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Post 1 made on Tuesday January 11, 2000 at 14:41
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I just got off the DirecTV web page where they are announcing a partnership with Samsung to manufacture and market the DirecTV PLUS HDTV receiver. (They're also doing this with Panasonic and other manufacturers.) Also, users on are reporting that Showtime will begin broadcasting some HDTV shows "where digitally permitted" and will broadcast all their stations in 5.1 channel format. The advent of HDTV satelite broadcasting, the new receivers announced and current receivers are a little confusing to me.

I have a Sony SAT-AD4 receiver. In the menu there is an option to select 16:9 or 4:3 viewing. Will this receiver allow HDTV reception or will I have to purchases another receiver? Does the new HDTV receivers accepts the full 1080 lpi and not my current receiver? Bottom line-What is the difference in what is currently on the market (albeit-on the high end) and what is coming down the road?

When I purchased this receiver I was only interested in the DD 5.1 channel which is here today - and affordable. However, I thought this receiver would give me HDTV although it will be a LONG while before I can afford an HDTV set. (My wife is keeping a sharp eye on me.) :>{

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday January 12, 2000 at 21:40
Mike B
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You will need an different receiver and Perhaps dish. The option is for showing movies in widescreen and has nothing to do with definition (resolution). Your current resolution from DSS is 480 and you would move up to 1080i--yes a huge difference.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday January 13, 2000 at 11:18
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Thanks for the info. I guess this is what they call creative obsolescence.
OP | Post 4 made on Monday January 17, 2000 at 22:10
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You need a new 2 lnb eliptical dish and a HDTV receiver. The set-up is about $800, but the picture is icredible. The receiver's will also decode off-air HD and cable HD as well.
OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday January 18, 2000 at 22:19
Mike B
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I currently have a dual lnb and oblong dish for direct PC, any idea what I will need at the dish end?
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday January 20, 2000 at 14:00
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Hi Y'all

Does anyone know the key sequence on the remote to enter the service mode on the new Mitsubishi T.V.s I have the same problem with the dish on non 1080i broadcasts, channel 199 is fine durring their promos for hdtv. The DTC-100 screws with the picture pretty bad and has a lousy line scaler. I got a IEV 1500 line doubler hooked up the composite port from the DTC100 to the IEV( i used composite because the IEV has a great comb filter) and then fed the RGBHV port on the Mitsu the Mitsu will not upconvert a 480p signal like it tries to do on all the other inputs (except the 480p component input) picture is much better, crisp and clear on all DSS/offair channels. For true 1080i broadcast just have to press button on DTC100 and switch input on IEV1500, it has a pass thru mode and does'nt mess with anything above 480i


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