Poor color depth in menus and programming

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by mexaly, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. mexaly

    mexaly New Member

    Sep 26, 2007


    Today I noticed that both DirecTV programming and the Tivo menus have lower color depth than before. Faces in programming look slightly cartoonish. The ball-shaped bullets in "Now Playing" have obvious, coarse dithering. It's like viewing a webpage on a PC with 256 colors.

    I have a Hughes Series 2 model HDVR2, running software version 6.3e-01-2-151.

    I have not touched the cables in several weeks. I am using an S-Video cable from the Tivo unit to an off-brand digital 720p television.

    I tried checking the TV by playing a DVD and the color depth looks normal there, although the DVD player is going in through HDMI and not S-Video. I've reviewed the video settings for the television and I don't see anything that looks like it affects color depth.

    Suggestions, corroborating experiences, ???

    thank you very much.
  2. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Parker, Co....
    Try disconnecting the s-video cable and go through the red white yellow cables if that does't work try the RG59 to TV to see if either cures the problem.

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