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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by TheFuzz, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. TheFuzz

    TheFuzz New Member

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    have perused this forum on occasion and would like to say hello to everyone, as I am new to this forum.

    I am attempting a complicated install of a 942 box. Here is what I would like to do. I have the following displays which I would like to drive all from one 942;
    1. Sharp 26" LCD HDTV driven via the HDMI output from the 942.
    2. Panasonic 42" Plasma display driven by the component output on the 942. Audio via the Optical cable into a Marantz receiver, then onto the 3 in-wall speakers.
    3. Sharp 20" LCD TV driven via the "TV2" outputs of the 942 (composite video, L/R analog audio)
    4. Sharp 13" LCD TV, not sure how I am gonna drive this one...I thought the 942 had an old fashioned cable output on the receiver, but it does not look like it does. So not sure what to do with this one.

    So, can I do all this? Will the box drive all of these components simultaneously? What to do w/that 4th TV? The reason I am trying to combine so much on one box is I will be running a seperate 942 box to drive my dedicated home theater room and don't want anything else connected to it.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you all.
     
  2. tnsprin

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    You cannot drive more than two outputs a time(TV1 and TV2). And when TV1 is driving HD it will not drive the components when it sees the hdmi is connected.
     
  3. TheFuzz

    TheFuzz New Member

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    Is the HDMI and component video output active at the same time? Can I at least drive both of those simultaneously?
     
  4. wkomorow

    wkomorow DBSTalk Club Member

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    We are talking about a 942, right? All four outputs are active simultaneously. I have all four going into my Toshiba HD. There is a COAX output, but it is modulated to a higher channel than 3, 21 onward. You can drive the fourth TV that way. One thing to consider is that on larger sets, the HD outputs do not look great when you are watching SD programming (at least in my opinion), so you probably want a component/DVI and a composite/COAX both going to your larger HD sets, so that you can switch between them depending on the type of programing you are watching.
     
  5. TheFuzz

    TheFuzz New Member

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    Great, thank you! So, I can output component/HDMI simultaneously.....
    Also the Optical audio output is also active at the same time as the HDMI? If so, I am almost there!

    Finally, the "modulated output" confuses me...this is the same as the old-fashioned cable/RG6 output on all boxes? Except you have to put your TV on a higher channel to receive the signal?
     
  6. wkomorow

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    My understanding is that all outputs are available simultaneous. But, I need to caution that I have both DVI and component going to the same TV without any problems. I do not have them going to different TVs. There may be others who have actually tried two different HDs at the same time. I also have RCA cables and optical from TV1 going to an audio receiver and to the TV simultaneously. I have DVI/HDCP input so I need to use RCA so I can not speak to what happens if you have a HDMI input.

    In terms of the modulated output, yes you can use a standard COAX,RG6 cable and just set your receiving TV on a higher channel.
     
  7. TheFuzz

    TheFuzz New Member

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    I think I have this all figured out. If I buy this product, LINK:gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2757
    I can hook up my 942 and an HDMI DVD player. Then output HDMI directly to the Sharp 26" and go HDMI to DVI to the Panasonic (no HDMI). Route the audio for the Panny to the receiver via toslink then to the speakers via normal connections.

    Finally, go component out and analog L/R to the Sharp 20".

    That leaves the 13" Sharp to be done via the FM modulated output.
     
  8. wkomorow

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