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Dish Install Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dlt4, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. dlt4

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    I'm moving on the 26th, and will be contacting D* to order a new dish install. I currently have SD receivers/TVs, but will probably be upgrading to HD within the next few months, or year at the most. Does it make sense to have them install the required dish for HD, or just wait until I actually upgrade?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gulfwarvet

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    yes i would, if it was me.

    you wouldn't have to worry about another install date to upgrade. call and ask them if they would upgrade your system/dish. Plus even tho you'll have the SD TV, with the new HD boxes you could watch all the new HD channels
     
  3. randyk47

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    I have mixed HD and SD on my system with a Slimline. I see no reason not to install the Slimline right off the bat, no sense in going through two installations. In fact, I'm not sure D* would even has or will install an old 3 LNB. My installer said they don't but......
     
  4. dlt4

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    So can I use my SD boxes with the HD dish? If I have HD boxes wouldn't I have to pay the HD programming fee, which would essentially be for nothing with HDTVs?

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. gulfwarvet

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    simple answer yes you can still use your existing SD boxes.
     
  6. HDTVsportsfan

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    Yes...it's my understanding if you have HD receivers on your account, you automatically get charged the HD Access fee. Regardless of whether or not you have an HD set to view the HD channels. You can still view the HD channels on an SD set, just not in an HD resolution.
     
  7. techrep

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    They do look a little better even on a SD TV.
     
  8. dlt4

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    As always, thanks for the feedback. :)
     
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