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HR10-250 connection question


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#1 OFFLINE   mjferguson

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:51 AM

I have 2 questions:

1. I have my unit setup and have no phone line (used neighbors). If I unplug the unit do I need a phone line again or not?

2. What is the "best" connection for the unit. I have Sony Wega LCD tv with DVI. I am using the HDMI to DVI cable for the connection. Are the any opinions as to what is better, this setup or component or ???

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#2 OFFLINE   dewalt

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:54 AM

I have 2 questions:

1. I have my unit setup and have no phone line (used neighbors). If I unplug the unit do I need a phone line again or not?

2. What is the "best" connection for the unit. I have Sony Wega LCD tv with DVI. I am using the HDMI to DVI cable for the connection. Are the any opinions as to what is better, this setup or component or ???


1. You do not need a phone line again. Although, you will receive a nag message telling you to make the call. I think mine says that I havent made a call in 200 days.

2. The connection seems to depend on the TV. I've heard reports that people get a better signal via components instead of HDMI/DVI. I suggest you just try it out and see which is better.

#3 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 01:08 PM

I have had two Sony Wega LCD's (60 inch - one got stolen) and on both I used HDMI out of the HR10-250 into HDMI inputs on the Wega. Does your TV not have HDMI inputs? I currently have two HR10-250's connected via HDMI to my TV (set has two HDMI inputs).

I am not familiar with entire Wega line and realize this may not be helpful to you, but I was just curious about whether your Wega doesn't actually have HDMI inputs.

#4 OFFLINE   mikehoff99

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 03:14 PM

One thing you need keep in mind is.....
HDMI will carry both video and sound.if you are going to use the tv for a sound source...then use the HDMI.
DVI will only carry picture.
If you are using a stereo receiver for sound...then all you need is the cable that will convert from HDMI to DVI, and Use optical for sound..if this is an option.
I have a HR10-250 and i use the DVI connection on my tv. This eliminates the need
to either...
1. use 2 remotes to raise/lower volume.(1 for tv volume+1 for stereo receiver)
2. have to switch between devices on my universal remote to raise/lower volume.
hope this helps!




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