Satellite receivers - how to integrate with HT?

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  1. Stasulos

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    What outputs should be on a satellite receiver to get the best picture? I know they are increasingly broadcasting in HDTV format, does the receiver itself has to be HDTV compatible?

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  3. Lew Crippen

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    FYI, my Sony DirecTV receiver has an optical out, not coax, so there is an option for sound output.
     
  5. Jerome Grate

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    As far as HDTV, choosing one company or the other will give you more HD channels via their satellite. I believe that Dish gives you the most HD channels. HD HBO and Showtime as well as a couple of HD pay per view channels. DirecTV has HD Channels as well, but not as extensive, (at least last time I checked). Both satellite companies also allow you to ad an extra piece to pull in HD air broadcasts as well. Dish uses optical for their digital audio output. The good thing about Dish, it gives you 3 channels in Dolby Digital, HBO, Showtime and Starz. I'm pretty sure that soon Starz Theater through Dish will give us 5.1 sound as well. Hope this helps.
     
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    Dish has HBO-HD, Showtime HD, HD-PPV, Discovery HD (requires the optional 8PSK module on the model 6000 receiver), demo channel (only on the 61.5 satellite) and CBS-HD (NY feed on 61.5 and LA feed on 148). DirecTV has HBO-HD, Showtime HD and HD-Net. When HD-Net isn't on, that channel become PPV.

     
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    Thanks Robert for enlightening me, I wasn't sure about DirecTV, in reference to their list of Dolby Digital channels. I'm talking about SD t.v.
     
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    Hey,

    If we're going to discuss Satellite receiver options, we MUST include the combo DirecTiVO boxes with dual Tuners allowing you to record two channels at the same time......
     
  12. Mark_E_Smith

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    Jeff ditto, I have 3 in my system. The new series 2 will be out SOON. It has DD 5.1 optical out and s- video plus composite and rf. If you dont have one (a PVR)you are missing a very cool device!!! You get a DD receiver that records up to 35 hours for $199 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    has anyone had experience with samsung's hd receivers? I have ordered the new sir-ts160 with dvi...have read good things about it....
     

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