[mythtv-users] DirecTV HTTP Server

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 16:51:11 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:41 PM, jmk <jmk at foofus.net> wrote:
>>> <SNIP>
>>>> I noticed that my OSD had an icon for "SD" for the program. What does the Myth use to determine if an SD or an HD icon should be shown?
>>> <SNIP>
>>> I just noticed this thread so I don't know what you guys are up to.
>>> Anyway, there is a configuration option in the H21 that says to hide
>>> SD channels in the guide if an HD version exists. That works, but
>>> possibly it doesn't prohibit you from tuning the SD version even when
>>> it's hidden? The SD version always appears before the HD version if
>>> they are both enabled. Confusingly, the channel list shows them both
>>> as the same channel number.
>> Yep, I forgot all about that since ours have been that way for so
>> long.  I do know that with "hide SD" selected, I have never tuned a SD
>> channel with the hdpvr though.  I assume the hide option is what does
>> it since tuning with the remote never tunes SD either.
> So I guess we need to hear from Joe on how he's set.
> Another thought was the 'TV Format' function that switches between all
> the resolutions. Maybe that's involved?
> I'm still not exactly clear what's going on here. You are tuning the
> D-TV H21/H23 over Ethernet. How are you watching and how are you
> recording? If someone has HDMI hooked to their flat screen but at the
> same time is using component video to some external device like a PVR
> for recording then do we know that the signal quality is identical
> between those two interfaces? (1080p only over HDMI I think?)

Cannot use hdmi and component at the same time - HDMI always wins and
component outputs nothing.  You have to use receiver -> component ->
hdpvr -> component -> tv to be able to watch and record.  Yes, the on
demand content that is 1080p will play at 1080i..

> I don't have an HDMI set so I cannot look at anything. (short of
> hooking it to a computer monitor or something...) My big screen is
> quite old so it only does 480p/960i so even there it's not much of a
> monitor and I might not expect anything to look much different based
> on HD vs SD. (Sad face) :-((

How exactly are you setting the receiver to HD out if you do not have
a set to do it?  AFAIK, you have to test the resolutions from the
receiver before it will output it.  I know the H32 will not set itself
to 1080 if the TV will not support it.  That may be why you are only
getting SD.

A workaround would be to start a recording on a HD channel and use the
HDPVR as the TV set.  While in the recording, navigate to the receiver
menu and set the display.  Since the hdpvr will be able to accept the
HD output, it will *trick* the receiver.  After that, you should be
able to tune all resolutions.  I originally had mine set to 1080 only,
whereas the receiver would scale everything, but there is such a huge
savings in recording space by recording at native resolution, I set it
to auto switch.

> - Mark
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