phil1948 wrote: I was told up front by the retailer and the installer that I would be able to clone the picture, so at this point this has become an honesty issue also. It is not a "quality" issue so much. It's how the Hopper 3 handles the picture through the RCA output. First, it has horizontal bars at the top and bottom of the picture. This might make sense if it was displaying a 16:9 on a 4:3 TV, but it is not. Second, Having reduced the height of the picture, it stretches and distorts the width. This might make sense if it were displaying a 4:3 picture on a 16:9 TV, but it is not. Most TV's have an option to stretch the picture, but I usually choose to have the vertical bars on the side of a 4;3 picture rather than distort it. The problem I am describing does not involve a 4:3 picture or a 4:3 TV. For the Hopper to make either of these adjustment makes no sense, but to make both adjustments is confounding. Why you can't admit there is a problem with the output from the the Hopper 3 is also confounding.
PamelaM wrote: If you are mirroring a TV, we would not be able to guarantee the quality of it. If you are wanting high quality on the TV, using an HDMI cable would be best. They have HDMI splitters that you could use, but some channels are protected from mirroring due to Digital Rights Management. If you are trying to get TV services on a second TV without having an additional receiver, you can get Dish Anywhere through a Firestick and as long as the Hopper has an Internet Connection you would be able to access your recordings, live TV and On Demand content through the Firestick.