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In Reply to: Re: DirecTV satellite box with digital output posted by shersta on December 18, 2006 at 07:40:27:
If you're using the digital output from anything an external DAC is implied, isn't it? In my case it's a Proceed PDSD (digital processor). I suspect the DAC in the HR 10-250 is low-end, because most customers take the analog output to their TVs, and take the digital to their pre-pro or receiver if they have such. Are you using DirectTV as a source for music?
All the other DTV boxes (mainly RCA) I've seen had one, so I was a little shocked.
As for using the XM music channels, don't for a minute think that the external DAC will make a difference. They are low-res and sound horrible. I switched back to FM when DTV switched to XM last year. I always liked the MusicChoice channels but I seem to be in the minority about that.
Why did yhey switch to XM? I don't have a lot of choice in FM channels;variety is limited and reception is spotty without a huge antenna.
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