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Old 09-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Getting a better picture on new TV

Just purchased a new TV and not getting the best picture.

I guess it would help if I brought the component wires (green, blue, red, white and red) to hook between the TV and VCR player?

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Old 09-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Just purchased a new TV and not getting the best picture.

I guess it would help if I brought the component wires (green, blue, red, white and red) to hook between the TV and VCR player?

thanks!
What TV did you get? I would not expect a great picture with a VCR and old tapes. The old VCR probably uses the R/W/Y output.

The new TVs use the HDMI cable.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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I got a VIZIO Tv but the Vcr/Dvd player does not have a HDMI slot. I also do not have High-definition Tv, if that matters. I haven't tried watching Dvds yet, just DISH tv shows. The Tv is in a room with no DISH box as it's the second Tv on DISH.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Ok, now I am curious.....what VIZIO did you get? I didn't think they even sold TVs now that weren't High Def.

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I got a VIZIO Tv but the Vcr/Dvd player does not have a HDMI slot. I also do not have High-definition Tv, if that matters.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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I don't pay for HD Tv thru DISH.
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I don't pay for HD Tv thru DISH.
The TV could still be an HDTV even if you do not pay for the HD channels.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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The Tv is a HD Tv.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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Doesn't Dish have free HDTV for life or something like that?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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what u mean by better picture?
VCRs are just bad pictures in general. They are analogy(i believe) unlike DVDs which are digital.
Is the picture dark? Less color? fuzzy?
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Doesn't Dish have free HDTV for life or something like that?
You still need to get HD receivers. Also, depending on how old the setup is, you might need a new antenna (or a repoint).
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
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I got a VIZIO Tv but the Vcr/Dvd player does not have a HDMI slot. I also do not have High-definition Tv, if that matters. I haven't tried watching Dvds yet, just DISH tv shows. The Tv is in a room with no DISH box as it's the second Tv on DISH.
OK, as far as what you can do with what you have now... if your Dish receiver offers component (red, green, blue) hookups, use that. That will give you the better picture. You'll need additional wires (red, white) for the sound.

Now, since you say you only have SD Dish, just know that won't give you the best possible picture. In fact, watching SD on an HD TV could emphasize how bad the signal is. Depending on the channel(s) you're watching, Dish might be compressing the signal, making the picture worse. This is not a slam on Dish. All content providers (Dish, Direct, Comcast, Time Warner, other cable ops) compress the channels.

Now, depending on where you live and where the local broadcast towers are, you might be able to get the "big 4" networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX) using an antenna.
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Doesn't Dish have free HDTV for life or something like that?
So does Time Warner. But I don't want to have to learn new channels.

I bought a new tv and had to go into the settings menu to pick from several viewing options: sports, cinema, widescreen, zoom.....
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We went through this earlier this year, back and forth with DirecTv when we bought a new television. Bottom line is, with an HDTV, which they all are now, you MUST have HD service in order to get a decent picture. The connections alone aren't going to do it for you. If you have other TVs in your home that are not HD, they'll still work with the HD service, but the new one will annoy the crap out of you until you get the HD service.
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So does Time Warner. But I don't want to have to learn new channels.

I bought a new tv and had to go into the settings menu to pick from several viewing options: sports, cinema, widescreen, zoom.....
Speaking for Dish, the HD version of a channel is the same number as the SD.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #15
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. Bottom line is, with an HDTV, which they all are now, .
Most are HD, not all. Checking the Target website they still sell some 480i SD only TV's.

HD looks great, but not great enough yet for me to throw away my 2 working SD TV's and spend hundreds on a new TV. Actually, any TV I would want stil runs about $1,300. So when one of the old ones dies, I'll jump. Actually, my son has an HDTV, but it's only hooked up to his X box!
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