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Connections for dish 811

oldtimer
04-24-2005, 04:01 PM
Ok how to hook up my 811 receiver, to my Hitachi s715, hdmi cable and standard audio cables. I guess my question is will the
hdmi cable carry both video and audio. Yep, my new to this.

RSawdey
04-24-2005, 05:34 PM
Analog stereo cables, if that's what your mean by 'standard audio cables', can't carry true surround - and the HDMI already carries digital audio.

Orcasite
04-24-2005, 06:18 PM
I have an 811, and it doesn't have an HDMI plug, only a DVI, which carries the video signal only. You still need to use some audio cables for the sound.

oldtimer
04-24-2005, 09:00 PM
have an 811, and it doesn't have an HDMI plug, only a DVI, which carries the video signal only. You still need to use some audio cables for the sound.
So I am guessing but I suppose only a DVI cable comes with the
811 and the use an hdmi adapter into tv(the Hitachi s715 has
hdmi input).

Orcasite
04-25-2005, 06:04 AM
So I am guessing but I suppose only a DVI cable comes with the
811 and the use an hdmi adapter into tv(the Hitachi s715 has
hdmi input).

Right!

daleb
04-25-2005, 12:31 PM
Only component cables came with my 811. No real dif between DVI and components from what I could see.

Orcasite
04-25-2005, 12:49 PM
Only component cables came with my 811. No real dif between DVI and components from what I could see.

I got my 811 last week and it came with both component and DVI cables.

fredinva
04-25-2005, 04:32 PM
That's news to me - comp. and DVI !!
I've installed about 40 811's and never seen a DVI cable included.

fred

RSawdey
04-25-2005, 05:27 PM
If using DVI, you'll need to combine that with an SPDIF digital audio connection to get DD 5.1 or DTS. This may pass thru your TV or run direct to a Surround decoding amplifier... most TVs can't actually decode true surround, only 2 speaker 'virtual' surround.

Orcasite
04-26-2005, 03:49 AM
I got my 811 last week and it came with both component and DVI cables.

I was wrong when I stated that the 811 came with a DVI cable. I thought that was the case, but when I checked the paperwork, I found that the DVI cable came with the DVI blade that I had bought for the panny 42WPD7UY!

Sorry for the misinformation....

Harold
04-26-2005, 09:43 AM
My 811 was re-installed (after my VOOM installation) and the new 811 had a full set of cables, including DVI.

joeengel
04-27-2005, 06:48 AM
no dvi with my 811 but i got one with my VOOM boxes VOOOOOOM where are you ?

Harold
04-27-2005, 09:30 AM
I got a DVI cable with my VOOM box and when the new 811 was installed, I got another. I'm located in So Cal.

milosusa
04-27-2005, 02:58 PM
Ok how to hook up my 811 receiver, to my Hitachi s715, hdmi cable and standard audio cables. I guess my question is will the
hdmi cable carry both video and audio. Yep, my new to this.

Only way to get great sound from 811 receiver to use optical cable, but you will need audio receiver with surround sound speakers for it, but difference in sound compare to sound from tv is so big it is worth it.
milos :D

RSawdey
04-27-2005, 06:28 PM
If you have HDMI - HDMI then you have digital audio covered... but if you've got DVI on one end & HDMI on the other you'll need a seperate digital audio cable, either coax or optical.

vreilly
08-25-2005, 09:08 PM
I'm trying to connect a Dish 811 HD receiver to a JVC HD TV. The TV has an HDMI input and the receiver has a DVI output. I'm looking for a DVI to HDMI cable.

Problem is that the output on the receiver looks like the ends on the DVI cables (DVI to DVI with the same connector on both ends, both with 24 pins, like this http://www.stsi.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?page=STSI_4/PROD/DVI/DVID-DVID-3MM[/url], while the DVI to HDMI cables appear to have a different DVI plug on them (18 pins, like this www.stsi.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=STSI_4&Product_Code=HDMI-DVI-2MG)[/url]. I hope I'm making sense here. :)

Does anyone make a cable that has the 24 pin connector on one end and the HMDI on the other? Do I need to get an adapter? Any help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.

p.s. I hope it is OK for me to use the photos on this website to illustrate what I'm talking about. I don't mean it to be an advertisement in any way and I'm not connected with the website. It was just the best photos I could find for reference. Also, I'm sorry I can't post the actual links, but they get shortened and don't work right.