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DirecTV D13 to be an H25 in disguise?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Pink Jazz, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jan 2, 2012 #1 of 17
    Pink Jazz

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    Considering the R22 is really the HR21 in disguise but with the HD features disabled, I was wondering, does anyone think that the D13 will be an H25 with the HD features disabled?

    It looks like DirecTV is planning a D13, since it is listed on the SWM8 website.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2012 #2 of 17
    Kevin F

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    Wasn't an R13 released in Latin America? If so, maybe it a US version of that. That wouldn't make much sense though. So I guess I have no idea :D

    Kevin
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 #3 of 17
    Pink Jazz

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    An R13 with the DVR disabled? Seems silly. I think it would be much more likely that DirecTV would make the D13 an H25 with the HD features disabled.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 #4 of 17
    rv65

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    L14 is being made available for Latin America, so a D13 would be the US version of the L14.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 #5 of 17
    DaaQ

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    I am pretty sure there will not be a 13. Highly likely there will be a D14 tho
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 #6 of 17
    naijai

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    I'd say it's the beginning of the end of MPEG2 broadcasts for DirecTV
    Will take a long time (minimum 6 yrs) if that is the plan.
     
  7. Draconis

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    Considering that 13 is (supposed to be) unlucky I would have to agree.

    Back to the subject, I actually hope it is not a re-branded H25. There are still a lot of folks out there with old TV's that only support coax and the H25's do not have that type of output. Also, the H25's are SWM-only and that means they cannot be used on non-SWM installations.
     
  8. ndole

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    I'd say that the first feasible phaseout step in any 'process' would be to eliminate the 18x20 ODU. It could be done tomorrow, with any other possible 'steps' to follow later.
     
  9. naijai

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    What would happen to spanish programming ?
    Would require moving them to MPEG4 equipment
     
  10. carl6

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    5LNB Slimline gets 119 (Spanish) no problem. SWM or non SWM. No MPEG4 need there.
     
  11. ThomasM

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    The "HD features" on the R22 haven't been disabled in over a year now. For all intents and purposes, the R22 IS an HR21 EXCEPT according to DirecTV which still calls it an "SD DVR".
     
  12. ndole

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    The conus MPEG4 features are only enabled on an R22 if there is another MPEG4 capable (non-R22) IRD on the account, along with HD Access. If you have a defective R22 in an 119 local market, you're getting an R15 or an R16. Far from 'the same as' an HR21.
     
  13. HoTat2

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    I think the correct explanation is that the R22 without HD access cannot receive any HD programming, except for any HD local channels via DIRECTV or OTA (with an AM21). And I think any HD programs downloaded by VOD.
     
  14. Draconis

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    I highly doubt that the 18” dish is going to get phased out any time soon, its MSRP is only $39.99 on Solid Signal while a Slimline 3's MSRP is $144.99.

    Times that by a few thousand installations / service calls and you start to get some very large numbers.

    Personally I wish every new installation included a Slimline 5 dish (regardless if it was needed or not), but it all comes down to a balancing act with the equipment cost playing a major role.

    So again, I doubt that the D13/14 is going to be a rebranded H25.
     
  15. Davenlr

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    Be nice if they just started replacing SD receivers in the field with old returned HD receivers pre-configured to 101 18" dish only. Then when they eventually had them all replaced, they could change the 101 over to SD Mpeg4 and make the PQ actually watchable.
     
  16. ThomasM

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    Correct. And this is different from an HR21 how? ;)
     
  17. trh

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    You can have an R22 w/o HD access activated and it works.
    You must have HD Access on the account for an HR21.
     

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