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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. HiHoStevo

    HiHoStevo Airport Bum

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    Okay thanks..... more experimentation I guess.........
     
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    Once you plug HDMI in, it disables the component output.
     
  3. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    for what it's worth, it does output compnent and s-video together.

    i tried it last weekend.

    i don't know if it would output HDMI and s-video together, i refuse to even try the HDMI connection, but i'd guess it would.
     
  4. newsposter

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    yes i have hdmi going to my TV and S vid going to my dvd burner (2nd hdtivo is on component and S vid because my tv only has one hdmi). Of course you gotta kick down to 480i record a dvd though :) But both will be output at the same time.

    imagine what more you could add if you bought some :)
     
  5. tall1

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    Why? They stopped shipping the HR10 with bad HDMI ("HUGHES HDMI CARD 1034054") cards long ago. I've been using HDMI on both HR10s with no problems. The HDMI cards marked 1035849 have had no problems. Unless you have one of the first batch of HDTivos, HDMI should work just fine.
     
  6. joetoronto

    joetoronto HR10-250 Lover

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    god knows what i have, tall1, not me.

    remember, if anything goes wrong with my directv hardware, i'm screwed.

    there's no such thing as a directv warranty when you live in canada.
     
  7. noahsd

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    I apologize in advance for asking this question which I'm sure has been discussed (although I couldn't find the appropriate thread):

    D* just introduced local HD in San Diego yesterday (Yippee). Unfortunately, I just found out that the price for getting this (aside from the $99 upgrade) is to give up TIVO. I have an HR10 and have not had a problem. OTA is not an option where I live, so I've had to put up with SD on most channels. The service rep told me they expect an HD-DVR to be available in mid-summer. My question is: Does anyone know or have a guess whether their DVR will be "TIVO-like"? By this I mean, will it be able to record by title rather than strictly by time and channel. Thanks!
     
  8. HiHoStevo

    HiHoStevo Airport Bum

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    Rats..........

    I was thinking about buying the JVC 702B receiver. I does HDMI switching and it de-interlaces (Faroudja DCDI chip) all the analog 480i signals and transcodes them out over the HDMI out.

    The reason I am wondering about this is that I was thinking the DCDI'd 480i SDTV signal might look better from the Faroudja chip than it does from whatever the HD-Tivo is using to upconvert 480i to 720p when I have 720p selected as my output resolution.

    I suppose a work-a-round would be to connect the HDMI and S-video from the Tivo to the reciever and then switch the tivo to 480i whenever watching SD. I presume I would have to make a change in the receiver selection also, but I am not familliar enough with the JVC to know exactly at this point... although I do know it will output the signal over HDMI even though it comes in on S-video...

    Also... I have not seen anyone mention whether or not the HD-Tivo output's audio over it's HDMI cable...??

    Sorry for the email Tall1, for some reason I was not getting notified that folks had responded to this thread...... go figure!
     
  9. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    yes, all indications are that it will be "tivo-like"...however, based on experience, I find the promise of a mid-summer rollout to be hard to believe...

    heck, I'll be happy if I see it in Summer, 2007!
     
  10. newsposter

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    r15 = tivo like? I only know what i read on the forum but I think if it was tivo like you wouldnt hear the old time tivoers complaining :)
     
  11. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I thought he was talking about the H20, something I know we're not supposed to talk about on this forum...
     
  12. Rottluver

    Rottluver New Member

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    I ran into that dilemma when I moved up here to Seattle last summer. I decided to keep my SD Tivo boxes (I have 3) and wait until my 60" big screen poops out (and then I will buy an HD TV) and wait for DTV to get their stuff working and check out their offerings (and others) in the HD-DVR arena. I don't "need" HD and I don't WANT another antenna to get local HD broadcasts.......besides, I learned a looong time ago to not buy "new" stuff right away so that it gets a chance to get the kinks worked out. I HATE being a guinea pig.
     
  13. newsposter

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    well at least we are both unsure :)

    I know zip about the H20..if it's tivo like..cool, that means the h20 250 should be wonderful as well...too many boxes to keep up on the lingo here
     
  14. noahsd

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    So can I assume that D* has not disclosed any details or description of their promised HD-DVR?
     
  15. newsposter

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    it's a hot topic here if you do a search or thumb through the thread titles. Anywhere between summer and early next year is posted on this forum as a release date. As far as details, I wont pretend to know anything other than I guarantee it wont have the familiar tivo interface that the HDtivo and its friends now have.
     
  16. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    Feldon23, I am curious. If you don't own any high definition equipment, how can you be so sure that video processing will not improve picture quality?

    I have been playing around with analog CRT projectors and processors by way of home theater PC and outboard processors for about 4 years. I would like to correct your statement.

    Standard definition video can be improved to a large degree. The amount of improvement depends on your display quality and processor quality.

    I do not have the time at the moment, but I can provide details an examples if there is interest. There are many others who could do the same.

    I'm also not interested in arguing or fighting about it, but I wonder how many readers will actually believe your statement.

    Anyone interested in a different view on this topic can visit the video processing section of other forums. There you can read posts from quite a few people who actually have the equipment and have made improvements to both standard and high definition video.

    Please don't take offense, your just flat out wrong in this instance.
     
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    golf ace

    golf ace New Member

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    Hi there
    I asked this on a deferent site but thought I would give it a try here. If I have cable and D* can I put the "cable" in the OTA input on an hr10-250. I would like to be able to tivo my hd locals.
    thanks
     
  18. May 5, 2006 #1178 of 1440
    feldon23

    feldon23 MythBuster

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    You can wish and want and hope but it's not going to work.
     
  19. May 8, 2006 #1179 of 1440
    pjspring

    pjspring New Member

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    I hope no one has asked this question before and I've missed it.

    I currently own two Series 2 TiVo boxes, both linked into my home network, that I use extensively for playing music, playing photo slideshows, transferring video between TiVos and to the PCs for DVD authoring, etc, etc.

    Later this year I plan on upgrading to HDTV and will buy a Series 3 TiVo to complement it.

    Does anyone know whether you will be able to transfer video between the Series 3 and Series 2 boxes (and vice versa). I know you will not get HD, but will they be compatible at least?

    Thanks.
     
  20. mroe

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    I am very interested in upgrading to HD Tivo, but would like to know when DTV is going to to start having HD locals on the system with out having to use an additional "air" antenna. Does anyone know when that's going to happen?
     

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