Cannot record since this software update
thanks for the
reply, don't get me wrong - lots of my friends and family don't seem to be able
to see the difference between SD and HD broadcasts. And the BT2100 is
still a picture "you could watch". But if it was a decent
broadcast and their was something worth viewing I always switched to the BT2100
box (using its 1080p setting) where you got "a big uplift in added sparkle
to the picture on any signal, any channel, any broadcast"
but the bond films
seemed horrible - so I flipped on the BT box expecting to see the improvement,
but it went backwards... (the same magnitude of uplift from the Panasonic tuner
to the BT box but in reverse (never had that before)... its like two
clicks of the sharpness adjustment have been taken away
it was fine all the
way through the last Strictly series on BBC1 HD - so I guess its ALL on the
back of this update which I got after the main series finished - but why and
how did they break it?
Yes, the new
setting I found was HDMI Frame Rate Matching - seeing the picture quality
decline (trying to watch the bond film) after rebooting and rescanning all
channels, the picture was still shocking and noticeably lower than the
Panasonic tuner could manage - so I had a look round and found this new
setting. Putting this to auto added a small glimmer of improvement but
still a long way from what it had....
My TV is a
Panasonic plasma VT50B, best TV on sale worldwide in 2012 with a 50 quid HDMI
cable... only the seemingly better hi end OLEDs now offer a picture quality
that's any better - but to my eye's "they are tiring after a while the
blacks seem fake and the over all impression is its rather artificial"....
I also have the BT
4000 but that again it produces strange results (though not tried for some
time) - even on 1080 broadcasts its better pushing out a 4k signal and letting
the Panasonic down scale to its 1080p capability - on the BT4000 box its
significantly worse at managing the step down
Oh, I was counting the lag on the Prime
app last night. It varies, but many operations
it can wait 3.5 seconds before responding to a key press on the remote. Netflix used to be almost 100% responsive. But both have been sliding Netflix now has
the lag Prime used to have a year ago and Prime is now ridiculous.
Please could you DM me the STB serial number so we can take a look at your box? (Under Settings, Device Information). Could you also confirm what you mean by this?she's using amazon 4k boxThanks, Rohit
Hi @botus I have this update on both of my T2100 and my T4000, and the picture is as good as ever on both. So what you are reporting certainly isn’t universal.I guess the new setting you found was HDMI Frame Rate Matching? This is a good thing to turn on, but addresses possible picture judder rather than anything else, at least according to this description of it on the Amazon Fire TV:-https://www.aftvnews.com/explanation-of-the-new-frame-rate-matching-feature-on-the-amazon-fire-tv/I’m amazed you can apparently tell 1080i from 1080p, though; I can’t, though 1080p is theoretically superior. But both my active YouView boxes are connected to 4K TVs, so what I am watching is upscaled anyway.What is the model of Panasonic TV you have there, and what is the model of YouView box?But the only thing I have ever come across which affects the picture quality of a YouView box on a given TV versus the broadcast picture, is when each input on the TV has its own picture settings, and you have to set them individually; if you set the broadcast picture exactly how you want it, then the picture from an input still on the default settings isn’t going to look as good.One thing you could maybe try, besides the above, is rewatching a recording you made before the update. Does that look as good as it always did, or has that suffered this deterioration also?Re Prime, mine is sluggish on the T2100. I haven’t tried it on the T4000; but both TVs have a native Prime app that we use instead anyway.
I have a similar problem, since the (3.8.70) update my DTRT2100 has much slower performance. I've also lost the preview images in "MYTV"