just made the switch to direct- Need tips on setup (1 Viewer)

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hiphopgamer26

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my TV is 720p native but it can do 1080i

the guy that setup everything put it on 1080i,

whats the difference if i switch it to 1080i or 720p?

and also what format should i use?
 

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my TV is 720p native but it can do 1080i

the guy that setup everything put it on 1080i,

whats the difference if i switch it to 1080i or 720p?

and also what format should i use?

How about posting in the correct forum?
 

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Anyway, you can run 720 or 1080 on almost any HDTV.

My tv is 720p, so I run 720p from the box - then the TV doesn't have to alter anything.

To change it you use the format button.

If 720p is not an option when pressing format, go the menu-setup-HDTV-
then use the tabs at the top, check that ratio is widescreen, and resolution check the 720 box.

WELCOME to Directv!
 

Andrewwski

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Is there a "native" mode? Best thing to do would probably be let the box output the native res of the channel and let the TV do the scaling.
 

xzi

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Is there a "native" mode? Best thing to do would probably be let the box output the native res of the channel and let the TV do the scaling.

I agree-- chances are you TV is going to do the scaling better than the box anyway.

Menu > Settings > Setup > HDTV > Native : On

Then from the "TV Resolutions" tab enable all resolutions that work with your TV--which will be all of them most likely unless you had an old HD CRT (they can't do 720p typically)
 

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Keep in mind that if Native is "On", channel changes will be a bit slower has the box changes resolution. Maybe 2-3 seconds in some cases.

yea i cant deal with the 3 second delay on every channel change....i just keep it all at 1080i....if sumthing special is 720p then i can always go back to the menu, switch to 720p, and then go back to my all 1080i again when the show is done.
 
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