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post #5971 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjv View Post

Dana, you may want to completely read your referenced website.......just under the price block, it says: This unit is discontinued and has been replaced by the New H21 HD Receiver

All of which is correct. But, the H20 is still supported - and it has an OTA antenna capability. It's the same concept when you buy a new car at a dealer that happens to be last year's model.

Dana
post #5972 of 6205
Who makes the tuner in the AM21 add-on?
post #5973 of 6205
I am actually getting local HD content on my H20 even though I don't pay for the extra HD package. This has to be true for all subscribers since nothing has changed since my unit was updated last week.

On the D* Channel Guide my local channels will display [HD] when the shows are being broadcast in HD, and the channel logo will also show "HD" next to it when watching the shows.

This was true last night on "Lost" and the picture was identical in another room where I have a 1080i TV with a digital tuner. Both TV's showed "ABCHD"
on the chanel logo in the lower-right of the picture.
post #5974 of 6205
i just received the new software update here in the Los Angeles area with my h20-100.
post #5975 of 6205
I have a H20 HD Receiver connecting using HDMI to my Samsung LN-T4061F. I was wondering how should I set my settings for the H20 box? Currently on the H20 settings I have:

Native: On
Screen Format: Pillar Box
TV Ratio: Widescreen 16:9
TV Resolution: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i are all checked.

On the Samsung TV I set the Size to: Just Scan. (should I set it to 16:9?)

Are these the best settings for displaying my HD?

Thanks

Eddy
post #5976 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by bolo00911 View Post

I have a H20 HD Receiver connecting using HDMI to my Samsung LN-T4061F. I was wondering how should I set my settings for the H20 box? Currently on the H20 settings I have:

Native: On
Screen Format: Pillar Box
TV Ratio: Widescreen 16:9
TV Resolution: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i are all checked.

On the Samsung TV I set the Size to: Just Scan. (should I set it to 16:9?)

Are these the best settings for displaying my HD?

Thanks

Eddy

Your settings indicate that you think your TV will upscale the incoming resolutions to 1080p, the native resolution of your TV, better than the H20. That may be true but the alternative is to turn Native off, and select 1080i which will cause the H20 to upconvert to 1080i so your TV will have only to process the incoming signal to 1080p.

Whatever looks better to you is better. The other advantage of turning Native off is a faster sync between the H20 and your TV when you change channels.

I can't comment on the Samsung TV internal settings since I am not familiar with that TV.

Dana
post #5977 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by drbonbi View Post

Your settings indicate that you think your TV will upscale the incoming resolutions to 1080p, the native resolution of your TV, better than the H20. That may be true but the alternative is to turn Native off, and select 1080i which will cause the H20 to upconvert to 1080i so your TV will have only to process the incoming signal to 1080p.

Whatever looks better to you is better. The other advantage of turning Native off is a faster sync between the H20 and your TV when you change channels.

I can't comment on the Samsung TV internal settings since I am not familiar with that TV.

Dana

Alright I changed my Native setting to Off. So far I can't tell the difference in image quality between it being On or Off. So I guess I'll leave it Off if an advantage is faster sync.

Thanks for the help.
post #5978 of 6205
Is there a way to "force" the H20-100 to download the new software or must I wait for D* to decide when they want to send it to me? If it can be forced, how do you do it? Thanks
post #5979 of 6205
How do I find out my latest software version for the H20?

And what is the latest version?
post #5980 of 6205
[quote=bolo00911;13057583]How do I find out my latest software version for the H20?

And what is the latest version?[/ using your remote you need to press menu go up to settings then setup then info and test and finally scroll down to where you will see the original version past upgrade etc etc and for me the latest version is 0x100.. ?? i will check later
post #5981 of 6205
[quote=fresh;13057934]
Quote:
Originally Posted by bolo00911 View Post

How do I find out my latest software version for the H20?

And what is the latest version?[/ using your remote you need to press menu go up to settings then setup then info and test and finally scroll down to where you will see the original version past upgrade etc etc and for me the latest version is 0x100.. ?? i will check later

Cool thanks.

Mine shows:

Original Ver: 0xF14
Past Upgrade: 0x404A, Wed 2/06 at 2:31a
Future Upgrade: Not Scheduled

Just wondering if that is the latest version.
post #5982 of 6205
[quote=bolo00911;13058056]
Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh View Post


Cool thanks.

Mine shows:

Original Ver: 0xF14
Past Upgrade: 0x404A, Wed 2/06 at 2:31a
Future Upgrade: Not Scheduled

Just wondering if that is the latest version.

Yes, it is. Click on the link in the first post at the top of this page for Release Notes.

Dana
post #5983 of 6205
[quote=drbonbi;13058172]
Quote:
Originally Posted by bolo00911 View Post


Yes, it is. Click on the link in the first post at the top of this page for Release Notes.

Dana

Thanks
post #5984 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanHuff View Post

I am actually getting local HD content on my H20 even though I don't pay for the extra HD package. This has to be true for all subscribers since nothing has changed since my unit was updated last week.
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I had free local HD until D* said I would get the entire HD package for free for a year. Then when I wouldn't pay for the entire HD package they killed the local HD channels. The latest s/w upgrade cost me my HDMI capabilities. Do you suppose anyone is in charge there? Maybe management ought to go back and update the knowledge they got in their original "Hotel/Motel management" correspondence course degrees. It couldn't hurt.
post #5985 of 6205
Quote:

Thanks!
post #5986 of 6205
fredee 6000:

Yep, pretty soon D* is not going to be as good as FIOS (probably the best/fastest cable system on the planet since it's fiber-based) or other cable operators, feature or price-wise.

