Zenith HD SAT-520 useless?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Kbert5, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Kbert5

    Kbert5 New Member

    19
    0
    Apr 5, 2003

    Advertisements

    I replaced the SAT-520 DirecTIVO receiver with an HR 10 over a year ago. It's sitting in the original box and I don't know what to do with it. There seems not to be much interest in this item on E-Bay. I want to get another HD set for another room but am not sure I'll stay with D*. Can the Zenith be worked into a cable setup or is it strictly for satellite reception? (Probably a dumb question; I'm out of my element).

    Thanks.
     
  2. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

    2,635
    0
    Jun 13, 2001
    Nope. The Zenith is a D* receiver that happens to have TiVo functions and can't be used without D* (except to view previously recorded material). It does not have the capabilities to receive a signal from cable, Dish or any other source.
     
  3. Mark W

    Mark W Member

    881
    0
    Dec 6, 2001
    CT, USA
    Guindalf, I think you must be confusing it with something else.

    The HD SAT-520 receiver does not have an Tivo or recording functionality. It is an HD DirecTV receiver that also picks up over the air TV including HDTV channels. It can be used without DTV service for this free over the air channels via an antenna.
     
  4. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

    2,635
    0
    Jun 13, 2001
    Thanks for the info Mark. I was indeed getting it confused as I read the OP's description of the equipment...




    I completely missed the HD part of the subject!
     
  5. Kbert5

    Kbert5 New Member

    19
    0
    Apr 5, 2003

    Advertisements

    Thank you Mark and Guindalf.

    All I know about Home Theater I've learned from the prompt and helpful replies to messages in these forums.
     
  6. Kbert5

    Kbert5 New Member

    19
    0
    Apr 5, 2003
    Another quick query.

    Would it be feasible to wire this unit into a system including a new HDCP compliant monitor, a Mini MacIntel (when available) and a big external hard drive to record via MythTV? There's a lot of good digital content available OTA in my location. I've been using an ATI AIW card to capture some of it to a WINDOWS machine in another room.

    Or should I address that to another forum?

    TIA.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements