According to Solid Signal blog, Directv has announced that 2019 will be when MPEG2 SD broadcasts cease, and all non-HD receivers become doorstops. http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/5483-THE-END-IS-COMING-DIRECTV-announces-end-of-SD-service Does anyone know the source of this? Was it announced at the Revolution conference earlier this month, some sort of Directv communique to dealers etc. or did Stuart get it from contacts within Directv? Curious if anyone has further details. The discussion about satellites running out of fuel in that blog entry is a bit confusing. The only satellite with fuel life expiring within the next five years is D4S, which if used at all it is just for some SD spot beams. The CONUS transponders from 101 will continue on, and presumably be switched over to carrying HD channels. That would make those HD channels a bit more resistant to rain fade, and allow easier/cheaper reception of them in an RV. Anyone know anything definite about whether this will be a transition by market or by channel/package or will all MPEG2 SD be kept pretty much as is and shut down all at once?