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sd to hd w/o hd sat

tvlover
04-06-2008, 05:20 PM
hi there i recently attempted to get hd sat from d* , but was unsucessfull, due to too many trees in the area. what id like to know is there another way of boosting the signal coming from the dish, to accomodate my hd tv. right now my understanding is im getting 480 with sat. if i can do anything to improve it w/o breaking the bank i sure would like to know. i was thinking of recording all the tv from sat, burining to disk, and getting one of those upscaling dvd that improves the resolution to 1000, or so thru hmdi. anyone?, ty vm in advance.

stonedog23
04-07-2008, 03:20 AM
I don't believe you can boost your signal beyond the 480i Standard Definition you are currently getting. You are probably already getting as strong a signal from your SD dish as you can get, you can't change the resolution if that is what you are asking.

Recording your 480i programming onto disc and getting an upconverting to 1080P dvd player won't look as good as you buying a regular dvd, which are 480P, and upconverting that.

tvlover
04-07-2008, 09:46 AM
hi stonedog, thanks a lot for that information. i was surely ready to go go get a dvd recorder for the purpose of upscaling the sat. i wont do that now. i may just get a dvd upscaling player, theeyre cheaper. its too bad u cant "boost" sd w/o those "birds" on the dish. just a quick question, does it really take a greater unobstructed area to recieve hd from satelitte.? i mean does the spot were my present dish have to be more clear fro the other bird?

mcbeevee
04-07-2008, 10:52 AM
If you can see the main Directv sat position at 101, you should be able to see the new mpeg-4 HD sats (99/103). Was the installer trying to get the 110/119 signals?

:)

tvlover
04-07-2008, 12:55 PM
hi mcbeevee, umm to be honest i dunno, he just said that there were 5 that he needed to get and only could get one..maybe 2..somethinng about a triangular thing?..there were 5 in all?..i duuno, i figured just change the dish, and put them lil "birdies" on it, and be done..i agree

stonedog23
04-07-2008, 01:00 PM
tvlover (that could be my name too), unfortunately the HD signal is so precise that if only a little off, it goes away. An obstruction as small as a tree branch, which didn't affect the SD signal, can deter the HD signal.

tvlover
04-07-2008, 08:13 PM
tvlover (that could be my name too), unfortunately the HD signal is so precise that if only a little off, it goes away. An obstruction as small as a tree branch, which didn't affect the SD signal, can deter the HD signal.
hi stone, mc, the second installer just confirmed what the first one said..to many trees blocking...will have to be happy with what i have. tho now im getting 721 messages on d*. they say it software issue.

just noticed on my philps dvd player it has video sampling times 4. wonder were that setting is. ive looked all over menue. belef its dvp 642. anyone famaliar with it.?