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post #6031 of 6205
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Originally Posted by rpineau View Post

For tufamc:
I did some test with my H20 and my AV receiver using HDMI
Normal channel are in Stereo
HD channel are either in DD (Discovery HD and some other) or PL II (tested with VH1 HD).
I do have the version 404a of the firmware so all is working with my H20.
So either your HDMI output on the H20 has a problem or may be you changed some settings on your AV receiver ?
My receiver is an Onkyo TX-SR605 and sound format detection is set to auto.

Rodolphe

I think my HDMI output is messed up. My reciver is auto detect like yours, I get DD through my toslink cable, but no longer through hdmi, thanks for your input!
post #6032 of 6205
I didn't want to read through 6,000+ posts....my HR-20 using HDMI cables has sporadic audio drops. Also sometimes the audio gets what sounds like "digitized" hits........Do other people get this???? Is this common for HR-20's & HR-21's ???? (I have one of each)...Thanks.
post #6033 of 6205
I had a RCA DTC210 with no issues. I just got a H20 because I get my locals OTA. This box puts out pixels about every five or ten minutes. Is this a common fault with this box or have I got a dud?
post #6034 of 6205
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Originally Posted by BobNelson View Post

I had a RCA DTC210 with no issues. I just got a H20 because I get my locals OTA. This box puts out pixels about every five or ten minutes. Is this a common fault with this box or have I got a dud?

Not a common problem. Sounds like a hardware issue with the box. Check all your connections, and if you're still having a problem call D* and get a nrew H20.
post #6035 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Rich_NY View Post

I didn't want to read through 6,000+ posts....my HR-20 using HDMI cables has sporadic audio drops. Also sometimes the audio gets what sounds like "digitized" hits........Do other people get this???? Is this common for HR-20's & HR-21's ???? (I have one of each)...Thanks.


You might want to post this question in the HR20/HR21 forum instead of here in the H20 forum...
post #6036 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Roger Clark View Post

You might want to post this question in the HR20/HR21 forum instead of here in the H20 forum...

Sorry i thought this was HR20
post #6037 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Rich_NY View Post

Sorry i thought this was HR20

You are not the first to be confused about this, it's an easy mistake. It happens quite often and could be prevented if someone would rename this thread, "DirecTV H20 (Non DVR) Official Thread". I don't know who could make the change, unless the OP is still around.
post #6038 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Snuffy101 View Post

You are not the first to be confused about this, it's an easy mistake. It happens quite often and could be prevented if someone would rename this thread, "DirecTV H20 (Non DVR) Official Thread". I don't know who could make the change, unless the OP is still around.

Fixed.
post #6039 of 6205
whats the proper ventilation for this unit.

Mines in a small space. Hardly any ventilation. Will i be fine? It gets pretty hot.
post #6040 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Atticustrd View Post

whats the proper ventilation for this unit.

Mines in a small space. Hardly any ventilation. Will i be fine? It gets pretty hot.

I'd do the fan mod if you have an enclosed space (like I do).

See this thread for instructions: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ht=H20+Fan+Mod
post #6041 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Roger Clark View Post

I'd do the fan mod if you have an enclosed space (like I do).

See this thread for instructions: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ht=H20+Fan+Mod


Nice find. How long have you had the mod? Has it giving you any problems.
post #6042 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Atticustrd View Post

Nice find. How long have you had the mod? Has it giving you any problems.

I did the H20 in my enclosed rack about 2 weeks after I got it, probably not long after that thread started. No problems. I have another H20 in the bedroom just sitting on top of the TV without the mod and have had no issues there either. The one in the rack was getting disturbingly hot to the touch which is why I started searching for solutions and found that thread.

I recommend it if your H20 is inside anything...
post #6043 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Roger Clark View Post

I did the H20 in my enclosed rack about 2 weeks after I got it, probably not long after that thread started. No problems. I have another H20 in the bedroom just sitting on top of the TV without the mod and have had no issues there either. The one in the rack was getting disturbingly hot to the touch which is why I started searching for solutions and found that thread.

I recommend it if your H20 is inside anything...

Yeah its enclosed pretty good.

Ill hit up radioshack after work. Seems like a simple splice connect black and red wires and were done. Thanks for the link.

Oh by the way will it always be on?

Its in my room so i hope its not to loud.
post #6044 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Atticustrd View Post

Yeah its enclosed pretty good.

Ill hit up radioshack after work. Seems like a simple splice connect black and red wires and were done. Thanks for the link.

Oh by the way will it always be on?

Its in my room so i hope its not to loud.

The fan used will run slower than it's design due to the under voltage it receives from the USB source, I can't even hear mine...
post #6045 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Roger Clark View Post

The fan used will run slower than it's design due to the under voltage it receives from the USB source, I can't even hear mine...

Nice.

Thanks man.
post #6046 of 6205
Any possible way to make the H20 receiver turn off after autotune and recorded anything?

