell phone bad picture :p
     

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