Too bad, satellite was a great deal at one time, but no longer.
post #5987 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanHuff View Post

In the paper this a.m. (Denver Post) they had an article about D* and Liberty Media (Dish Network) merging or combining operations. You can bet your wallet will be lighter if this ever happens!

Liberty Media is NOT Dish Network.
post #5988 of 6205
No one is mourning the passing of satellite TV more than I am. When I lived in Los Angeles the cable TV company didn't even pretend to run a legitimate operation. In fact, a bunch of management/owners eventually went to the slammer. After that I swore I would have nothing to do with cable TV as long as I had any options.

Now I see D* evolving with a "let them eat cake" philosophy. Along with marginal service they seem to have the pricing policy of a cheap whore. Virtually anything you want is an extra charge - HD, second room, multiple teer program pricing, sports, {anything you can think of here} They even try to sell you a service policy so you can maintain their leased equipment that they don't tell you is leased when you buy it. Maybe it's time to take a TV watching aversion program.
post #5989 of 6205
I have the HR20 and I have been getting pixalting problems mainly on the HD local channels. When it happens you can't even see the picture. This only happens once and a while.
There is nothing abstructing the dish and I am getting a great signal. Can anyone help me? Because directv cannot solve the problem. The only response from them is a new box; which would be the HR21.

On a different subject; is there anyway to get my DVR recordings to a DVD or computer?

Thanks
post #5990 of 6205
Bump from 2/8/08

Quote:
Originally Posted by sjv View Post

Is there a way to "force" the H20-100 to download the new software or must I wait for D* to decide when they want to send it to me? If it can be forced, how do you do it? Thanks
post #5991 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjv View Post

Bump from 2/8/08

You have to wait until it is available. It's being rolled out region by region. Beta software can be forced when it is available, typically in the early morning hours on specified days for those enrolled in that program.

Dana
post #5992 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDEVAN View Post

I have the HR20 and I have been getting pixalting problems mainly on the HD local channels. When it happens you can't even see the picture. This only happens once and a while.
There is nothing abstructing the dish and I am getting a great signal. Can anyone help me? Because directv cannot solve the problem. The only response from them is a new box; which would be the HR21.

On a different subject; is there anyway to get my DVR recordings to a DVD or computer?

Thanks


Please review my posts in this thread, post #'s 5911, 5913, 5919, 5920. Hopefully this info will help you with your problem.
post #5993 of 6205
Why not just let MDEVAN know that you had a bad dimmer switch that was causing pixelation and loss of signal?
post #5994 of 6205
I read your threads, and it was a dimmer switch from your dinning room. My picture is pixalating only, and it is mainly on the local hd and a few other hd channels. It doesn't happen all the time, but it is frustrating when it does happen. Any other suggestions?
post #5995 of 6205
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Originally Posted by MDEVAN View Post

Any other suggestions?

Here is one: post your question in the DVR thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post13074639
instead of the non-DVR thread here.
post #5996 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by drbonbi View Post

Why not just let MDEVAN know that you had a bad dimmer switch that was causing pixelation and loss of signal?

Ouch, jump down my case why don't ya !!!

Yes i could have simply said you may have a bad dimmer switch, BUT I let MDEVAN know were my posts were so could read through them and get a better understanding of the problem I had,
post #5997 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by tufamc View Post

Ouch, jump down my case why don't ya !!!

Yes i could have simply said you may have a bad dimmer switch, BUT I let MDEVAN know were my posts were so could read through them and get a better understanding of the problem I had,

Sorry, I didn't mean to jump on your case. But, I was thinking of MDEVAN. He's new here. He asked a question and instead of the answer, he is told to go chase it. I thought the better approach was to give him the answer along with the track back info.

Just my 2ยข.

Dana
post #5998 of 6205
Thanks Dana. I didn't know this forum was so harsh!
I have been in contact with D tv and they said it could be the HR20 or the dish itself. If it is the Hr20 box it will get replaced and I just wanted the DVR recordings to be backed up on a disc or something. I have alot of good programming and movies I don't want to lose, but I cannot get an answer on any of this issues, and the pixalating continues!

Thanks
post #5999 of 6205
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDEVAN View Post

Thanks Dana. I didn't know this forum was so harsh!
I have been in contact with D tv and they said it could be the HR20 or the dish itself. If it is the Hr20 box it will get replaced and I just wanted the DVR recordings to be backed up on a disc or something. I have alot of good programming and movies I don't want to lose, but I cannot get an answer on any of this issues, and the pixalating continues!

Thanks

It should be pointed out that this is a thread for the H20 (regular receiver), not the HR20 (DVR).

At any rate, the only way to back up your recordings is to play them into another recording device. Even using an external ESATA drive won't help you since it will format itself when you connect it to the new DVR.
post #6000 of 6205
New Update Received. H20-100 x 3 Looks good so far. 1 hour NW of Philadelphia
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