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Changing Poor resolution on new et8500 openvix install?

Discussion in 'Satellite Installation' started by Pennri, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Pennri

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    Help pls..

    I've just setup my X trend et8500 today. It's a 2x sat 1x c/t2 combo running the latest version of openvix. I've set it up as per bees enigma 2 guide and all seems to be running okay and the epg is finally populating. However the sd channels are being displayed in 576 resolution rather than 720 / 1080.
    I always had at least 720p or more when using my sky + box so the signal must be good enough. It's there a setting on the X trend / in openvix to improve the resolution as current,t the picture ain't great on my 48" Panasonic tv.

    I would like to get the resolution issue sorted before adding skins etc..

    thanks
     
  2. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Have you tried Menu > Setup > System > AV settings?

    Mine is fine.
     
  3. Pennri

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    Yes. Been in set resolution to auto but most channels still on 576 res. Is there a way I can make any changes to reset / force the res to min 720p?
     
  4. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Just done a quick Google:

    Sky Sports and Sky news are the exceptions, every other channel broadcast by sky themselves is 544x576 3/4 of the proper SD resolution ( 704x576 or 720x576)
     
  5. Pennri

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    Thanks willo but I'm getting 576 res on all channels both fta and sky Sd. Is this something I can change do you think?

    I'm getting 1080 on Fta hd channels
     
  6. Willo3092

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    I must admit, I don't know.
    If Sly are only broadcasting in 576 then there's nothing you can do about that.
    I would imagine they're trying to get people to switch to a HD box.
     
  7. Pennri

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    Could it be my test n line do you think?
     
  8. Willo3092

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    No, I'm sure that doesn't affect the resolution.
     
  9. Pennri

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    Ok thanks for you help. I must admit I'm a it disappointed that the sd res is so low. Is your box also showing 576 res on fta sd and sly sd channels?
     
  10. Willo3092

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  11. moshibeth

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    Go into A/V settings and alter it in there
     
  12. gmangt4

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    mines set up like this

    Automatic resolution - disabled
    Mode - 1080i
    refresh rate - 50hz
    display 4:3 content - just scale
    display 16:9 content - just scale
     
  13. moshibeth

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    Mines the same except im on 720p
     
  14. gmangt4

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    Yes, can't make up my mind between 1080i and 720p so just stick with 1080i lol
     
  15. dillyp70

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    Use the cable side and have HD back.
    Sd is horrible lol
     
  16. cactikid

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    checked my solo2 set to 1080i also.
     
  17. Pennri

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    Thanks guys - will check / amend settings and report back.
     
  18. dangerous

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    I've got mine set to 1080p
    Can't see any difference between 1080i and 1080p
    Can anyone shed any light on this?