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August 11th, 2006
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Okay...this was stupid..
I got the HD DirecTV DVR, because that's the only way I could get a "native" TiVo Series2 that, in theory, will play nicely with our existing unit.

They're coming tomorrow to hook up our DirecTV. Just two problems: Our TV receptacles aren't finished yet, andI never actually got around to buying an HDTV

If you want to come visit us tomorrow while the moving truck rolls in, and bring us the succor of friendly companionship, call me on the cell [or go to my userinfo page and send me a text message with your callback number]. The truck arrives at 8 a.m. Saturday and we'll be there most of the day.

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From:songwind
Date:August 12th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
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well, the good news is that you can make DirecTV output at 480i
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From:happypete
Date:August 12th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)

oh good...

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is 480i aka NTSC?
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From:songwind
Date:August 12th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)

Re: oh good...

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Yes. NTSC = 480i
480p = progressive scan
720p and 1080i are high def.
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From:gonzy317
Date:August 12th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)

That's what I get for reading lj late in the day....

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*pout* I could have come out today, too...

When's the "house warming" party? At this rate, we're going to be in ours before you're in yours! :( (But then, we opted for another McMansion and ours won't have nearly as much quality, enjoyment, beauty as your loverly cabin...)
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From:happypete
Date:August 13th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)

Re: That's what I get for reading lj late in the day....

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Party date is not set; we'll be out at the property again tomorrow. Any time you are in the neighborhood--especially on a weekend--call us. We'll be around.

Moving weekend is next weekend. That'll give us a little time to breath before school.
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From:puskunk
Date:August 12th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
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As a former DirecTV installer, I can tell you I couldn't install anything there, it would have to be rescheduled. Plus, are there two wires coming to where the Tivo will be? Because it requires 2 inputs from the dish in order to watch one show and record another. Just a thought if the receptacles aren't in yet.
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From:happypete
Date:August 13th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)

I rescheduled

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Per the installer's call and recommendation, I'm going to run 4 RG-6's from the roof crawl-space down to the video distribution panel. I think I need to buy a coax crimper or screw-on ends...So what will the installer want--a coil of bare cable at the roof end that he can cut to exact length?
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From:puskunk
Date:August 13th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)

Re: I rescheduled

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Well, if you cut it close to length, you don't even have to put the ends on, I'd be tickled pink just to not have to run the wiring. Leave about 3 ft of excess, the installer will want to put a rain loop on the dish, and sometimes having the ends on messes up going in the dish. Oh yeah, I just realized you will need 4 wires since you are getting hi def, the oval dishes are 4 wires out, not 2. We never got too many hi def or spanish language stuff down here (that take the oval dish) much less a hi def TIVO. I was one of the few qualified to install hi def tivos.
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From:happypete
Date:August 13th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)

excellent...

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quick trip to the old House of Cable, and I should be in action.
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From:madbodger
Date:August 13th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)

Re: I rescheduled

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If it's RG-6 quad shield, I have a BUNCH of connectors and the correct crimper. I just ran twin RG-6 to each room preparatory to having DirecTV come install on Thursday.
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From:happypete
Date:August 13th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)

Re: I rescheduled

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Cool. I'm going to have to go out there this week and figure out how to get to my conduit--I think they were a little over-zealous in the drywall department...
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