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Hauppauge HDPVR with Direct

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MadMac, May 31, 2013.

  1. MadMac

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    I'll try to keep this as short as possible....

    I've been using a Hauppauge HD-PVR with an H24 for some time without issues. it's now connected directloy to an HR24 and I'm getting the "use component cables" message - the Hauppauge box gets its output from the HR24 via component, but the only way I can get rid of the message is to unplug the HDMI cable from the HR24 itself, which I never had to do with the H24. is there any "workaround" for this? Something sticks in my mind that this has come up before, but I don't remember the details.
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    The only workaround, other than disconnecting the HDMI cable, is to have your TV on at the same time so the HDMI handshake takes place. I have my Hauppauge hooked up via component and then the Hauppauge feeds the TV. It's a secondary receiver so I don't need HDMI.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    or you can connect both via a component video switch
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    time to give up - the content's owner almost stop any analog signals coming out of STB... soon they will control your remote by blocking it totally when ads are on screen :eek2:
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #5 of 24
    RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Why do that when the HDPVR has component passthru?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #6 of 24
    harperhometheater

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    Do the same trick people have used for the Slingbox and get a powered HDMI splitter or extender which makes the 24 think its connected to a TV that's on.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 #7 of 24
    peds48

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    don't have one.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2013 #8 of 24
    RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yeah, it does.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2013 #9 of 24
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    can we see a picture of its connectors ?
     
  10. peds48

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    Yeah, it does.


    lol, I meant I dont have the PVR.


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  11. sbl

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    The newer HD-PVR2 does have HDMI passthrough, but it can't record from HDMI if the HDCP signal is present, which probably lets out most anything from a DirecTV DVR. It has component and composite inputs only - not passthrough.
     
  12. peds48

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    The newer HD-PVR2 does have HDMI passthrough, but it can't record from HDMI if the HDCP signal is present, which probably lets out most anything from a DirecTV DVR. It has component and composite inputs only - not passthrough.


    thanks for the clarification



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  13. RunnerFL

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    He's talking about the HD-PVR2, the HD-PVR1 does have component passthru.
     
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You probably should have included that tidbit in your initial reply.
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You probably should have included that tidbit in your initial reply.


    It was a suggestion


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  16. lokar

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    I have been using a Happauge HDPVR with an HR20 for years, I have only run into this problem with recording from HBO/Cinemax and then I unplug the HDMI cable from the receiver and it works fine. Is definitely annoying though. So are you guys saying the new model HDPVR can record from HDMI if the copyright signal isn't present, it seems like it's not on most of D*'s programming.
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    Yes, the HDPVR2 can record via HDMI as long as their is no content protection. Right now it's only only the HBO/Cinemax channels but the number of channels with the protection will start going up soon.
     
  18. djrobx

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    The easiest solution is to get an HDMI output splitter from MonoPrice (even if you don't actually use more than 1 HDMI output). This will cause your DVR to think the HDMI is always active, even with the TV is off. I have this same sort of setup (one remote TV on HDMI, one local TV on component) and it works well. The component TV doesn't have any trouble, even on HBO.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    All this trouble to get DVD quality resolution? Why bother?
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    It's not "DVD quality", it's Blu-Ray quality. If I'm preserving a recording and it's an HD recording I'm going to preserve it in HD, not SD.
     

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