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#1 OFFLINE   mackaz


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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:41 PM

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!!

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#2 OFFLINE   KevetS



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Posted 29 January 2006 - 07:12 PM

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.

#3 OFFLINE   newsposter


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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:39 PM

I'd try to find someone in your area

and see if they got HD waivers from directv. If you are really that far away from anything, i'd think you are a perfect candidate for them.

you can also enter your address here to see if directv may already have the decision you are looking for


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