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post #13831 of 14740
I just bought the Sony NSZ-GS7 Streaming box (google tv). I haven't messed with it yet but was wondering if anyone knew if I can hook it up through the Genie? Thanks in advance.
post #13832 of 14740
Did you mean OX462C or OX62C , My box does not show the 4
post #13833 of 14740
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Originally Posted by sony999 View Post

Did you mean OX462C or OX62C , My box does not show the 4

Yes 0x462c, I have the H21-200.

You have the DVR firmware..different number.
post #13834 of 14740
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

How could that small thing require two rack spaces? I guess they dont design anything to take up one space?
Ventilation I suspect.
Now I will just need to cover the obnoxiously bright blue light for my HT room.

Mike
post #13835 of 14740
And I dig the blue lights. Goes with the color palette of my family room. Yowza!

One man's poison is another man's elixir.
post #13836 of 14740
n3D ch. 103 is actually showing programming.....Dec. 24 and 25.

Swan Lake

The Nutcracker

Lord of the Dance

Jessica Simpson: Happy Christmas
post #13837 of 14740
I mentioned in a previous post that my Genie was terribly slow as well as my client box. I was told by Directv to turn off scrolling and native in the menu. It's now very fast and responsive.
post #13838 of 14740
No one asked me, but...
The Sunday after the Newtown shooting, NBC moved the NFL game for an hour or so to NBC Sports Network and CNBC while Obama spoke at a memorial service.
Since I hadn't let my kids watch any coverage or discussed the events with them, I stayed with football.
I was originally watching the game on WCNC in Charlotte via DTV. First, I went to NBC Sports Network, was shocked how bad the picture was, and went to CNBC and discovered the same thing.
I often thought as well how soft ESPN looks on DTV. I'd like some input, is it me being too critical or is DTV's HD going downhill?
post #13839 of 14740
If anything I don't think it's DirecTV' fault. I think it has to do with the bitrate that the networks send to the pay tv providers. For the most part I've never had any issues with NBCSN (although a couple of years ago when it was still Versus it was pretty bad), however when sports end up on MSNBC or CNBC, it is just a total blur with confetti and I had Time Warner Cable (now I have AT&T u-verse). So honestly I don't think it's DirecTV' fault. I know people have complained about the same issue with the networks in question with other pay tv providers so it's not just a DirecTV issue.
post #13840 of 14740
does anyone notice when changing channels from the guide the screen goes blank normally but then shows a split second of the previous program before showing the newly requested program sometimes followed by a popping noise? i've never noticed this before but i got a sony gs7 google/internet player for christmas and iam worried it might be the culprit. it`s set up to pass/through the directv genie.
post #13841 of 14740
That's your TV switching resolutions every time you change the channel. To avoid that, pick 1080i (or whatever res your tv is) and turn off Native mode in the settings on your genie.
post #13842 of 14740
It's that time of year for raised rates.

Mr Zoid
post #13843 of 14740
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

That's your TV switching resolutions every time you change the channel. To avoid that, pick 1080i (or whatever res your tv is) and turn off Native mode in the settings on your genie.

I have that set already. Native switched "off" and resolution set to 1080p. I had it set to 1080i for the longest time but since hooking up the Sony GS7 internet player (passthrough) my directv is always in 1080p/60 so I switched it to 1080p as of today. The resolution indicater light on the front of the DVR says 1080i, even though the tv says it's 1080p. Probably because of the Sony GS7 passthrough.
post #13844 of 14740
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Originally Posted by MrZoid View Post

It's that time of year for raised rates.
Mr Zoid
Booooooooo
post #13845 of 14740
First time poster to this thread.

Satellite question (probably more channel question) but here it goes -

I'm in Aurora, CO (not Saudia Aurora - for those in the know) - - and my equipment is an HR22-100. Has anybody noticed that Denver Nugget basketball games and even the interviews with coach "K" provide an excellent HDTV signal but the studio transmission from Altitude Sports at half time and after the game looks like crap? I've written Altitude but Stan "The Man" Kroenke obviously has other empires to conquer.

I can't understand why any professional organization would put out such a lousy signal. I mean, it's like not watching HDTV. Are they too cheap to get high quality HDTV cameras? Is in the bit rate or something in the transfer from the studio to Directv? It looks like mud on my 65" 3D HDTV.

If anyone can shed some light on this subject, it would be greatly appreciated. Thx - Rico
post #13846 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

First time poster to this thread.
Satellite question (probably more channel question) but here it goes -
I'm in Aurora, CO (not Saudia Aurora - for those in the know) - - and my equipment is an HR22-100. Has anybody noticed that Denver Nugget basketball games and even the interviews with coach "K" provide an excellent HDTV signal but the studio transmission from Altitude Sports at half time and after the game looks like crap? I've written Altitude but Stan "The Man" Kroenke obviously has other empires to conquer.
I can't understand why any professional organization would put out such a lousy signal. I mean, it's like not watching HDTV. Are they too cheap to get high quality HDTV cameras? Is in the bit rate or something in the transfer from the studio to Directv? It looks like mud on my 65" 3D HDTV.
If anyone can shed some light on this subject, it would be greatly appreciated. Thx - Rico
maybe they only have high quality HDTV cameras at the Arena.
post #13847 of 14740
It's an SD camera. Looks like cr*p.
post #13848 of 14740
Anyone else seeing the CBS noon and FOX noon game in Stereo instead of dolby digital???
post #13849 of 14740
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Originally Posted by ScottFern View Post

Anyone else seeing the CBS noon and FOX noon game in Stereo instead of dolby digital???

