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TV2 picture quality on LCD TV???

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by TNVOL1111, May 29, 2008.

  1. TNVOL1111

    TNVOL1111 AllStar

    Apr 13, 2006
    I have two 622 receivers with both of them having TV2 outputs to older 20" CRT TV's in bedrooms. The CRT's take up space on dressers so I would like to consider getting a 27-32" LCD TV's for these two bedrooms in order to view the TV2 output from the 622 receivers. It will be very difficult to run "S" video or Composite Video along with analog audio wires to the TV2 room. So I am left with RG6 runs from the 622 receivers into the TV2 location.

    So does anyone have experience on a LCD TV up to 32" size and its quality of picture when being used in the TV2 location?
  2. jrb03

    jrb03 Cool Member

    May 21, 2008
    I just installed our 722 last night. It is replacing the 522 that served our bedroom and our daughters bedroom. My daughter has a 32" lcd in her room, and the picture looks the same as it did on the 522. I am using the same RG6 cable that the 522 modulated with.

    The only options I have on the 722 for TV2 are the RG6 modulated, and composite RCA cables. No HDMI, component, or s-video. Does the 622 offer any of these for TV2? I dont think the picture quaility will make much of a difference at all between the RG6 and composite RCA, so if those are your only options as well dont bother.

    And back to your question, my daughter had a crt before we put the lcd in her room. I dont think it looked any better or worse than the lcd does. You can leave it up to the kids if they like the standard picture, stretched, or zoom. My daughter likes it stretched to fill up the screen.
  3. TNVOL1111

    TNVOL1111 AllStar

    Apr 13, 2006
    I think you are right in that the only options are RG6 vs Composite Video. But since LCD's are designed for HD video then was wondering if an older CRT TV might even have better SD video picture when sent out over RG6 cable compared to a 720p LCD at 32". I just didn't want to buy a nicer LCD and then have a worse picture on TV2 viewing.
  4. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    LCD looks fine for my TV2.
  5. fredinva

    fredinva Legend

    May 10, 2006
    I have a 30" Sony in my bedroom hooked up for tv2 off my 622.
    The sd picture is fine, (but it's a Sony!)

    But' I'm usually watching HD off my antenna!!! (Letterman)


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