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Set Top Box

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dennis Buszko, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Dennis Buszko

    Dennis Buszko Member

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    I have a Mitsubishi ws-55819 16:9 HDTV.
    What would be the best Set top box to buy. The DTV section for hook up has the r,g,b and a Horiz. and Vert sync input.

    Do I need the H & V sync connection's on the set top box to match the input's on the TV.?


    Which Set top Box offers this ..

    Need Help
    List any web site's that offers this type of unit




    Thanks dennis
     
  2. Hugo

    Hugo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dennis,
    you don't need a set top box with the H & V sync. One with component output is fine.

    Hugo
     
  3. Dennis Buszko

    Dennis Buszko Member

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    Hugo ,
    Thanks!! I found that out also last night I bought a set top box and tried it. In my area the HDTV broadcast are hard to receive and I can only get 3 stations.

    One of the stations the picture is awsome but I can't justify the cost of the receiver for only a couple of stations right now so I'm returning the unit. Hopefully as the market changes like it has been doing, the receivers will come down even more in price and they make the reception of hdtv better (full signal) I get another one.


    Hugo thanks alot again,
    Dennis
     
  4. Hugo

    Hugo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dennis,
    you could also get a directv HD receiver. This way you would get the 3 HD over-the-air stations and 3 more directv channels. Just a thought.

    Hugo
     
  5. Brad Gable

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    Hugo,

    Are you staying that I could get a direct tv HD receiver and not have to get a set top box? I thought you would still have to get a separate set top box.

    Thanks
    Brad
     
  6. Hugo

    Hugo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brad,
    you're correct, most directv HD receiver can decode over-the-air HD signals (DTV). RCA, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sony are brands that make this directv HD receiver. This way you get the HD channels from your antenna and 3 more from directv (HBO, Showtime and HDnet). To get the directv HD channels you need a eliptical dish, not the round dish, and also a second LNB (that's the dish receptor). Hope that helps.

    Hugo
     

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