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MPEG 4 local only, or will all equipment die?


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#21 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:40 PM

No, you won't be able to record your HD Locals on the HR10-250. You have to wait until you get the HR20 to record those, since the HD Locals are MPEG4.

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#22 OFFLINE   RayChuang1654

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

Help. :whatdidid

I was ready to call a local installer to get D* but now that D* will start broadcasting the local channels for Sacramento, CA in high-definition should I hold off until the MPEG-4 compatible receivers are available? This is especially true since I may also get Jadeworld service for my stepfather who's fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

#23 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:36 PM

There is an MPEG-4 reciever out... the H20

But if you want an MPEG-4 DVR, you will need to wait a few months for the HR20
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#24 OFFLINE   DaveTinNY

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 03:47 PM

The H20 can't record but it does handle the MPEG 2 signals as well as the new MPEG 4. I jumped in early just in case we get any new national MPEG 4 stations. Doubtful but I wanted to be "safe."

#25 OFFLINE   dswallow

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 06:22 PM

If you can use an antenna for receiving your local digital stations, the HR10-250 will likely give you several years of service before there's enough content that's MPEG-4 only that you care about. And in any event would still work with your local broadcast channels over the air.

If you cannot get your locals via antenna, the HR10-250 is probably of limited value to you since in general much of what is in HD that people want is from their local channels/networks.
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