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Hi, first time poster from greater Boston. As many of you know NESN is now in HD.needless to say I will be ordering digital cable this week. I was wondering what kind of connection the Comcast HD box requires. my DST3000 and dvd player now take up both component inputs on my tv. I don't a dvi input. Wondering if the dvd will be relegated to s-video. Thanks in advance for your response to my newbie question!....Phil p.s the Bruins and Sox in HD...Heaven!!
 

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Hi, first time poster from greater Boston. As many of you know NESN is now in HD.needless to say I will be ordering digital cable this week. I was wondering what kind of connection the Comcast HD box requires. my DST3000 and dvd player now take up both component inputs on my tv. I don't a dvi input. Wondering if the dvd will be relegated to s-video. Thanks in advance for your response to my newbie question!....Phil p.s the Bruins and Sox in HD...Heaven!!
Comcast uses the Motorola 5100 HD-STB in the Boston area. DVI is not currently enabled on the 5100, so you need to use the component output and then free up a component input on your set. I suggest you pull the DVD and use S-Video for that. On most hook-ups, the difference will not be too dramatic.
 

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In order to get HD, you must use the 5100 box's component outputs. If you use the S-video output, the HD signal will be downconverted to standard definition.
 

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thanks for the replies. In the meantime I found the HD stb synopsis thread...very infomative. thanks again...Phil
 
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