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Do I have to buy a new TV to watch DirecTV VOD???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by adam1115, May 26, 2010.

  1. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    When I try to watch Whale Wars on VOD it tells me I have to have HDMI....

    The show isn't even in HD?
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Im not sure what Whale Wars is, but rumor has it that first run (before DVD release stuff) is going to be HDCP encrypted, requiring a HDMI connection to watch it, however, if this is the case, its the first example Ive heard of where they are actually implementing it. Maybe its just a fluke.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    How is your HD DVR connected to your TV?
  4. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    And do you have more than one TV connected?
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Speaking of VOD...Can anyone tell me why there are two Sonic Music Channels (9570 Classic Rock Workout and 9571 Modern Workout) that follow the VOD grouping and are not located with the rest of the Sonic channels and also why there are no menues with these two channels?
  6. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2002
    There are actually over 20 more ST channels in the 9500 block as well. They are there because those were originally meant only for commercial subs. You would only see the rest if your dish pulls in the 119 sat.
    The 9000+ block is NOT just meant for on-demand stuff...
  7. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    This was both with component and SVideo on an HR23.
  8. mezman

    mezman Cool Member

    May 24, 2010

    hahaha, fluke. Well played. :lol:
  9. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Nice play on words!
  10. radiomandc

    radiomandc Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    Maybe I missed something. Do you have an HDTV?
  11. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
  12. rosenhauer

    rosenhauer Mentor

    Mar 24, 2009
    What model HDTV do you have that doesn't have HDMI?
  13. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    I have 1 HDMI to share amongst all my equipment. It's not that I don't have HDMI, it's that I use it for something else.

    I have 2 component connections, what's wrong with using component? I didn't know it was obsolete already...

    My TV is 3 years old.
  14. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    If you need a few more HDMI ports, this will solve your problem quite nicely:


    For about $15.
  15. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Component connections were obsolete about 3 years before your TV was made. That's because it was around 2004 that HDCP encryption was adopted and the studios' intention clearly shared that HD PPV movies would use HDCP to require a protected (read: encrypted) signal path from the receiver to the display. This effectively meant you needed HDMI (or, for some older sets, DVI that includes HDCP, which many older DVI sets didn't have).

    Analog functionality is being phased out. As time goes on, more and more content will be protected and you'll need to use HDMI to view it. The content providers want to kill the "analog hole" that makes it easy to bypass their encryption, and they are already well on the path to doing so.

    I've been hooking up a number of the new Samsung ultra-thin LED-backlight LCD TVs lately, and they have only ONE analog line-in connection, along with 5 HDMIs. It seems they understand where the industry is going...
  16. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    Uhm, the show I"m talking about is an SD VOD rerun.

    NOT and HD PPV. You are telling me I have to replace any SD TV and be all on HDMI to watch SD re-runs? That's silly.

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