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Old 04-22-2008, 01:37 AM   #1  
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Hi I currently have a 722 that feeds two tv's. TV1 is a 32" HD and the TV2 used to be an old Tube style for my bedroom. TV2 recently died so I picked up a Samsung 19". Now I'm looking forward to having a HD TV in my bedroom, but now I find out from Dish that it's going to cost me $12.98 extra a month for another reciever and $99 for another reciever. Does anyone have any exerience with a big difference between HD and SD on such a small screen? Also anyway around paying the extra $99.00 or possible reducing the cost of the monthly charge (just wondering). I've had Dish for 10 years and have it at two locations, so I am a pretty good customer. The other idea I had was running component over CAT5 from TV1 and then just switch between the two. Any info will help.

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Old 04-22-2008, 03:13 AM   #2  
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I really dont think that you are going to see much PQ difference between HD and SD on a 19" display. But that is very much my opinion.
I am guessing here that you want to get HD into your bedroom and you called dish about getting a secong HD reciever?? Do you plan on using both HD diaplays at the same time? If not you can hook up one TV to the 722 via HDMI and the other TV via component, but you will have to watch the same programming on both TV's. It really depends on the locations of the rooms and how far they are apart.
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19" hd won't make a difference.
Save your money.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:31 AM   #4  
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Actually it DOES make a difference.

A 19 inch monitor can resolve at least 720p and depending on the quality it may be able to to 1080i.

Viewing distances on a 19" monitor will be around 1.5-2 ft. and SD looks terrible.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #5  
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As per another thread, I just bought a 15” set for our bedroom. The HD picture is excellent, and I find myself watching only HD channels (albeit via TWC) on it. I certainly wouldn’t forgo that for your 19” set.

In my case adding another HD box costs me an additional $5 per month, but I think it's worth it.
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I don't understand your question.
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #8  
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The SD output on the 722 will look better when watching HD channels than the SD channels, even on a 19" tv. I watch TV on my PC (via tuner card) on the TV2 output from my 622. I have 20" monitors on my pc. When I tune in an HD channel, it still look pretty good. (not as good as true HD into the TV, but not too bad.) The question is, are you willing to spend the extra $$ to get HD.

I'd recommend you try it first and see what you think. If you decide that you hate the PQ on the 19" tv, and you are willing to pay more, then your decision is made. You may find you don't mind the PQ unless you tune in an SD channel.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:29 PM   #9  
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Hi I currently have a 722 that feeds two tv's. TV1 is a 32" HD and the TV2 used to be an old Tube style for my bedroom. TV2 recently died so I picked up a Samsung 19". Now I'm looking forward to having a HD TV in my bedroom, but now I find out from Dish that it's going to cost me $12.98 extra a month for another reciever and $99 for another reciever. Does anyone have any exerience with a big difference between HD and SD on such a small screen? Also anyway around paying the extra $99.00 or possible reducing the cost of the monthly charge (just wondering). I've had Dish for 10 years and have it at two locations, so I am a pretty good customer. The other idea I had was running component over CAT5 from TV1 and then just switch between the two. Any info will help.

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A 211 receiver should cost you $75. The DVR's would be higher ($99?). The monthly charge should be $5 for an additional receiver (no $5.98 recording fee).

So you can get away with $5.00/month compared to $12.98/month ($7 + $5.98) if you don't need an additional DVR.

I have a 622 and my TV2 is a 32" tube type in the bedroom. I find the picture to be very good from 8-10 feet away -- especially if I am watching an HD channel in SD. My next tv in the bedroom will be an HD tv, but I don't feel any urgency to replace the tube type.

If your 19" viewing is within 5' and you have good eyes, you will notice the difference in PQ. Not so likely outside 5'...

One thing to consider, though -- assuming your 19" is an LCD -- is that most LCD tv's do not do a good job of displaying SD channels. Tube type tv's are much better at that...
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I have a Toshiba 1366x768 20" LCD in the Kitchen and the 211 HD receiver is worth every penny. The difference from an SD TV is stunning.
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when DISH installed my HD 622, my tech said the TV receiving signal from the 622 antenna would not get a full HD signal. Make sense?

I bought a 17" Zenith in 2003, mainly to use as a PC Monitor/TV on my desk. I hooked it up to my 622 to see if you could tell a difference. On that size screen, the Digital feed looked just as good as the HD feed.

When I was shopping for my first large set, everyone I asked that had HD said to save your money on a screen under 30". I made it a point to put that theory to the test when I was shopping, and I think that's a pretty good idea. As for me, I won't buy another set unless it's larger than 40".
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:29 AM   #12  
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I watch my HD feed on a 19 inch LG computer monitor. Right next to it is my old Sharp Aquos 15 inch SD TV. When watching the same show on both, the difference in picture quality is huge. Makes me wonder how I got by all those years with SD service.
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