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DTV: Legacy SD Receivers To Be Obsolete

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BrucePadgett, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Mark Holtz

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    All of the receivers that I got in 2003 were replaced a while ago with SWiM receivers.
     
  2. P Smith

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    Could we say technically speaking,these receivers what need MPG eg PIDs 0001+ and 05xx. Right ?
     
  3. BrucePadgett

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    Satelliteracer, the question about the H20 concerned whether it would be an appropriate replacement for the early-gen receivers, not whether the H20 itself needed to be swapped out. And except for that pesky overheating problem, it should satisfy stubborn luddites like myself.
     
  4. Satelliteracer

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    MPG, correct
     
  5. alnielsen

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    I have an old Sony and RCA that are in use. I anxiously await the email message.
     
  6. WestDC

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    I still have a Active D10? But i noticed on my last bill a receiver credit for $4?:confused:
     
  7. HarleyD

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    I have three very old STBs in service. An old Hughes E11 (Silver Series) and two RCA DRD-420e boxes.

    I also still have two R10 DirecTivos but I doubt if those are impacted by this.

    I've actually been considering getting an HR34 and replacing all of the old legacy STBs with simple clients. I've been out of contract for 16 months. Maybe it's time to pull the trigger on that.
     
  8. Satelliteracer

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    D10 is unaffected
     
  9. bquerry

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    What about Philip DSR 6000? Right now I have lost most of locals, I can't upgrade the software past the 3.x it is running. I have 3 of these. 1stock, 2 with larger hds. I also have 3 Hughes Directivos with large hds. All SD, running 100 foot from a pole mounted dish via multi switch. I own all of these, not leased. Grandfathered under various "deals" via being a old Primestar customer. I have been on the fence to switching, but really have a lot of content that is still watched all the time by the grandkids. Any advice?
     
  10. linuspbmo

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    I have 6 Hughes SD-HBH receivers still active that were made in 2004. I wonder if they will qualify for replacement or are they just new enough to keep.
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    While I do love being a thrifty sort of person (my car is a '95 camero with less than 100k miles), I don't use monochrome monitors on my computers nor CRT monitors for that matter anymore. :)

    At some point it just makes sense to move on. The newer units might use enough less energy than the cost of the upgrade... (especially if the units are free.) :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  12. naijai

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    Those are fine
     
  13. BrucePadgett

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    Hey Tom, I resemble that remark! ; )

    BTW I still use Advent speakers in my sound system--30 plus years and still going strong.
    However, I'm sending this post on an iPad. Ooooh, cutting edge.

    Bruce
    Low tech and loving it?
     
  14. Satelliteracer

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    R10 not impacted

    The DRD-420RE (that's the official designation) will be impacted but not until later in the year and next year.

    Not sure about the E11.
     
  15. HoTat2

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    Well ... since the service was originally released back in late 2000, I'll ask ... :)

    Are Ultimate TV boxes affected?
     
  16. Satelliteracer

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    No issues with those
     
  17. HarleyD

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    I'm not surprised about the R10s, but the E11 is so old it doesn't even support 4-digit channel numbers :lol:

    It was part of my very first system, circa 1998. It actually has some cool features like color coded channels in the guide (e.g. Red=Movie channel) and what was called Turbo Tune (a tic-tac-toe matrix of 9 favorite channels you can tune to quickly) a version of which was eventually added to the HR2X firmware, accessed by pressing up-arrow.

    But it is older than dirt. A good 2 -3 years older than the RCAs. From clear back in the Clinton administration.
     
  18. Satelliteracer

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    Is it a HNS HIRD-E11N, then yes it is affected. I'm not familiar with just an E11. Sorry to be nit picky on these, there are so many models over the years that I need the exact model number. I suspect that is the one you are talking about and it will be on the list to be replaced.
     
  19. HarleyD

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    Yes, the manaul says HIRD-E11. I used to refer to it in the long form and so many other referred to it as simply an "E11" I started using the abbreviated model numbre since the first part seemed to be a pretty obvious abbreviation for "Hughes IRD" with E11 being the 'operative' part of the model number.

    Thanks. I completely understand your attention to detail if you are providing information to others. You wouldn't want to disseminate something that was inaccurate and have folks relying on it.

    That, and some folks can turn on you like jackals around here if you mess up or are a little off.

    Jackals, I tells ya'! ;)
     
  20. wcalifas254

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    Anyone know if this will include legacy receivers with an APG guide that will be made obsolete? or just the pre-APG guide receivers?
     

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