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    DirectTV HD Content?

    I'm not quite sure how all this HD works, but I know that my XBOX with HDMI cable @ 720p (I've only got a 720p plasma) absolutely kills any DirectTV content I get right now. From my DirectTV box, I have my red and white going to my surround sound, and the video cable from the Directtv box to the ANT IN in the back of the TV.

    Do I need an HD Directtv box? Or something else?



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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Quote Originally Posted by bball09124 View Post
    I'm not quite sure how all this HD works, but I know that my XBOX with HDMI cable @ 720p (I've only got a 720p plasma) absolutely kills any DirectTV content I get right now. From my DirectTV box, I have my red and white going to my surround sound, and the video cable from the Directtv box to the ANT IN in the back of the TV.

    Do I need an HD Directtv box? Or something else?
    you need the HD box, and the HD programming. i have dish network, and the dish also has to be switched out for HD. and you need the hd wiring to the tv also.






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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    no HDMI out on your directTV box? idk what question you are trying to ask



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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpozr2 View Post
    no HDMI out on your directTV box? idk what question you are trying to ask
    Nope

    I'm just trying to figure out why the picture from my XBOX is so much better than from DirectTV.



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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    if you running just standard diretcv the picture will look ok but not anywhere close to HD

    you need an Directv HD reciver,HD dish and HD programming.
    Does your directv box say "HD" on it anywhere?

    easiest thing to do is to call directv and tell them you want to upgrade to HD
    its $10/month for HD service




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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Yes, you have to call and upgrade to the HD package which in turn they will have a new dish installed and give you a HD Receiver and DVR if you pay a extra $5. My DirectTV HD look's flawless and from what you said you don't seem to have the HD service which would explain why it look's so bad. My bill is normally around $143 a month and that's with 2 room's, HD-DVR and all the HBO, Cinemax, Starz, NBA League Pass, and all the HD channel's.



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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Easiest way to tell is by looking at your dish to see if it has a triple LNB, if not it's not HD.




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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    probably because most hd channels are only broadcast in 480i I have comcast with the HD box and it never goes about 480i . To get the best possible image from the low quality broadcasts i would get a HDMI cable check ebay they sell those $150 monster cables for about $35




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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigrick31 View Post
    probably because most hd channels are only broadcast in 480i I have comcast with the HD box and it never goes about 480i . To get the best possible image from the low quality broadcasts i would get a HDMI cable check ebay they sell those $150 monster cables for about $35
    Actually Directv broadcast in 1080i format, soon to be 1080p and they have 130 channels in HD, soon to be 165 in late feb!



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    Re: DirectTV HD Content?

    Quote Originally Posted by teenapp View Post
    Actually Directv broadcast in 1080i format, soon to be 1080p and they have 130 channels in HD, soon to be 165 in late feb!
    Wrong! DirectTV broadcasts in 720p, but you'll be hardpressed to tell the difference. They are not going to be broadcasting in 1080p.



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