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New hd guide sd connections

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Marwood, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 #21 of 101
    Scott Kocourek

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    I suggest you try the component to composite converter, nowhere near that much money.

    Use the link above and it's product # 7114
     
  2. Dec 21, 2011 #22 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    Since the link doesn't take you to the right item:
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  3. Dec 21, 2011 #23 of 101
    veryoldschool

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  4. Dec 21, 2011 #24 of 101
    bobcamp1

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    I don't believe D* can fix it. My theory is that the reason the new HD GUI is a little faster, even though it's responsible for generating more pixels, is that D* is now using a previously unused function in the chipset inside the box. But that function has limitations, and this is one of them.

    D* never advertised using more that one output at once. You were using the box in a unsupported configuration. There appear to be workarounds available with the new GUI, and D* even included one via holding down the exit key. Since a small percentage of people use the box like this, it's probably far down on D*'s list of things to fix (if they can fix it at all). If D* took the time to implement the exit button workaround instead of fixing the problem, that's not a good sign.

    Dish *DOES* actively promote this configuration. You can always switch to them if it's a critical feature for you.

    FYI, I also use the box in an unsupported configuration. I have a USB cable changing channels for my Tivo on one of the boxes. If that's taken away, I'll just have to find my Tivo IR emitters and use those instead.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2011 #25 of 101
    Scott Kocourek

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    Thanks veryoldschool, a picture is worth a thousand words. :)
     
  6. Dec 21, 2011 #26 of 101
    Stuart Sweet

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    I believe it was a matter of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. Rendering the UI in multiple resolutions would have slowed things down and would only have benefited that small percentage who run more than one TV from a receiver. This was not a problem with the old UI since it was always rendered in 480p and then scaled as necessary.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2011 #27 of 101
    paulnj

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    Very Old Schol is 100% on the money here. Bought this yesterday and had it shipped overnight. New GUI download last night, installed convertor after UOS delivery this morning, everything back to normal.

    Easy fix, HD/SD work seemlessly.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2011 #28 of 101
    Continental Divide

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    My bad! :(

    I had this mixed up with the "Component (YPbPr) & S/PDIF Digital Coax/Optical Toslink Audio to HDMI Converter" which is all I saw on Monoprice's home page (where the posted link took me). Unfortunately these URL links to Monoprice's web site don't take you to the specific product.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 #29 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    It was "my bad" too. I had the link work here as I posted it, but it was still cached here so it worked.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2011 #30 of 101
    Marwood

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    I really don't understand how any of these things will fix my situation. My tvs are using coaxial which is installed through the walls. Even if I go out to distribution through anything else it still is going to end up going through the coax to the tvs.

    My remotes will work to ff and rw, and message disappears after a while. But cannot see playlist or other things.

    I am going to call DISH out after the holidays, but I also have DTV upper level person getting in touch with me.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2011 #31 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    First: How are you currently sending the signal through coax?
    If you're connecting a modulator to the SD outputs of the receiver, then "simply" use this converter posted and connect it from the HD analog [component] output and then use the SD output to your modulator.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2011 #32 of 101
    Scott Kocourek

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    So are you using composite (red, white, yellow) to an rf modulator?

    The Monoprice solution would be this converter off the Component to the the rf modulator. You can still do it. What are you using for the RF modulator?
     
  13. Dec 21, 2011 #33 of 101
    Continental Divide

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    While that's certainly true, considering D*'s subscriber base numbers in the millions, there has to be several thousand of us in the "few" category experiencing this problem, not that D* gives a damn!
     
  14. Dec 21, 2011 #34 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    So 0.1% or less?
     
  15. Dec 21, 2011 #35 of 101
    Continental Divide

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    Marwood, please share with us your conversation with the "upper level person" you speak with!
     
  16. Dec 21, 2011 #36 of 101
    Continental Divide

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    Guess we'll never really know...
     
  17. Dec 21, 2011 #37 of 101
    Continental Divide

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    This is my situation, using a Radio Shack RF modulator. Unfortunately the Radio Shack unit doesn't have an S-Video input, so if I go with the Monoprice down converter I will also need to find an RF converter that will accept an S-Video cable. PITA but doable...

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  18. Dec 21, 2011 #38 of 101
    veryoldschool

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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
    So the yellow composite output is there for what reason?
     
  19. Dec 21, 2011 #39 of 101
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    For one remote 19" HD 720P TV, I am using an RF Link transmitter plugged into the HR20-700 composite out. At the remote TV end, some 25 ft away in another room, I receive the signal and feed TV the composite video and audio. Picture OK, but have a composite to HDMI converter coming so I can feed TV with 720P up-conversion. The "Not in HD" window always goes away after 30 seconds, and picture is widescreen and very good. If I had more than one remote, I could use other receivers for each.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2011 #40 of 101
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    Have you thought of getting a 1x2 HDMI Matrix switch? Takes one input and has 2 HDMI outputs. You can either run a 25ft HDMI cable to your 19" or try HDMI over Ethernet (Cat6 in your case).
     

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