New to Genies HR54R1/700 and have a question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by retromzc, Oct 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

  1. retromzc

    retromzc Legend

    Sep 6, 2007
    So I recently switched to the Genie system. The installer was great and installed a HR54R1/700 receiver and a mini. While things are working fine for HD channels (receiver is much more responsive to remote commands than the HR24 I had) I do have one issue I can't figure out. I know you can no longer set the receiver to display native resolutions (bummer) but this receiver will not allow me to check 480I resolution. It reports tv does not support this resolution. Well, I know that's not true. I've used native 480I resolutions on this set many times before. The set is an LG 55" UH8500 series. The old receiver (HR24) displayed 480I resolutions just fine and the set displays 480I OTA broadcasts just fine. Can anyone tell me why the HR54 won't allow me to select 480I resolutions on the resolution screen? All other resolutions 480P, 720P, 1080I and 1080P are allowed to be checked. Also the mini in the bedroom does allow 480I to be checked on a Sony tv. While this is in no way a deal breaker for me, it just has me puzzled and I would like to find out why this is happening. Thanks in advance for any solutions.
  2. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    Been that way for a while. Don't know why.

    Initially I had the same question..

    Back in 2015 connected an HR44 and it wouldn't allow 480i through the HDMI, even though all prior units would.

    I guess there's not much need for 480i through the HDMI.

    If you really need 480i, disconnect HDMI and use analog output (component/composite).

    The only real use for 480i I can possibly think of is for feeding an old DVD recorder or analog TV modulator, and in this case the composite output still puts out 480i anyway. (480p setting still allows the use of DVR's graphics through that output).
  3. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I just tried 480i on my HR54 and Sammy 32" HDTV and 480i as well as the 4 other items work fine.
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    That means DVR and TV have not matching EDID
  5. retromzc

    retromzc Legend

    Sep 6, 2007
    I appreciate everyone's responses very much. I had my old HR24 set to native only for the few times I watch 480I SD channels. Sending 480I native signals provided slightly better video quality for those few channels. I guess it's just something I'll have to learn to live with. I don't think it would be worth the effort to connect the composite to the set since most of the channels I watch are now in HD. I just find it odd that the older Sony set still allows 480I to be checked as did my newer LG set did with the older receiver.
    To P. Smith....this is probably a stupid question but what exactly does EDID mean? I'm not as up to date on all of this tech stuff as I'd like to be.
    Thanks again everyone!
  6. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Extended Display Identification Data - Wikipedia
  7. retromzc

    retromzc Legend

    Sep 6, 2007
    Thank you! I've just been reading about EDID. Lots to learn!

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