I've got multiple Directv boxes, some older HD (H21-200) receivers and then I was just given some newer ones (H25-500).
I have to send some back and trying to decide which ones to keep.
Specifically I have one situation I want to describe.
I am going to use at least one set top box to play through a Hauppage HD PVR (or other similar devices in the future) and had intended to connect via Component Video in and Optical Audio in.
HERE is my problem:
The H21-200 has Component and Optical out as seen here:
The H25-500, however does not. It has an "A/V Out" which the Directv guy gave me an adapter which splits out to component outs and left/right RCA audio outs:My question/problem is this
. Is there any theoretical, practical, etc. complication that anyone would see in copying video from the H25 with it's "A/V Out" in 720p or 1080i (compared to the H21) with an HD PVR or any similar device? Now, or in the future?OR
, does anyone have any other specific comments regarding the comparison of these two for what I'm describing? Any specific comments on what an "A/V Out" is? I haven't seen this before.
Some side observations:
I am fully aware that with the H25 I'd be losing the ability to capture digital audio (5.1). It's probably too much hassle to figure out a way to convert the Coax digital out on the H25 to an optical in on the HD PVR.
I see that the H25 has an external remote 1/8" jack in which I think might be helpful because I'm having a horrible time getting the external IR blaster to work on the HD PVR and H21-200.
The H21 has an ethernet connection, but I think this has never been used for anything (and presumably never will). And then the H25 is seriously like 1/4 the size of the H21.