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vip 722 HDMI and resolution output

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Dobe, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Dobe

    Dobe Mentor

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm finally upgrading to an av receiver with HDMI inputs. I've used the HDMI out on the vip 722 to my display for picture with no problems.

    1.) Will the 722's HDMI port output a 5.1 audio signal to my new receiver?

    Also, I know -- unfortunately -- that the 722 doesn't have native resolution output. However, I thought you could go into the menu and decide whether to have it output at 720p or 1080i. I've looked through all the menu options and can't find that option.

    2.) Is there such an option? If not, what resolution is output when the signal received is 720p and what's output when the signal is 1080i?

    3.) Finally, do any of the new DISH DVR's have native resolution output?

    Thank you for your help. :)
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    It discussed so many times ... it should, No/what you set in menu, NO.
  3. jporum

    jporum Cool Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    #1 - Yes.

    #2 - Menu, 6, 8 (HDTV Setup) lets you pick TV Type (480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i). If you are planning on recording OTA signals, also make sure Analog Type is set to Offair. You can also set the aspect ratio here, probably want 16x9.

    #3 - Don't know.
  4. Dobe

    Dobe Mentor

    Mar 5, 2007
    Thanks. Great info. This site gives you suggested threads when you ask a question. I couldn't find the answers so thanks for your patience.
  5. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    #3 - No
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    FYI... for what it is worth...

    A couple of times I have seen 5.1 EX (6.1). Most notably was when Rush Hour 3 was playing on HBO... it actually came through with the extra channel... Very rare, but worth mentioning just as a fun fact since the OP's original questions have been answered.
  7. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Yes I have too. I saw an answer somewhere that said never, that is wrong.

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