HD menu won't display on composite output

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HD menu won't display on composite output

I am new to Direct TV. I have a HR24 HD DVR with the HDMI output going to my existing HDMI distribution system. I have the resolution of the DVR fixed to 1080i. I also have the composite output (RWY) connected to a RF modulator that supplies a coax distribution for a couple of SD TV's. Everything works great on both distribution systems unless I have a coax/sd TV on and I bring up a menu, then I immediately get a pop-up error message that states "Your TV or its cables are not HD!"  and then instructs that I need to set the DVR to 480p standard definition.

I have read thru the forums and understand the problem and I see the solution frequently to use a component to composite converter.

My question is - instead of using a component --> composite adapter and the existing composite --> coax RF modulator, if I just get a component --> coax RF modulator, will that accomplish the same thing? End of error pop ups?

And the only down side is I want to hook up a Slingbox or some other component device??

 

Thanks . . .

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ACE - Master

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

yes it would work but I don't think anyone makes one.

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10422&cs_id=1042205&p_id=2848&seq=1&format=2 this may help with the other.

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Employee

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

right.  if you are able to find a component to RF adapter, let us know.  

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Guru

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

Can't you use this Component to Composite adapter and then hook up an RF modulator to the composite out side?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=7114&seq=1&format=2

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ACE - Expert

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

Yes, the OP is saying he does not want to do that, is looking for all the functions in a single unit. But as posted, pretty sure the "component to RF" does not exist.

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Tutor

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

I am assuming, since many have this issue and I do not see a mention, that there is no way to disable the resolution checking or the popup??

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Expert

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

Quote: Originally Posted by sloweb 

I am assuming, since many have this issue and I do not see a mention, that there is no way to disable the resolution checking or the popup??


You assume correctly.  These boxes were not designed for multiple outputs to both SD and HD systems.  The message was meant for a person who connected a HD box to a SD TV and was intended to help them correct their setup.

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Tutor

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

For those of you (seems to be a lot) that have used this converter, can I pass the R & L Audio RCA jacks from the HR24 component outputs straight thru to my existing composite modulator (all RCA jacks) ? And just use the video portion of the of the converter? This saves me from having to use yet another adapter (3.5mm stereo to RCA) in this conversion chain.

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ACE - Expert

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

Should work fine...

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Guru

Re: HD menu won't display on composite output

I'm using 5 of them and only have the component video going into them and not the audio. If you use the audio it's just a pass through anyway so it doesn't matter.

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