HR10-250 Component Outputs

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  1. Stephen M. Smith

    Stephen M. Smith New Member

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    I'm about to upgrade my HDVR2 to a HR10-250. I have a CRT RPTV w/only component inputs (no HDMI).

    I woke up in a cold sweat in the middle of last night with these 2 questions:

    1) Does the component output of HR10-250 output a full resolution? I recall reading about studios wanting everyone including DirecTv to down-rez all HD content on analog outputs such as component out.

    2) Does the HR10-250 output SD channels as well as HD channels on the component outputs? If so, does it have a decent scaler in it? Does SD scaled to 1080i by the HR10-250 look noticeably better or worse than the s-video out?
     
  2. dagap

    dagap New Member

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    Yes. Yes. Yes. Not sure, probably.
     
  3. IOTP

    IOTP New Member

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    I have a Pioneer Elite PRO620HD, 58" RPTV. I have COMPONENT out or the HR10-250, and the TIVO states 1080i. I have no idea whether it's true but looks like it is.
     
  4. Matt heebner

    Matt heebner New Member

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    The component out does indeed pass all the resolution for now. I suppose sometime in the future everyone will eventually need a digital signal path that supports HDCP encryption.

    The scaler will upconvert all channels to a 1080i signal. I think it does an okay job...nothing great. You can change the resolution with a remote button to 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i if needed. I would say IMHO that the scaler does a better job upconverting than the signal via S-Video. Just gives a better and sharper picture.

    Matt
     
  5. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    Component is noticibly better than S-Video on my display. (Your display may vary.)

    In a fit of uncharacteristic good sense the FCC has decreed that, at least for cable systems, component output will never be downrezzed when compared to HMDI. That doesn't apply to D*, but the theory is they won't want to be at a competitive disadvantage by downrezzing the component.

    I'm not worried about component outputs.
     

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