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Dual Tuner HD DVR Connections
Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:18 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:23 PM
They mentioned the hopper but I'm not really interested since we only have one HDTV.
OK, but how long WILL that other TV last? And, since you can ONLY buy HDTV's now - & as cheap as they are now...wouldn't it be better to be prepared for when you get one? This solution would be WAY better than a completely separate HD receiver down the road - plus you would NOT be able to share the DVR between both sets going the separate receiver(s) route.
Plus, you are getting a 3rd tuner that can be used by EITHER TV, for recording or live TV viewing. (you WILL use that 3rd tuner... )
NOT Dolby Digital, as you have to have either a direct HDMI (assuming your A/V receiver would support this) or an optical connection. This is ANOTHER good reason for going with the H/J system; BOTH the Hopper & Joey boxes have an DD optical, HDMI & composite (analog) audio/video outputs. (the Hopper also has component video outs, in case your (older) HDTV does NOT have an HDMI input.
So if they mount the receiver by the HDTV upstairs, will i be able to listen to the basement TV in surround sound (does the coax carry this info?).
Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:43 AM
I use the component / optical from TV1 for video / audio in my 92" home theater in this location (next room but close enough). I also use an IR repeater to solve that problem
I ran a 50' HDMI cable (thank you monoprice) to a 32" HDTV upstairs in the kitchen from TV1. A separate IR repeater through the whole house system allows control.
I connected TV1 and TV2 AV outs to the whole house receiver and use the TV2 remote in master bedroom to an SDTV.
I also enabled the distribution coax from the 722 with both tuners so that both upstairs TVs can see either tuner from the coax feed if either is busy (ya know what I mean).
There are other tricks to my system (with an antenna) but that is the jist of my 722 connections.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:18 AM
I also use an IR repeater to solve that problem
You know that you CAN make the TV1 remote into UHF w/needing the IR repeater stuff...
Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:04 PM
2 Hoppers w/Sling / 2 Hopper 2000s / 1 Joey
1 ViP722k (separate account)
Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:25 PM
OK, but how long WILL that other TV last?
Chances are that crt tv will be good for a few more years. I have a 1999 32" Panasonic that's still going strong. By saving that $11 per month (compared to a 722K), even if the sdtv only lasts for a year, that's a $132 savings. That will cover the $99 fee for a H/J upgrade and still leave money in his pocket. And who knows that set may last even longer saving him even more!
While a third tuner is a nice upgrade, the op is only using two tuners now and didn't mention needing another one as of yet.