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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. Nov 21, 2004 #841 of 1440
    MCodanti

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    Unless your locals are on 72.5 right? Or you need an OTA antenna.. (I have 6 lines to me main equipment, 4) D*, 1) OTA, 1) Power for MS)

    If you have a 4x16 MS would you get better signal from running 6 lines to your 3 DirecTiVo boxes than if you just ran 4 and put it through another 4x8 MS? (Can you cascade them without signal loss?)
     
  2. Nov 21, 2004 #842 of 1440
    dswallow

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    A person needing 72.5° currently needs 5 coax runs if they also have HD receivers. And then there's 95° and eventually SpaceWay. Who knows where this will max out. :)
     
  3. Nov 21, 2004 #843 of 1440
    HDLouco

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    Have I missed some news? I thought Directv only had sats at 101, 110 and 119 WL spots! What is at 72.5? Thanks, Doug, for any answers!
     
  4. Nov 21, 2004 #844 of 1440
    maharg18

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    72.5 has locals for about 2 dozen new local markets.

    Directv5, which is the old sat from 119, is now located at 72.5.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2004 #845 of 1440
    HDLouco

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    Walnut...
    I had not heard this! Thanks for answering. I guess I don't have to worry about 72.5 for the time being because I live in California and should be getting my local channels from either 110 or 119. It would be a nightmare trying to install another dish with the required multiswitch to handle it all.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2004 #846 of 1440
    feldon23

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    72.5 is, unless something has changed in my absence, a way to provide locals to folks living in BFE. It is, on a smaller scale, what Dish Network did (putting locals on other satellites which require more dishes).
     
  7. Nov 22, 2004 #847 of 1440
    madpoet

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    Out of the box, what do I need to do? Install is Saturday. I already know I need to change it to 1080i from the default. I'll check HDMI, but I'm really mostly using component. I also have to set the audio settings, is that correct? Should be digital output to my Denon 3805. Anything else I need to make sure I do?

    THanks,
    MP
     
  8. Nov 23, 2004 #848 of 1440
    IT_Dave

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    Where do you find connection diagrams?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  9. Nov 23, 2004 #849 of 1440
    HDLouco

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    I don't think you need any connection diagrams to connect a 5X8 multiwsitch (MS) to your Tivos and receivers. The Phase-3 Directv dish has 4 outputs. You connect all 4 outputs to the 4 inputs of the 5X8 MS. Then you connect the TV antenna cable to the antenna input of the MS. My MS requires power, and that comes from a power supply via another coaxial cable connected to the power input of the MS. You now have 8 outputs which carry signals from all the Directv sats plus the OTA antenna signal. And you connect each one of the outputs to your Tivos and other Directv receivers throughout your house. Hope that will help you! Good luck to you.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2004 #850 of 1440
    IT_Dave

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    Sorry, I should have been more clear, there is more than one discussion going on in this thread. What I mean was, diagrams showing what is required to connect different types of receivers TIVO's etc from point A Satellite to Point Z.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  11. Nov 26, 2004 #851 of 1440
    Joe Siegler

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    Reply to the first post in this thread..

    1) Radio Shack grille/bowtie-type (aka the Objet d'Art) - The link to that item is now broken.

    2) The shows shown in HD on the various networks should probably be updated - I know Jake 2.0 on UPN hasn't been shown for awhile now (better part of a year, I think).
     
  12. Nov 27, 2004 #852 of 1440
    edrock200

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    ABC's Lost is also in HD.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2004 #853 of 1440
    edrock200

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    I thought 72.5 was to provide local HD's and new national HD's. Is this not the case?
     
  14. Nov 27, 2004 #854 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Nope, 72.5° is just more SD locals using a Canadian-allocated slot that DirecTV provided a satellite for in exchange for using some of the bandwidth there.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2004 #855 of 1440
    edrock200

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    Whats the slot they announced for two sats for "upto 1000 HD channels?"
     
  16. Nov 27, 2004 #856 of 1440
    dswallow

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    They'll be using 99°/103° for SpaceWay and have plans for a new satellite at 101° with Ka-band capabilities too.
     
  17. Nov 28, 2004 #857 of 1440
    HDLouco

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    Hi Doug!
    I have always appreciated your posts because you always have the the answers. Now, if you'll pardom my ignorance, what is the difference between Ka and Ku bands? Any links to where you got this info? Thanks.
     
  18. Nov 28, 2004 #858 of 1440
    dswallow

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    It's just a different (higher) range of frequencies for the transmission; the original theory was Ka-band would permit smaller dishes, but it's also more subject to rain fade issues, so using the same size dish as we have now should provide a little better reception.

    If you just search for "ka-band" and some other dbs terms you should find some basic info around; I don't really know of a single overall discussion someplace I could direct you to.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2004 #859 of 1440
    HDLouco

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    Thank you very much, Doug! Will do as you suggested and search.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2004 #860 of 1440
    leesweet

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    My suggestion is that all show-specific content be deleted from the this FAQ and a link be entered to the AVS HD Programming Links Thread:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=346761

    Is there a reason to duplicate research and content? I think this is the place for unique TiVo content but HD TV content that's at AVS? I don't see the point, IMO.

    And for people that do want more up to the minute HD Programming news, here's one great thread by fredfa on ratings/cancelations/news:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=440744
     

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