New digital cable box and my brain fart...

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  1. Alan Pummill

    Alan Pummill Screenwriter

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    This is a copy of a Receivers/Seperates/Amps reply that I just posted. Seems to fit in this section also!!

    Let me share a brain fart I had the other day. Time Warner just installed a new digital box, the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2100.

    The installation technician just hooked it up like the old analog box, L + R for audio, cable coax for video. Well of course I switched it to S-Video and Digital audio. The picture was vastly superior, but no sound!!

    I checked my connections and everything looked fine. Still no sound!! So I got on the phone to the cable company, but the gal I was talking to didn't seem to know what my problem was. As she put me on hold, I figured out what I had done wrong!! I had disconnected the analog L + R audio, assuming that the digital out carried all of the channels siginals. You know what they say when you ASSUME!! The channels under 100 are analog, over 100 are digital. I really enjoy the DD 5.1 that HBO has on some of their movies.

    Now for my next problem, My Pioneer Elite VSX-09TX has ran out of digital inputs...time for a new receiver!!
     
  2. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    YEah thats what time warner did when they installed our DTV here. With the regular coax cable hooked onto my tv the picture was ok, but then I switched to s-video and its a huge difference.
     
  3. MikeEdwards

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    Yep, mine's the same way. Scientific Atlanta box only puts out DD 2/5.1 channel on the Digital channels. Shame. I wish everything was digital and the rest wasn't crappy analog. I'm paying a damn fortune between that and Roadrunner

    Anywho, i'm happy with the Onkyo 595 I finally got after 1 month backorder.. ugh

    Mike E.

    New Guy (but doin home theater since 1993)
     
  4. Alan Pummill

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    Welcome to the HTF, Mike!! [​IMG]
     

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