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Old 08-20-2001, 01:41 PM - Thread Starter
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According to this comment (unless I've misread it, which I might have done) the 55909 will have a DirecTV STB built in, presumably with 1394 interface that Mits is now commited to support on their new lines. http://www.***************.com/cgi-b...&f=10&t=005486
First company that produces a 1394-supporting DirecTV STB gets my $$$ immediately!

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Old 08-20-2001, 03:10 PM
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My retailer (the uncommon knowledgeable type) told me a couple of months ago that without question, the new, internal, tuners would not have built in DirecTV support, but that external tuners would still be needed.

I would love to be wrong but the spec sheet on the new Mits Platinum Plus 65" indicates it as an ATSC/QAM Digital Cable Tuner. A look at the panel at http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/PDFs/pl...luspec2001.pdf shows three firewire ports and a digital TV antenna but no DSS coax connection.

Interestingly, it also shows a 640 x 480 VGA input.

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As we are aware, the new Mitsubishi HD recorder will communicate directly with the television through firewire connections.

Presently, no satellite receivers have firewire connections (that I'm aware of), and the new Mits and promise upgrades reportedly handle over the air only.

Does anyone have any information on whether or not we will be able to record from DirecTV, Dish or other satellite systems?

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