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Old 05-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #31
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rg5, rg58, rg59, rg6 all differ in ohm ratings and max frequencies...

rg6 rated for 75ohm and up to 3000mhz
rg5 rated for 50ohm and up to 3000mhz
rg59 rated for 75ohm and up to 1000mhz
rg58 rated for 50ohm and up to 1000mhz

most satellite signal (dish to stb) has to be rg6 because of the 75ohm and higher frequency requirement

OK, got it...... I'd guess that the 1000mhz are pretty much obsolete, then.....

Last question then..... what would be the effect of using the wrong ohm rating.... In other words you should really have a 75 but use 50 or vice versa??

I'm still trying to figure out why my OTA High Def is so much better than my Dish Network High Def.

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OK, got it...... I'd guess that the 1000mhz are pretty much obsolete, then.....

Last question then..... what would be the effect of using the wrong ohm rating.... In other words you should really have a 75 but use 50 or vice versa??

I'm still trying to figure out why my OTA High Def is so much better than my Dish Network High Def.

Thanks, Himcules

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i suspect it's because of the cable you have going from stb to the tv.

like i said before, the tv has an internal tuner. that tuner is connected to the coax to the ota antennae. the tuner sends digital images to the screen internally. no other cable. the internal tuner sends 1080i or 1080p to the screen.

chances are, you have your dish connected to your stb by coax (only way to connect right now). the question is, how is your stb connected to the tv. if you are using coax, then your picture quality is poor. if you are using rca composite to the media switch box, then your picture quality is poor. if using either of these methods, you only get 480 lines per inch maximum to the screen.


only way to get hd picture quality on the tv from the stb is to use a hdmi cable or component video cable. hdmi gets you up to 1080p. component gets you 1080i iirc.

since FR released this model with new TV's that have HDMI connections but insist on using rca composite cables, our picture quality is poor. really bad implementation by FR's entertainment design person. might as well be putting an old tube tv in there since all they are transmitting is that level of picture...
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #33
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i suspect it's because of the cable you have going from stb to the tv.

like i said before, the tv has an internal tuner. that tuner is connected to the coax to the ota antennae. the tuner sends digital images to the screen internally. no other cable. the internal tuner sends 1080i or 1080p to the screen.

chances are, you have your dish connected to your stb by coax (only way to connect right now). the question is, how is your stb connected to the tv. if you are using coax, then your picture quality is poor. if you are using rca composite to the media switch box, then your picture quality is poor. if using either of these methods, you only get 480 lines per inch maximum to the screen.


only way to get hd picture quality on the tv from the stb is to use a hdmi cable or component video cable. hdmi gets you up to 1080p. component gets you 1080i iirc.

since FR released this model with new TV's that have HDMI connections but insist on using rca composite cables, our picture quality is poor. really bad implementation by FR's entertainment design person. might as well be putting an old tube tv in there since all they are transmitting is that level of picture...
For OTA :

COAX (installed by FR) from the OTA antenna directly to the TV and using the internal TV Tuner.

For the DishNet Work

COAX (again, installed by FR) directly to the set top box (Dish Receiver) from the cable connector in the power bay and then HDMI from the Dish Receiver to the TV.

That's how I'm wired. Maybe DN's Hidef signal is no where as good as they brag about??

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.... and I would like a blu ray player in the MH. Most DVD we own are blu ray. I didn't know enough about it to know what can be done ....
Even though our trailer has a Jensen radio/DVD player, I take a Sony PlayStation 3 with me, set it up alongside the Sat Receiver, and connect it to the TV via HDMI. The A/V connection from the TV to the Jensen takes care of the sound, the the PS3 plays Blu-Ray AND/OR any movies downloaded/copied to it's hard drive.

I didn't get the PS3 for games - when I set up my Home Theater a couple of years back, my son said I "must get a PS3 .... as way better than a DVD player". I did, and I would agree.

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I didn't get the PS3 for games - when I set up my Home Theater a couple of years back, my son said I "must get a PS3 .... as way better than a DVD player". I did, and I would agree.

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Your son is GOOD!!!!! He needs to go into sales when he finishes college!!

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Have a PS3 and WIIU. the PS3 plays movies great and have HDMI cable hooked directly to TV.
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For OTA :

COAX (installed by FR) from the OTA antenna directly to the TV and using the internal TV Tuner.

For the DishNet Work

COAX (again, installed by FR) directly to the set top box (Dish Receiver) from the cable connector in the power bay and then HDMI from the Dish Receiver to the TV.

That's how I'm wired. Maybe DN's Hidef signal is no where as good as they brag about??

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you are set up the optimal way. can you check your stb's display settings? it should be set to the highest setting since you are on hdmi to the tv.
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Even though our trailer has a Jensen radio/DVD player, I take a Sony PlayStation 3 with me, set it up alongside the Sat Receiver, and connect it to the TV via HDMI. The A/V connection from the TV to the Jensen takes care of the sound, the the PS3 plays Blu-Ray AND/OR any movies downloaded/copied to it's hard drive.

I didn't get the PS3 for games - when I set up my Home Theater a couple of years back, my son said I "must get a PS3 .... as way better than a DVD player". I did, and I would agree.

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i used to do the same. i keep the ps3 at home now. i got a sony blueray player that has usb plugs and connect my usb disk drive that has movies on it. the sony blueray player has a similar interface to the ps3 and plays great movies from disk. it also has an hdmi output.

the ps3 is way more machine than i need for travel tv... it's larger and the fan runs louder and needs to be air cooled correctly. the blueray player is 1/4 the size and nearly the same video capability...
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