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Changing from SD toHD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Don C, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Don C

    Don C New Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    [SIZE=medium]Hello guys and gals. Have been Direct TV customer for 3 years. Have had a standard round dish and [/SIZE][SIZE=medium]sd box, mounted on mobile pedestal for use at the house and RV during summer. Was used at house as a backup with cable as primary. Used the dish and box from home while traveling in RV [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]We recently got local TV stations in our area on Direct so had to update to HD to get locals and a $2 charge per month. Had to change over to the slime line dish and new box. Just wondering if this system will be as user friendly when traveling. Old system was really easy to useā€¦.Throw down the dish anywhere close to level move back and forth till the beeps get loud and watch the tube. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Question is will new Slimeline and HD box set up as easy as the old system while on the road?? Also will small round dish work with new HD box ?? Thanks in advance. [/SIZE]
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The dish is pretty much the same for SD channels, but aiming for HD requires considerably more care.

    The round dish will work if your receiver isn't an H25, but you won't get any HD or local channels.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    and none of the HD receivers have the "beep" anymore when in the signal meter screen.
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Some receivers and the Genie DVRs use what is known as an SWM dish, and these cannot be used with the older round dish. Aiming the sliming properly is much harder than aiming the round dish, but with some practice many do it easily when travelling in an RV. If you do decide to use the round dish, you won't get any HD on the road.

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