Originally Posted by DyeLooper
Sounds great, so you have the DTV line coming into the receiver, then out of the receiver via Component to the tv? I dont think MPEG 2 going to 4 will be a problem. Was just wondering if this setup would work around the internal DTV receiver.
Not sure I'm following you here. The difference between Mpeg2 and 4 has to do with what Direct is sending to your dish and what receiver you have to receive that signal. Mpeg4 is the compression scheme that Directv is moving to for HDTV and is currently only used for you local channels depending upon your market and whether or not it's available yet to you.
Regardless of Mpeg2 or 4 you would need the appropriate dish and receiver to receive the HD signal from Directv. You then just hook up that receiver via component to your F38310 bypassing the internal Directv tuner. I also have an antenna to receive my local channels over the air and that is hooked up to my HR10-250 as well.
I too am using a cheap component switcher. Its a Philips that I purchased at Walmart for$20 and seems to work fine. I have an xbox and dvd player as well as the HR10-250 running through this.