CES 2008: Ask DIRECTV

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  1. Dec 29, 2007 #41 of 329
    dmaintenanceman

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    A cable card or a smaller, slimmer receiver that can be concealed or attached to a flat screen television
     
  2. Dec 29, 2007 #42 of 329
    ITrot

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    For those of us living in the sticks with little or crappy 'broadband' service (I'm looking at you HughesNet), what is your solution for us to be able to use DOD?
     
  3. Dec 29, 2007 #43 of 329
    PicaKing

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    Interesting, because I called yesterday and asked about an H20 to replace my old standard receiver--I was told I HAD to schedule an installation.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2007 #44 of 329
    philslc

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    Did you tell them that you already had a 5 LNB dish? If they think that you need a new dish they want to send an installer.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2007 #45 of 329
    Steve615

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    Tom,could you ask about the future odds of DirecTV offering a superstation package?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2007 #46 of 329
    smiddy

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    Thanks for confirming this...I can't recall where I saw the SWM11, but wanted to confirm this none the less, and you have thanks!
     
  7. Dec 29, 2007 #47 of 329
    Rakul

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    MRV is the number one question for me. Will we be seeing this sooner rather than later?
     
  8. Dec 29, 2007 #48 of 329
    PicaKing

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    Yes--we discussed the fact that I already had a 5 LNB dish, and an HR20 up and running. I made it very clear that nothing in the form of installation was needed. I think I'm just going to go to Costco today and pick one up--I'm out of Advil, so I can't handle another CSR call right now.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2007 #49 of 329
    ericbarton

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    How about NOT...

    Try using a HDNET test screen or commercially available calibration DVD or even something like Sypder and not taking up valuable bandwidth...
     
  10. Dec 29, 2007 #50 of 329
    Inches

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    Will there be a time when I request a DOD that the delivery will be via spare satellite channels vs the internet??
     
  11. Dec 29, 2007 #51 of 329
    VARTV

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    Amen. When I tried to do this, they had me set up for a new install. Wasted waiting four weeks... When we figured out what happened, they FedEx-ed a replacement box to me... the NEXT day!!!
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    +1 Would love to see this too. E* has this, so don't see why D* couldn't do it.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2007 #53 of 329
    Jeffro

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    Will their DVR's ever do picture-in-picture?

    When will the Rochester-Austin, MN, Mason City, IA get High Definition Locals into Locals?
     
  14. Dec 29, 2007 #54 of 329
    Earl Bonovich

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    The current HR20/21 main decoding ChipSet only allows one decoding of an MPEG-4 Data stream at a time...

    So those two models definently will never have PiP... as for future models... that is where that quesiton could be directed.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2007 #55 of 329
    Earl Bonovich

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    Does anyone know if there is a content provider that has currently announced planes to broadcat in 1080p ?
     
  16. Dec 29, 2007 #56 of 329
    mtnsackett

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    it apears that D* is trying to cut costs of serivce calls currently they only charg $70 of the actual $150 cost of each service call to customers. so on Jan 2, 2008 service call will go up to $79.95 and the Service for adding the protection plan will be 19.95. and they are noe drop shiping reciever that will not need a installer to do the upgrade. but we will see how long it lasts. you may want to make sure that your csr has the 5lnb dish and bband converter in their Rio program before you have a ird ordered
     
  17. Dec 29, 2007 #57 of 329
    mtnsackett

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    No one has plans as of yet was talking to a engeneer from ESPN and he told me that they didn't have a clue if or hen they would start
     
  18. Dec 29, 2007 #58 of 329
    Jeffro

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    Will the R-15 ever do picture-in-picture?
     
  19. Dec 29, 2007 #59 of 329
    mx6bfast

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    Delray...
    How much bandwidth would this channel eat up? As long as it is sent at 1920X1080, not this 1280 junk that we are seeing from D* on HDNet (which doesn't provide a true test pattern) since they are mostly static images I'm sure you could get away with sending it at even as low as 2 mbps it should be fine.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2007 #60 of 329
    carl6

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    Not by itself. Only one decoder and video output.

    Carl
     
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