DTV HDTIVO - You do NOt need an HDTV to use the NEW HDTIVO! Its down converts to SD!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by mrbogusbaxter, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. mrbogusbaxter

    mrbogusbaxter New Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    FYI - The new HDTIVO units from DTV does indeed DOWN convert all HD signals to SD if you are planning to use it on a standard definition TV.

    I have tested the unit on both TV's and I can confirm this is working.
    The down converted HD channels will show up (for example)

    HBOHD - HBO (same channel number)

    You also have the option to choose SD or HD channel versions if you are hooked up to an HDTV.
    Example 501 HBOHD or 501 HBO. They both come up and both tune in.
    I had to manually disable SD via programming option guides in settings.
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    So who said you did? The same has been true of all of the HD-capable DirecTV DVRs, TiVo and non-TiVo.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    This is nothing new. All HD DVRs/Receivers can output SD video, regardless of whether the channel is HiDef or not.
  4. berryb

    berryb New Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Southern CA
  5. mrbogusbaxter

    mrbogusbaxter New Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    i thought I was responding to a posting inquiring about SD. ...
    thus being...
  6. joed32

    joed32 New Member

    Jul 9, 2005

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