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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PJ1, May 15, 2007.

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  1. PJ1

    PJ1 New Member

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    Hi, my name is PJ and I just joined this forum.

    I'm in the process of updating my sound and video system.

    I just purchased most of my speakers and amps and they sound great.
    My TV is still a 32" crt (non HD).
    My intent is to get a 70" HD tv in the aug->Sept timeframe, hopping prices drop.

    My local service is comcast and they have super lousy HD coverage.

    DirectTV looks like the way to go, especially with the new Sat's goin' up.

    My question is this:

    I currently have a SD TV and a Dolby 5.1 sound system.
    I'm thinkin' about switching to D* the HR20 DVR and the lnb5 antenna.

    I hope to hook the HR20 to the amp via component. Amp is a Yami RX-V2700. From the Amp to TV via the SVideo Cable. This will convert the video to SD and I can still get the Dolby 5.1 sound.
    When I get my HD TV, I'll switch to HDMI.

    Does anybody see any problems with this or have any suggestions?

    Thanks and very nice forum.

    PJ
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    :welcome_s to the forum(s).
    You will need to use the optical out for your DD 5.1, as it doesn't come over component. Until you get your HD TV, I see no reason to use component out. Just use the S-Video from the HR-20, either to your AV receiver or your TV.
     
  3. Smuuth

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    :welcome_s

    What you suggest would work, but I'm not sure why you want to run the video through the amp. You can output the audio from the HR20 to the amp with analog red and white (no 5.1 though) or digital optical audio output. Just connect the SVideo directly from the HR20 to your SD TV, then when you upgrade to a HD TV, you can use either component video or HDMI. :D
     
  4. PJ1

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    Thanks, I'm surprised that the component connections won't pass Dolby 5.1 signals.
    Is that true for all component connections or just from the HR20??

    Is DD 5.1 signals only passed via the Optical Out and HDMI?


    I want to connect the video thru the amp so that I can use the amp as a switch. Plus that would be closer to my final configuration, so I might as well try it out.

    Thanks, looks like I'll place my order in the next couple of days.

    PJ
     
  5. JeffBowser

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    Running the video through the amp allows the amp to switch the signal, saves having to manipulate the TV remote control when switching between DVD, VCR, etc... Your plan sounds fine to me.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    :confused: How in the world would audio come through the composite video cable? While the OP could use the analog audio out [red & white] it wouldn't carry DD 5.1 audio. :confused:
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Yes, as these are the only digital audio outputs.
    No, it isn't just the HR-20 that works this way.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    With some minor changes for digital audio.
     
  9. JeffBowser

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    Yes, well, my assumption was the audio over component was a typo.

     
  10. PJ1

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    Thanks very much.
    I now know what's needed.

    PJ
     
  11. braven

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    I run all my video thru my A/V receiver (Denon) without a problem. However, component cables will not carry any type of audio. You'll need a seperate audio connection for this.
     
  12. Smuuth

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    Sorry, I should not have referred to them as composite - I was referring to the analog red and white - and I know they will not carry 5.1. I edited my original post to reflect the proper terminology.
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As they say..no biggie, but for a newbie..:)
     
  14. RegGeek

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    Although it wasn't one of your questions, you should also be aware that if you get an HR20 you will be required to subscribe to the HD package even though you would not yet have your HD tv to view it on. D* changed their rules earlier this year. If you get an HD capable receiver you must pay for HD programming. In the past you could opt out of their HD package. Just a heads up!
     
  15. PJ1

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    Thanks everyone. I think I'm ready to put it together.

    PJ
     
  16. scrappy 2000

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    Glad you are here this is a great site. You will love your Yami RX-V2700, I have the same one and it is great. Till you get your HD Tv hook things up any way you want. After you get your new set go with hdmi from the HR 20 to the Yami RX-V2700. The HR 20 and the Yami RX-V2700 play very well together.
     
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