HR54/C61K Discussion

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  1. dminches

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    The "issues" of which I speak is that the picture is too dark. There is no reason why it should be darker than a 1080p picture. It could have something to do with how they are encoding the picture but they need to accommodate a slew of displays. I have a $15k Sony projector and a 65" Samsung panel and the picture is too dark on both of them.
     
  2. jimmie57

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    If you have HDR turned on in your devices and the picture is not transmitting with the HDR format it will be dull and dark relative to other pictures.
    Try turning the HDR feature OFF in your devices and see if the brighten up.

    I don't have 4k service from DTV but I do get it on You Tube. When I choose an HDR or non HDR I can see the differences I just described.
     
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  3. n3ntj

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    Its rather mind boggling that D* can have these issues with 4k and all the CSR's say is that "the engineers are working on it." Things must really be bad if it's taken over a year to fix these problems. I am an engineer.. if it took me this long to fix something, I'd be out of a job.
     
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  4. slice1900

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    All broadcasters doing 4K have had various issues, not everything is only on Directv's end. This is probably one of the reasons there aren't any real 4K channels yet - no one wants to make the jump until the major issues are ironed out.
     
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  5. Rich

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    What's really mind boggling is that folks actually believe the CSRs when they come up with such nonsense.

    Rich
     
  6. n3ntj

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    What broadcasters have tried 4k?
     
  7. slice1900

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    Dish and Comcast at least. I'm sure there are probably others.
     
  8. dminches

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    I thought by broadcasters you meant who is initiating the signal, not carrying it. When you said that the problems weren't just on Directv's end, which I am sure is true, I assumed you meant the people sending the signal for Directv (and others) to provide to their viewers.
     
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    I made the same assumption. The networks are gonna have to start this, I don't see where an entity such as D* or Dish has anything to do with this.

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  10. n3ntj

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    DirecTV and Dish are not broadcasters but instead providers. 2 different things
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  11. Steady Teddy

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    0x10D1 is the current firmware version on my C61k and 0x11D1 is the latest on the HR54. The Info screen on the Genie is now clear at the top: Top_IMG_1454[1538].jpg

    And There is no more Circle in the recorded material when you advance:
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    This just started happening yesterday. Are these both the current versions? Don't have this issue on the HR54, only the Genie.
     
  12. P Smith

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    check www.redh.com/dtv
     
  13. jimmie57

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  14. Steady Teddy

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    ^Thanks for the link. Yes I have the latest firmware version(s). Have to do a hard reset to get the Genie to display info properly but it happens again after entering Programming menu. Annoying.
     
  15. jimmie57

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    The HR54 is the Genie. The c61k is a client to the Genie.
     
  16. Steady Teddy

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    ^ I stand corrected. The C61K was causing the issue but I did another hard reset, this time on both units. Problem appears to be gone for now. Thanks
     
  17. Steady Teddy

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    Client Software on the C61K is now 0x113d.
    Just went to channel 105 and got the old message "Your TV is not 4K compatible". Had to recheck the 4K box in the display settings.
    Am I gonna have to go through this **** again every time I power up my HT system and tune into channel 105/106?
     
  18. P Smith

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    yeah... can you bypass AVR with video and keep only audio to it ?
     
  19. Steady Teddy

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    The 8802A can passthrough HDR. It looks like the new update leaves 4K off by default. Dolby was off too. Will see what happens going forward.
     
  20. P Smith

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    it's not the point - AVR have own HDCP timing, EDID, etc; so DTV STB with strict HDCP 2.0 negotiation usually fail on AVRs but TVs
     

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