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My 1080P experience on Dish, VOD rental I Am Legend

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by 810DVR, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Aug 11, 2008 #81 of 348

    ICBM99 Mentor

    Apr 4, 2007
    I had I am Legend (1080p) on 501 on Saturday when I checked, but didn't have the time to actually check it out. There were also several others listed on 501 VOD.
  2. Aug 11, 2008 #82 of 348

    ZBoomer Icon

    Feb 21, 2008
    I think it's a farce. I keep seeing these commercials all over the place, including dedicated channels on my receiver, that I have been "Turbocharged" and can view 1080p VOD, but I don't have jack.

    (and yes, I have a 1080p capable TV)

    I'm getting kinda tired of the propoganda, and nothing to back it up.

    Some of the new HD channels look pretty good, I'll give them that.
  3. Aug 11, 2008 #83 of 348

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    Why don't you guys save your complaints until the roll-out is finished. Maybe you will be surprised.
  4. Aug 11, 2008 #84 of 348

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    I'll be surprized if 1080P stays at $2.99... sure would like to know what happens if you click "yes" after it says your TV is not compatable. Will it play in 1080i? I'd rent it in 1080i for $2.99 (but surely not for $4.99, it's in their SD movies list at that price). If they end up at $6.99 like all the other HD (or $7.99 or $8.99 which would seem logical to their current structure), then it is a farce. It is also a farce if they play on ONLY 1080P TV's, they should at least play on 1080P compatable TV's. Now if they were able to "upconvert" to 1080P on all HD channels, that would make "Turbocharged" worth something. My DVD player can do it, why not the VIP722?
  5. Aug 11, 2008 #85 of 348

    rwalsh New Member

    May 21, 2006
    1.When hitting the Samsung Remote Info button while watching "I Am Legend" on my LN-T5265 i saw the following: 1920 X 1080P ( 1900 was a typo)
    H Freq: 27Khz

    V Freq: 24Hz

    2. When doing this watching normal HD with My 722 set at 1080i, the following is seen: 1920 X 108I
    H Freq. 33Khz
    V. Freq. 60Hz

    3. I an not planning to pay to watch " I am Legend" again, But when doing the HDMI test I did see the Video Format: 1250I 50Hz. A normal HDMI test watching normal HD Just shows the video format at 1080I.
  6. Aug 11, 2008 #86 of 348

    paja Godfather

    Oct 22, 2006
    It is hard to optomistic when dealing with a company that spits out lies and csr's that don't even know what is going on. Last week, I get an e-mail,"You will be able to view(with my 622) channel 501 on 8-7-08 at 12:00am." 8-7 comes , no 501. Call up. The first csr didn't even know anything about 501 or 1080p-NOTHING! Long story-finally end up in tech and a guy there told me I would get 501 on 8-11. 8-11 comes. Guess what?? Yes-NO 501. Call back again. Two csr's that know next to nothing about the whole thing. Finally get a super who says I should have been told THE WEEK OF 8-11. After some persistent complaining(just so happens my 18 month comm. is up 8-10-08) I was given three months free HD(3 $20 credits) for this VOD ,501, 1080P debacle.

    Wait till they find out what they have to do to keep my $138 a month. I haven't even got started on that yet.:rolleyes: :hurah:
  7. Aug 11, 2008 #87 of 348
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Thanks for conforming the info; that "1250i 50Hz" is still a mystery - could be a bug in your Sammy FW.

    If you could willing to check the movie's file size. Umm.
  8. Aug 12, 2008 #88 of 348

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    I'm going to bite the bullet tonight and try my $3.00 on Legend (even though I only have a 1080p "compatable" TV). I got the "your TV is not compatable" message, but it does give you the option to click "yes" to watch it, so I'll try that tonight. I'm interested to see what my Panny info says, "1080i" or "1080p". It does show "1080p" when getting an upconverted DVD input.
  9. Aug 12, 2008 #89 of 348
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    In case if your HDTV set have DVI or/and HD15 (VGA) connector - connect it to your PC and run EDID Viewer, then post result here.
  10. Aug 12, 2008 #90 of 348

    jbjsm Cool Member

    May 15, 2005
    I also have a 1080P capable TV and two VIP622"s that have been "Turbocharged". They're still at software version L512 and channel 510 does not show up on either of them. Considering the rollout is 12 days old and that I'm being bombarded with email and video adverts trumpeting Dishs's new "Turbocharged HD experience", I find it disconcerting that I haven't received the update. Don't tell me to wait patiently when Dish has the nerve to tell me they've upgraded my service and hasn't!
  11. Aug 12, 2008 #91 of 348

    Charise AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2004
    I live in the Midwest, so I guess I'm more patient about all this stuff than many of you. We never seem to get anything when it's first out. :)

    I think I probably have one of the first leased 622s, but I am still on L512 also, so the date of the lease apparently is no indicator of when you'll receive the update--unless they still haven't sent it to the 622s?? Anyone with a 622 have the new software?

