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Forum: HDTV Technical   07-30-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By texasbrit
Your Optomo projector is well known for having...

Your Optomo projector is well known for having HDMI issues, especially via an AVR. If you google you will find many threads talking about this, some with solutions some without.
Make sure the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By texasbrit
SD signals are designed for SDTVs. DirecTV is not...

SD signals are designed for SDTVs. DirecTV is not going to do anything to improve the quality of SD signals when there is already an HD equivalent (locals being the best example).
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-14-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By texasbrit
Yes, that's how it works. You have an SD...

Yes, that's how it works. You have an SD receiver and it only receives channels transmitted by DirecTV in 480i. The SD channels are highly compressed, with varying quality. On top of that, many...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-08-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By texasbrit
Power surges blowing HDMI interfaces is a common...

Power surges blowing HDMI interfaces is a common problem. Only solution is replacing the HDMI board...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By texasbrit
The OP says his dish needs realigning so the tech...

The OP says his dish needs realigning so the tech would need to go to the dish anyway, and the OSHA issue therefore is relevant, using an SWM8 does not solve that.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By texasbrit
The drive basically runs all the time on all the...

The drive basically runs all the time on all the DirecTV DVRs. It is constantly buffering the programs.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By texasbrit
Yes, the client does niot have its own tuner, it...

Yes, the client does niot have its own tuner, it uses one of the five in the genie. Consider it as an "extension" to the Genie.
Your HR22 will be fine in the DirecTV whole home system. I actually...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By texasbrit
Have you had any electrical storms recently? HDMI...

Have you had any electrical storms recently? HDMI is notorious for interfaces being affected by lightning strikes etc
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-21-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By texasbrit
The recommendation to use wired if possible is...

The recommendation to use wired if possible is just a general one, since wireless can have all sorts of issues particularly when you are trying to go through multiple walls etc. The wireless clients...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By texasbrit
What happens if you disconnect the sound bar and...

What happens if you disconnect the sound bar and just use the TV speakers?
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By texasbrit
The only way you will know about the Genie is to...

The only way you will know about the Genie is to call and ask. With luck it will be a free upgrade.There will be a two year commitment.
Assuming you have a slimline dish and it's not SWM they will...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By texasbrit
The whole point of HDCP is to STOP you...

The whole point of HDCP is to STOP you recording......
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-01-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By texasbrit
Yes, they are just following the rule book....

Yes, they are just following the rule book. Unfortunate though.
Forum: HDTV Recorders   06-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By texasbrit
Yes, that should work. But RG59 should work also....

Yes, that should work. But RG59 should work also. The signal between the Genie server and the client uses much lower frequencies than regular DirecTV and so cable type is a lot less critical. But...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By texasbrit
It's true, but in most applications it does not...

It's true, but in most applications it does not matter. DirecTV always uses SCC cable for the run between the power inserter and the dish on SWM installation (and between the receiver and the dish...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-05-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By texasbrit
If you ever decide to go to DirecTV, their norm...

If you ever decide to go to DirecTV, their norm is solid copper core (SCC) cable (like the 7915a). You probably don't need to pay the Belden price, but I would strongly recommend you use SCC. Stay...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-03-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By texasbrit
If you have a DirecTV SWM system, you also need...

If you have a DirecTV SWM system, you also need to put the SWM Power Inserter on the UPS....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By texasbrit
Just remove the exisiting LNB and plug in the new...

Just remove the exisiting LNB and plug in the new one. If you are careful you won't need to realign the dish..
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By texasbrit
Probably not, because he won't have a work order...

Probably not, because he won't have a work order that covers it. But since he will come ready to install a legacy LNB and an SWM16 multiswitch, he might do it for you. However, note that the OSHA...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-27-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By texasbrit
Ebay current pricing on the SWM13 is $37 upwards,...

Ebay current pricing on the SWM13 is $37 upwards, as with http://www.ebay.com/itm/FREE-SHIPPING-NEW-DIRECTV-DSWM-LNB-SWM13-13-TUNER-3D1LNBR0-01-FREE-SHIPPING-/171766473782. I replaced my SL5 SWM LNB...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By texasbrit
All my DVRs are hooked up to UPS, but I am not...

All my DVRs are hooked up to UPS, but I am not trying to continue operation when there is a power failure, just "ride through" the interruptions to power I get as the power company's circuit breakers...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By texasbrit
OK your question is more complex than it might...

OK your question is more complex than it might appear.
First, the number of ports on the SWM splitter (you are calling it "the SWM") has nothing to do with the number of tuners you can support. The...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-24-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By texasbrit
I notice Herbie has not responded.....

I notice Herbie has not responded.....
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By texasbrit
How is it you have four genies when DirecTv will...

How is it you have four genies when DirecTv will only allow you to activate one?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By texasbrit
You need to look in the TV Menu for CEC or HDMI...

You need to look in the TV Menu for CEC or HDMI control, it might be there but not activated....
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