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Coaxial A/B Switch
Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:50 AM
Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:58 PM
Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:20 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:13 PM
These will give you better picture and audio quality than coax can.
If you actually have an HD receiver, then you'd be better off with an HDMI cable, or a set of component video cables:
HDMI - digital HD video and digital audio, including surround sound, all in one cable.
Component (red, green, blue for video, white and red for stereo audio)
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DirecTV, Dish Network & Free-To-Air
Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:25 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:30 PM
On my newest Samsung UN22D5000, the ATSC tuner will work in the PIP mode when the computer is connected through a VGA cable. Now I just have to find out if that function will also work when the computer is connected through either DVI and/or HDMI!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:26 AM
Edited by mdavej, 16 June 2011 - 12:16 PM.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:49 PM
So if I understand your setup correctly, your intent is to watch Dish and OTA on your computer monitor which just happens to be a TV. Then the free Sling adapter connected to your 722k will give you access to everything on your DVR, including OTA. No need to settle for SD, and no need for additional cables or tuner cards. That's how I view my Sat content from my 722k on any computer anywhere in the world. Just call Dish and they will give you an adapter for free.
Actually, I do have a DISH Sling adapter, but mine wasn't free. I bought mine last fall before that deal was offered. The rest would be fine, except that I live with three others in the house. Both of my sons and my wife also watch DISH, thus the reason for having the option for both DISH and Over The Air. Probably the vast majority of the time I will tune in Cable Channel 73 for TV 1 content or Cable Channel 93 for TV2 content. However, there are times when my wife is watching something on TV 1 and my sons are watching TV 2, but neither are programs that interest me. Thus my desire to still have over the air. The other issue with using DISH Sling Adapter is only one device at a time can connect to that. For example, I have an Android phone and when use DISH Remote Access it preempts other viewers of TV2 content.
The other route I may go eventually is moving the Samsung UN22D5000 upstairs and connecting it to the newest and fastest computer in the house. I may also buy a second Samsung UN22D5000 and run dual monitors in that room. I just added a video card two night ago, which would allow me to run two monitors. Then I can connect the over the air coaxial cable to one and the DISH coaxial to the other and not even need an A/B switch. Again, the majority of the time I would simply be watching through the 722k receiver, but since the Samsung UN22D5000 allows ATSC on the PIP function, if I am watching a local channel I would prefer to watch it via the tuner rather than the DISH 722k.
Edited by Jim148, 16 June 2011 - 01:54 PM.