Motorola 34xx &64xx DVR "Official Thread" - Page 5 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #121 of 2061 Old 10-25-2007, 10:35 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by olsoncal View Post

Thanks for the tip! I just ordered a Harmony 880 off eBay for around $100.
From my experience with previous equipment and looking at other services, I think Dish Network has the only remote with the commercial skip button functional straight from the factory. I don't get it, but I'm glad there is a workaround (albeit an expensive one).
Thanks again,
Caleb

TIVO pushed that as a regular feature, as I understand it when Moxi first started launching there was *ALOT* of pressure from broadcasters (even lawsuits) to keep that feature off of Moxi (their skip defaulted to 30 seconds at the time and it was changed to 15 minutes) - apparently once Digeo updated the option for selectable timeframes there wasn't much to make a case against - since it wasn't defaulting to 30 seconds...

I'd like to see TV Guide take a few lessons from Digeo... I had expected some great improvements from then when they bought out DIVA (which was one of the earlier VOD systems and is STILL better looking and more reliable than the newer systems that are working with TV Guide now...) But Alas, for now TV Guide seems intent on being clunky and blah...

Still TVG reacts quicker to changes than any other guide I've seen (I can add / remove channels etc and it's pretty much instant... Digeo's guide can take up to 24 hours before they stream data for it...) - not that I wouldn't trade reaction time for more features and better interface.

With luck (and the forced FCC changes we are all going through) things will get better in the digital world!

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 2061 Old 10-26-2007, 12:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Audixium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rocky Mtn High
Posts: 1,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Caleb - I have the DCT 3416I and the Harmony 720. I use the DVD shuttle control FF button ( >>| ) for a simulated 30 second skip. It works great!

EDIT: and one more thing, it just works that way after you walk through the initial setup (both the 880 and 720 have the same functions). No additional "customizing" required.

The Zen Garden HT - Move Along...There is Nothing To See Here.
Audixium is offline  
post #123 of 2061 Old 10-30-2007, 08:13 PM
Newbie
 
Ssabotage's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilcasino View Post

Has anyone had an issue with the season pass recording the first week on the HD channel then the following week switching to the SD channel even tho I have told it to ONLY record on this channel? ie Prison Break on 704 in HD but it recorded on 4 in SD...total PITA

This happens to me as well, does anyone know of a fix? Charter asked me to bring the box in to be replaced.
Ssabotage is offline  
post #124 of 2061 Old 10-31-2007, 06:09 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ssabotage View Post

This happens to me as well, does anyone know of a fix? Charter asked me to bring the box in to be replaced.

There's a known TVG issue with Guide version A24.x (which all Charter and most other MSOs are on) - A25 is in testing but it's roll out depends on VOD side-applications - for example my market uses CCOR and the CCOR application for TVG A25 isn't fully tested and ready yet.

The bug essentually makes the box not record whenever the programming is duplicated on another channel (and the metadata uses the same program id) I've found setting the box to record the series on all channels will usually make it pick one if your completely missing the series and setting up manual recordings usually works as well.

It might not be as prevelant on another box, but it can happen on any DCT / DCH (Iguide) based DVR. So unless you swap over to a Moxi, you're probably going to see that issue.

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #125 of 2061 Old 10-31-2007, 07:34 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just a quick post here as I know alot of Charter customers frequent this forum -
Charter's offering a "Friends and Family" Special - 50% off the unlimited long distance. PM me if you'd like more details - offer isn't good to current Telephone subscribers (must not have had telephone for at least 30 days)

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #126 of 2061 Old 10-31-2007, 01:13 PM
Senior Member
 
maveric23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 256
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Does anyone know whether it's possible to remove a channel from the guide? I never watch half the channels and it just clutters up my guide. Thanks!
maveric23 is offline  
post #127 of 2061 Old 10-31-2007, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by maveric23 View Post

Does anyone know whether it's possible to remove a channel from the guide? I never watch half the channels and it just clutters up my guide. Thanks!

