Will wireless Joeys work with my non-HDMI TVs?

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  1. xmastoo

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    Hi folks. I'm a new member who is extremely non-techie. I'm considering switching from Directv to Dish. Current Directv system feeds the same Standard Definition TV signal to my multiple TVs via coax. Would like to upgrade to the Hopper 3 with wireless Joeys (for portability), but I'm wondering if I can use wireless Joeys with my perfectly good old 4:3 aspect TVs that have the red, white and yellow ports. Can the wireless Joeys function properly with these older TVs? Would I need special equipment of any kind? I only have one Smart TV capable of receiving an HD signal. Thanks!
     
  2. scooper

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    All Dish receivers do have the composite video / analog audio outputs just for cases like you're describing. This includes the Hoppers and Joeys. Only the Hoppers will have the Component video outputs.
     
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    One thing I forgot to mention ( but won't affect about 99.999% of people) - the Hoppers and Joeys do NOT come with built in RF modulators.
     
  4. Michael P

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    I know for sure that the MoCA Network (wired) Joeys has component outputs for SDTV's. Not sure about the wireless but they might have them.
     
  5. scooper

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    That (Yellow, red and white) is NOT component - it is COMPOSITE video w/ analog audio. It used to be called component, but component nowadays is Y Pr Pb video, with red and white analog audio. The Hoppers and Joeys also have a TOSLink digital optical audio output that can output PCM and DD5.1.
     
  6. NYDutch

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    The composite output can be converted to a modulated RF 75 ohm output with low cost adapters available from Amazon, Walmart, etc., for those older TV's that don't have composite inputs.
     
  7. scooper

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    Eh - you get what you pay for on the cheap stuff. Pay out for the good ones that transmit UHF.
     
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