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811 HD Receiver Hookup

cjbx7
07-05-2005, 04:32 PM
This is probably a very stupid question, but I haven't been able to find an answer.

I live outside the US where HDTV Monitors are more prevalent and much cheaper than HDTV sets.

Do I need a HD tuner to connect my Dish Network 811 HD receiver to a HD monitor? It seems most HD tuners are for terristial signals only. DirecTV's satellite receivers seem to need no extra decoder.

If anyone knows the answer to this question, please let me know.

Thanks.

daleb
07-05-2005, 05:17 PM
This is probably a very stupid question, but I haven't been able to find an answer.

I live outside the US where HDTV Monitors are more prevalent and much cheaper than HDTV sets.

Do I need a HD tuner to connect my Dish Network 811 HD receiver to a HD monitor? It seems most HD tuners are for terristial signals only. DirecTV's satellite receivers seem to need no extra decoder.

If anyone knows the answer to this question, please let me know.

Thanks.

All you need are a DVI or HDMI input, or components inputs on your display to see HD material from your 811.
You can even receive OTA HD signals through the 811. Not with quite the ease you could do it with a built-in ATSC tuner, but works just fine.