active video output format

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  1. tattube

    tattube Member

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    Hi all

    Since the update to 14.9.2.2, I noticed that 'active video output format' shown in system information is 720p.
    I cannot say with any certainty that this started with the software update, as I do not look at sys info that often.

    I have set both channels to programs that show resolution at 1080i, and still see 720p in sys info.

    Can anyone explain what it is that I am seeing here, as I just don't understand it.

    I have TPXL since Aug 2010, on a wireless connection, using SDUI 99% of the time.


    EDIT: Just went back to sys info and "active video output format' now shows as 1080i....guess it's just a bit of lag time to update?
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It used to be at the resolution of the channel you were viewing. So if it was a 720P channel it would show up as 720P and if it was a 1080i channel it would show up as 1080i.
    Since getting my Elite I changed it to only 1080i and 1080P output. So I also switched my other Premieres to that as well. To reduce the delay when switching between channels.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    When you view the resolution, lets say the current channel is 720p, then you change channels to a 1080i, the Info banner will report the 720p from the previous channel, until you call up the Info banner on screen again.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I guess I misread what the OP said. I was thinking about the resolution of screen when you hit the TiVo button.
    The banner resolution bug has been around for a very, very, very long time.
     
  5. tattube

    tattube Member

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    Thank you both for the replies.

    Happy Holidays to all
     
  6. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Also I think if you have a show recording it's aspect is the one which shows.
     
  7. sakaike

    sakaike Member

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    Aaron,
    I used to do this as well for the same reason (faster channel changing), but notice a distinct improvement in quality when I have my 50" Pio plasma doing the deinterlacing and scaling compared to the Premier.

    Do you not notice this difference, and/or don't mind?
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There is a difference when I have my DVDO DUO do the scaling, but at this point I've been watching so much BD content that all broadcast is not up to great standards anyway. Plus I do run my broadcast source through an Algolith Flea which helps clean up the noise, so that alone makes a big difference in the picture quality. At this point it's more important to me to be able to cycle through the four tuners, with two I didn't mind, but with four, if I go through a resolution change each time it will just take too long. And unfortunately this will be the case from any HD source as it re-syncs to the new resolution.
     

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