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HDMI and component on HR 20

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#1 OFFLINE   rlockshin



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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:39 PM

I have the latest CE software installed. I have been using component video to my tv.
Tried using HDMI and received no picture.
Do I need to unhook my component cables to have HDMI work or are all outputs active ? S video works.
Thanks for any advice.

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#2 OFFLINE   carl6


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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:24 PM

HDMI and component are both active all the time. You do not need to disconnect one for the other to work. Make sure you have the HR20 set for 720 or higher resolution. 480i does not work over HDMI. (I suggest disabling 480i output from the HR20.)

I am assuming you changed to the proper HDMI input on your TV. You might double check connections at both ends (remove and reconnect).

There are some tv models that appear to not be compatible with the HR20 as far as HDMI is concerned. This is due to the way different manufacturers have interpreted, and implemented, the HDMI standard (it is quite complex, this issue is not limited to DirecTV).


#3 OFFLINE   xandor



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Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:43 AM

I have an LG 32" tv using HDMI and was able to select 480i. But Carl is correct, all outputs are active all the time.

1 HR20-700 connected via HDMI to a Sharp 52" LCD/LED TV (Bedroom)
1 HR20-700 connected via HDMI to a Samsung 46" LCD/LED TV (Living Room)
1 H21-200 connected via HDMI to a 19" Samsung TV (Kitchen)
1 HR24-500 connected via HDMI to a 32" Vizio TV (Basement)

All connected to a splitter to an AU9 dish with SWM-5 LNB and to DECA

#4 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

All resolutions are supported via HDMI from the HR20, some TV sets do not accept 480i via HDMI.

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