While this is a standard feature of the Moxi guide, this is not an availible feature with the I-guide system - 'bout the best you can do is to set up a favorites list of the ones you most frequently watch

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #128 of 2061 Old 11-02-2007, 11:36 PM
Member
 
fburgerod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasanton, CA 94566
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hello all. I have been searching (and searching) through the information warehouse here but can't find anything that helps with my question. I just hooked up my DCT 3416 with a digital optical audio out to my Denon 1706 AVR receiver (had been using audio cables out prior to today). When I press info, it shows the shows as DD5.1. But on the Denon, I've now lost the ability to choose 5.1 or 6.1 cinema audio or DTS. I only can select virtual or simulated 5ch stereo, which seriously de-emphasizes the center speaker. Do I need to reset something in the Moto setup to get the AVR to recognize it and give me back the control I had? I have audio setup as yes, advanced, light compression, and matrix. Thanks!
fburgerod is offline  
post #129 of 2061 Old 11-03-2007, 04:04 AM
 
bicker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 8,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I recently was told that "matrix" is the wrong setting for 5.1... that the right setting is "stereo".
bicker1 is offline  
post #130 of 2061 Old 11-04-2007, 04:47 AM
Member
 
Einride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

I recently was told that "matrix" is the wrong setting for 5.1... that the right setting is "stereo".

Of the four audio options available through the guide, only one setting applies to the digital output (both coax and optical), but not to digital sound over HDMI. That setting allows you to select either AC3 or PCM output. That must be set to AC3 to get 5.1 and Dolby sound to work.

All of the other options apply only to analog sound from the red and white jacks. The "matrix" setting is the equivalent of simulated surround sound. This works fairly well if your older model TV does not do its own simulated surround.

The "compression" sounds like a digital term, but it applies to analog only and means something like how wide the stereo field appears to be.

Digital output does not respond to the volume control of the Motorola boxes, so the volume is "fixed", regardless of the setting in the options. The digital output is, however, controlled by the "mute" function of the box.

For the HDMI output only, the digital sound responds to mute, but not to any settings in the guide options. To correctly set up HDMI sound, you must do so in the Motorola options, reached by turning off the box, then pressing Menu. There is an option for "Addiitonal HDMI" settings, where you must select "Auto" for sound format, otherwise 5.1 and Dolby will not work.

Samsung LN-T5265F
Dynex DX-L32-10
Proscan 40LC45S
Einride is offline  
post #131 of 2061 Old 11-04-2007, 05:07 AM
 
bicker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burlington, MA
Posts: 8,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
We use the analog audio outputs now, because we have only one digital audio input to our DD5.1 sound system, and that is occupied by the TiVo. So perhaps matrix is the best setting for us. I also played around with compression a bit. With it off, my wife cannot make out any of the dialog. With it on Heavy, she finds the sound marginally acceptable. So I guess "Heavy" is the best compression setting for us.
bicker1 is offline  
post #132 of 2061 Old 11-05-2007, 09:12 AM
Newbie
 
ncjack99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Anyone have these issues and if so is there a fix?

HDTV (channel 770) will occasionally record a black screen instead of the program.

HD channels freeze and you have to either change to a SDTV channel and then back to the HD channel to clear or reset/powercycle the unit.

I've spoken with Charter and they've had me reset the unit and said that they would sent out a new unit if the issue presists. I'm thinking this will be a firmware or software issue. Any suggestions?
ncjack99 is offline  
post #133 of 2061 Old 11-05-2007, 09:36 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncjack99 View Post

Anyone have these issues and if so is there a fix?

HDTV (channel 770) will occasionally record a black screen instead of the program.

HD channels freeze and you have to either change to a SDTV channel and then back to the HD channel to clear or reset/powercycle the unit.

I've spoken with Charter and they've had me reset the unit and said that they would sent out a new unit if the issue presists. I'm thinking this will be a firmware or software issue. Any suggestions?

I can think of two possible causes

1) The Secondary Tuner has an issue - generally this would appen if your seeing most of your recordings go blank (total tuner failure) or just one type of programming (analog SD, Digital SD, HD) - depending on what tuner your using at the time it may or may not work... one way to force the tuner is to record to things at the same time and see if one's dead - you'll want to try two SDs, two Digitals and two HDs to see what happens. - since it seems specific to a channel, I lean towards #2

2) More than likely you've got a intermittint signal issue that happens on 770 - generally HDs tend to react to signal issues quicker than other channels.

3) General bug - the box did something wonky and it would record properly - powercycle should fix that - but if it's still happening it's more than likley a tuner issue or signal issue.

