HELP!!! HDTV on RCA DTC100

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  1. Tom I

    Tom I Auditioning

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    I need some help guys and gals, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm sorry if these are dumb questions but I tried searching the forum for the answers with no success.
    I have a new Toshiba 65H80 HDTV and a new RCA DTC100 HD receiver. I only have an S video cable connecting the receiver to the TV along with the audio cables for the time being. I have Not repeat Not hooked up the RGB output from the DTC100 to the TV because I need an adapter for conversion to component outputs.
    The current picture is rather fuzzy except when I watch on the high definition station, 199. When I push the HD button on the RCA receiver I get no picture, only sound. The picture looks excellent playing DVD’s.
    1. I assume I need to buy the adapter for component output in order to get true HD. Will the picture clear up much after that on all stations?????? Will the picture get even better on the HD station???? I tried to find the adapter at Circuit City and Radio Shack and got dumb blank looks back:-( Any suggestions.
    2. If I'm not currently getting true HD why does the HD stations 199 look so much better????
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!. The guys at circuit city say they haven’t even sold a HD receiver yet so I know they are clueless.
     
  2. Mike I

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    You do need the adapter to get Hd..Right now you are looking at HD channel 199 downconverted thru your S video connection...Even down converted an hd broadcast will look better than any NTSC channel...Just wait until you see it in true HD...
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  3. Frank

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    The adapter you are looking for is from RCA and you can find it here .
    The picture quality of true HD far surpasses what you are seeing through the s-video cable.
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    Turn off the TV and read these books those in power DON'T want you to read...
     
  4. Bill Broderick

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    Circuit City DOES carry the RCA Transcoder. Ask them about model VHDC300. The guy at CC had no idea what I was talking about, but when I gave him the part number, he checked in the computer and found it.
    Unfortunately, it then took them a half hour to find where they put it.
     

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