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tconnors

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I am looking for a STB that has 2 sets of S-video outs (or an s-video and component out), and supports DD5.1. I currently have a 301, and just purchased a Panny E80 recorder, and would like a STB of "higher quality". I'm really looking for something like a 501 without PVR. What's out there (that's reliable)?
 

jssat

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I have a 4900 for sale here that will work

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3066973666&category=32845&rd=1

Unless you have Dish Pro LNB.

1-set s-video
2- Rca
 

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tconnors said:
I am looking for a STB that has 2 sets of S-video outs (or an s-video and component out), and supports DD5.1. I currently have a 301, and just purchased a Panny E80 recorder, and would like a STB of "higher quality". I'm really looking for something like a 501 without PVR. What's out there (that's reliable)?

http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/products/receivers/standard/index.shtml

Look at product brochures
 

tconnors

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OK... I looked at EBAY, and 501's and 4700's are reasonable... if I buy another 501, will they charge me an extra $5/mo.? I do not pay the $5 PVR fee on my current 501, they said they only charge that on new 508 and 510 boxes, but I'm thinking maybe a second one would get charged because it's a new purchase (the Dish rep wasn't sure)... she just said she was sure there was no extra chrage if I bought a 4700. Any quality difference in a 4700 and a 501?
 

KyDave

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You might consider something like this

http://www.videocapturecard.com/svy2.html

to split your svideo out into two svideo outs. I've never actually used one so I can't comment if there is any notibale signal loss.

If you also only have one set of audio RCA outs, you can get two RCA Y cables to turn each of your single LEFT, RIGHT AUDIO OUTS into 2 LR AUDIO OUTS. I use these:

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=42-2536

for my new 811 as I needed 3 RCA AUDIO OUTS and I only had 2. I can't notice any difference in quality using these.
 

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