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #134 of 2061 Old 11-06-2007, 09:39 AM
Senior Member
 
hiyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have a DCH-3416 Motorola DVR and the hard drive never shuts off. Is this normal. I hope not since I really don't like listening to it when I am not using it.
hiyman is offline  
post #135 of 2061 Old 11-06-2007, 10:39 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiyman View Post

I have a DCH-3416 Motorola DVR and the hard drive never shuts off. Is this normal. I hope not since I really don't like listening to it when I am not using it.

From what I've seen the DCH / DCT series DVRs all can be powered off, but they do not record in standby mode. The drive does not shut off unless the box is in standby mode.

This unfortunately seems normal for Motorola made DVRs (The Digeo Moxi / Motorola BMC 90XX series is also always on and does not even have an option to be powered off - only reset)

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #136 of 2061 Old 11-06-2007, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
hiyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharterJames View Post

From what I've seen the DCH / DCT series DVRs all can be powered off, but they do not record in standby mode. The drive does not shut off unless the box is in standby mode.

This unfortunately seems normal for Motorola made DVRs (The Digeo Moxi / Motorola BMC 90XX series is also always on and does not even have an option to be powered off - only reset)

I do turn the box off when I am not using it, but the hard drive never shuts off. But any recordings I have set will record regardless if the box is on or off.
hiyman is offline  
post #137 of 2061 Old 11-06-2007, 11:09 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiyman View Post

I do turn the box off when I am not using it, but the hard drive never shuts off. But any recordings I have set will record regardless if the box is on or off.

That must be a feature of the 34xx series then, I know the 64xx series cuts off completely and does not record - sounds like the 34 does more of an active standby

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #138 of 2061 Old 11-06-2007, 03:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
KoRn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Question for ya. Just got a new DCH6416 from Charter today. Have it hooked up through hdmi. No surround sound system as of yet. Since i'm using the tv speakers for now. I have the audio set to tv speakers. And enabled srs from the actual tv remote to create a virtual srs. Do you suggest I change it to something like those settings at the bottom you suggested and turn off srs since matrix does the same thing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharterJames View Post

Powercycle once or twice - if that doesn't resolve it power down the box and hit Select - this should give you the user menu with resolutions - I think when the HDMI is plugged in you have audio options.

Go into your system menu and try the different options on your Audio - usually I set it to

Default Audio Track: Channel Default
Optimal Stereo: YES (unless your using cable box for volume control)
Audio Output: Advanced
Compression: Light
Stereo Output Matrix

This should give you good sound output over both HDMI and Optical so you can use HDMI for TV and Optical for Receiver

Another option would be if your using the Receiver for HDMI switching, in which case you'd just need to do HDMI to the Receiver and HDMI from the receiver to the TV - however with that setup you'll have to have the Receiver on to get your video input.

Last but not least, you can alway run RCA audio (but the HDMI should work great, I'm pretty much doing what you are trying to do at home - Optical to my pioneer receiver and HDMI to the TV... but the TV's volume is so low I really don't use it without the receiver.)

KoRn is offline  
post #139 of 2061 Old 11-07-2007, 04:49 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoRn View Post

Question for ya. Just got a new DCH6416 from Charter today. Have it hooked up through hdmi. No surround sound system as of yet. Since i'm using the tv speakers for now. I have the audio set to tv speakers. And enabled srs from the actual tv remote to create a virtual srs. Do you suggest I change it to something like those settings at the bottom you suggested and turn off srs since matrix does the same thing?

Try what you've got now for a while, till you're used to how it sounds, then try it the other way - see if you notice an improvement - if so, stick with it, if not go back...

Matrix has been my prefered setting with two different home theaters, however I've not had the advantage of newer TVs or Home theaters, so I definitely recommend playing with the different settings and see the pros and cons for each - if you feel one has better sound than the other, use it - afterall it's your system and it should sound right to you

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #140 of 2061 Old 11-08-2007, 12:50 PM
Senior Member
 
DocCasualty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Harbor Springs, MI
Posts: 471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 76
My service is through Charter. I used to see the entire frame of the picture compressed into the right upper corner of the guide while surfing. Now, the guide simply overlays the screen with only the right upper corner of the frame of the current channel visible. This applies to both SD and HD channels. IIRC, HD channels always were like this, with the guide not completely covering the screen anyway. However, the SD channels were not.

I can't seem to find any user control in the menu that would account for this. Is this a software issue? Something from the headend? My S/W version is 74.53-3321 and Firmware is 16.35.

