Will Roamio OTA do Component Video?

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  1. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    It's probably those extra 60 vertical pixels that are making the difference...!!! ;)
     
  2. baakre

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    I actually added component video to my Roamio Basic yesterday. I happened to have a dead mini to steal parts from. I installed the connector and the set of the 3 inductors that are in each of the YPrPb signal paths. There are also pads for a number of small 0402 sized capacitors as well. However, in my case, just installing the inductors and the connector was all it took to get component video out of my Basic. The whole circuit is a filter network.

    I'm sure the OTA would support similar functionality if you added the parts.
     
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  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Dude, you're awesome! You should start a side gig modding Roamios with component outputs!
     
  4. jerryez

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    You can plug Component cables into a composite video out and no matter what you do, the quality of the picture coming out the other end of the cable will be composite video, which is 480i (the same as a VHS tape). I don't care what TiVo tells you, unless they mislabeled the composite output on their TiVo.
     
  5. jerryez

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    If your dead mjni has an HDMI out connector and you provide it to HarperVision, he might replace his HDMI out with yours if the part is the same.
     
  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    He's not tapping off the composite output. He's tapping into where TiVo initially thought they would have had a component video 1/8" mini jack on the main board of the Roamio base model (and hopefully the OTA), like they have on the minis. It IS true component video, not composite.

    What the heck are you even talking about? Did I ever say that I had a bad HDMI output or something? :confused:
     
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  7. jerryez

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    Why do you want to use component out, if your HDMI out is working.
     
  8. tampa8

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    Slingbox? Second TV without using a Mini? Already using HDMI input(s) on the TV? Get around HDCP?
     
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  9. nickels

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    For the above scenarios you can get an HDMI splitter for like $25 on amazon. About the same price as the component cable with 1000x the quality.
     
  10. mdavej

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    Doesn't work in any of the above scenarios (Slingbox, HDCP handshake problems, no more HDMI inputs) except replacing a second Mini. My slingbox has no digital inputs, so component or composite is the only option.

    Component video quality and resolution = HDMI for 1080i, 720p and 480p. HDMI is not 1000x better. They are identical. One could argue that component is actually better since it it unencumbered by HDCP, is backward compatible with older TVs and works with extremely long cable runs. Just because it's analog does not automatically make it inferior.
     
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  11. RoamioJeff

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  12. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Forgive me, but when did I ever say my hdmi out wasn't working, or I wanted to use component video? I simply said the guy was awesome for doing that mod,giving the Roamio a component output.


    Exactly, for those that need it. You can add "for those that have older home theater receivers with no hdmi connections" too.
     
  13. nickels

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    I keep mixing up the two, I meant composite not component. Sorry. HDMI is 1000x better than composite connection.
     
  14. HerronScott

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    That's why I'm using it. :)

    Not ready to buy a new receiver to replace one that's working fine.

    Scott
     
  15. rockstar72

    rockstar72 New Member

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    I plan to do this also so I can use a Slingbox, looking for donor parts now. Would you be able to add any pictures showing the mod? Locations, making a new hole in the back of the case, etc ? I'm sure I can figure it out, but if yours works, picture would be awesome !
     

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