I have a HDTV connected to a satellite receiver via an HDMI cable.
Under the HDTV's "Setup" menu, the "Source" menu lists AV1, AV2, AV3,
HDMI1, HDMI2, Side and Digital Audio In.
Each of those "Sources" has various "Devices": DVD, SAT, Game, Digital
STB, PVR, HD, Cable and Other, Recorder and None.
Which "Device" do I connect to which "Source"?
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:34:45 -0800 (PST), gcotterl
But G. Morgan asked you if HDMI is free. Not HDMI 2.
So you didn't answer his question.
You never quote anything the prior poster has written and I think it
confuses not just me or us, but you too. That's why you answered the
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:38:42 -0800 (PST), gcotterl
Because again you skipped the entire previous post, someone who hadn't
read or didn't remember it would have no idea how irrelevant your
reply was. But we both know, don't we?
Yes, I made a typo. G. Morgan, asked: is HDMI 1 free? So, knowing
that, why did you answer the wrong question? I think you should quote
the prior poster so his questions are in front of you when you reply.
You don't like to be criticized, do you, even when your work leaves
obvious room for improvement.
Yes, do that. Also make sure you use the remote that came with the TV and
press the "Input" or "Source" button to select HDMI 1.
After that, you should be seeing the DVR displayed onscreen. You'll need to
use the SAT remote to enter the DVR's configuration to tell it what
brand/model TV you have (so the SAT remote can control TV power and volume).
Personally, I would connect the Sat HDMI output to the
HDTV HDM! input and select HDM1 on the Source menu.
Then I would select the SAT under the "Devices" menu....
If that doesn't work, I would try something else......
It ain't rocket surgery, but it does take practice... :>)))
If it were easy, they couldn't charge you $2K for the privelege....
You can connect the sat receiver to HDMI1 or HDMI2, makes no
difference. But for simplicity, most would connect it to 1. Then
setting the device only affects what you call it on the menus, remote,
etc. You could set the device to STB for example, but then you would
just use a different button or menu choice to access it as STB instead
of SAT. So, I agree what makes most sense is to use HDMI 1 and SAT
The "Devices" under the "Source" menu are most likley just labels.
So instead of seeing HDM1 on the TV when you switch inputs it says SAT.
This way you don't have to remember which input is hooked up to HDM1.
The "Devices" list is just for convenience so that you can "name" what
you are using the actual source jacks for.
So if you plug your satellite box HDMI output into the physical HDMI1
source jack, you can then name that jack by calling it "SAT".
Now the display on the screen will say "SAT" in addition to "HDMI1"
making the description more familiar to the wife and kids.
After calling Dish Network FIVE times and talking to FOUR DIFFERENT
agents -- one blamed the problem on the weather and one was going to
schedule a techie to come to my house to check for grounding -- the
last agent is shipping me a new receiver.
(Hopefully, that will solve the problem).
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