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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Feb 7, 2014.
Thank you THB!
You can also enable the 1080p 24 passthrough option if you plan on watching Netflix. 1080p 24 is what's used for most HD movies on Netflix and will produce the best quality. Nothing is actually broadcast in 1080p 24 so you'll only ever see that mode kick in if you're watching Netflix.
Just curious, what quality is Xfinity OD? I've sometimes thought that the VOD quality seems better than recorded broadcast. Will enabling 1080p 24 affect that? Thx.
Thanks Dan, I appreciate the info. We don't watch Netflix, but this is still good to know
The only issue I am having so far with 1080p only is that when I switch back and forth between my PS3 and my Roamio on my receiver, I often come back to a pink-tinted picture on my Roamio. I assume it is some sort of stupid HDMI handshake issue. Not enough for me to switch back to Native resolutions for all channels, but still quite annoying.
I don't think so. Xfinity is still broadcast via QAM so I think they have the same limitations as real broadcast channels. Although if they're using H.264 encoding then it's possible they could fit a 1080p movie into a standard QAM slot.
I was getting weirdness like that when switching between my wife's XL4 and my Roamio. We just got her a Roamio too so this should no longer be an issue as the only devices connected to the TV now are the two Roamios and my Xbox One all of which can do 1080p
2 Roamios connected to 1 TV? That's hardcore TiVo action.
Me and my wife can't share. Maybe if TiVo had profiles or something, but we both record a bunch of crap we watch on our own and neither of us wants to have to wade through the other's crap to find our shows. 6 tuners each is way over kill, but it allows us to pad everything which is nice.
We also have Minis connected in our respective offices so that when one is watching the main TV the other can go to their room and watch their own stuff.
Sounds like the perfect setup to me.
It seems like I learn something new on this board every day. I read this yesterday. Last night I changed the output on my Pro from 1080i to 720p for my 2005-vintage Samsung DLP TV (which does not support 1080p). Already I noticed better picture quality (notably less motion blur) when watching Olympics last night. Maybe it's my imagination or some kind of placebo effect, but I'll take it. Thanks Dan!
Love it! LoL! A guy who knows how to keep happiness and tranquility in the home ~ dueling TiVos!
I definitely agree that you can learn something new here! I'd be LOST without the great and friendly help I've received here!
I would really prefer to not use the scaler in the TIVO and just use the one in my preamp (Anthem D2V). It takes a second more to change channels, but the Anthem is a noticably better scaler than the Roamio. Still nice though.
If you have an alternate scaler that you know is better then what's in the TiVo, and you can deal with the delay, then that is the better choice. However the scaler in most TVs is about equivalent to what's in the TiVo so if it's a choice between the TiVo or the TV doing the scaling then you might as well save the headache and just use the TiVo.
I have a 2008 Samsung 61" DLP that does support 1080P - but when I go into video output, it won't allow me to select anything but 1080i. I went through the test formats, gave thumbs up to every image, all the output formats were checked, I unchecked everything except 1080P and it defaulted to 1080i. Did that same for 720p as a test, same thing.
What am I doing wrong?
Edit: I'm an idiot. I failed to indicate 'continue' to give the thumbs up to change it, that's why it wouldn't stick. Just checking wasn't enough - duh.
If that's like the Sammy 1080P DLP set I got back in 2005, the highest it will accept over HDMI is 1080i. Only the VGA input accepts 1080P. I used the VGA input alot to feed 1080P from my video processor.
Yep, mine's like that. I didn't mention it because it's kind of moot for me as I've never used the VGA input.
In the case of my Samsung LCD, the TiVo is clearly better. I configured my Roamio to use only 1080p so I could avoid the delay (nearly 2 seconds on this LCD) and was pleasantly surprised to discover how much better the TiVo's scalar is. My old Series 3 didn't scale things well at all (especially 480i sources, which turned into a blurry mess) but the Roamio is great. For me Roamio > TV > Series 3.