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Wajo, Thanks. Do you know (or does anyone know) if the new tuner in the Phillips has as much sensitivity (i.e. the ability to receive a weak signal) as the old Maggi tuner in the 537? What I am trying to avoid is buying one of the new Phillips DVR's only to learn that its tuner is not "strong" enough to give me good OTA reception were I am located.

Perhaps I can help. I've being living with the 5710 (and 5750 for a short period) for the last couple of weeks. I would say the 5710 tuners are ok. I live in a pretty awful area for reception. I've tried a iview, dvr+, TiVo premier and Roamio, and now the 5710.

In order for me as being worse for receiving my 5 main locals ...

TiVo premier
Dvr+
TiVo Roamio
Philips 5710
Iview
Sony tv tuner

 

So, would it be safe to re-order your list from best to worst as follows?

 

1. Sony tv tuner

2. iView

3. Philips 5710

4. TiVo Roamio

5. DVR+

6. TiVo Premiere


Edited by wajo - 3/23/14 at 3:41pm
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So, would it be safe to re-order your list from best to worst as follows?

1. Sony tv tuner
2. iView
3. Philips 5710
4. TiVo Roamio
5. DVR+
6. TiVo Premiere

Yup
post #543 of 556
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A 5750 user just informed me that Vudu streams DD7.1 when available (some movies).

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I've tried both the 5750 and 5710 and neither can output Dolby Digital Plus (5.1 or 7.1) from VUDU. They can only output standard Dolby Digital 5.1

Same for Netflix. No Dolby Digital Plus.

The fact that 7.1 Dolby digital plus movies are listed on VUDU doesn't necessarily mean the client can send that to your receiver.

 

Are you using a HDMI v1.3 or later cable, one of the requirements for TrueHD?

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Are you using a HDMI v1.3 or later cable, one of the requirements for TrueHD?

Yes of course. I have a Oppo 103D and roku 3 and both can output dd+ 7.1 from their VUDU clients to my Denon 4311. I can assure you that neither the 5710 or 5750 output DD+ from their HDMI output. Be interesting to hear what Philips have to say about this since DD+ is plastered all over the unit and box.

Has anyone ever got a firmware update with this box ?
post #545 of 556
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Maybe it's all a big fat lie... by Philips and that other guy who said he got 7.1 from some Vudu movies?

post #546 of 556
Supporting DD+ on a DVR wouldn't make any sense, since ATSC uses DD exclusively. I doubt Philips would have gone to the trouble of adding DD+ support just for the sake of streaming services, and I doubt most of them supply 7.1 content either, as all TV programs are mixed for 5.1 (to utilise the maximum number of channels supported for DTV).
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Supporting DD+ on a DVR wouldn't make any sense, since ATSC uses DD exclusively. I doubt Philips would have gone to the trouble of adding DD+ support just for the sake of streaming services, and I doubt most of them supply 7.1 content either, as all TV programs are mixed for 5.1 (to utilise the maximum number of channels supported for DTV).

Strange then why the DD+ logo is on the box, on the unit and in the owners manual.
post #548 of 556
Oops, it appears that I'm wrong, at least if you can believe Wikipedia in this instance: DD+ is technically part of the ATSC specification, so I guess as with H.264 and 1080p H.262, it's allowed but never used.
post #549 of 556
Can any other 5710 or 5750 owner confirm if they are able to get DD+ bitstream output for Netflix or VUDU ? Wajo? Aleron ?
post #550 of 556
Is anyone else having problems with the << function on their Philips HDR 5750? Mine freezes and then the only function that will work is "stop". When I restart it always goes back to the same place in the program I have recorded. That means I have to >> to get back to where I stopped.

Since I can't go backwards I now have to be careful going forwards past commercials because if I overshoot I cannot go back. I also frequently want to go back to see a good action part again or pick up missed dialog.

I do not stream so the totally obnoxiously placed Netflix and Vudu buttons really piss me off. They are in the way of the important functions I use a lot. I even have to be careful turning the unit on because I keep hitting the Netflix button instead or simultaneously with the power button. This is the worst remote I have ever used.

I also do not like the library of recorded programs is displayed. Four days after receiving the Philips I was so disgusted I purchased another Magnavox (MDR535H) to retire my 515H as a backup. The Philips was going to be my main recorder but I dislike it so much the new Magnavox is primary and the Philips is secondary.

The only good thing I can say about the Philips (for my needs) is it uses a different remote from the Magnavox so I can use both in my rack without having to cover and uncover the sensors.
post #551 of 556
REW back or back a set time interval ?

I've found the REW function a bit buggy but the back a set time ...10s or 30s works fine. Multiple presses together allows you to go back in multiples of the default values. Had no issues with resume.

I use a $20 Sony universal remote rather than the provided remote.

I actually really like this DVR.
post #552 of 556
Does anyone have a link to a comparison between ePvision PHD-VRX2 and these Philips units? I tried to search but I didn't find anything. Thank you!
post #553 of 556
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Does anyone have a link to a comparison between ePvision PHD-VRX2 and these Philips units? I tried to search but I didn't find anything. Thank you!

 

There's a table put together by Videobruce with both units. The Philips info might not be complete in all areas since it was filled in before we knew some things, and I haven't informed Videobruce of all the nitpicking details that need fixing.

 

I checked the first part of the table and noticed these (so far):

 

Cost new ($) - Still has MSRP not selling prices.

Separate OTA & CATV channel scans - Should be "Both"

 

There may be others I'm not aware of.

post #554 of 556
You guys are great - thank you so much! This is perfect!
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There's a table put together by Videobruce with both units. The Philips info might not be complete in all areas since it was filled in before we knew some things, and I haven't informed Videobruce of all the nitpicking details that need fixing.

I checked the first part of the table and noticed these (so far):

Cost new ($) - Still has MSRP not selling prices.
Separate OTA & CATV channel scans - Should be "Both"

There may be others I'm not aware of.
post #555 of 556
Did this thread just fall of a cliff, or move somewhere else?
post #556 of 556
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Still here, not moved.

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