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no coaxial output on sd dvr

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by diamenz, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. jimmie57

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    Question about the software in the R22.
    If the TS only gets only SD reception, does the receiver use SD Guide and software or since it is HD capable does it use the new software ?

    The reason I ask is that the Guide is very bad / hard to read on an SD old TV when using the new HD software.
    Remember the post about my friend using an HR44 on an old 53" Rear Projection TV that only did SD ?
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    One thought in addition to getting a capable TV: The OP may be confusing the fact that most streams of sat and cable are delivered by coax, then there's processing, and coax is not capable of delivering the processed video and audio streams to TV.
     
  3. studechip

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    I assume you are agreeing, but find my post amusing never the less!
     
  4. peds48

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    of course
     
  5. peds48

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    regardless of programing, the GUI is the same
     
  6. Laxguy

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    If you're tuned into an SD channel, the Guide will be lo-rez. It'll look like crap on a lo-rez TV. An HD guide will look a bit better on a lo-rez TV, better still would be the SD Guide on an HD TV, and of course, it's best with HD Guide on HD TV.....

    So, new TV is what I recommend.
     
  7. TheRatPatrol

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    Simple, DirecTV wants to connect more folks to the internet. an the R22 fits the bill for those who do not have HD.


    Can't they just do the same thing with the HR2xs and set them to SD?
     
  8. jimmie57

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    With a new TV they could run the component connection, even using SD programming, and the Guide and picture is much better.
    I experimented with this on my HR24 to a 20" Samsung CRT that has component connections on it. It is strictly a 480i TV.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    thank you everyone, for your replies. the new dvr is indeed an r22-200. i'm not really arguing with anyone that composite > coaxial, but from what i've seen, and i even have a second tv next to the one with the dvr im having trouble with right next to it (with a 2009ish model reciever [not dvr]) with an coaxial connection and it looks so much better than what the composite it giving me. it's not the tv - i'm not tripping guys lol. also, is this not true? -

    "Brad/Diana B pointed out:
    "Sorry but Robert has that backwards, Coaxial is actually now much better than Composite. The yellow video cable is only capable of deliveing a video signal at about 240i - 360i , below the standard considered for 480i. Digital coax is capable of up to 1080p (keep in mind that HDMI boxes are still connected to the wall via a coax cable and thus if the coax isnt new enough to do 1080p, then the best resolution you will get is whatever the cable is rated at otherwise you are only getting a 720p signal upcscaled to 1080p quality)""

    source:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100522103914AANZ9sR

    i guess it depends on a number of factors, but with my setup it seems coaxial > composite. but i'm not here to argue or be a right fighter :)

    i guess i'll just have to request another dvr with coaxial output... either that or upgrade to hd which i'm not really ready to do yet.

    carl6, thanks for the long winded explaination even though i'm having trouble digesting it. i'm sorta tech savvy, but not to the extent that you guys are but thx for the info regardless.

    the r22 seems to get a bad rep from wat i've read - is there a certain model that i should request? perhaps the latest model they have with coaxial output? i know you guys think im crazy for still pursuing coaxial but from wat i see with my own eyes it's superior than wat i'm getting with composite. =/

    again, thanks for ur replies!


    Unlike digital hdmi cables and such composite cables of higher quality make a difference. Especially if you have a shielding issue and run your cables next to power cords in parallel.

    And that yahoo answer couldn't be more wrong If it tried.
     
  10. peds48

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    I guess they could, but why if they already have the R22s, is not like they need to make new ones....
     

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