SPEED HD - Nascar Speed Weeks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    Speed Weeks has kicked off today in HD and it looks great.
    Media Day was in HD and now Nascar Live is on and coming up at 4p The Bud Shootout practice begins.

    Some audio hickups, but picture is great.

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  3. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    Sound issues are really bad.
  4. Kdiddy

    Kdiddy AllStar

    Jan 1, 2008
    the shootout picture doesn't look that good in HD. my receiver keeps saying it is 480i, though its widescreen. image has a lot of artifacts. tried turning off the native picture and manually bumping it to 720p or 1080i and it doesnt look much different.
  5. ActiveHDdave

    ActiveHDdave Godfather

    Sep 15, 2007
    I set my reciever only to 1080i. it might look better that way.

    Jimmy Spencer looks .....interesting in HD.
  6. Talos4

    Talos4 Legend

    Jun 21, 2007
    Wait for it........

    But, But speed doesn't have HD :nono: It's just upconverted SD. :sure:
  7. dtrell

    dtrell Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    do you have an HR21-700? this is a known problem with those receivers. they interpret many 720p channels such as SPEED HD as 480i sometimes. the only workarounds are what you said, manually set it to 720p, or keep it on "native", tune to a 1080i channel such as food hd, then tune to a 720p channel such as nat geo hd, then flip on 607, and the box will then interpret speed hd as 720p.

    apparently DTV is going to do nothing about this, as apparently not enough people seem to be reporting it, as i think many people use their box set at one reslution rather than native. i would rather have my pioneer plasma do all the converting and scaling.
  8. jamieh1

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    My HR20-700 shows 720p and picture looks great Saturday morning.
    They have the sound fixed.

    Sat has a full day of Nascar in HD.
  9. RD in Fla

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    Aug 26, 2007
    Sound is fixed and it looks great. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. for NASCAR today with a little ARCA thrown in at 4 p.m. Great day for race fans.
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