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HR34: 0x0547/0x0548 HDUI - Issues/Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 #41 of 322
    RunnerFL

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    Well it's the same UI and it looks the same on my HR34 as it does on my HR24 which are both hooked up to the same TV.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2012 #42 of 322
    nick4blu_81

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    Im very happy that yours is working correctly. I thought this forum was to report problems and suspected problems which is what I was attempting to do?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 #43 of 322
    sriggins

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    Does the HR-34 support 1080p? My TV does, but maybe my HDMI switch does not, hmm. I cannot get the TV into 1080p mode no matter what I do with the HR-34 format settings. HDTV settings, etc.

    Wondering if 1080i is what is causing my text issues.


    Edit: My Octavia HDMI SW4A supports 1080p
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 #44 of 322
    nick4blu_81

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    1080p is only available for video and cinema on demand. 720p/1080i is the highest resolutions that DirecTV receivers will output for normal hi def programming.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 #45 of 322
    sigma1914

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    To those with issues regarding it not looking HD... Is Native on or off? Are you on a SD channel?
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 #46 of 322
    nick4blu_81

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    HD channel, native off. 1080i/original format.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 #47 of 322
    sriggins

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    ok I turned off all resolutions other than 1080i and 1080p. I set it to pillar box, black bars.

    It was on 1080i before, it is on 1080i now, but the guide looks much better.

    I think what the dang thing was doing was seeing ESPN in 720p and upscaling both the video AND the guide from 720 to 1080. If so, that is a dumb piece of software right there (I develop iPhone/iPad applications for a living and deal with multiple resolutions, scaling, anti-aliasing, etc)

    The OS should know that the TV is in X resolution and render in that resolution, then overlay. It should not render everything at some lower resolution and then upscale everything.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 #48 of 322
    sriggins

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    ok the solution for my 75532 Mitsubishi DLP was to turn on 720P and turn native on. Changing channels was already too slow to be usable so we always went through the guide. Now we have slightly longer times while the TV syncs, but ESPN looks a bit better (as it is 720P) and NBC looks fine, and the guide text looks very good in both.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 #49 of 322
    Justin23

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    For those of you having issues with the new HDGUI not looking "crisp" with the new software, try the Format button on the remote. After the download mine went back to the 480i resolution and I had to switch it back to 1080i.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 #50 of 322
    texasmoose

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    I agree, now on our fios stb hd looks hd, and wifey still prefers the ol' D* blue sd ui, but u can't please every1.

    I was hopeful that the hd ui would give us more real estate, for an examle, wifey has a ton of shows with whole home & 2 hr24's(1 with a 2tb full of shows) and when u bring up list it only shows 6 at-a-time, it should have at a minimum @ least 12 shows. They should give the user the option to eliminate the pig, to increase real estate.

    What I also like about fios hd ui, when u pull up a recording u can view chapters & it gives u a screen shot of what is on @ each tick(6-min time mark-intervals), and u just scroll over & select it. Very neat indeed, only thing on our D* stbs is ff & hit skip and toggle to each time mark, 30 minute intervals.

    I also like it gives you 4 different views to pick from, small pig, med pig, big pig & 1 other view.

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  11. Mar 28, 2012 #51 of 322
    inkahauts

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    Guys, I think that your units are just coming up at a resolution that isn't hd. Just try changing channels to a 1080i channel, and making sure your TV is showing that it is receiving 1080i signal.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2012 #52 of 322
    don s

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    I feel the same way. I have 3 HR24s and the guide looks sharp. Not as sharp on the HR34. Same GUI or not, it is NOT as crisp.

    And yes, the video is just fine. Watching 1080i channels, etc .. The guide/GUI is not fine for me ..
     
  13. Mar 28, 2012 #53 of 322
    inkahauts

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    If you hit info or the like button on your tv remote,what res does it say it's getting?
     
  14. Mar 28, 2012 #54 of 322
    austen0316

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    I know I posted earlier but no one chimed in, why's the numbers and brief channel names next to that in blue? It looks horrible.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2012 #55 of 322
    Drucifer

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    Something wrong with it Smart Search. It finds shows on channels I don't get.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2012 #56 of 322
    Drucifer

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    Here's another carryover from the first Hx2x HDGUI.

    When you delete the last program in a folder, from outside the PlayList, the folder closes and the item below the folder is highlighted. To get to the next last program, you must back to folder. Open the folder and maneuver to the last program again.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2012 #57 of 322
    mitchinpa

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    Downloaded (via OnDemand) a show from Sprout for my kid to watch last night, and it still had the skipping issue during playback. I downloaded it a second time, and it still skipped, just at different points than the first time. Not sure if this is a HR34 issue, or an OnDemand issue....
     
  18. Mar 28, 2012 #58 of 322
    Herdfan

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    I'm with them. Turned on the TV last night and I had the update. Then I had to check to see if it had been reset to 480i. Looks like crap. My HR21 on the same TV looks much better.

    Not sure if it is relevant, but I am hooked up via component. I am going to check my parent's HR34 later today.

    Edit: Both HR's are hooked up via component through a Denon 3806 converted to HDMI and displayed on a Sony KDS-R70XBR2. So different TV inputs are not at issue for me.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2012 #59 of 322
    RunnerFL

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    Because your new channel logos haven't downloaded yet, give them time.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012 #60 of 322
    azvipers

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    Something must be different on the HR34, the new HDGUI it is not clear and sharp as my other receivers. I have checked the settings and everything is set properly. I even hooked up my HR24 to the same TV thinking is was the TV and the difference is very noticeable. I haven’t tried a RBR yet.
     

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