1080I only on my new tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by falcon26, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1 of 24
    falcon26

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    I've got a 1 year old Vizio 37 inch 1080P LCD. I just got my new tivo and when going threw the setup menu it says "1080P" not supported only 1080I what gives? I know my tv does 1080P...
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 #2 of 24
    jbdecker

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    Both of my premieres hooked up to 1080p tv's say the same thing...not sure.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 #3 of 24
    falcon26

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    The comcast HD DVR I had supported 1080P and set it up as such. I really hope that the tivo does or its going back...
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 #4 of 24
    caddyroger

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    Form what I am reading the tivo will pass 1080p but i will not up convert to 1080p. If the program is in 1080p you get in 1080p. As of right now no programs are boardcast at 1080p.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 #5 of 24
    falcon26

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    I understand that. But when selecting what resolutions your TV supports in the setup, it says that my tv does not support 1080P which is most certainly does.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 #6 of 24
    DPF

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    Premiere supports 1080p for original 1080p24 or I believe 1080p30 content. This content would be be downloaded video.

    No one broadcasts in 1080p. No one will be for years to come, if ever. The Tivo supports 1080p where it can be used. No point in upscaling at the TiVo, if you want that, let the TV do it.

    -DPF
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 #7 of 24
    falcon26

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    When setting up the comcast hd dvr. It says your tv supports 1080p so I can select it. On the tivo it says my tv doesn't support 1080P. Why would the comcast one say it does and the tivo say it doesn't that is the confusing part...
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 #8 of 24
    DPF

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    Oh, I misunderstood the question. My apologies. That is a weird issue. That sounds like an HDMI issue or possibly just a bug, though I am speaking out of my depth here. Hopefully someone with more knowledge or experience can chime in.

    -DPF
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 #9 of 24
    falcon26

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    Also I've activated my tivo but it says it will take 24 hours to process. Does that mean I can not use my tivo and record stuff until then? I'm getting the cable card tonight as well and I want to watch and record some shows like supernatural. Will I be able to do this or do I have to wait 24 hours..
     
  10. wmcbrine

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    Same thing here, 19" Sceptre TV.
     
  11. litkaj

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    It's 1080p24, not 1080p30.

    The former wasn't all that common on smaller TV's until the last year or so (and even larger ones until about 2 years ago), so it's possible that your TV supports 1080p30 or even 1080p60 but not 1080p24 (I've got a 52" Sharp like that downstairs but the 37" Panasonic in my bedroom takes them all just fine).

    Of course, it could be a glitch in the auto-detection routine. Mine is saying I don't have 480i support when the manual test shows that it does. If I were you I'd run through the DIY wizard for picking resolutions. Once you do, DO NOT TOUCH ANY OPTIONS ON THE SCREEN. If you do that, it will save ones that you claim were OK, regardless of what it actually shows on the screen.
     
  12. mvnuenen

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    For what it's worth, my Tivo PXL says 1080p IS available, even while my Pioneer plasma is not. Now, as I have connected (HDMI) through a brand new receiver (that can handle 1080p), maybe the Tivo gets tricked this way. Not sure if this makes sense though...
     
  13. bkdtv

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    Note some older Pioneer plasmas (including non-1080p models) could handle 1080p24 input, but not 1080p60. With most older displays, it is just the opposite.
     
  14. Virgil

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    Same thing happened to me. I have a Sony SXRD (KDS-50A2000) that is '1080p', but when I ran the guided setup on the Premiere it said 1080p is not supported. Through some research I've found out that my TV supports 1080p60, but not 1080p24, which is what Amazon VOD and Blu-ray uses. Apparently, it is quite common with older 1080p TV's, as manufacturers skimped on that knowing most people would never notice.

    I'm usually pretty good at future-proofing on my electronics purchases, but I did not see this one coming. Sweet.
     
  15. sghrush

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    There is a bug in the software regarding video outputs. My TV (Pioneer Kuro) supports all resolutions, however, all the video outputs (except 1080i) in Tivo deselect themselves after a few hours.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    Mine were still fine this morning on the four boxes I had setup 7 to 9 hours earlier. I had all the resolutions checked and they were still checked this morning. All my settings were the same as when I had initially set them up.
     
  17. sghrush

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    Interesting. I wonder if the bug is intermittent in only a few Premieres? With my Tivo HD, I set it to native and it would "stick" without unchecking itself. When I had Direct TV's HD20, I would set it to native as well and it would "stick." Hmmmm....
     
  18. pm3009

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    I have a Sony Bravia KDL 1080p, and my Tivo also will not allow me to select 1080p, only 1080i. I know when I had a HD Cablebox connected to my tv before I bought the Tivo Premiere, it showed I had 1080p. I called tech support today to see if I was missing something in the setup, but they weren't able to suggest anything other than checking the video output screen which I had already done.

    Pam
     
  19. Andrel

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    As silly as it sound, you may want to try another HDMI cable. It has been know that some cables will cause resolution or sound issues. I personally have seen that between blu-ray players and TV where the higher frequency causes cross talk.
     
  20. dewd2

    dewd2 Babbling Idiot

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    Seriously? What cables were you using?

    Don't waste money on overpriced Mon$ter and such when you can get very good cables from places like Monoprice.com. Plus, the cable that came with the Premiere are fine.
     

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