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post #631 of 734 Old 05-25-2011, 07:53 AM
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Just got new Guide today, it's very blah!
What's this new guide about? I don't think I've noticed any changes yet in mn. Is it noticeably different?
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Noticeably different? yes, better? debatable!

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I'd be happy if the guide would just work when 3D is on.
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I currently have Comcast xfinity with a RNG110 converter box on a Sony XBR60LXZ900.
I get excellent 3D quality from the box, but understand it doesn't provide DVR compatibility. Comcast says the replacement converter is the DCH6416 with all the feature of the RNG110 plus DVR compatabilty. My question is, is this correct ?? You guys have proven to be more knowledgeable than some of the information that is given out by some of the cable providers. Thanks
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The box you want is the DCX3400. The DCH6416 has an analog tuner (not needed in addition to the digital tuner so it uses a lot more power. In addition the DCX3400 box has a much bigger hard drive and is capable of MPEG-4 decoding (as is the RNG110) in some parts of the country the DCX3400, DCX3200 (no DVR) and the RNG110 are the only boxes certified for 3D because some 3D material is transmitted in MPEG-4. One other advantage of the DCX series (along with the RNG110) is they are capable of transmitting the native signal (720p, 1080i, along with 1080p at 24hz) instead of converting it to one format.
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Thanks PaulGo I'll contact Comcast and see what they say about obtaining
abox you suggest. Appreciate the response.
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I saw the letter on page 17 about the flicker on ESPN 3D being fixed but I'm still having the problem. I have the dcx3400-m going through a Denon 3311 to a panasonic ST30. I set the resolution to native but that didn't help. It only happens on ESPN 3D. Any ideas on what to do?
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I saw the letter on page 17 about the flicker on ESPN 3D being fixed but I'm still having the problem. I have the dcx3400-m going through a Denon 3311 to a panasonic ST30. I set the resolution to native but that didn't help. It only happens on ESPN 3D. Any ideas on what to do?

Experiencing this as well. DCX3400 box and an Onkyo receiver with an LG TV.
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Experiencing this as well. DCX3400 box and an Onkyo receiver with an LG TV.

I emailed ESPN and they just emailed me back and said they corrected the issue. I get off work in a couple hours so I'll see if it's corrected and post back.
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Ok, I watched about 5 minutes of ESPN 3D tonight and no flicker at all so I guess they really did fix it. Hopefully that worked for everybody but if its still messed up in your area then go to ESPN's site and email them and they should be able to get it fixed.
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I just got the Comcast RNG150 HD box (not a DVR) so I can watch on-demand stuff (I use Tivo Premiere w. cablecard for rest).

I CANNOT for the life of me set the RNG150 to output NATIVE mode. The problem is that some OnDEMAND shows are in 720p (Sports and others) and presented in TopBottom mode. These are 720p shows and one should not upconvert it to 1080i else the display will have difficulty resulting in 3D timing and ghosting issues.

I have been able to access the menus (press Menu when box is powered off) and by pressing Guide+Info when Powered Off. The only option I have is to set the set to output 1080i or 720p ... but not pass-thru (Native).

Anyone know the trick to getting the RNG150 to output native mode?
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So I just picked up a Panasonic VT30 and a new(er) Comcast DVR that can output 3D. Am I correct in stating that since I have an older receiver (an Onkyo 707 w/ HDMI 1.3a) that I have to connect the HDMI from the DVR directly to the TV in order to view 3D, and then connect an optical connection to my receiver for the 5.1?

I'm just trying to figure out my connections while my break-in slides are running. Thanks!
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So I just picked up a Panasonic VT30 and a new(er) Comcast DVR that can output 3D. Am I correct in stating that since I have an older receiver (an Onkyo 707 w/ HDMI 1.3a) that I have to connect the HDMI from the DVR directly to the TV in order to view 3D, and then connect an optical connection to my receiver for the 5.1?

I'm just trying to figure out my connections while my break-in slides are running. Thanks!

That would be the most trouble free way of doing it. Even if you had a receiver that can pass 3D many people have had problems with Motorola cable boxes losing its setting when it goes through the receiver.
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So I just picked up a Panasonic VT30 and a new(er) Comcast DVR that can output 3D. Am I correct in stating that since I have an older receiver (an Onkyo 707 w/ HDMI 1.3a) that I have to connect the HDMI from the DVR directly to the TV in order to view 3D, and then connect an optical connection to my receiver for the 5.1?

I'm just trying to figure out my connections while my break-in slides are running. Thanks!

