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Is it worth it??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by franco, Sep 17, 2006.

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  1. franco

    franco AllStar

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    Ok, just bought a 50" dlp HD tv and have to say I am quite happy with it. However I have it hooked to a R-15 DVR with no HD programming. My question is will it be worth the investment?? In other words will I see a big improvement with picture quality or am I farther ahead to keep the setup I have now??
    Thanks,
    frank
     
  2. k0rww

    k0rww Legend

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    HD is the way to go after buying an HDTV.

    You will incur an $11 fee each month for DirecTV's HD package.

    k0rww
     
  3. g4jedi

    g4jedi Godfather

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    "Discovery HD Theater" alone, is worth the investment! :)
     
  4. franco

    franco AllStar

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    Thanks guys, what I am really after is will the channels I'm getting now look better because of the HD receiver or just the HD channels will look awsome??
    Thanks again!!
    frank
     
  5. k0rww

    k0rww Legend

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    Just the HD channels, but they will look great.
     
  6. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

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    I have read that the HR20 looks better on SD than some receivers.

    I am hoping this is true in my case!
     
  7. cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

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    It is true...you will get a better SD picture on the HR20...by the way, the HD
    package is $9.99....got my HR20 installed on 09/16 and the football games
    on my local stations in HD were unbelievable Saturday night (college) and
    Sunday (NFL)...if you call 1-800-824-9081, you can get the HR20 for
    $19.95...just have to sign up for 2 year lease...no big deal for me as had
    since 2000 wiht DTV...
     
  8. RedskinsForever

    RedskinsForever AllStar

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    I agree completely!! I don't know why, but there clearly is an improvement in the SD picture with the HR20.
     
  9. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    If it's got a good upscaler then there can be an SD improvement. My TV has a built in upscaler which improves SD somewhat so it'll be interesting to see what this box does.
     
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