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Direct TV HD Box not producing a good picture

The signal and picture is fine when I run normal digital satellite thru the TV but when I converted to a HD converter box I lose the convergence. I tried different 3 prong connectors but it did not help. The DVI cable that came with the converter box is not compatible with the female plug in the back of the TV.

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A digital television adapter (DTA), or digital-to-analog converter [set-top box], or commonly known as a converter box, it is a television tuner that receives a digital television (DTV) transmission, and converts the digital signal into an analog signal that can be received and displayed on an analog television set. It may refer to over-the-air broadcast television signals received by an television antenna, or to cable TV systems which switched to digital cable. It normally does not refer to satellite TV, which has always required a set-top box either to operate the big satellite dish, or to be the integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) in the case of direct-broadcast satellites (DBS).

In North America, these ATSC tuner boxes convert from ATSC to NTSC, while in most of Europe and other places such as Australia, they convert from Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) to PAL. Because the DTV transition did nothing to reduce the number of broadcast television system standards (and in fact further balkanized it), and due to varying frequency allocations and bandplans, there are many other combinations specific to other countries.

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Is this TV digital


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The display is limited to "480P" resolution, called "Enhanced Definition", which is a step up from the traditional NTSC standard of "480i" resolution or "Standard Definition". ("P is "progressive scan" and "i" is "interlaced scan"). Progressive scan provides a better picture quality when compared to interlaced scan images. High Definition or "HD" is a signal that contains data that allows display of images with 720P, 1080i and 1080P resolutions (the larger numbers indicate more information, or higher picture quality). Your TV will receive all signals, SD, ED and HD, but will down convert to ED. Signals can be brought into the set via 2 composite-video connections, 1 each component- and S-video, an RF antenna/cable-box/VCR input, and a 15-pin D-Sub analog RGB input. More info can be found here.

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OK. For all you regular Joe's like me here's the fix--plain and simple! I have Dish Networks HD receiver, an LG Home Theater System (LHB953) and an LG HD Television - although I suspect this applies for most LG TV-to-LG Audio Systems used in combination with a HD TV). My problem lied within the LG to LG setting known as SIMPLINK which tries to "auto-configure" everything between LG to LG devices.

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1. Plug a HDMI cable from your satelite receiver's set-top-box to your HD TV. This will carry your HD "video" ONLY. Click "Input" on the TV remote until the HD video signal shows your desired TV channel from your satellite provider.

2. Plug an HD Optical cable (the one with the red laser) from your LG HTS (Home Theater System) to your satellite box. This will carry your HD "audio" ONLY.

3. This is the magic everyone seems to be overlooking. On the LG TV remote, go into the menu options and disable SIMPLINK by setting SIMPLINK=OFF. This feature allows the video and audio signals to be split over 2 different ports: HD video goes over the HDMI cable and the audio to go over the HD Optical cable.

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If the set you are trying to convert to HD is just your everyday standard VHF/UHF analogue TV - basically forget it! I am given to understand you cannot make your standard telly show HD pictures.
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To get HD on your HD set you must have OTA (HD TV tuner, not converter), cable (QAM TV receiver), satellite (HDMI or 5-wire RCA),or Blu-Ray with HDMI or RCA.
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I have a Sharp Aquos LC-30HV4U which is supposedly HD ready. I am a Dish Network satellite subscriber. I do not know what to do to make this HD ready set receive HD signals.


Your reciver is already set for the hd. Alls satellite programing and cable already come in hd format. You can also get any info here.

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Which network? Cable? Satellite? Dish or Direct?
With any of these providers, you should get an ATSC or "digital" signal. If not, the problem would most likely be with the service provider since they are converting the signal for you. The only way that your set would be affected is if you have an "off air" (antenna) signal only. At this point you would need a converter box. If your service provider is providing you with a HD receiver, then you should have no problem recieving HD (as long as your paying for HD). However, keep in mind, digital is NOT HD. If there is an incompatability with your receiver, check with your service provider for a software or hardware upgrade. Also, check with your local TV serviceman to find out if there are any software upgrades (firmware) for your TV. Being three or so years old, it is possible.
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