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Install questions on HR10-250.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by uwahusky, May 11, 2004.

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  1. uwahusky

    uwahusky AllStar

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    OK, hooked up my HR10-250 yesterday and have it running with just one, maybe 2 things I'm wondering about.

    Does the resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i) on the front panel change automatically to what it should be displaying (doesn't seem like it does) or is it up to the user to pick the resolution they want to watch in?

    Next, more difficult question...
    I'm running a Denon AVR-3801 Tuner/Receiver. I'm running my DVD and HR10-250 via component video in to the receiver (to the DVD and TV/DBS in) and I'm running optical audio to the optical in 1 and optical in 2 slots.

    However, I was not able to get sound when viewing TV, unless I switched the cables for the DVD and the HR10-250.

    Now I'm getting sound and video from my HR10-250 but I have to tune my receiver to DVD, even though I'm watching TV. And when I switch the Tuner to TV/DBS, I get my DVD picture but no audio.

    I'd like to be able to tune it to TV/DBS and watch and listen to TV and then tune it to DVD and watch and listen to my DVD.

    What's going wrong here?
     
  2. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    To answer your first question, no it will stay at whatever resolution you have selected. So if it's 720p content and you have 1080i selected it will stay at 1080i. Not sure about the second part of your question.
     
  3. boba

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    The second part of your question sounds like you may need to turn digital ON for input 2.
     
  4. uwahusky

    uwahusky AllStar

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    I tried that after posting this thread. However, it didn't change anything and I still am having the same problem. I'm having a service tech from the place where I bought the receiver come out today to see if he can figure out it. I don't have a lot of confidence in these kinds of guys but we'll see.
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I don't know exactly how your receiver works but you might want to try using the coaxial digital input from the DVD player instead of the optical.
     
  6. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I don't know exactly how your receiver works but you might want to try using the coaxial digital output from the DVD player instead of the optical. There will be no difference in sound quality.
     
  7. 1995hoo

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    I am not familiar with your receiver model, but you may have to use the receiver's menu to program the audio inputs to be associated with each component video source. This is because component video could come from a number of sources, such as the HR10-250, or a DVD player, or a D-VHS VCR, to name three that readily come to mind. A further reason is that the audio for the component video source might come via digital coax, Toslink optical, standard analog, or a multichannel audio input if your receiver has that (I use that for my SACD player). If you have your receiver's manual, see whether you have to assign the audio for the component video sources. Most receivers I've ever seen only have paired analog audio next to either....what do you call it, the video that uses the single yellow plug, it's not component but I can't remember what it is.....or an S-VHS plug. Part of the reason is that while many receivers may have four or five inputs for this sort of audio and video (all of which may generally be assigned to other devices as you wish--for example, my SACD player is set to video input 3, which I then reprogrammed to use the multichannel audio input), they only have perhaps two component video inputs and two or three digital audio inputs for coax and Toslink cables.
     
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