Thanks
post #6047 of 6205
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Originally Posted by mrnails View Post

Any possible way to make the H20 receiver turn off after autotune and recorded anything?

Thanks

The H20 cannot record. It is not a DVR.
post #6048 of 6205
i know its not a recorder but if you plug it to dvdr or vhs recorder you can; that's not rocket science. the thing is "D" don't put dvdr or vhs control feature in there receivers because they want to push there expensive dvr no matter your preferences are. The autotune turn the receiver on ; why can turn it off too ?
post #6049 of 6205
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Originally Posted by mrnails View Post

i know its not a recorder but if you plug it to dvdr or vhs recorder you can; that's not rocket science. the thing is "D" don't put dvdr or vhs control feature in there receivers because they want to push there expensive dvr no matter your preferences are. The autotune turn the receiver on ; why can turn it off too ?

So you're making the assumption "Autotune" is for recording, when in fact it may only be for viewing.
post #6050 of 6205
Another one! I know autotune don't mean recording.
post #6051 of 6205
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Originally Posted by mrnails View Post

Another one! I know autotune don't mean recording.

I use the H20's autotune feature as you describe, recording to my Panasonic DVR. It really doesn't matter if the H20 turns off or not, the power consumption difference is minimal. It seems that, when it's off, the only things that are actually powered down are the blue LED's and the A/V outputs. So if you are trying to go green or save on your utility bill with the H20, it ain't possible.
post #6052 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Snuffy101 View Post

I use the H20's autotune feature as you describe, recording to my Panasonic DVR. It really doesn't matter if the H20 turns off or not, the power consumption difference is minimal. It seems that, when it's off, the only things that are actually powered down are the blue LED's and the A/V outputs. So if you are trying to go green or save on your utility bill with the H20, it ain't possible.

Thanks Snuffy101 ; finally common sense been use.
post #6053 of 6205
My question

I have the Sony SXRD 60a2020. I have the H20-100 hooked to it via HDMI. I currently have the resolution set to "Native". My tv is a 1080p tv. Will it have a better picture with the Native setting, the 720p or the 1080i settings. I've heard some say you should set it to 720p if you are running a 720p or 1080i set, but mine is a 1080p set and from what I understand it takes 720 and 1080 and even upscales them to the highest resolution possible. I'm just looking for the best possible settings for my system. I also noticed in native when you change channels there is a momentary pause before the channel comes up on the TV, when my HT system is on, you actually hear them talking 2-3 seconds before you see a picture. But when set to a permanent setting like 1080i the channel pops ups immeadiately without delays.
post #6054 of 6205
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Originally Posted by Arkyman View Post

My question

I have the Sony SXRD 60a2020. I have the H20-100 hooked to it via HDMI. I currently have the resolution set to "Native". My tv is a 1080p tv. Will it have a better picture with the Native setting, the 720p or the 1080i settings. I've heard some say you should set it to 720p if you are running a 720p or 1080i set, but mine is a 1080p set and from what I understand it takes 720 and 1080 and even upscales them to the highest resolution possible. I'm just looking for the best possible settings for my system. I also noticed in native when you change channels there is a momentary pause before the channel comes up on the TV, when my HT system is on, you actually hear them talking 2-3 seconds before you see a picture. But when set to a permanent setting like 1080i the channel pops ups immeadiately without delays.

Native will take longer to display the picture as it will need to change resolution to match what the broadcaster is sending.
Your TV will need to scale any image not 1080 if that is your native display resolution to fit the screen size.
The real question is which scaler looks better to you? If your TV's scaler does, then use native on and have the H20 "just" decode the signal. If you can't tell or think the H20 does better, then turn native off and use a fixed resolution output.
With my Sony, I use native on, but YMMV.
post #6055 of 6205
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Originally Posted by veryoldschool View Post

Native will take longer to display the picture as it will need to change resolution to match what the broadcaster is sending.
Your TV will need to scale any image not 1080 if that is your native display resolution to fit the screen size.
The real question is which scaler looks better to you? If your TV's scaler does, then use native on and have the H20 "just" decode the signal. If you can't tell or think the H20 does better, then turn native off and use a fixed resolution output.
With my Sony, I use native on, but YMMV.

Thanks for the help oldschool, native looks pretty good to me so I'll just leave it on that setting, thanks again for answering my question, have a good one
post #6056 of 6205
Anyone have an H20-100 (working and no known defects), they'd like to get rid off?
post #6057 of 6205
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Anyone have an H20-100 (working and no known defects), they'd like to get rid off?

me
post #6058 of 6205
What's the going rate for a used, working H20?
post #6059 of 6205
Whatever price is offered, I will beat it by 20% - VOS, I WANT THAT H20 !
post #6060 of 6205
Oh, and I was just kidding. I just wanted to pull some chains this morning Yours specifically.
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