In my case of pressing and holding the exit button, I am using the DirecTV remote that came with the box. And it doesn't work. The full screen "Your TV Is Not HD" banner remains and all I get is the "BONG BONG BONG BONG .." sound effect. Great programming skillz there, DirecTV!Stuart Sweet said:Are you using a DIRECTV remote or a universal?
Or a bad remote. I just tried it with 3 different DirecTv remotes, and all three worked. All 3 were set to the standard codeset, if that matters.NFLnut said:In my case of pressing and holding the exit button, I am using the DirecTV remote that came with the box. And it doesn't work. The full screen "Your TV Is Not HD" banner remains and all I get is the "BONG BONG BONG BONG .." sound effect. Great programming skillz there, DirecTV!
You are of course correct. When I first tried it didn't seem to work. Seems to work now with all my remotes. I'll probably still plunk for the converter, partly because I want to try it with the TiVos. Watching HD in one room and SD in another simply isn't an option with them. Some day the TiVos will die. They're used now for OTA and a few SD only D* Channels.DogLover said:Pressing and holding the Exit button is just one button.
What the heck? Where's the list of "unofficial" features that may disappear one day?bobcamp1 said:Until now, D* condoned using more than one output at once, but it was never officially supported. The function can disappear any day. Just like eSATA.
It has nothing to do with that.CCarncross said:Considering the analog hole needs to be plugged eventually, this is also in-line with the future.
Well, thanks for sharing, but I don't think anyone was questioning that you might not have understood what you yourself said. And thanks for rehammering it home, but your "specific reason" for typing those words was also pretty obvious.Shades228 said:I know it was my words I typed them. I also typed them for a specific reason and that reason is this. If you design a product to be used in a specific manner and people use it in another manner you don't care if it will make something happen in a manner you don't support if it makes your product better for people using it correctly...
The bottom line is that DIRECTV doesn't support their equipment being used for multiple TV's and even though you can make it work they don't have to care about inconveniencing people who aren't using their product the way they design it to better the experience for those who do.
It may have nothing directly to do with it, but it is still very much "in line" with it as the poster said, and is part of a host of similar issues facing all of us.JonW said:It has nothing to do with that.
Besides, broadcasters were never overly concerned with subscribers recording poor quality low definition copies for their own use. It's the HD copies possible through component video and even HDMI that concern them.
Wish you ran our market. So many subchannels the primary HD channel looks like crap. PBS downrezzing from 1080i to 720p and cramming on 3 subchannels. I get much better quality watching the networks via C band distribution...Except for FOX, which apparently feels the need to scramble theirs.TomCat said:and we certainly won't be on board for doing that by down-rezzing the quality of the content.
Go to Settings, HDTV, Video, and you can change the color."Art7220" said:Yeah, I also get the "Your TV or the cables are not HD" message when using a VCR to copy recorded DVR material from my parents' HR24. Exiting out of the msg. then holding EXIT does the trick.
Now if there's a way to change the Gray Bars color on the top and bottom when in letterbox mode...
They did support it in a way by going to the effort of adding the "Exit" method of switching back and forth. So they do understand that a lot of people are using SD devices with the HD STBs and are trying to enhance their experience by making it as painless as possible for people to go on using them as they always have. When I want to record I hold down "Exit" until it switches to SD, make my recording and then "Exit to switch back to my HD setting. Not too bad.Shades228 said:It's a HD box so it's primary function is HD. Just because they allowed people to use the SD outputs at the same time does not mean that they support or care about people who decided to use it this way.
There are options out there to get which have been discussed multiple times in multiple threads. At this point you need to just look for a resolution that you want to do whether it's buying a converter, using 480 or getting a receiver for that room.
Yes, obviously the content creators are the party primarily interested in protecting the value of their work ... but they apparently have enough leverage to force those of you downstream to help them protect it. If equipment manufacturers and broadcasters/deliverers had refused to support initiatives such as HDCP, DRM, and the broadcast "flag" - I wonder how things would have shaken out.TomCat said:So please don't paint Broadcasters with that brush; over-regulating and rationing content is the object lesson from the record industry that we will hopefully learn from, and we certainly won't be on board for doing that by down-rezzing the quality of the content.
Holding exit while in a recording will drop it out of the recording. You need to press and hold exit while the banner is up. Also make sure Native is off.Maruuk said:I've tried 3 different remotes and the iPad remote and the EXIT hold down either does nothing or forces a mode change into a live channel. Mostly it does nothing. It certainly doesn't change resolution output.
In short bursts the HDUI is on screen, downscaled nicely to SD and working like it should so it CAN do the job fine, but the frickin warning blocker suddenly kicks in and wrecks everything. Way to go D*, another brilliant execution choked away by the geniuses in R&D. "Let's stick a huge warning sign on screen over the perfectly good downscaled HDUI so the user can't watch anything!" Forrest Gump lives.