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** HD TiVo and HD DirecTV TiVo FAQ **

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by feldon23, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Mar 28, 2004 #541 of 1440
    dswallow

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    The first shipments begin 3/31. It'll probably be towards the end of April or early May when they're more readily available.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2004 #542 of 1440
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    Tom, I am about 40 miles off, I think.

    Hong.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2004 #543 of 1440
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    Does anyone know if the HR10-250 will indicate the format source (480i/730p/1080i) being received? If so, will the front panel LEDs indicate the format or maybe on-screen?

    Its hard to remember what locals broadcast what format (ABC,NBC,PBS.etc.)
     
  4. Mar 29, 2004 #544 of 1440
    AbMagFab

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    Do you really care about the source format? Won't you just fix it so the HD Tivo outputs at 720p or 1080i?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2004 #545 of 1440
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    It would appear the front panel has lights to indicate the output format selected: http://www.cesweb.org/shared_files/innovations/innovations_2004/2787/mainphoto2787.jpg
     
  6. Mar 29, 2004 #546 of 1440
    whsbuss

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    Well if I set the default HD Tivo output format to 720p and my local OTA CBS is broadcasting in 1080i I would want the output in 1080i, right?

    THe HLN-467W is a native 720p display.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2004 #547 of 1440
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    Most will; those that want to let another device do stretching on 4:3 material would more than likely be the ones needing to switch between format.

    The same would apply to those that want another device to handle the output format conversions for 16:9 material, though I'd expect there'd be less benefit for most people over just letting the HD DVR do it.

    As an example, my Fujitsu P50 plasma display can do non-linear stretching on 480i and 480p signals only; so unless I want to watch all 4:3 material with sidebars or linearly stretched (and I don't), I'll be switching formats depending on the source material that was recorded.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2004 #548 of 1440
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    No you won't have to switch, the TiVo will handle that sort of conversion. Whatever the unit receives will be sent to the display device in the output format you select. If your HLN-476W is a native 720p display, you'll probably want to leave the DVR outputting 720p. If your display can do conversions on the signal on its own, and those conversions are different than what are built into the DVR, then you might want to switch output formats at times.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2004 #549 of 1440
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    The HLN-467 uses the Faroudja Film mode to do all format conversions. I gotta believe this is a better system than the HD Tivo has. So I would want any 1080i source fed directly to the HDTV DVI input.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2004 #551 of 1440
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    > Does anyone know if the HR10-250 will indicate the format source (480i/730p/1080i) being received?

    I am not sure about the source format (is this important?). It is supposed to indicate what the output format is.

    Hong.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2004 #552 of 1440
    hongcho

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    > So I would want any 1080i source fed directly to the HDTV DVI input.

    Then set your HR10-250's output format to 1080i.

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  13. Mar 29, 2004 #553 of 1440
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    That's my point. When the source format is 1080i, I would want the HD Tivo output format to match, i.e. 1080i. But when the source format is 720p, I want the output format to match. That's why it would be helpful for some sort of source format indicator. My current Moto OTA receiver has it on the display screen.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2004 #554 of 1440
    hongcho

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    My Toshiba DST-3000 didn't have one. And I haven't seen any report of HR10-250 having one for the source format.

    There have been several requests from others about adding some sort of source-format-to-output-format mapping configuration, but I doubt we will see that soon from DirecTV/TiVo.

    Hong.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2004 #555 of 1440
    dswallow

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    For that we have the TiVo Underground. I'm sure someone will figure out a way, if it's possible at all. ;)
     
  16. Mar 30, 2004 #556 of 1440
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    Here's a question that I have not seen an answer for. I apologize in advance if it has already been answered!

    What about a cable input? I still use basic cable for the local channels that are not yet broadcasting in digital. So I would have 2 D* inputs, one OTA input. What about the cable input? Is there one? Or do I diplex?

    Mark
     
  17. Mar 30, 2004 #557 of 1440
    midas

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    Nope, can't hook up your cable to it.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2004 #558 of 1440
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    Not even through a diplexer? This is a show stopper for me (WAF). :(
     
  19. Mar 30, 2004 #559 of 1440
    dswallow

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    The HD DVR has no way to encode analog signals. It can only deal with OTA digital and DirecTV inputs since those are already encoded. Remember, even "live TV" on the DVR is actually recorded on the hard drive and played back immediately, so an encoded signal is an absolute must.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2004 #560 of 1440
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    can u connect your analog cable directly to your ANT input on your tv and use the tv's tuner for cable channels?
     

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