Noon games? We don't get no noon games wink.gif On the afternoon Niners game I just tuned in am getting DD 5.1 sound....

PS Same for the Raiders game...
post #13850 of 14740
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Noon games? We don't get no noon games wink.gif On the afternoon Niners game I just tuned in am getting DD 5.1 sound....
PS Same for the Raiders game...

Wait until you live in the West Coast where the early games are 10am & the late games are 1:05/1:25pm
post #13851 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Tom Wellman View Post

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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Noon games? We don't get no noon games wink.gif On the afternoon Niners game I just tuned in am getting DD 5.1 sound....
PS Same for the Raiders game...

Wait until you live in the West Coast where the early games are 10am & the late games are 1:05/1:25pm

I am on the west coast, that's where Woodside California is. I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, though. I just thought it funny when the guy from Chicago mentioned a noon game....and the Niners and Raiders games were big hints.
post #13852 of 14740
No official announcement on this from DirecTV but apparently Fox Soccer is now been added to Choice Extra and above packages. Confirmed working for me on Choice Extra and it shows on the channel line up.
post #13853 of 14740
What channel?
post #13854 of 14740
619
post #13855 of 14740
I've got a soundbar related question...I have a Samsung Soundbar with Sub (DTS/DD), two optical ports, and no receiver. Directv Genie which outputs DD but no optical port. My Samsung TV (D630) as far as I know and from what Samsung has told me, does not have DD. If I use the the TV's Optical Port for the Soundbar via Directv would I still be able to get DD sound even though the TV does not output DD but the soundbar does?
post #13856 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I've got a soundbar related question...I have a Samsung Soundbar with Sub (DTS/DD), two optical ports, and no receiver. Directv Genie which outputs DD but no optical port. My Samsung TV (D630) as far as I know and from what Samsung has told me, does not have DD. If I use the the TV's Optical Port for the Soundbar via Directv would I still be able to get DD sound even though the TV does not output DD but the soundbar does?

If you aren't inputting Dolby Digital, the soundbar wouldn't have it to output. They do make converters that you could use as a work around. Monoprice has one that's pretty reasonable:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=2947&seq=1&format=2
post #13857 of 14740

NBC "Live Shot" from Green Bay looks phenomenal.

post #13858 of 14740
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post

If you aren't inputting Dolby Digital, the soundbar wouldn't have it to output. They do make converters that you could use as a work around. Monoprice has one that's pretty reasonable:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=2947&seq=1&format=2

I don't claim to know what I'm talking about when it comes to sound issues but by plugging the soundbar (optical) into the tv and Directv outputting DD via HDMI to tv, thus whatever audio signal the tv is receiving being sent to soundbar which plays DD and DTS. I was told by the salesman who sold me the soundbar that's how the operation works. Is that not true? I also found out that my tv has DD+ but It's greyed out on my tv menu.
post #13859 of 14740
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I don't claim to know what I'm talking about when it comes to sound issues but by plugging the soundbar (optical) into the tv and Directv outputting DD via HDMI to tv, thus whatever audio signal the tv is receiving being sent to soundbar which plays DD and DTS. I was told by the salesman who sold me the soundbar that's how the operation works. Is that not true? I also found out that my tv has DD+ but It's greyed out on my tv menu.

No worries. I have two plasma screens, one Samsung and One Panasonic, and neither of them output DD sound via an HDMI input. Only if I were to use an over the air antennae. I don't know why there is that limit but there is. Maybe your TV is capable of outputting DD from an HDMI input? If you bought from a place like Best Buy the salesman may not have been accurate. I find they tend to not understand some of the details, unfortunately they aren't always willing to admit that and give out bad info.

I know that some soundbars have HDMI In and out, so if that's the case with yours you could always go that option.
post #13860 of 14740
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post

No worries. I have two plasma screens, one Samsung and One Panasonic, and neither of them output DD sound via an HDMI input. Only if I were to use an over the air antennae. I don't know why there is that limit but there is. Maybe your TV is capable of outputting DD from an HDMI input? If you bought from a place like Best Buy the salesman may not have been accurate. I find they tend to not understand some of the details, unfortunately they aren't always willing to admit that and give out bad info.
I know that some soundbars have HDMI In and out, so if that's the case with yours you could always go that option.

I'll test different combinations out for the right set-up. Thanks for the info.
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