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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by oaklandsberg, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. oaklandsberg

    oaklandsberg New Member

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    Any thoughts on HDMI v. Component?
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    HDMI. Some programs you won't be able to watch by component due to content provider rules.
     
  3. oaklandsberg

    oaklandsberg New Member

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    Can you explain what you mean by content provider rules?
     
  4. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    HBO, for example, tells DirecTV that they are required to set the "Content Constraint Token" when distributing HBO content. This is a flag in the program which the receiver sees and then disables HD over analog outputs, reducing the analog outputs to standard-def. For many years, the FCC prohibited providers from requiring the CCT to be set, but that was lifted and HBO, among others, took advantage of it.
     
  5. oaklandsberg

    oaklandsberg New Member

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    If I were to buy a HDMI cable, what should I buy?
    Seems like there are a million options on Amazon. Are there signficant differences?
    Will only some work?
     
  6. stevel

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    Any of them will work - there are not significant differences as long as you don't go over 10 feet. If you need a longer cable, then a "higher speed" version is better. I would recommend the "Amazon Basics" line - all of that line is good quality.
     
  7. oaklandsberg

    oaklandsberg New Member

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    Thanks for all your help--and patience w/ someone who knows very little.
     
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    monoprice.com is a great source for excellent quality cables at super prices.
     
  9. sjberra

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    Agree 100 percent here, have bought their reasonably priced HDMI cables for the A/V equipment at work and at home and have never seen an issue with their cables.
     
  10. stevel

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    The Amazon Basics cable is just as good, and probably cheaper. Nothing against Monoprice.
     
  11. oaklandsberg

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  12. stevel

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    Yes, those would be fine.
     
  13. sjberra

    sjberra New Member

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    Monoprice is still cheaper, but what ever works. Been burned by purchasing at amazon. Only thing I get from them now is electronic books since they are delivered immediately to my ipad
     

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