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In San Francisco Bay Area Wanting to Upgrade to HD- Questions


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#1 OFFLINE   Aria

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:31 PM

I'm in Sonoma County, and I had hoped to get HD in time for the Olympics (or at least for some of it.) We have 4 TVs (2 HD capable), and have had one Sony B55 and cable. I had planned to get installed two HD Tivos and two SD Tivos with two Sat coaxels running to each.

But, after reading the previous San Francisco thread, I'm confused and don't know what to do. So, I have questions to clarify what was said in the previous thread, and some new ones that weren't discussed previously.

So, you can't get the San Francisco HD channels with the current HD TiVo DVR units? Has anyone heard yet a date when HD DVR units that do get the SF HD channels will be available? I imagine these won't be TiVo units?

So, the H20 is the only unit that can get SF HD channels? Does it have two RF Sat outlets-- so I can watch one channel, while recording another with a VCR or DVD Recorder? Does it have an IR outlet or some other means to control a VCR or DVD recorder for time shift recording?

Any suggestions on where I should purchase the receivers, and/ or what installers I should use? I also need to have extra wiring done for the dual receivers.

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#2 OFFLINE   mfortsch

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:48 PM

I just had a AT9== Dish installed with the new 5 LNBs and an H20 Directv receiver
Besides 101-110-119.........only 103 Network 14 trans 20 comes in at 97%

4 channels only fox-cbs-abc-nbc - Worth It?

West coast HDTV better 81-83-87-89

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:20 AM

I'm in Sonoma County, and I had hoped to get HD in time for the Olympics (or at least for some of it.) We have 4 TVs (2 HD capable), and have had one Sony B55 and cable. I had planned to get installed two HD Tivos and two SD Tivos with two Sat coaxels running to each.

But, after reading the previous San Francisco thread, I'm confused and don't know what to do. So, I have questions to clarify what was said in the previous thread, and some new ones that weren't discussed previously.

So, you can't get the San Francisco HD channels with the current HD TiVo DVR units? Has anyone heard yet a date when HD DVR units that do get the SF HD channels will be available? I imagine these won't be TiVo units?

So, the H20 is the only unit that can get SF HD channels? Does it have two RF Sat outlets-- so I can watch one channel, while recording another with a VCR or DVD Recorder? Does it have an IR outlet or some other means to control a VCR or DVD recorder for time shift recording?

Any suggestions on where I should purchase the receivers, and/ or what installers I should use? I also need to have extra wiring done for the dual receivers.



The name of the installer from Santa Rose Ironwood office was Mua. He did a great job and the H2O worked perfect as soon as he hooked it up and turned it on. I bought the H2O from DTV. They are pretty much giving these things away if you sign up for 2 years of service. Some people have paid nothing while others have paid $50 for the equipment and $14.95 for shipping and Handling.

The HD Tivo can get OTA SF HD channels with a good antenna hooked up to it. But being in Sonoma you probably don't have much reception of any kind. I am in a valley in San Rafael and can't get any OTA channels so I had them installl the H2O and the 5 LNB Dish. The only SF local channels so far are: KNTV 11, KTVU Fox, KGO 7 and KPIX 5. No Independent UHF channels yet.:(

I have the HD Tivo still hooked up so I can still record all the HD channels DTV has excpet NBC and FOX. They never approved my waivers for those two channels:mad:. I do have the West coast feeds from ABC and CBS.:D

The H2O only has one Tuner. So what you watch is what you record. Mua mentioned around mid summer is when the Direct TV HD DVR should be out. I will be replacing the H2O with the DVR when it is available.

I hope this answers some of your questions. I hope you have it all running by the time the Olympics start.:D

Good Luck,
Bob

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:04 PM

Some of my questions apply to more than just the SF Bay Area, so I now started the thread, "Can I use the H20 & R10 together? (And other H20 Questions.)" at http://www.dbstalk.c...7881#post517881




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