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Posted: 11/14/11 02:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope someone can help me. In our stick house we have an older Direct Satellite receiver.Maybe 4 years old. The output choices are : coax,S-video and a yellow RCA video. We will be getting an HD dish and receiver but not for awhile. In the meantime we have bought a new Samsung LED TV. It has mostly HDMI and I think one Composite input. How do I hook up the new TV to that receiver?

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Get one of these on EBAY CLICKY


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You can always use the yellow RCA output into the composite input on the TV. Of course, the sound will not come through either the s-video in the previous post or my suggestion. You will need to route the red/white audio outputs to the TV or your entertainment system.


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I was told by a Direct TV representative, that when I decide to upgrade to HD, they would supply new dish, new receiver and installation free as a one time upgrade. Contact them and see.


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Posted: 11/14/11 05:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks:

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Why wait.

When I access my DirecTV online account I see they want to give me a HD receiver and dishes are always free. I had a dish installed on my FL RV lot last winter, no charge.

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You can go Coax (RF3 or RF4) or composite (Assuming that is the white/red/yellow jacks) Set the TV for "pillar box" mode This will give you a standard screen with black pillars on either side.


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yep, you can go coax out of the receiver, into the new LED TV, till you get your new receiver. Then of course you will use HDMI cables. You will probably experience a better picture than you had before, even using the older receiver w/ coax. Went through the same upgrade situation last month. dan


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