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HR34 and Standard Definition
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:38 AM
HD receivers will work fine with SD tv's, although if your tv does not have video/audio inputs (rf antenna connection only) you would need a modulator (radio shack) or an old VCR set to video input to be able to get the picture out on channel 3/4 to the TV, as the HD boxes do not have coax out to the TV.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:45 AM
Do I just order a HD receiver for my SD set, or will that even work?
+1. It'll work fine. I have two 13" CRTs connected composite to two H25s, and they play back HR34 HD recordings without a problem.
Since the cost is the same, the best idea would be to order an HD receiver for your SD tv. It will allow you to watch the HD only channels on that set, which a sd receiver would not be able to receive.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:46 AM
At the same time, HD sets are really cheap now, unless you need a large screen. I just bought a tiny (24") 3D monitor made by Sony and love it. $199.- Made for their Playstation setups, but it's just fine for my purposes.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:51 AM