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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. Apr 5, 2012 #101 of 137
    Joe C

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    I have the same adaptor. Do you have MRV ? I do and when I MRV a show to the DVR that this adaptor is connected to it I get the garbled UI graphics on the SD TV. Here is the setup: HR24-500 HDMI out> Monoprice 1 X 4 HDMI splitter > 1 splitter output to Samsung HDTV > 1 splitter output to adaptor listed above, then composite to secondary SD TV.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 #102 of 137
    joed32

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    The converters work just fine and with no monthly fee.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 #103 of 137
    sytyguy

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    Exactly, I have 7 TVs through out the house, five of which are modulated from 2 DVR's to a smart box, then split from a amplified splitter to TV's without a STB......and yes, no monthly fees. To handle the TV's without an STB I have 2 RF remotes, an old MX-800, and a Harmony 900, so any non-STB TV can operate a DVR from any place including outside, where I have 2 TVs.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 #104 of 137
    grcooperjr

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    Well... I'm using this adaptor to feed a Panasonic DMR E500h dvr/dvd burner. Its connected thru the Hdmi adaptor to a 1x4 hdmi spliter/amp and then to the Hr34. The spliter feeds 1 TV and one projector in the family room and a TV in my office.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 #105 of 137
    Church AV Guy

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    That is a simplistic, simple-minded, and unacceptable option. I have six DVD recorders connected to two televisions. Exactly how many DirecTV receivers do you suggest I get?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2012 #106 of 137
    Thwarter

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    Not sure if this is the right spot, but I think a DTV rep might have just told me a way to get rid of the non-HD cables nag screen. Pardon me if this is an already known solution, but it's new to me.

    In the Settings/Display/TV Resolutions, uncheck every resolution except 1080P. 1080P needs to be the ONLY resolution checked.

    Setting it up that way, I get HD on my HDMI output for my main TV, plus I also see output on the S-Video (what I have going to my PC-TV card in another room) and I no longer get the nag screen.

    Also have Settings/Display/Video/Native set to Off.

    Seems like it's working OK - and I don't see the nag screen anymore on my s-video connection.

    This work for anyone else?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 #107 of 137
    Church AV Guy

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    I have not heard of this, but I will definitely try the 1080p suggestion. I hope it works.
     
  8. grcooperjr

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    Thats interesting... But for me it wont work. All of my tv's are 1080i's so they want display a 1080p signal. Havent found a reason yet to change out all of my tvs to get 1080p. The quality difference is just not enough to warrant the cost. Anyway, the rest is set to native-off and 1080i only and I still get the message if I use Svideo or composite to press and hold the exit key to switch to SD video. So the HDMI converter/adapter works just great and at a way cheaper cost than replacing 8 tvs to get 1080p
     
  9. Bill Broderick

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    I'm sorry. I meant to write that the DVD recorder doesn't have Component In (not the DVR).

    The other day, I realized that I don't need to go into the menu to turn the HD resolutions back on when I'm done recording. All I need to do is to press and hold the EXIT button and the DVR reverts back to the settings from prior to turning on the DVD Recorder.
     
  10. May 2, 2012 #110 of 137
    Bruceski44

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    Thanks for the great tip, but it doesn't work on my composite output. I use the HDMI for my local HT receiver, send the component video to my patio HDTV via a 75' VGA cable and modulate the audio and video for distribution to 3 SD TVs around the house. Using the modulator, I can distribute any one of three sources to any remote SD TV, so the grandkids can be watching a DVD in the playroom while I watch a HD show in the family room for example. All my equipment is located in the family room and I wired the whole house for audio video and other material. I agree with the premise that this message should be optionally disabled for situations like mine where I recognize the difference between HDMI, component and composite and also know the difference between HD and SD material.

    Someone in this thread said something like "you only get what you pay for." In my situation, functionality that I once had was diminished while prices are increasing. I object to this. I will not buy more stuff to duplicate what I had, but instead ask DTV to make the message a user option that is on by default, but can be disabled in the Setup->Preferences screen.
     
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  12. sytyguy

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    No, it looks like it is for component video and RCA audio only.
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    Looks like the right one to me if you are trying to take the component video output and change it over to composite video. Look at the rest of the pictures, the composite video and 3.5mm audio output jacks are on the opposite side of the box from the component inputs.
     
  14. mdb

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  15. sytyguy

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    It appears he only has RCA cables (Composite) coming in to the 2nd TV, no Component.

    That converter box converts Component to Composite Video and S-Video.

    So perhaps I am missing something.
     
  16. TheRatPatrol

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    My guess is hes trying to convert component to composite so he can view the on screen guides and menus on the 2nd TV.
     
  17. sytyguy

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  18. sytyguy

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    But he only has composite coming into the other TV.
     
  19. mdb

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    Yes, 'she' has only red/yellow/white coming into 2nd TV. Trying to get the 'NO HD' message turned off for guide display. Thanks for your help - Much appreciated.
     
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