DirecTV STB - need DVI?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Rob Winslow, May 26, 2003.

  1. Rob Winslow

    Rob Winslow Auditioning

    May 25, 2003
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    Orange County, California
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    Rob Winslow
    I just had a Toshiba DST-3000 replaced under extended warranty with a Hughes HIRD-E86. I had to escalate the exchange to the store manager since my old warranty was now null and void (long story). To compensate for my trouble, they gave me a good price on the JVC HM-DH30000U D-VHS. I was told that the VCR could record HD through component video and that is was compatible with the Hughes STB. I realize the credibility of the salesman as soon as I got home and opened the box. Now, after some research, I realize that there is really no way currently to record DirecTV broadcasts in HD.

    My question: is it worth taking the Hughes box back and upgrading to a STB with a DVI output? I am going to keep the VCR since it is such a great unit, but I don't want to be stuck with a STB without a digital output. Any idea if there will ever be a DVI to Firewire converter? What digital inputs are being discussed on the future HD-PVR's?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

    Rob Winslow

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