    With watching this week of the Olympics though, I wouldn't have had time to watch I am Legend anyway. :D
  12. Aug 12, 2008 #92 of 348
    Taco Lover

    Taco Lover Icon

    Jan 8, 2007
    As I mentioned in your other post... does your standby screen actually say "turbocharged"? I don't think you can be turbocharged and still be on 5.12.
  13. Aug 12, 2008 #93 of 348

    CoolGui Icon

    Feb 8, 2006
    Are you sure that 50PX600U supports 1080p?? Are you also sure you'd be able to notice the difference if it is/was?? :)

    I was curious to see it 1) because the rental was so cheap 2) because I was hoping to see if Dish broadcast it with less compression...

    I still haven't gotten the stupid thing! I've seen "Turbo Charged" for over a week, I see "Fools Gold", "Ruins" and "10,000 BC" still on 501, but no "I Am Legend" at all. What gives? They don't want me to get it for 2.99 because I'm on the HD Absolute pack?! :p
  14. Aug 12, 2008 #94 of 348

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    I don't guess I would be able to see any difference in "I" or "P"; when I change my OPPO 980 player from upconverted 1080i to 1080p I see no difference, but my 50PX600U does change from 1080i to 1080p as it's input signal. My TV manual does say it is 1080P compatable, but not at 24 or 30 fps, so I question what will happen when I try viewing the 1080P movie (I'm hoping it will play in 1080i). Will know in about 3 or 4 hours... if it doesn't play, I figure I can call, wait on hold 30-60 minutes, and get my $3 back.

    OK, I just started watching Legend on my 50PX600U, PQ is great, works fine on a non-1080P TV, TV says it's receiving 1080i input. Did say it's coming from Channel 501, so I assume it's still $2.99. I am also recording it on my Panny E80H DVD recorder, which I have before my 4:3 TV2. Seems to be working. Only "problem" is in "Single mode", you need to "stretch" the image to have it the right aspect on TV2 (which cuts the sides off). I have tested the stretch going into the recorder, and it is outputting the correct aspect (4:3), so nothing looks squished or stretched. So the image does look stretched on TV1 (50" Plasma), and normal on TV2 as recorded (in 480i). I'll be watching it again later tonight in normal mode on TV1 with HT sound on. So far I am very happy with PQ on TV1 (as good as any other good HD HBO or Starz movie). Kind of pointless test, since I'll NEVER rent anything over $2.99, and I doubt Dish will ever have any movies in HD for that price again... But I haven't seen Legend yet, so not entirely pointless.

    OK, just figured out how to record VOD in Dual mode, so that Letterbox is available. Once you rent a movie (Legend), you can access it from TV2 in Dual mode (acts just like a DVR recording, except you access it at channel 501). So I am re-recording it onto my E80H in letterbox mode so the sides are not cut off (will have normal upper and lower black bars on 4:3 TV2). My 4:3 recording looks good, I'm sure the letterbox version will also look good (at least as ggod as anything on TV2). I'll burn a DVD tomorrow and let you know what it looks like though my OPPO 980 on TV1 (I don't expect it to look nearly as good... but should be as good as a VHS of Legend...). Pretty sure it won't play back well on a 16:9 TV (will be likely wrong aspect that will need to be stretched or zoomed), but will see tomorrow.
  15. Aug 13, 2008 #95 of 348

    razorbackfan Godfather

    Aug 17, 2002
    I noticed the software upgrade this morning on my 622 and have the 501 VOD channels and the YOU'VE BEEN TURBO CHARGED! screensaver. ONE channel in HD showing I Am Legend (UGH) 1080p, and 15 channels with movies in SD. Why can't Dish add all the VOD channels in HD? .
  16. Aug 13, 2008 #96 of 348
    Taco Lover

    Taco Lover Icon

    Jan 8, 2007
    There are more HD VOD channels, they take time to show up for some reason. When I first got the upgrade, I had 6 HD VOD channels, but none of them was I Am Legend—that didn't show up for 3 days. Go figure. There's no rhyme or reason to how they roll it out to people.
  17. Aug 13, 2008 #97 of 348

    Jeff_DML Legend

    Feb 12, 2008
    hmmm...I also have absolute and still havent gotten I am legend, been turbocharged for over the week.
  18. Aug 13, 2008 #98 of 348

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Even though my 722 was "Turbocharged" as of the morning of July 31 in the limited early roll-out, it still took three days to get the full Ch 501 offering. So don't jump to a conclusion about Absolute yet.

    Nonetheless, I am a SilverHD customer. Does your August billing show the word "turbo"? Mine has two large paragraphs one of which reads:
  19. Aug 13, 2008 #99 of 348

    mikeinaustin AllStar

    May 20, 2004
    i also have been turbocharged since day 1, every night i see 4-8 501 channels available. i am legend has never appeared as one of those though.
  20. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    DO any of you with 1080p VOD have a video processor or hdmi a/v receiver in line? I'm wondering how the "1080 compatability check" will work with equipment other than a TV.

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