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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. Dec 20, 2004 #881 of 1440
    Joe Smith

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    Yeah, it moved from www to archive: http://archive.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attachment.php?s=&attachmentid=983
     
  2. Dec 26, 2004 #882 of 1440
    nuzzy

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    Hello,

    I just read the first post and saw this. I have a Phase III dish, but only 1 coax running up to the TV. Should I have had two when the dish was installed? I only have this 1 wire hooked up to #1 Sat on my HR10-250. Will I need to get that second set up as well?
     
  3. Dec 26, 2004 #883 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Yes, there should be two coax lines from the dish to your HR10-250, one for each tuner.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2004 #884 of 1440
    nuzzy

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    Thanks for the quick reply - it looks like it may be an easy fix for me as I have a Zinwell 4x8 Multi-Switch with available outputs. I think I just have to run a wire from the Multi-switch to the DVR.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2004 #885 of 1440
    WERAHQ

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    Might be a stupid question and it may have been answered but after page 30 or so my eyes got a bit blurry however I will apologize in advance....

    I've got a Sony Vega with the component inputs but not the HDMI, is it worth getting the HDTivo or not? It's only about 5 years old and I believe that dining room furniture is next on "our" list of major household purchases so a new HDTV is out - that and I'm leaning towards a projector next. My T60 is old enough I'm pretty sure I can get approval along with it being my borthday soon, well acceptance maybe but it's enough.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2004 #886 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Give the model number so we can check out specs directly; but if the component input is supporting and displaying 720p or 1080i resolutions, then you most definitely will see something better than you get with SD. But if it's only supporting 480p or 480i, then it'll be far less an improvement -- maybe noticable, but not dramatic.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2004 #887 of 1440
    WERAHQ

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    Couldn't find that info in the book, I'll do a search as well but in the meantime it's a Sony Wega FD Trinitron KV-36FS12

    Thanks!
     
  8. Dec 29, 2004 #888 of 1440
    dswallow

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    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KV32FV16.pdf (it includes your model)

    It supports 16:9 vertical scanline compression.

    No mention of HD; just talk of "connecting a DVD player" to the component inputs, so most likely it only supports 480i, maybe 480p.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2004 #889 of 1440
    WERAHQ

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    That's what I figured - looks like I'll hold off on the HD Tivo for now - thanks for the help!
     
  10. Dec 30, 2004 #890 of 1440
    ludeboy12

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    so is there really no way to get tivo updates on this bad boy without a land line??

    i use my cell as my main phone and id rather not have to spend an additional 20-30 a month for phone service i'll never use except of course to let the tivo update.....
     
  11. Jan 3, 2005 #891 of 1440
    jbauer

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    You didn't give your model number, but the one I had, the 36XBR250, was the model before the HD sets came out, and I bought that one less than 5 years ago (sorry, don't remember the date). So... your set was DEFINITELY not HD. I don't think there's any benefit to buying the HD TiVo with that set...

    Sorry!

    - Jon
     
  12. Jan 3, 2005 #892 of 1440
    Tom in OH

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    WERAHQ,
    after using the HDTivo since June '04, I'd say it's well worth a purchase even if your tv is not an HDTV. I would've enjoyed using it almost as much with SD tvs. The hard drive is gigantic and holds plenty of shows, ready and waiting whenever u are. Chances are the next tv u buy will be an HDTV w/HDMI or component and then, your HDTivo will be even more fun to have. Also, your Sony probably does 480p which would look great today from the component output on the HDTivo.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2005 #893 of 1440
    tpk

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    Just an FYI to most. I found out by accident on the 31st and again on the 1st, that DirecTV has added Fox and ABC local (i.e. East and West) offerings. If you look in the "All Channels" or even the "You Receive" selection of the grid, you'll notice that all major networks (sorry UPN and WB) are now offered in High Def in the 80's.

    DirecTV has once again made no effort to notify anyone, but at least we can now see all networks in High Def. For those of you still thinking about it, it's pricey, but once you convert, you'll almost give up watching anything in standard def.

    Enjoy!!
     
  14. Jan 4, 2005 #894 of 1440
    Todd76

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    I don't think the larger hard drive is worth the extra $900 or so. If you don't have HD, get the non-HD version. Or two. Or three. And still save money.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2005 #895 of 1440
    leesweet

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    Er, yeah. The drive itself is worth about $200 or less. :) Unless you are recording things to keep until you get an HD display, I don't see the point, either.
     
  16. Jan 5, 2005 #896 of 1440
    leesweet

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    Huh? Yeah, it's in your guide. And *you* maybe can get them because you are in the LA area, I assume. For the average person, they can get only 1 or none of these. (I can get two...) Unless you are in a DNS white-area with no other coverage, or are in an O&O area for that particular network, you can't get these. New waivers are also out, so the viewing population for these is a bit limited! (Only NY and LA people get all of them automatically because the stations are their locals...)
     
  17. Jan 5, 2005 #897 of 1440
    dswallow

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    Well, 11.6679% of all television households in the country are in the New York and Los Angeles markets, which have unrestricted access to the HD networks in their respective market.

    That's not really chump change. :)

    Anyon ever seen a report on DirecTV penetration by DMA? That'd be interesting.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2005 #898 of 1440
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    I seem to get about 12 days of guide data. Is that normal? I know it says up to 14. Is 12 about the most to expect? Thanks.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2005 #899 of 1440
    leesweet

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    Well, Doug, I wasn't counting NY and LA, since a lot of people there can get those locals OTA. I know many LA people are behind a mountain or something, and I know NY's not done with the new combiner (is that the term?) on the Empire State building, but I was still talking about the average D* sub.

    I also was sort of implying that almost no one except NY/LA can get all of them. Of course, they all evaporate for the rest of us when HD LILs are up, darn it! :)
     
  20. Jan 25, 2005 #900 of 1440
    itzme

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    I have a basic question-sorry if its dumb or a repeated question. Since I have 2 SAT INs and 1 ANT INs (which is split into 2 by the HR10-250). Why can' t I record 2 shows (say using the SAT IN tuners) and watch a 3rd OTA show from the ANT in tuner? Id I try to do that, I get a conflict message that asks if I want to stop recording from one of the tuners. In my mind, tt seems like I should be able to at least watch that 3rd show.
     

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