Try running HDMI from the DVR to the TV, and optical from the TV to the receiver first. Your TV should be able to pass the Dolby Digital 5.1 signal from the DVR to your receiver (just remember to go into the DVR's setup menu and select PASSTHROUGH in the HDMI audio options).
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i have tried Avatar 3d on-demand a few times SBS on my DCH3416 (in atlanta). My impression is that the resolution is very low and the 3d barely there - seems to be a lot of noise and it just doesn't look very good. is this because i'm using a DCH3416 or will it look that way regardless of the box in my area?
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i have tried Avatar 3d on-demand a few times SBS on my DCH3416 (in atlanta). My impression is that the resolution is very low and the 3d barely there - seems to be a lot of noise and it just doesn't look very good. is this because i'm using a DCH3416 or will it look that way regardless of the box in my area?

After watching it on bluray it was noticeably lower resolution on demand but I thought the 3d effect was still very good. I also thought how to train your dragon had good 3d on demand. I was told by Comcast you have to have the newer box for 3d but I'm not sure how true that is.
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After a year and a half of promises, Comcast finally went full digital in SW Florida and we now have EXPN 3D and Xfinity 3D.

Now, where's the content?????? Actually, I'm planning a big April Masters party....

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After a year and a half of promises, Comcast finally went full digital in SW Florida and we now have EXPN 3D and Xfinity 3D.

Now, where's the content?????? Actually, I'm planning a big April Masters party....

Really? Or are you talking about the blacked out channels with no programming that I used to get. I've actually drop all tv service's from them due to lack of 3d and my triple play package deal was up! If they actually have shows on those channels might need to give them a call!

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Really? Or are you talking about the blacked out channels with no programming that I used to get. I've actually drop all tv service's from them due to lack of 3d and my triple play package deal was up! If they actually have shows on those channels might need to give them a call!

Bonita Springs/North Naples - ch 790 is ESPN 3D and 791 is Xfinity 3D. Both broadcast 24/7 but there isn't much new material. Xfinity is mostly the same movies found in the On Demand 3D section and the ESPN scheduled for upcoming new content is found here: http://espn.go.com/3d/schedule.html

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Bonita Springs/North Naples - ch 790 is ESPN 3D and 791 is Xfinity 3D. Both broadcast 24/7 but there isn't much new material. Xfinity is mostly the same movies found in the On Demand 3D section and the ESPN scheduled for upcoming new content is found here: http://espn.go.com/3d/schedule.html

The xfinity channel had the tennis US Open a few months ago and that was pretty cool. Other than that I haven't watched it much. I'll watch the basketball on ESPN 3D tonight to see how it looks.
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about Comcast HD 3D service, are the two channels, ESPN3D & XFINITY
3D SEPARATE channels?

the local Comcast customer service rep is clueless?

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about Comcast HD 3D service, are the two channels, ESPN3D & XFINITY
3D SEPARATE channels?

the local Comcast customer service rep is clueless?

Here in Fort Lauderdale, FL, they are two separate channels.
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the chick-fila bowl was my first time trying out espn 3d. it looked like absolute garbage. i would prefer cable providers not even try to deliver "3d" like this until they can get it right, it will do nothing but turn people off of it.
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the chick-fila bowl was my first time trying out espn 3d. it looked like absolute garbage. i would prefer cable providers not even try to deliver "3d" like this until they can get it right, it will do nothing but turn people off of it.

My (limited) experience has been the same for cable broadcasts of sporting events in Canada on Rogers 3D.

The Rogers 3D channel is mostly a rotating loop of crap 3D. Over the past year they've broadcast a few events, like the NHL Winter Classic, and they've look complete garbage on my Sony TV. Everything about their broadcasts have looked bad (poor resolution and brutal ghosting).

My concern is that they do a few of these broadcasts as a test, get poor results, and then decide that 3D is a failure.

I'm with you. I'd prefer they just wait until they can do it right. I am still holding out hope that the Sensio 3D format could be a partial solution at least as far as the resolution goes (i.e., being able to stream 3D in blu-ray quality over internet and cable). Sensio is launching their 3D VOD service next week. Hopefully if successful it can eventually be expanded.

Unfortunately (for my pocketbook) the current state of 3D broadcasting has meant relying solely on 3D blu-ray movies and PS3 gaming for my 3D fix for now.
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Hmm - I watched a college football game earlier in 2011 (on ESPN3D via Comcast) and found it to be very watchable and enjoyable. I found the best 3D effect was any shot from the back of the end zone.

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the 3d effect isn't the problem, it's the very low resolution stemming from the 720p signal being split in half. ends up looking like 3d playing on a washed-out vhs tape!
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Hmm - I watched a college football game earlier in 2011 (on ESPN3D via Comcast) and found it to be very watchable and enjoyable. I found the best 3D effect was any shot from the back of the end zone.

I agree. ESPN 3D looks great on Comcast, especially basketball. I think that's the best looking sport in 3D.
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Looks like a lot of the 3D On Demand movies are no longer available - or did them move them? I thought there was Tron and several others but can't find them now... ?
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