Currently I have a HR10-250 and an old RCA SD receiver connected so I can view Picture in Picture on my TV.
What if I get the new HR-20 or HR21 so I can view the new HD channels that are being launched soon.
How can I keep both receivers so that I can view both in HD ? I do not want to loose Tivo but still want the new channels.
Currently the HR10-250 is connected via HDMI and I have an option for an additional HDMI connection on my TV
I know that I would need to upgrade the dish and have another cable installed for a total of 4. Just connect the additional receiver via HDMI ? Would that be the easiest way ?
Currently when I view PIP on my TV the SD receiver is connected via TV mode not HDMI, so I am viewing 2 pictures 1 via HDMI and 1 via TV. Will I still be able to view PIP via the two HDMI's ?
You could keep your TiVo for OTA and SD and the 9 MPG2 channels as long as they are broadcast. You would also have the HR20 for OTA, SD, old HD, and all the new HD. You can also get up to $120 in programming credits.
If you were going to stay with DIRECTV anyway, Those credits might covers the cost of the $4.99 mirror/lease fee for 24 months as well.
With two receivers you could record 4 games or programs at once. If your TV is capable, you now have PIP DLB! Watch two games at once!
You can have the best of both worlds. Free is good.
I have my HR10 and HR20 both connected with HDMI, and I can not do PIP. I have both HRXX's set at 1080i of course. If I find the time, I was going to try setting them both at a lesser res and see if PIP would work then.
The TV will determine what you can do. Some TVs can do PIP with different types of HD inputs (HDMI versus Component). Some can only do analog (SD) in the second window. I haven't worked with a TV that can do PIP with two HDMI sources. I assume they exist but the ones I have set up for friends do not do two digital sources at once.
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