“A great thunderstorm of sound gushed from the walls. Music bombarded him at such an immense volume that his bones were almost shaken from their tendons; he felt his jaw vibrate, his eyes wobble in his head. He was a victim of concussion.” ― Fahrenheit 451
DocCasualty is offline  
post #141 of 2061 Old 11-09-2007, 10:57 PM
Member
 
Supratik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 105
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
My brand new DCH6416 is connected to my Toshiba LCDTV, but for some reason the TV reports no signal when I switch the DCH6416 to 720p or 1080i. I know the TV supports both resolutions as my Xbox 360 and PC both output to the TV at those resolutions.

DCH6416 is hooked up via HDMI - any suggestions?
Supratik is offline  
post #142 of 2061 Old 11-10-2007, 07:49 AM
Advanced Member
 
RockyMountainD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supratik View Post

My brand new DCH6416 is connected to my Toshiba LCDTV, but for some reason the TV reports no signal when I switch the DCH6416 to 720p or 1080i. I know the TV supports both resolutions as my Xbox 360 and PC both output to the TV at those resolutions.

DCH6416 is hooked up via HDMI - any suggestions?

Have you tried connecting another device to the set's HDMI input? Or tried connecting the DCH via component?
RockyMountainD is offline  
post #143 of 2061 Old 11-10-2007, 12:40 PM
Member
 
Supratik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 105
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi,

Yes, my PC runs extended desktop via HDMI at 720p or 1080i (which is configured by the PC, not the TV). The TV simply audoadjusts to whatever resolution the computer throws at it.

Component works too via my Wii, but I don't have a spare set of component cables to try with the cable box, but various experiments lead me to believe that that will work. =/ I think I may have just gotten a bad cable box since other people's HDMI have been working fine. Agree/disagree?
Supratik is offline  
post #144 of 2061 Old 11-10-2007, 02:06 PM
Advanced Member
 
RockyMountainD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supratik View Post

Hi,

Yes, my PC runs extended desktop via HDMI at 720p or 1080i (which is configured by the PC, not the TV). The TV simply audoadjusts to whatever resolution the computer throws at it.

Component works too via my Wii, but I don't have a spare set of component cables to try with the cable box, but various experiments lead me to believe that that will work. =/ I think I may have just gotten a bad cable box since other people's HDMI have been working fine. Agree/disagree?

It's the biggest advantage of leasing - free swaps
RockyMountainD is offline  
post #145 of 2061 Old 11-11-2007, 09:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
KoRn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I will try with what your suggesting. Getting back to this.

Default Audio Track: Channel Default
Optimal Stereo: YES (unless your using cable box for volume control)
Audio Output: Advanced
Compression: Light (mine is set to Heavy)
Stereo Output Matrix (should it be set to Stereo instead of Matrix?)

Im still a bit confused on this. Should it really be set to Stereo instead? Since im using only the tv speakers? Im using HDMI. I apologize if im making this harder than what it sounds.


Quote:
Originally Posted by CharterJames View Post

Try what you've got now for a while, till you're used to how it sounds, then try it the other way - see if you notice an improvement - if so, stick with it, if not go back...

Matrix has been my prefered setting with two different home theaters, however I've not had the advantage of newer TVs or Home theaters, so I definitely recommend playing with the different settings and see the pros and cons for each - if you feel one has better sound than the other, use it - afterall it's your system and it should sound right to you

KoRn is offline  
post #146 of 2061 Old 11-12-2007, 08:20 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoRn View Post

I will try with what your suggesting. Getting back to this.

Default Audio Track: Channel Default
Optimal Stereo: YES (unless your using cable box for volume control)
Audio Output: Advanced
Compression: Light (mine is set to Heavy)
Stereo Output Matrix (should it be set to Stereo instead of Matrix?)

Im still a bit confused on this. Should it really be set to Stereo instead? Since im using only the tv speakers? Im using HDMI. I apologize if im making this harder than what it sounds.

What I'm saying is with my system and my ears, it sounds better on Matrix / light

I'm assuming you've tried Light Vs Heavy and noticed a difference and went when your preference - this is what I'm suggesting - try it on different settings

What I'm saying is I don't know how your Home theater / TV is going to process things, it might sound better to you on Stereo, It might sound better on Matrix / Heavy - the only way we'll find out is to try it

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #147 of 2061 Old 11-12-2007, 08:23 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supratik View Post

Hi,

Yes, my PC runs extended desktop via HDMI at 720p or 1080i (which is configured by the PC, not the TV). The TV simply audoadjusts to whatever resolution the computer throws at it.

Component works too via my Wii, but I don't have a spare set of component cables to try with the cable box, but various experiments lead me to believe that that will work. =/ I think I may have just gotten a bad cable box since other people's HDMI have been working fine. Agree/disagree?

TV should adjust to the resolution automatically on HDMI on these boxes, I know my 6416 takes a second when I first turn it on but after that it usually hits 1080i if I'm on an HD channel

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #148 of 2061 Old 11-12-2007, 08:43 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocCasualty View Post

My service is through Charter. I used to see the entire frame of the picture compressed into the right upper corner of the guide while surfing. Now, the guide simply overlays the screen with only the right upper corner of the frame of the current channel visible. This applies to both SD and HD channels. IIRC, HD channels always were like this, with the guide not completely covering the screen anyway. However, the SD channels were not.

I can't seem to find any user control in the menu that would account for this. Is this a software issue? Something from the headend? My S/W version is 74.53-3321 and Firmware is 16.35.

Hiyya Doc,
that sounds rather unusual - I'm assuming you're talking about the TV window that appears when activating the guide

I know the guide tends to float on HDs and not cover the entire screen because the guide is Overlayed in 420 - this causes one of three behavoirs

1) if the TV cannot support an overlay in a seperate resolution you get no guide / guide bars only on HD channels this is the reason why - you can get it back, but only if you set the box to 420

2) If the TV does support the overlay, any channel that's not in 420 will float the 420 in the middle (much like the SD commercials on HD channels)

3) and of course the final one - if the box is set to 420, everything looks "normal" however depending on settings it's either cropped 4:3 (and stretched by the TV) or it's Letterbox 4:3 (and possibly manipulated by the TV)

If you're seeing only the corner of the picture instead of the compressed picture the first thing I'm thinking of is something wonky in the box - if a powercycle doesn't fix the problem you can try something more drastic, however I don't like to give that technique in the open as it can be abused to get around PIN codes etc.

PM me for that trick (given our earlier converstations it wouldn't suprise me if you've already power cycled it) - I'm thinking either something went bad in the firmware or there's some sort of hardware problem preventing the compressed picture.

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
post #149 of 2061 Old 11-12-2007, 08:49 AM
Senior Member
 
DocCasualty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Harbor Springs, MI
Posts: 471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharterJames View Post

What I'm saying is I don't know how your Home theater / TV is going to process things, it might sound better to you on Stereo, It might sound better on Matrix / Heavy - the only way we'll find out is to try it

Do these audio settings on the 6416 actually control HDMI audio output or any digital output for that matter? I use optical cable into my AVR and they don't seem to make any difference, as opposed to the analog connections to my TV (which I rarely use), which they certainly do. I was looking at the Motorola manual and it speaks of HDMI settings in the "User Settings" of Auto, L-PCM and Pass Through, suggesting that would be the control one would have.

“A great thunderstorm of sound gushed from the walls. Music bombarded him at such an immense volume that his bones were almost shaken from their tendons; he felt his jaw vibrate, his eyes wobble in his head. He was a victim of concussion.” ― Fahrenheit 451
DocCasualty is offline  
post #150 of 2061 Old 11-12-2007, 08:53 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
CharterJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocCasualty View Post

Do these audio settings on the 6416 actually control HDMI audio output or any digital output for that matter? I use optical cable into my AVR and they don't seem to make any difference, as opposed to the analog connections to my TV (which I rarely use), which they certainly do. I was looking at the Motorola manual and it speaks of HDMI settings in the "User Settings" of Auto, L-PCM and Pass Through, suggesting that would be the control one would have.

I believe they do, but sometimes the difference is so small it's not too noticable - I noticed a very big jump in volume level on light compression and the sound was better - but that was with system on the optical to a pioneer receiver - I can only guess that maybe the heavy compression was taking too much effort to process well - so light was faster and better sounding... then again the TV connected to the same box via HDMI has an extremely low volume... but since I don't use it, I haven't experimented to see what would increase the volume level

Views & opinions stated here are strictly those of Me and not Charter Communications.

I no longer work in Tech Ops as such I can only advise & suggest.
CharterJames is offline  
Reply HDTV Recorders

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off