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Topic # 95064 26-Dec-2011 10:33
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About to order two of them. Got a deal where the installation is free and the monthly cost is less than my two digital decoders.

But installation is going to pose a problem. I have a TV with only one HDMI input and I route all my 3 HDMI inputs through a AVR first. But I am loathe to have the AVR on all the time just to watch TV so I might use a HDMI switch and have one input from the AVR (for the 3 other inputs) and one from T-Box. Of course then I don't get 5.1 audio since my TV has no way to route the signal back out again. But I don't think it's an issue since there are so few 5.1 shows on FTA TV and those there are I tend to record on my PC and watch later on my Popcorn Hour which I will continue to do. Seems a bit silly but that way the content is not locked into the device and GBPVR and a DVB-T tuner are rock solid for me.

Alternatively I could route the HDMI into the AVR but also s-video to the TV and only choose the HDMI signal when it's a true HD programme and the rest of the time just watch the T-Box over s-video.

I don't want to purchase more HDMI cables so was wondering to TCL supply at least one?




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 561512 26-Dec-2011 10:51
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HDMI cable comes standard.

There is no S-Video port, but there is Composite or Component




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  Reply # 561519 26-Dec-2011 11:45
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ZollyMonsta: HDMI cable comes standard.

There is no S-Video port, but there is Composite or Component


I hadn't considered component video. That might work. But does the T-Box enforce ICT so you have to use HDMI to get HD output from it or does HD work over component?




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 561521 26-Dec-2011 11:49
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HD over component is disabled.




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  Reply # 561536 26-Dec-2011 14:05
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Rats. Might cancel the installation now since not work the hassle.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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