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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mackaz, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. mackaz

    mackaz Cool Member

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    Hello all..

    Need some very basic info.

    I currently have standard DTV Tivo using dual tuners. I am contemplating upgrading to HD. I live more than 200 miles from a major city. The only OTA stations we receive are via an antenna. They are carried via translator from Phoenix, AZ. I am told by local TV guy that we do NOT receive any network HD OTA stations. I do receive from DTV all networks from Phoenix and Los Angeles which I subscribe to.

    1) What additional, if any, cable will I need for HD?
    2) Hardware?
    3) Would I be provided with all networks in HD via DTV?
    4) What's the latest and greatest price that D* is offering?
    5) Would it be prudent to wait a while? Do really want to lease equip.

    Your assistance is very much appreciated!!
     
  2. KevetS

    KevetS Mentor

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    Go to antennaweb.org and verify what you *should* be able to receive OTA. You might get more than you think.

    1- If you're replacing an existing receiver you should be set

    2- You'll need at least a 3LNB dish which you probably have. Depending on your market DirecTV may let you have the 5LNB upgrade. You'll have to ask them about that.

    3- Networks being NBC, CBS? Again, depends on your market. If they aren't available right now they'll be available within a year or so.

    4- Free H20 and 5LNB dish installed is pretty common right now.

    5- If you can get the 5LNB dish free go for it. They'll likely charge for it in the future. But you can wait if you wish; DirecTV doesn't have a whole lot of HD programming right now.
     
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