: Official: 6120 Thread
2007-01-31, 09:52 AM
Just thought i'd let you know that everything is fine-tuned and looking great. I tried both 1080i and 720p. both HD looked great, but i felt the 720p made the SD stations look a lot better than the 1080i, so i'm leaving it at 720p for now.
I can honestly say that if there is a differnce between 1080i versus 720p (on my TV on HD stations), the difference was marginal at best.
2007-02-08, 08:33 PM
On my 32" LCD, it has a resolution of 1366 x 768, and i find when i use 1080i, the white looks a lot more vibrant and detailed then it does when i use 720p. As far as SD goes, i dont see a difference on those at all. So IMO, i prefer 1080i.
2007-02-09, 01:07 AM
does the 6100 really have variable audio out?
2007-02-09, 06:52 PM
No I've had mine for over two years and never noticed variable audio output. You must control the volume with your TV or sound system.
2007-02-14, 11:02 AM
I have had my 42PX60U for about 3 weeks and am just at the 100 hr mark.
I have recently had my satellite upgraded to HD (Bell ExpressVu) and have noticed that the sound sometimes seems to "get stuck" or stutter, kind of like a drop in the sound streaming.
This happens a few times/hour.
I currently have my TV speakers shut off, and am routing all sound through my HT speakers.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so, is there something I can do to correct this problem?
Thanks for the help and advice!
2007-03-28, 10:12 PM
Would you please list how to adjust the volume on the 6100? I have searched the string but could not find it. I too have to crank my TV volume up high with my 6100 but not my 5900.
2007-04-10, 02:38 AM
Sorry if this was already posted guys, but I just noticed my guide is in 16:9. was there a firmware upgrade, and if so when?
I can't believe I just noticed. I'm really just curious about it, as it was always 4:3.
2007-04-14, 09:01 PM
Can someone clarify how to "turn up the volume" on the 6100? I can't seem to find that info anywhere... is it in a tech menu or something?
(Please let this through admin, I have a legit problem this time!)
2007-04-16, 12:20 PM
I know of nowhere where you can adjust the volume level; only the option to select Dolby Digital or PCM as the audio outputs.
2007-04-16, 02:20 PM
Have you turned up the volume on your 6100 to maximum, or set it to pass fixed (instead of variable) audio volume?
Cyclism said this in an earlier post - I'm hoping that anyone with an idea of what this means might clarify, because after looking through the manual, menus and other sources I can't seem to figure this out. I only have audio coming through my television set, and I don't utilise Dolby Digital, so I have it set to PCM only. Does this make a difference? HD channels are really the only channels that are quiet on my 6120...
2007-09-23, 09:54 AM
Just bought a new, remanufactured 6120, and lo and behold, there was a card in the front slot of the machine. Even the Bell people were surprised. I am having issues with recieving signals from the second LNB but I will post that elsewhere.
2007-09-23, 11:28 AM
There have been cards in the Refurbished 6100's for well over a year now. It should make no difference to the operation of the receiver at all.
If you have another receiver that has worked perfectly before, use that to verify signal, that way you know you get good signals. It is possible you are trying to get the signal with a defective receiver, lots of Refurbished 6100's do have issues.
Any word on the release date of the 6141??
2007-10-25, 05:00 PM
Still nothing official.
2007-11-18, 06:45 PM
I find that the guide in the 6100 acts funny. If you advance 36 hours, it will download the required info, but when you go back to the cuurent date, it has to download it all over agaiin - even though it is supposed to have a 2 day guide. Bell (3 differnt csrs) told me to check this, check that, reboot this, reboot that, etc> Finally I told them where to get off... I think they have a software glitch... is anyone else experiencing this behaviour on thier 6100... BTW...
2007-11-19, 11:05 AM
Yup. That exact problem happens to me all of the time. Or another a similar weird problem: if I haven't used it in a while turn on the TV, and press guide it will need to do a download right away. Then if I cancel out, and go into the guide again, it needs to download the guide again. It's like it didn't take the first time or something.
Anyway, you're not alone - mine does the exact thing you described. However, I tend not to use the 6100 very often, I mostly watch on th 9200.
2007-11-19, 11:29 AM
Count me in as well. Sometimes guide is there sometimes it needs to download. I never look 36 hrs. ahead but it still happens. Probably 3 or 4 times a week. Just another BEV aggravation. However a small one compared to other issues.
2007-11-19, 12:04 PM
My 6100 guide download issue is that it repeatedly "times out", i.e. starts the guide download, the "meter" slowly moves left to right, but sort of sticks near the end and, after 10 or 15 seconds, the guide/download window disappear and I'm back with regular programming. If I press the guide button at that point, the whole thing starts all over again. Sometimes it takes three or four attempts before the download concludes before timing out. Very annoying, but I suspect there's no fix.
2007-11-19, 12:47 PM
I know that on other non-pvr models (2700 for instance) that there isn't enough memory to load more than a couple of hours. Going beyond the loaded range causes the guide to download erasing anything that was in memory, so going back to live and pressing guide again forces the current info to reload. I would suspect this is the case for the 6100 as well. I'm not sure if selecting a favourites list or limiting channels reduces the overhead or not but it is worth a try.
2007-12-06, 03:09 PM
I have the same issure as taxtwit, annoying that it happens so often.