01-04-2013 6:42 PM
01-04-2013 7:34 PM
Perhaps you can check if your Denon has a newer firmware. But what happens if you connect the Genie to the Tv directly?
01-04-2013 11:22 PM
What model Denon AVR do you have? I've had no HDMI issues with my Denon AVR3312ci.
01-05-2013 4:17 AM
01-05-2013 5:45 AM
Issues with HDMI and various models of Denon receiver have been around for ever, not jjust with DirecTv but also the other providers. I assume your setup works OK if you have the HR34 connected directly to the TV?
Make sure you set native to "off" and uncheck all the resolutions except 1080i (720p if your TV is 720p) in the HR34 setup menu. That will eliminate most of the HDMI handshake requirements and might solve the problem.
01-05-2013 6:08 AM
01-05-2013 10:13 AM
There are no HD broadcasts in 1080p, only a few PPV movies. They'll play back just fine at 1080i.
01-05-2013 10:54 AM
My new Denon 1913 works perfectly with my Genie HR34 connected via HDMI. I do have native set to off and the resolution set to 1080i only. I'd guess the problem may well be with the TV. I would run the Genie HDMI directly to the TV as a test so as to isolate the problem. If it's the TV giving you problems you could try running component cables from the Denon to the TV.
Note that the handshake issue is so elusive you can't wait for someone to provide a software fix, you'll need to correct this yourself.
01-05-2013 11:19 AM
01-05-2013 12:00 PM
I doubt you can see any difference between the receiver doing the upscaling and the DirecTV box doing the upscaling. Unless you have a multi-thousand dollar scaler, they will perform just about the same.
01-05-2013 12:57 PM
I'm not surprised that a 4-yr old AV Receiver would have more HDMI issues than a new one. Glad to hear you found a suitable workaround.
01-05-2013 7:22 PM
There is no difference in DirecTV's 1080i and 1080p. it is just a marketing scheme.
01-06-2013 9:39 AM
I have messed with all three doing the conversion and with native on or off and my conclusion is that you absolutely cannot tell the difference. Maybe that's because 90% of all the TV I watch is in 1080i so the only conversion occurs in the TV itself when it converts to 1080p(60).
With native off and the DVR set to 1080i, the channel switching is faster. It also massively reduces the handshakes required.
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