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post #691 of 697
Sun spots are mostly only a fall and spring time issue if they affect you at all. If he had been getting signal fine before I would would suspect something else, multi-switch, lnb or cabling.
post #692 of 697
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Originally Posted by wmccain
I am happy to report that a TiVo can use serial control to change channels on an HD300. Connect the serial port of the TiVo to the "Data Port" of the Sony HD300 and configure the TiVo for the "APG" version of the DirecTV serial control protocol (the old "MPG" serial control does not work).
Curious as to whether your Tivo can turn on the HD300. My SVR2000 will change channels, but will not turn on the STB. Perhaps it is because I am using the alternate command channels for the HD300? I have it set to 51 as I also have another Sony STB and the remote was changin channels on both.

-TPM
post #693 of 697
Does anyone know if this receiver can switch between watching HD via HDMI to SD with Component on Composite.

Thanks
P
post #694 of 697
The box will simultaniously output HD and SD. So you can watch SD via composite or S-video at the same time as your HDMI or Component HD. You can't output HDMI and Component at the same time (there is a switch on the back that toggles between these 2 types of output).
post #695 of 697
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Originally Posted by Chris Loker
The box will simultaniously output HD and SD. So you can watch SD via composite or S-video at the same time as your HDMI or Component HD. You can't output HDMI and Component at the same time (there is a switch on the back that toggles between these 2 types of output).
Can't output HDMI at all, this box has a DVI output.. :)
post #696 of 697
and, for whatever reason, a DVI > HDMI cable will not work with this receiver.
post #697 of 697
Thanks for the quick reply.

I have this unit and I am happy with it. I am using a DVI to HDMI cable to my RP LCOS TV and it works fine.

SD does not look all that great via DVI so I am hoping that with S video it will soften the picture up and not show all the flaws of SD on a HD set

Thanks
P
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