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** HD TiVo and HD DirecTV TiVo FAQ **

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by feldon23, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Jan 28, 2004 #261 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Only if you also connected an antenna to it and you had local stations broadcasting a digital signal in your area -- and what you see isn't limited to HD broadcasts.

    Friday, CBS-HD will be available on DirecTV by satellite, but only to a subset of people -- generally those in areas served by CBS-owned&operated stations.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2004 #262 of 1440
    tach32000

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    Thank you for replying, and I apologize for asking this another way....

    Right now with with the 119 dish and HD receiver and my DNS (CBS, ABC, etc)
    When a program says "broadcast in HD where available"

    Will I get that signal in HD from DirectTv?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  3. Jan 28, 2004 #263 of 1440
    dswallow

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    No. DirecTV does not provide HD locals anywhere (except what I mentioned about CBS-HD beginning Friday). All locals are just their standard SD/NTSC signal.

    The only way to get them with the DirecTV receiver is to use an antenna to receive a local digital station broadcasting HD programming.

    All DirecTV HD receivers include the ability to receive local programming over-the-air with an antenna.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2004 #264 of 1440
    oleus

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    is there a list of these areas where CBS-HD will be available to DirecTV customers?
     
  5. Jan 28, 2004 #265 of 1440
    dswallow

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    The 17 markets served by CBS O&O stations are: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Marquette, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Green Bay.

    Except for Los Angeles and New York area subscribers, you won't qualify to receive CBS-HD if there's a non-owned&operated CBS station that also claims you as a viewer.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2004 #266 of 1440
    hongcho

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    So, the setup is a bit more complicated than necessary. :p

    Before:

    - 2 sat cables (don't see all sat's) to SD DirecTivo #1.
    - 2 sat cables (only one sees all sat's) to SD DirecTivo #2.
    - 1 sat cable (sees all sat's) to DTC100.
    - 1 OTA cable to DTC100.

    After dumping one SD DirecTivo (#2) and DTC100:

    - 2 sat cables (don't see all sat's) to SD DirecTivo #1.
    - 2 sat cables (sees all sat's, one from SD DirecTivo #2 and the other from HTC100) to HD DirecTivo.
    - 1 OTA cable to HD DirecTivo.
    - 1 sat cable (don't see all sat's from SD DirecTivo #2) to nothing.

    This will make you happy, I think.

    Hong.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2004 #267 of 1440
    oleus

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    great - sounds good. so it sounds like i might actually be able to dual-record directv HD with my current wiring. i'll just have a leftover feed coming into my house that won't be used. i'll also have to figure out which of my 4 current tivo feeds sees NASA to figure out which one is seeing all 3 birds. i sure hope it's one that's downstairs :)

    can't wait for april!

    any word on the price tiers? i heard there was a cheaper $600 model with less recording space - is this true?

    thanks for the help guys.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2004 #268 of 1440
    hongcho

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    > i heard there was a cheaper $600 model with less recording space - is this true?

    All rumors (that included Samsung as another HD DirecTivo manufacturer).

    Hong.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2004 #269 of 1440
    TimGoodwin

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    Don't know if this was answered yet but any word on a OTA signal strength meter?
     
  10. Jan 30, 2004 #270 of 1440
    gregggreg

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    I've searched through this thread and this forum trying to find an answer to this exact question and haven't found it. I apologize in advance if this has been answered already.

    I have pretty much the most simple DTivo setup currently. I have one round 18" dual LNB dish on my roof. Two lines come down my house and into my one DTivo with dual tuners. That's it.

    I am thinking of going HD once the HD DTivo comes out. Right now I am just thinking about replacing my current DTivo with the HD DTivo.

    Here are my assumptions so far from trying to grok all of the vast amounts of wonderful data in this forum:

    1) I have to get a new oval sat dish to replace my current round 18" dish
    2) I can run two lines (the same two I already have running from the current dish to my living room) from a 4x4 multiswitch (built into the dish?) to new HD Dtivo in my living room, therefore not having to run any new lines.

    Are these assumptions correct? I'm pretty sure I'll be able to replace my current dish with a new dish and I am trying to avoid having to run more lines from my roof to my living room here. I've seen many posts similar to this, but most mention many lines, multiple receivers, multiswitches, and much more complicated setups than that I have.

    Thanks for the insight you can provide.

    -Greg
     
  11. Jan 30, 2004 #271 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Yes, that's all you need to do... replace the dish; the Phase III 3-LNB dish has a multiswitch built-in, and you'll just move the coax lines going into your house over to the new dish, then just hook up the DirecTV HD DVR in place of the DirecTV DVR you're using now.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2004 #272 of 1440
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    Thanks to this thread I was able to preorder the new HD DirecTiVo. I've read that D* may require an additional year of programming commitment when existing customers (like me) activate new equipment. Will the same be true of my new HD DirecTiVo (when I get it)? I don't have a problem with it, but seems like we should get something in exchange for an additional year of commitment (other than getting activated). I've already got a triple-LNB, HD D* box, etc.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2004 #273 of 1440
    Bigg

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    you could also use 3 dishes, but it is not worth it unless you have to use 3 dishes to get a decent signal.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2004 #274 of 1440
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    All of your statements are correct, are you going to hook an antenna up to your HDTivo? If so, it'll be a little different.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2004 #275 of 1440
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    Good question - I've been wondering this too, so I'm going to ask it in a new thread to see if we can get a complete answer...
     
  16. Jan 31, 2004 #276 of 1440
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    duffin

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    I tried reading the whole thread, but does anyone know the contract manufacturer for this box? I'm sure it is not a Hughes plant.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2004 #278 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Solectron.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2004 #279 of 1440
    paulj

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    Any idea which plant? Guadalajara?

    paul
     
  20. Feb 1, 2004 #280 of 1440
    dswallow

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    All I've ever seen is "Mexico"... do they have more than one plant in Mexico?
     

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