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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. Jul 20, 2004 #781 of 1440
    mrmrlawrence

    mrmrlawrence New Member

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    Gents:

    With your help, I was able to narrow the problem to the destacker. After a couple e-mail exchanges with Mark McCorkle at 9th tee, he had me check the DC voltage of the incoming signal. He concluded it was very low, and may not be passing signal appropriately. He also stated that in his experience, he has never had a problem with a Sonora dual destacker.

    Sure enough, I called a service technician out, and while he had no idea what was wrong, I suggested we put a line amp in, and voila, both transponder sides and the Tivo works as you would expect.

    Of course the technician did not realize that he could not put the line amp before the destacker because he effectively cut off my terrestrial antennae, but I am off to home depot to pick up a second line amp and to rectify the situation.

    My sincere thanks.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2004 #782 of 1440
    lrreynolds

    lrreynolds New Member

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    Great Faq. Glad you mentioned that you can toggle video formats using the up arrow since I hadn't figured that out and kept having to resort to pushing the button on the front panel to toggle the outputs. It might be worth mentioning that this will ONLY work if you set the up arrow video formats under the video settings since the default state is no toggling.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2004 #783 of 1440
    jprall

    jprall New Member

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    You can indeed use the remote to cycle through 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080. The button you use is the up arrow on the remote.

    In a settings menu buried deep in there is where you can turn on and off choices. So if you only want to flip between 720p and 1080i you can do that by then clicking up twice on the remote thus skipping the 480 modes.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2004 #784 of 1440
    RC3105

    RC3105 tortured genius

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    which...
    Q: can I install tivoweb / caller id / whatever on my HR10-250?


    old answer:

    yes, but you have to have the prom chip replaced first and that voids your warrenty


    new answer:

    sure, just do a google search for deal, database, exploit and bounty for details of the software to use
     
  5. Aug 5, 2004 #785 of 1440
    Ramy

    Ramy New Member

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    I have just the opposite problem. I have a 4:3 television and all HD material on my HD Tivo is stretched up and down. I don't have an option to put bars at the top and bottom while viewing 1080i. I do have the option when viewing 480i or 480p which sees stupid to me why would you want to do that? I am getting my box replaced because I keep losing the satellite one input on the box, so maybe it was a problem with the box after all. If someone else had this problem let me know, thanks.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2004 #786 of 1440
    jlas75

    jlas75 New Member

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    HDMI video is NOT working on my DirecTV HR10-250 DirecTV with TiVo...Sysytem information says it's "not connected"...

    Component video works. Is anyone else experiencing this problem with HDMI? Any suggestions on how to fix this? I have the Pioneer Elite PRO 530 HDI
     
  7. Aug 16, 2004 #787 of 1440
  8. Aug 17, 2004 #788 of 1440
    neildallas

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    The same thing happened to me a month or so ago. I shipped the unit back AND kept the receipt. After I sat around for 20 minutes waiting to a human being, they agreed with me and did credit my account correctly.

    Another example of incompetence or ....
     
  9. Aug 22, 2004 #789 of 1440
    bdraw

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    Or just try yahoo groups, for friendly discussions.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2004 #790 of 1440
    duffboy

    duffboy New Member

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    I have basic cable tv service of which I can get their local HD channels unscrambled. My HDTV has a built in tuner and picks them up. The HDTivo can't find them via the antenna in. Is there any way to force the tivo to tune them?

    It's great that I can see them without an antenna but would be even better if I can record them!

    So far HDMI is working...
     
  11. Aug 22, 2004 #791 of 1440
    maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    HDTivo receives ATSC over-the-air signals.. Cable HD signals are QAM, which the Tivo cannot receive.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2004 #792 of 1440
    duffboy

    duffboy New Member

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    Thanks. I knew the answer was probably no but thought I would ask anyway. Over the air I go...
     
  13. Aug 31, 2004 #793 of 1440
    hookbill

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    I have a question about the channels that broadcast in 720p. I believe I saw someplace in here that ESPN HD and FOX are the only two. Is this still the current status or has that changed? The reason I ask is I have never seen anything in 720p, I can set my machine up for it but I only use 1020i. It seems to work fine on ESPN HD. Am I missing something here? I'm a bit confused, I do understand the two different types of broadcast but how can I know what stations are broadcasting in what format?
     
  14. Aug 31, 2004 #794 of 1440
    Tom in OH

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    Hi hookbill,

    The HDTivo will upconvert to or passthru a 1080i signal (and 720p, 480p/i). There is no 'native mode' which switches output format based on input format. This would be a nice feature for some displays.

    You're right about ESPN HD & Fox. They're the only 720p stations that I know of. You could set the HDTivo to output 720P and then those 2 stations would passthru 720P giving you a chance to see how 720P looks on your display. All other stations will up or downconvert to 720P. You probably knew all this.

    AFAIK, there's no way to know what format the HDTivo's receiving.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2004 #795 of 1440
    hookbill

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    Thanks Tom, that answered my question. You assumed and rightfully so as we were in the TiVo forum I was talking about HD TiVo receiver. In fact I have cable and their HD/DVR. But the same rules apply. Actually since everything else comes in 1080i the only one I need to switch formats for would be ESPN since I don't get FOX anyway. Well, not in HD.

    I find that watching all regular broadcast works fine in 420i. So I'll just use the three settings and keep it simple.
     
  16. Aug 31, 2004 #796 of 1440
    Flee

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    Is there any difference in the quality of the picture if your HD Tivo is set at 1080i and you let it upconvert ESPN HD from 720p to 1080i? In other words, do I have to manually change the HD Tivo's output to 720p when viewing ESPN HD for the best possible picture?
     
  17. Aug 31, 2004 #797 of 1440
    Tom in OH

    Tom in OH New Member

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    If your tv will accept and display 720P then the picture quality might be better if u manually switched to 720P output on the HDTivo for ESPN HD & Fox. Some tvs that accept 720P will convert 720P to 1080i internally so for those it probably wouldn't matter(my Sony rptv does this). It's easy to set the HDTivo remote to switch formats. Try both formats on ESPN HD & Fox(ota) and let us know which looks better.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2004 #798 of 1440
    Budget_HT

    Budget_HT Heavy User (of TiVo)

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    ABC was the first network to go 720p. But, I have heard that some of their local affiliates are actually broadcasting in 1080i (converting ABC 720p network feeds to 1080i for local broadcast).

    Here in Seattle, the local affiliate KOMO-DT does broadcast in 720p on the main digital channel.

    ESPN-HD is a newbie compared to their cousin ABC. FOX is getting ready for 720p and true HD programming, but they are not there yet. Our local Fox affiliate is currently broadcasting in 1080i. I don't know what their plans might be to switch to 720p broadcasting.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2004 #799 of 1440
    Tom in OH

    Tom in OH New Member

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    oh yes, forgot about ABC, thx Budget_HT. I'm looking forward to "Alias" in HD this fall on ABC ota.
     
  20. Sep 1, 2004 #800 of 1440
    hookbill

    hookbill Feathered Member

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    Huh? I thought we just discussed that and it was decided that FOX and ESPN only broadcast on 720p. Now your saying ABC does too? And local stations may convert?

    moan.....feel head starting to spin:confused:
     

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