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1080P and my Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by barrett14, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. barrett14

    barrett14 New Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Quick questions regarding 1080P...

    1) Does my Tivo Series 3 produce 1080p?

    2) Does charter even broadcast in 1080p?

    3) Would I get a better picture with the new Tivo Roamio?

    Thank you!
  2. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    The original S3's only output 1080i. It's hard to say if you can tell the difference by going to a Roamio. I say that because many newer TVs do a very good job of upscaling from "i" to "p".
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    1. No
    2. No
    3. Maybe
  4. ELEVO

    ELEVO New Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    LOL, That was Efficient for sure :eek:)
  5. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

    May 9, 2007
    So close,...
    Few but effective words. I like "to the point"...
  6. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Tivos don't need to output at 1080p since HD broadcasts are limited to either 720p or 1080i. Unless you're trying to upload a ripped Blu-Ray disc to your Tivo, there's no need to have it handle a 1080p output. I'm pretty sure that Netflix doesn't stream at 1080p either. The bottom line is that it's highly unlikely your Tivo will ever have to display anything at 1080p so chances are pretty good it isn't capable of doing so.
  7. barrett14

    barrett14 New Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    I got the new Tivo Roamio (for other reasons), but in the video settings the only box I have checked is 1080p... Is that alright to do since the broadcast isn't in 1080p?

    You can check boxes all the way from 480i to 1080p
  8. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Actually, Netflix does output 1080p, on Verizon FiOS for one. It depends on your cable provider. Netflix also has "Super HD" in some markets, that provides a higher bit rate for improved picture quality; and, 3D:
    Also, I believe that hulu plus (a Roamio app) is at 1080p.

    For barret14: Leaving the Roamio at 1080p is fine--it will upscale as necessary. As an alternative, you can set it at 1080i and let the TV upscale to "p". I doubt you can tell the difference.
  9. Sep 2, 2013 #9 of 10

    MeStinkBAD Member

    Jul 16, 2003
    Tucson, Az
    1808i consists of two alternating fields of 1920x540 @ 29.97 fps. This uses the same amount of bandwidth of 1280x720 @ 59.94 fps (720p). Because one field contains the even lines and the other the odd lines, they are merged together to form an image 1920x1080 in size 29.97 times a second.

    Since TV broadcasts don't exceed 24 or 30 fps, native 1080p signals aren't really ever used for broadcast. 1080p (1920x1080 @ 59.94 fps) is more suitable for console games. Though today's TVs do such an excellent job of de-interlacing it's practically impossible to tell.
  10. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    1080P is also provided for some VOD content from MVPD's.

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