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manmountain
09-18-2009, 07:05 AM
Hello from 2200 ft. in the lovely state of West Virginia. I am not sure who is incorrect, me or DTV. I have a hr21 and a Sony KDL-46V25L1. Sony claims that my display is a true 1080p model but DTV says that it will not support 1080p even though I am using an hdmi cable. Another issue is that I requested a hr23 to replace a defective hr21, hoping that the newer model would support 1080p as well as more hd recording time but received another hr21. We are a longtime DTV customer and I am somewhat miffed by the issues at hand. Any thoughts for the newest guy on the block or "rock" in my case?

buzd
09-18-2009, 07:19 AM
There is no broadcast TV in 1080p yet (or anytime in the near future), although your TV may upscale to 1080p. There are certain On Demand downloads available in 1080p. It doesn't matter which DVR you have.

Loves2Watch
09-18-2009, 07:46 AM
I believe what they are talking about is their VOD which is 1080p 24. Many sets that are capable of resolving 1080p only use 60 fps and not 24. That is where the dilemma lies so even though your TV IS a 1080p TV it cannot display 1080p 24. No matter though as they can send the signal in 1080i and your TV will deinterlace it to 1080p.

WestDC
09-18-2009, 08:02 AM
It's not your D* Box, It's time to dump your out of date Sony. When you are shopping you need to find a set that can display 1080P/24 & 1080P/60--your set only will do 1080P/60--sorry

manmountain
09-18-2009, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. Funny you should suggest a replacement as I am considering just that. Any ideas, would consider plasma as well as another lcd but would like to enlarge to something above 50". From the new guy, thanks again.

WestDC
09-18-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. Funny you should suggest a replacement as I am considering just that. Any ideas, would consider plasma as well as another lcd but would like to enlarge to something above 50". From the new guy, thanks again.

Any set that fits your check book will be fine--Just do some research on the Model and what it can do as far as video display and the number of needed inputs to suit you.

Remember not every seller is selling a NEW MODEL--you need to search by Model number of any MFG and besure you know what is "NEW" and what is passed off as "new" Techno stuff.

Looking at The MFG web site is a great place for info on what's sets are New (model numbers) and Good luck on your Shopping.

RedNecker
09-18-2009, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the quick replies. Funny you should suggest a replacement as I am considering just that. Any ideas, would consider plasma as well as another lcd but would like to enlarge to something above 50". From the new guy, thanks again.


I have had a 1080p Panasonic 58" plasma for two years. It is great.
OTA pics are fantastic. DirecTV is "almost" as good on some channels.

I got it at Best Buy. Sometimes Sams club has Panasonic at great prices. They should be lower prices from now to Christmas.

JackVa1
10-04-2009, 04:13 PM
OK so what does come through from DTV? 1080i or 720P? If I don't want to use Native, what should I set DTV receiver to as a default?

1080i Sony...thanks

Loves2Watch
10-04-2009, 04:53 PM
OK so what does come through from DTV? 1080i or 720P? If I don't want to use Native, what should I set DTV receiver to as a default?

1080i Sony...thanks

1080i...