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Possible stupid question ahead
Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:56 PM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:58 PM
So don't shoot me. I'm a fairly new R15 user and am fairly happy with it since the last ce update. I do not have HD and have no idea when I will be able to afford one. Will the HR20 work on a sd TV, and if so, would you guys recommend it? Besides it being HD, what are the other differences between the R15 and the HR20.
Yes it will work with all the SD channels like you have now and you will be able to view the HD channels but they just will not look right. But getting a HR20 you will have to get the HD package because you will have a HD receiver on your account. You would have a larger hard drive and you would have VOD when that launches soon.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:12 PM
Without an HDTV the picture won't look as good as it could with one. [not really: just will not look right]. It may look better than what you have now. of course: YMMV
Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:21 PM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:45 PM
As far as what the HD channels will look like. If it's TRUE HD (Usually movie channels), it'll be Letterboxed (Black bars on the top & bottom). If it's not TRUE HD, it'll appear as a square with black bars on all 4 sides.
Course, you can also just edit out the duplicate HD channels, and forget you even have them for the time being.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:33 PM
Many positive reasons to use the HR20. The only negative that I can think of is the requirement to subscribe to the HD package when you activate an HD receiver. But that is a pretty significant negative ($9.99 a month).
Won't be a such a negative soon, hopefully, once they get the new HD channels up.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:17 AM
This also "future proofs" that end of the house for the time when the older 32" CRT is replaced by an HD set.
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