HR 10-250 and Local HD on DTV

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  1. riddler24x7

    riddler24x7 New Member

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    DTV recently added my market to the local HD channels. I have an HR 10-250 receiver. Is it true that this receiver will not accept local channels in HD, other than with an over the air antenna? I currently have an OTA for my local HD. When I tried to watch an HD program yesterday on DTV channels it was not in HD. I remember reading that the HR 10-250 would not receive these signals because they were Mpeg4. Is this true? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. poppagene

    poppagene User

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    You're absolutely correct. The HR10 can't handle the mpeg4 signal.
     
  3. riddler24x7

    riddler24x7 New Member

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    Damn!!
     
  4. bclasen

    bclasen New Member

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    So I assume this means 2 things, right?

    1. All local HD is broadcast with an MPEG4 signal; and
    2. The HR-10 has an OTA input.

    Reason I'm asking is my is getting installed in a few days.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  5. mslot

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    1. True, unless you're in LA or NY (which is MPEG2).
    2. The HR10-250 has an OTA input but only for ATSC signals (digital). This is what you want for HDTV.

    The HR10-250 seamlessly adds the OTA channel to the lineup/guide, switching from satellite to antenna as needed. In my area NBC is channel 4, so I have 4 (from DirecTV), 4-1 (OTA, same programming as 4, but sometimes in HD), 4-2,4-3,4-4 (various other broadcasts, mostly weather stuff). I schedule recordings on 4-1 for primetime HD stuff.

    riddler24x7:
    I don't see the problem with using the OTA HD signal as the quality is better than DirecTV's anyway- unless you cannot receive the OTA signal well because of antenna/distance problems.
    In addition, you don't lose signal as often due to rain/snow fade (here anyway).

    Regards,

    Maurice
     
  6. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Not quite.
    Local HD is "Broadcast" MPEG2 and the HR-10250 can record it just fine from an antenna, if you have a good signal from the transmitters.

    DirecTV HD local service is MPEG4 and there is no DVR that can do MPEG4 and DirecTV, not yet anyway,
    there will never be a TiVo that can do DirecTV MPEG4 HD recordings.

    LA and NY HD feeds are still MPEG2 from DirecTV and the HR10-250 can record them if you can get them.


    phox
     
  7. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    While you are correct, I think what he was trying to say is that all local DTV HD is transmitted to the boxes as MPEG-4 (other than the DNS, that is).

    And never say never. That would be like making a final proclamation that Windows will never run on a Macintosh.
     
  8. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    That'll never happen either. :D

    I hope TiVo sees the error of their judgement and gets back onboard with DirecTV heck, Echostar even, and offers a one hit wonder TiVo.
    OTA SD, OTA HD, Satellite HD and SD, Cable SD and HD, and whatever else comes along, Internet TV, who knows.


    phox
     
  9. newsposter

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    I assume you were joking via the smiley

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