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direct tv hd receiver question...or 3.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tacomaman06, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 [OP] Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    alright.....we bought a samsung 40 inch lcd hdtv..........and we just got direct tv on monday. the tv specs are 1080p 60hz. my question is this....with it being a 1080p tv....how the hell do i get the receiver to format the screen and give me the 1080p resolution...how do it get the receiver to do that? right now....all i can get it to go on is 1080i.........if i keep pressing the reso. button....it goes back to the lowest resolution...then i gotta press the button till it gets back. but it stops at 1080i...wont go to 1080p.

    can anyone explain?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    07regtacoman

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    Just because the tv is 1080p doesnt mean your receiving the signal at 1080p.Most broadcasts are not 1080p.You have to find a program that is transmitting 1080p.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    ah.....alright....makes sense now. thanks for the heads up man.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    I had the same question right after I hooked my DirecTV up also. I learned the same thing you just did. I also learned 1080i looks pretty good.

    I don't know what kind of phone you have but if you can download the DirecTV app do it. I use it all the time to record programs when I realize I'm not making it home before the program starts, usually a sports program. You can also record a program from a computer too. The one thing to remember when you record from your phone or computer you don't get the option to record over by X amount of time and we all know sports never end on time. I just record the program immediately following the program I'm recording.
     
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