: 9200 Questions for those looking to buy or rent


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pandabear
2005-10-09, 03:38 PM
If both units sell for $600, then my advice is to get the 9200. Who knows what the future holds for you with respect to HD. The 9200 is a great machine...read the stickys at the top of this forum and you'll see what I mean, and you can learn a lot about it's features.

Coolhandbud
2005-10-09, 04:38 PM
Hello All,

New to this forum but I have been a long time reader. Anyways I went to the local Bell Shop to buy one of the new 9220 hdpvrís and a 4120 receiver. The salesperson was quite surprised I would want to buy a receiver as oppose to renting with the current promotion they have on. You get $340.00 worth of credits as well as an indefinite product warranty.

Now he also stated that he anticipates the 9220 receiver to be obsolete over the next 2 years when they convert to the new mpeg4 format. Has anyone heard this??

So now I donít know if I should be renting instead of my original plan to buy.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Great forum!

Jeffy
2005-10-09, 11:21 PM
If the 9200 is obsolete in two years, then there will be millions of other obsolete receivers. I don't think that it will play out like that...

What might happen is that new niche services could demand a new receiver.

Coolhandbud
2005-10-14, 06:30 AM
If the 9200 is obsolete in two years, then there will be millions of other obsolete receivers. I don't think that it will play out like that...

What might happen is that new niche services could demand a new receiver.



Thanks for your input -


peace

fastfeet
2005-11-07, 08:27 PM
I just purchased a motorola from Shaw and returning it as they dont have many HD channels to choose from. Now I am looking into the HD PVR 9220, I want to know what connections it warrants. I have a DVI-HDMI cable, the DVI output from the motorola and the HDMI end of cable to TV. Is this the correct way of getting HDMI(the DVI/HDMI cable was $200 from bestbuy). Now does the 9220 have the DVI output? And is this the best way of doing this, DVI end of cable into receiver and HDMI end to HDMI input to TV..Let me know guys, thanks in advance.

fastfeet
2005-11-07, 08:41 PM
Or better yet what do I need for the best possible HD viewing xperience...I have the HD LCD sony 42"(HDMI input) what connections does the 9220 come with and and what outputs does the 9220 have and so forth..thanks

ryoung
2005-11-07, 08:46 PM
If you can, take the cable back to Best Buy. Not only is it extremely over priced, but also there is no DVI on the 9220. (Check the "home theatre corner" for many threads regarding cables).

For HD the 9220 has Component and HDMI. Composite and Coax for SD.

fastfeet
2005-11-07, 09:06 PM
If you can, take the cable back to Best Buy. Not only is it extremely over priced, but also there is no DVI on the 9220. (Check the "home theatre corner" for many threads regarding cables).

For HD the 9220 has Component and HDMI. Composite and Coax for SD.



Alright, so the 9220 has an HDMI output? Does Bell provide the HDMI cable? And there is no adapter involved is their for the HDMI? Thanks.

ryoung
2005-11-08, 11:19 AM
Alright, so the 9220 has an HDMI output? Does Bell provide the HDMI cable? And there is no adapter involved is their for the HDMI? Thanks.

Yes the 9220 has an HDMI output. I can't remember if a cable is included or not. I'm pretty sure it comes with a DVI-HDMI cable with an adapter to make it HDMI-HDMI. It also comes with component (can be used for HD) and composite cables.

fastfeet
2005-11-08, 12:20 PM
Yes the 9220 has an HDMI output. I can't remember if a cable is included or not. I'm pretty sure it comes with a DVI-HDMI cable with an adapter to make it HDMI-HDMI. It also comes with component (can be used for HD) and composite cables.


Alright, thanks for getting back, appreciate it...

fastfeet
2005-11-08, 12:21 PM
Where is a good place to pick up an HDMI wire? And what kind of price should one pay?

ryoung
2005-11-08, 01:18 PM
Lots of people on the forum have bought from http://www.monoprice.com
you can also get cables from tigerdirect.ca at decent prices. The consensus around here seems to be pay as little as you can for cables unless you need to run very long lengths of them. Monoprice at one point had some 99 cent HDMI cables that people bought and are happy with (around $15 with shipping and taxes) but you should be able to get a decent cable for between $15-$50.

Here is a good thread to check out here regarding cables:

http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30452

fastfeet
2005-11-08, 02:51 PM
Lots of people on the forum have bought from http://www.monoprice.com
you can also get cables from tigerdirect.ca at decent prices. The consensus around here seems to be pay as little as you can for cables unless you need to run very long lengths of them. Monoprice at one point had some 99 cent HDMI cables that people bought and are happy with (around $15 with shipping and taxes) but you should be able to get a decent cable for between $15-$50.

Here is a good thread to check out here regarding cables:

http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30452



$7 @ monoprice for HDMI male to male 6ft cable, thanks!

jb1
2005-11-09, 03:34 PM
My unit came with HDMI-DVI, and a DVI-HDMI cable. Together, they form a HDMI-HDMI cable.

I'm not sure if the sound is dropped at the DVI connection, as HDMI is video and sound, but DVI is only Video. If so, then you'll have to use RCA/Optical cable for the sound. I only use one piece of the cable, as my TV is DVI.

backbones
2005-11-09, 07:00 PM
Can anyone tell me what the recording capacity is for 9200? In other words, how many hours of HD programming and or SD programming can I store at any one time?

(I am weighing the pros and cons of purchasing a DVD recorder)

kandkt
2005-11-09, 07:11 PM
25hrs of HD
180hrs of SD
or any combination of both

Altaman
2005-11-09, 07:24 PM
You can get specs, etc at the bell site here:

http://www.bell.ca/shop/62129.details

fastfeet
2005-11-09, 08:09 PM
My unit came with HDMI-DVI, and a DVI-HDMI cable. Together, they form a HDMI-HDMI cable.

I'm not sure if the sound is dropped at the DVI connection, as HDMI is video and sound, but DVI is only Video. If so, then you'll have to use RCA/Optical cable for the sound. I only use one piece of the cable, as my TV is DVI.


The adapter is supposed to nullify the HDMI, hence the HDMI-HDMI wire

backbones
2005-11-09, 08:19 PM
You can get specs, etc at the bell site here:

http://www.bell.ca/shop/62129.details

Thank you.

I'm currently renting the 6100 (free rental for 2 years).

Plopping down $600 to buy the 9200 or even renting it for $25 in relative terms seems like a steep proposition. I imagine it's a matter of waiting it out for a price drop...

aa_aa
2005-11-11, 08:32 PM
Since this is the "looking to buy" thread, anyone have any idea of where I could buy a 9200 (yes existing customer) in the Victoria BC area? I have been looking all over to no avail.