That's my question, why does my second TV have to receive low rez picture.
If you are paying for HD why don't you get HD on both channels.
It's the content providers (as navychop said) that will not allow an HD ATSC signal output over coax. The easiest way for you to do it is run HDMI to 1 TV and component w/audio connections to the other. Both set will have same program as you will need to run in single mode.I should have been clearer.
I have a dish box 622, one TV is in the library on channel 1 and the other is below it in the Rec Room. Actually only about 20 feet of cable and runs on channel 2 because it is almost below the one upstairs.
But as far as I have been able find, the receiver does not put out an HD signal on channel 2 no matter what kind of cable I have.
My question is why?
There is no technical reason that the box couldn't hold 2 HD receivers, are they just trying to make me buy or lease another dish box? Or is there something that prohibits them from doing that?
I suppose that I should have gotten 2 single channel boxes to start with, but I didn't know that one channel wouldn't be HD.
Are you saying the 922 can feed two separate HD pictures to two separate TVs at one time?Taking all of the above into account, remember that the 622 is essentially and "old" box. It was conceived and designed during a time that most people who had and HD set only had one... and that one set ran $2000 for a 32" or more. I know it was only six years ago, but this area of the electronics business has completely transformed everything in a very short time.
The 622 was DESIGNED to be a SINGLE HD and a SINGLE SD box. Yes, they could have designed it to be a dual HD box in one, but there were several issues unrelated to the ATSC transmission ban the content providers placed on the technology. There were heat issues and more importantly, money issues. The 622 would have cost a lot more if it would have been a dual HD transmitter. The 722 is a 622 with a larger hard drive.
All other receivers like the 722k, 612, etc were really variations on the innovations pioneered on the 622. So the next generation of receiver from Dish really just came out. The 922 is a true dual HD receiver designed to provide HD channels to anywhere in the house.
as noted before, the 922 uses Sling to get HD signal to another location... heck, from what I've read, it doesn't even have an SD out for the 2nd location...I was aware that you couldn't buy a Blu-Ray recorder in the US.
They are available in Japan.
I know you can record the stuff from the DVR to a DVD recorder and if I input the signal from the Dish box to my computer I could probably record in HD using it.
I don't see any reason that you couldn't run the Dish box into a Blu-Ray recorder on channel 1 and record in HD, if you could get a recorder.
So I don't see why not having both channels in HD protects anyone.
I have an HDMI cable running from my computer to my TV so I can play Blu-Ray from my computer to my TV.
The end result is that if I want both of my TVs to be in HD I have to buy two Dish boxes instead of a 2 channel one.
NO... D-TV having a problem with there equipment I don't believe it.DirecTV had a prototype that included very small boxes in each room that would allow wireless transmission of HD on any HDTV. However, they had problems making the wireless transmission secure. So, buh-by, to that idea.
It is ALWAYS the content providers.?
from Post #10
Correct and to the point.