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Test your 1080p with the HULK

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman AllStar

    Sep 1, 2007
    I believe I can answer yes to jeffstra's question, but there's a catch.

    I have an HR21-700 connected by HDMI to a Toshiba 65HM117 TV. It certainly does accept the 1080p/24 signal, and its info button confirms it's receiving a 1080p signal. I have recorded the following 1080p/24 movies off Showtime VOD. World's Fastest Indian, The Ex, Up Close and Personal, Final Draft and the Rise of Taj. But do they play properly? Well, here's the funny thing. When I first switched the HR21 on this morning and pressed list, I tried each movie and they all played fine with the 720p and 1080i lights lit on the HR21. No jerky motion or any other picture problems, however all of them had only two channel sound. I then changed channels and checked some other recordings from satellite and then I went back to the VOD recordings. Unfortunately, they all now have jerky motion. To make sure there's nothing wrong with any of my set-up, I checked the Hulk 1080p test and it played fine. I then went back to the Showtime recordings and they were still jerky. It's like there's a synch issue or something, but the successful Hulk playback suggests it's not something wrong at my end. I hope somebody from Showtime is reading this thread. :(
  2. jeffstra

    jeffstra AllStar

    Jun 23, 2006
    I agree. If we can play the Hulk trailer fine (which I can) it must be an issue with the other movies. It would be nice if someone told us what is going on. If it wasn't for these threads I would not be very happy with D* for offering this great new service that's unwatchable.
  3. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman AllStar

    Sep 1, 2007
    Well, I would say DirecTV should be given a big pat on the back for delivering a flawless 1080p demo clip. That proves they do know how to do it. Also from reading this forum, I understand that Showtime is responsible for their own 1080p problem. DirecTV simply broadcasts the Showtime programming (both satellite and VOD), without any changes. In saying that, DirecTV obviously has got it right. It's just a pity they couldn't exchange ideas with Showtime and sort this out.:sure:
  4. dmaffeo

    dmaffeo New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    When you click info while the trailer is running. It says that 1080p movies will be available today (11/19) for download. Has anybody checked to see if there are additional offering available today? I forgot to look before I left the house this morning.
  5. DaddyPhatSaks

    DaddyPhatSaks Mentor

    Nov 19, 2008
    1080p/24 working great on my Panny TH-42PZ80U with HR22 receiver.

    Great forum btw, looking fwd to learning from u all.... :goodjob:
  6. ccsoftball7

    ccsoftball7 Godfather

    Apr 2, 2003

  7. rally

    rally Cool Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    VoD has The Hulk movie listed for download today but no reference to whether or not it's in 1080p.

  8. 87vert

    87vert Mentor

    Aug 30, 2008
    Looks like they updated the interface and added a bunch more shows/movies, cant find anything that shows as 1080p and they removed the search box.
  9. p010ne

    p010ne p010ne

    Aug 19, 2006
    decatur, tx
    :new_popco Tis a shame that the prioritizer will not autorecord "AALL VOD 1080P" searches, you have to add the results to download queue!:new_popco
  10. Jasqid

    Jasqid Legend

    Oct 26, 2008
    Looks nice on my Samsung HL56A650 DLP!:D
  11. kenn157

    kenn157 Legend

    Jan 22, 2007
    Looks great on my new Panny TH-58PZ800U
  12. jdm3tz

    jdm3tz New Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Got a quick question regarding the test. My Samsung DLP (HLT5676S) displays the 1080p/24 video without issue (even tells me it is running at 24hz), but the audio skips every so often. This would lead me to believe the DVR (I have an refurbed HR21-100) can't keep up with the bitrate required to deliver the content. I have the DVR connected directly to the TV via HDMI, and again I discern no stutter in the video, just the audio. Any thoughts?
  13. Thaedron

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Thanks to a nudge from some folks over at AVS Forum, I upgraded the firmware in our family room TV (Samsung HLT5689S), and now 1080p/24 is working great for me!
  14. Tebbens

    Tebbens AllStar

    Nov 10, 2004
    I can't find it either.
    I don't have a channel 1100, and on channel 1000 > High-Def > All
    I only have 2 items listed...
    Countdown to UFC 91....
    Fred Claus

    What gives ?
    Am I suppose to have a CE Firmware ?
  15. Tebbens

    Tebbens AllStar

    Nov 10, 2004
    Needed to restart after connecting ethernet.
    Works now.
  16. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008
    And why is ethernet needed? Will it download using the broadband connection instead of satellite? Because my broadband connection IS satellite & we have a download limit.
  17. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman AllStar

    Sep 1, 2007
    An ethernet broadband connection is required, no matter whether the internet service is delivered to your house via satellite or other means. I think it is safe to say the cable that plugs into the RG45 socket at the rear of your receiver is called an ethernet cable. In fact we connect our HR21 to the internet by the use of a pair of Powerline adapters. These can transfer your broadband internet service to anywhere in your house, using your 120 volt electrical power wiring. I hope I am not over-simplifying. I'm not sure about your download limit. It takes us about six hours to download an HD movie and our Verizon service is 3 Mb/s.
  18. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008
    Should have been more specific -- when I say that my broadband provider IS satellite, what I mean is that it is VERY VERY slow & additionally has a 400 meg download limit per day. Therefore, I apparently will not be able to use the Video On Demand feature as the videos would be too big & take forever to download. Which also means I can't test my 1080p -- what I really wanted to do just to see the picture.
  19. Dec 2, 2008 #139 of 153

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Is The Incredible Hulk 1080P Trailer still available??? I can't find it on either Channel 1000 or 1100.

    Also, I had it downloaded to my Now Playing List and it disappeared. Did Directv pull it because they were thru with the test???
  20. Dec 2, 2008 #140 of 153

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    Press the blue button to search in the VOD screen. Then enter T-E-S-T it should show up on the list.

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