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H20 HD receiver and standard satellite reception?

sean
03-14-2006, 09:46 AM
Hi all! Been a while. Have a question ... Will the H20 HD Receiver work with my dual LNB, pick up standard Direct TV signals? Not quite ready to move up to HD yet, but would like HDMI connectivity the receiver (H20) offers.

http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/135100/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do#tabs

Sean

Steve-O
03-14-2006, 08:25 PM
The short answer is ........yes.

HTH,
Steve

sean
03-15-2006, 08:59 AM
Yea! Most excellent! Thank you, Sir Steve! :bowdown: :yippee: :)

sean
03-22-2006, 07:15 AM
Good morning all. Have a quick question ... My h20 receiver came with a SUP-2400 B Band Converter (BBC) Module for Ka-Lo band up-conversion. Do I need to install this if I'm only using the h20 with my dual LNB to receive standard definition programing?

Thanks.

Sean

wolfman730
03-22-2006, 03:08 PM
Good morning all. Have a quick question ... My h20 receiver came with a SUP-2400 B Band Converter (BBC) Module for Ka-Lo band up-conversion. Do I need to install this if I'm only using the h20 with my dual LNB to receive standard definition programing?

Thanks.

Sean
No.

sean
03-22-2006, 03:48 PM
Thanks Woooolfman! :yippee:

sean
03-23-2006, 09:56 AM
Well, tried setting up my h20 yesterday. Everything went fine, detected one satellite (stb), but did not detect the other. To be expected since that satellite is for HD and I'm using the receiver for standard definition programing only. Anyway, finished setup, called DTV, and couldn't get the receiver to download the guide. No picture--nothing. Spent an hour on the line with a very polite and knowledgable tech going over every possible problem and solution. Finally determined it must be a bad receiver. Going tomorrow to exchange it for another one. Sigh ... :(

wolfman730
03-23-2006, 03:43 PM
Well, tried setting up my h20 yesterday. Everything went fine, detected one satellite (stb), but did not detect the other. To be expected since that satellite is for HD and I'm using the receiver for standard definition programing only. Anyway, finished setup, called DTV, and couldn't get the receiver to download the guide. No picture--nothing. Spent an hour on the line with a very polite and knowledgable tech going over every possible problem and solution. Finally determined it must be a bad receiver. Going tomorrow to exchange it for another one. Sigh ... :(
Make sure the one you get was made in China if it's the 600 Model. I had two bad ones that were made in Korea!!!

sean
03-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Holy cow! You think I should go with a different make and model altogether? Saw a Samsung (had HDMI, could pick up both stb and hd) that was more expensive at walmart.

wolfman730
03-23-2006, 05:00 PM
Holy cow! You think I should go with a different make and model altogether? Saw a Samsung (had HDMI, could pick up both stb and hd) that was more expensive at walmart.
I don't know about the Samsung. LG manufactures the Model 600 and they also made the Sony Sat HD200 which is an excellent MPEG-2 receiver. All I know is stay away from the LG's that were made in Korea.

urbankid
03-25-2006, 07:59 PM
Make sure the one you get was made in China if it's the 600 Model. I had two bad ones that were made in Korea!!!

Is this for certain?

I have 2 H20s that were made in Korea that's been giving me problems since it was installed. Neither receiver can "receive" a signal from the 95 satellite even though other receivers can get it. Also, the HD goes down intermittenly every day.

wolfman730
03-26-2006, 09:37 AM
Is this for certain?

I have 2 H20s that were made in Korea that's been giving me problems since it was installed. Neither receiver can "receive" a signal from the 95 satellite even though other receivers can get it. Also, the HD goes down intermittenly every day.
Are you reffering to the 99 sat? The 95 sat is for international programming. The 99 sat is not lit up yet so you won't get a signal. There have been intermittent problems with some of the HD locals at times, with freezing and pixelation. One Korean receiver I had would not pick up the local stations and the other ran hotter than my barbecue grill.

urbankid
03-26-2006, 11:41 AM
Are you reffering to the 99 sat? The 95 sat is for international programming. The 99 sat is not lit up yet so you won't get a signal. There have been intermittent problems with some of the HD locals at times, with freezing and pixelation. One Korean receiver I had would not pick up the local stations and the other ran hotter than my barbecue grill.


No, I mean the 95 sat. I subscribe to the international programmings.