Getting the most out of set up

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Shawn Ro, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Shawn Ro

    Shawn Ro Auditioning

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    This is my first post but after reading through quite a few I am confident that there are plenty of knowledgeable people here who can help me out. When my parents built their home a few years ago my father finally got to make his dream come true and spent quite a bit to make a completely dedicated HT. The reason I am writing is to get your opinions on how we can best use the current equipment. Unfortuantely, I fear my dad has been taken advantage of when it comes to doling out the cash and not getting back what he's paid for. For example a couple years ago he had the "theater guy" install a dish network HD receiver (the 6000). The guy never got it working but we still paid for it. I found out the other day that one of the problems is he didn't have a critical component installed on the back of the 6000 that allows it to receive the HD stations. Back to my question. In the theater we have a Dwin HDP-500 as well as a Dwin Transcanner. The FP is shooting onto an 8' Da-Lite screen. I don't have any complaints for the audio side of things but I think we could be doing a lot better on the video side. We are currently using a Pioneer DV 343 DVD player which doesn't even have progressive scan capabilities. What do you guys suggest? Would a better DVD player make a difference? What about getting HD set up? Any ideas? The other day we tried connecting an XBOX with the HD adapter cables but the video signal never worked right. It looked like when you have a progressive DVD signal going into a TV that isn't capable.
     
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    You need two additional modules to receive HD. The 8PSK card will decode the new format that Dish sends their HD channels in. The 8VSB card is the OTA tuner card.

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    Robert-
    Thanks for the reply. Actually he recently purchased DN's new HD receiver that is ready to go out of the box. After hooking up the receiver via component output to the transcanner I got the same result as with the HD XBOX. A kind of dual screen effect.
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