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List of currently supported receivers?


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#26 OFFLINE   Avder

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:47 PM

So, Ive got a couple of questions here. I've got DirecTV in 3 rooms right now. HR21-700 in my living room and a pair of D12-500's in the bedrooms. The other day my neighbor and I were downstairs digging around the storage room (we live in a duplex and the storage room is kind of a common area), and we came across a pair of old Philips DSX 5500 receivers that belonged to the landlord from when she still lived here. So I called her up and she didn't even know she still had them, and basically said I could do whatever I wanted with them.

So my questions are as follows:
-Is the DSX5500 Still supported?
-If yes, does it offer functionality and PQ comparable with the D12?
-If no, what functionality does it lack or how worse is its picture?
-Since I lease the D12's, could I save $10 a month by deactivating the D12s and activating these? (provided they actually work...theyve been down there for a year or two)
-And if I could do all of the above and not be a fool for sending the D12s back, is there any way DirecTV would let me pull the cards out of the D12s and put them into the DSX5500's? Neither one of them has an access card currently.

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#27 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:56 PM

Avder:
1. Yes, those old Philips receiver are still supported, provided you don't have SWM dish.
2. PQ should be comparable. But they don't have enough Guide Data memory (RAM) to handle all of DirecTV channels anymore, so some channels are not shown on these old Receivers.
3. No, you would still pay the monthly fee. With owned equipment it's called a "mirroring fee" instead of lease fee, but it's the same amount of money.
4. Access cards are not transferable across Receivers. You would need new access cards. DirecTV will sent you new cards for ~$20 ea.
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#28 OFFLINE   Avder

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

Avder:
2. PQ should be comparable. But they don't have enough Guide Data memory (RAM) to handle all of DirecTV channels anymore, so some channels are not shown on these old Receivers.
3. No, you would still pay the monthly fee. With owned equipment it's called a "mirroring fee" instead of lease fee, but it's the same amount of money.


Which channels wouldnt show up? If its PPV and specialty sports channels it wouldnt be a problem as I only watch my center ice stuff in the living room in HD.

And whats the thing behind the mirroring fee? Is that just some bogus un-fee to make sure I'm still paying as much as I would with leased recievers?

So with all that anyway I suppose my best options are to either see if I can get $5 for em on ebay or keep them around if I ever want SD in another room?

Also I was looking at getting a decent SWM later this year, not the directv ones, but the commercial ones that have legacy ports and allow OTA diplexing, I assume the legacy ports on that switch would allow these to work? But would I need legacy ports for the D12's, or are they SWM compatible?




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