Native on: your receiver and TV will switch to the native resolution that the channel is broadcast on. Example: If you're watching ESPN, Fox, etc. it will be in 720p. If you're watching NBC, Discovery, etc it will be in 1080i. If you're watching an SD channel, the interface will be displayed SD, if you have 480i or p checked. When changing between channels of different resolution, it will take it an extra second or three to change and everything will go black during that time. Some will say that it produces a better picture, but that is very unlikely that they can actually see any difference. It is very unlikely that there even is a difference.
Native off: Everything is "upscaled" to 1080i and channel changes go smoother. That is the only difference. If you go to channel 125, 1117, or download something in 1080p, it still treats it like native is on and will switch to 1080p. Again, not that there is much, if any, of a difference. It's just easier to leave it off, I suppose unless you're a deep pureist, unless you've found something here with the judder......
As for the reduction of judder, I guess it's possible that you'd see it less with one vs. the other, but I don't know enough about that to know for sure. I wouldn't be surprised. I'll try it myself if that seems to happen for me.
Native on is only for the hardcare pureists who think they see a difference or want it to be displayed in the true resolution, for whatever reason. There really is no difference in quality and the delay in channel changes is too annoying. How anyone can leave it "on" is beyond me. I don't know how it works from experience, but I would assume that it would work like 1080p and it would change to 4k regardless if you have it on or off.
That will be changing with HDMI 2.1.
You still change channels when you change shows on your DVR....Many people with DVR's DON'T "change channels", because we DVR everything, so that we can watch on OUR terms (ie: watch what/when we want, skip commercials, etc.) & let our DVR's that we're paying for, do the work of "changing channels"; therefore we don't care about "channel change" times, which aren't THAT bad anyway for the rare occasions to do as such. ALWAYS Native ON here, except for the stupid E* receivers that never had sense enough to offer this.
Whatev...the (very) small delay is STILL not a big deal for many people; matter of fact, if the native setting was actually mandatory, the majority of viewers would not even give it a thought.You still change channels when you change shows on your DVR....
What issues? Unless you have a scalewr in the TV that is visually better then the directv box I can see no point in having native set to "on', except possibly for 4K TVs. See Think again about DIRECTV's "Native mode." - The Solid Signal BlogFirst of all I believe in native being set to on.
The only real time you get a delay in channel is when the resolution changes from standard to HD or vice versa.
But it’s worth it considering so many issues that native resolution resolves
Whatev...the (very) small delay is STILL not a big deal for many people; matter of fact, if the native setting was actually mandatory, the majority of viewers would not even give it a thought.
But that's what's great about at least having the choice...you can still have it so you're saving yourself that precious couple of extra seconds that is just "too annoying" to deal with.