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Directv's nasty message-using component-composite adaptor

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by stebro, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 #1 of 137
    stebro

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    I am getting the dreaded message from Directv about not having HD cables every time I access the channel guide and some other functions. I've read the advice on this board and have a couple of questions, not being technically inclined. My setup is a Panasonic 1080p 52" television connected to a Directv box. I have a second set that gets its signal from a Radio Shack a/v signal sender/receiver (the sending unit is connected to the Directv box and the receiver is connected to the second set through the component inputs). The second set is getting the Directv message. I'm wondering if a component to composite adaptor (like the one at Monoprice) would get rid of the message and, if so, how to hook it up. Should it be connected to the Directv receiver and then to the Radio Shack signal sender or to the Radio Shack signal receiver and the second television (or some other way)? Or, if it won't work at all, is there any other solution (other than to change the resolution on the main set every time I watch the auxiliary set)? Thanks very much for any help!
     
  2. Feb 2, 2012 #2 of 137
    Davenlr

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    The monoprice box would hook to the Directv receivers component output, and the cables you currently have plugged into the DirecTv box would plug into the monoprice box.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 #3 of 137
    spartanstew

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    The sending unit is currently connected to the D* receiver with composite?

    If so, you'd need to connect the component to composite converter to the D* receiver (and then the sending unit).

    But, that might not even work.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2012 #4 of 137
    TheRatPatrol

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    Yes this should work, and you can bypass the audio straight from the D* receiver to the AV sending unit, there's no need to send the audio through the Mono price adapter. I have the adapter and it works great.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2012 #5 of 137
    rta53

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    Could you provide a link for the adapter or model number? Thanks
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 #6 of 137
    veryoldschool

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    TheRatPatrol

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  8. Feb 3, 2012 #8 of 137
    rta53

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    When I click on this link it just takes me to the monoprice home page.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #9 of 137
    veryoldschool

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  10. Feb 3, 2012 #10 of 137
    Laxguy

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    That's 'cause somehow the link is actually includes:

    link.com/api/click?format=go&key=e652088f 26975de9b83439c1dd935df0&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dbstalk.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D201586&v=1&libid=1
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    3439c1dd935df0%26loc%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dbstalk.com%252Fshowthread.php%253Ft%253D201586%26o
    ut%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.monoprice.com%252Fproducts%252Fproduct.asp%253Fc_id%253D101%2526amp%
    253Bcp_id%253D10114%2526amp%253Bcs_id%253D1011407%2526amp%253Bp_id%253D7114%2526amp%253Bseq
    %253D1%2526amp%253Bformat%253D2%26ref%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.dbstalk.com%252Fsearch.php%253Fs
    earchid%253D8554662&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dbstalk.com%2Fsearch.php%3Fsearchid%3D8554662&title=Directv's
    %20nasty%20message-using%20component-composite%20adaptor%20-
    %20DBSTalk.Com&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2Fproducts%2Fpr...seq%3D1%26amp%3Bformat%3D2&js
    onp=vglnk_jsonp_13282930742654[/url]>

    I truncated the URL marker in order for the rest of the link to be visible. Somehow the viglink thing messed up VOS's link, I think.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 #11 of 137
    veryoldschool

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    [ ] added to show full links

    [http]://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=7114&seq=1&format=2

    Becomes:

    [http]://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=e652088f26975de9b83439c1dd935df0&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dbstalk.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Fp%3D2954614&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2Fproducts%2Fproduct.asp%3Fc_id%3D101%26amp%3Bcp_id%3D10114%26amp%3Bcs_id%3D1011407%26amp%3Bp_id%3D7114%26amp%3Bseq%3D1%26amp%3Bformat%3D2&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dbstalk.com%2Fforumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D112
     
  12. Feb 3, 2012 #12 of 137
    Laxguy

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  13. Feb 3, 2012 #13 of 137
    Alebob911

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    Just type in 7114 in the search and it will take you to the correct page.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2012 #14 of 137
    Laxguy

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    Thanks, man, but I am only searching for clues as to what makes URLs here go astray! Some of it's the auto linking by vigsign, but I think there's more to it.
     
  15. Feb 3, 2012 #15 of 137
    Davenlr

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    If you hit reply with quote, and then highlight the link between the two URL tags, it works every time, so the information is correct in the posts. It seems to happen if there are &'s and %'s in them. Been doing it for several months now.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2012 #16 of 137
    Laxguy

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  17. Feb 3, 2012 #17 of 137
    Davenlr

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    I dont think those pictured cables come with it, I think they are suggestions. If it comes with any cables, they should be listed in the description.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2012 #18 of 137
    Laxguy

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    Oh, I know VOS (and I) put in the correct URL and all, but was trying to figure out how to get around the viglink bits that seem to screw up URLs that point to certain sites.

    I suspect this is something David Bott could figure out in a minute. I think it has to do with the viglinks business, perhaps in combo with URLs that have spaces (%) or other non-html characters.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2012 #19 of 137
    Laxguy

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    Here's something else I just found out: If in Reply, you go to the quoting of the thread's page, the extra links are not added in, so VOS's post of 8:30 last evening works as it should....
     
  20. Feb 3, 2012 #20 of 137
    TheRatPatrol

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    No they come with it, they came with mine.
     

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