How To forum

Question

hd service

should i get hd service for a 720i hd tv

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: hd service
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: hd service
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Call Cable and HD providers or

In reply to: hd service

Try a HD Antenna if your area has free OTA (over the air) broadcasts.
Bob

Collapse -
hd service

In reply to: Call Cable and HD providers or

hi, i have hd direct tv for my 1080p tv, jusy wondering if i upgrae to hd for thr 729p tv if it will enhance sound?
am

Collapse -
Iffy.

In reply to: hd service

Most content is just upconverted old content. Some folk are still upset about that. But since you have 1080 today you many not know that the 720 support is in there too. That is, it's a setting in the directtv set top box.

There are too many discussions about 5.1 sound such as http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/system-setup-connection/20772-direct-tv-dolby-surround-sound.html but for most of us the setup is nothing short of "you have got to be kidding me."

That is, the industry didn't standardize so we have a mess.
Bob

Collapse -
Most of Directv HD content also carries

In reply to: hd service

5.1 sound.

If your stereo sound system can handle 5.1, then connect the sound out from the Directv HD receiver, directly into your Stereo sound system.

As Bob mentioned, you TV can already do 720p and your Directv HD receiver will adjust automatically to that setting whenever it needs to.

P

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GIVEAWAY

Enter to win* a free holiday tech gift!

CNET's giving five lucky winners the gift of their choice valued up to $250!