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Directv MPEG2 HD finally goes dark tomorrow.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ndole, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    Took long enough! ;)
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    A detail they left out is whether the swap is owned for owned or lease for owned. Some seem pretty committed to owning their equipment.
     
  3. ken1403

    ken1403 Cool Member

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    I called D* and was offered a lease upgrade. All of my equipment is owned.
    HR20 700
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  4. CCarncross

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    What do you need to upgrade anyway? You have one HD device and it already gets the new MPEG4's. This only affects the people that still had active MPEG2-only HD boxes...
     
  5. bidger

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    That it did. I stopped watching those channels after MPEG 4 became operational.
     
  6. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    You might be surprised about how many HD upgrades I've followed up on where the tech was payed to upgrade the ODU and the IRD(s), but only swapped the box. As the customer wasn't aware that there were more than 7 HD channels, it went unnoticed. These are few and far between, but the few systems left out there like this are going to rear their ugly heads here in the next week.
     
  7. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    If you've been paying attention, you'd realize that we're already about 2 years into this process. Many have already taken advantage of the swap.
     
  8. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

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    When I upgraded my MPEG-2 stuff, they swapped owned for owned.
     
  9. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    I know my Aunt and Uncle up in Livermore will be disappointed... their condo complex uses an older dish (MDU setup) which was capable of the MPEG2 HD channels, but not the MPEG4 channels... last I had checked, they HOA had yet to upgrade the dish...
     
  10. tonyd79

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    The HOA only had like two years notice. And they lost other channels already, didn't they? Isn't this the second (and final) wave?
     
  11. EKrimmer

    EKrimmer AllStar

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    I have a slimline dish and one H21 HDDVR. Just tell me my 3 old Hughes boxes will still work and I'm happy for now...
     
  12. Crystal Pepsi Ball

    Crystal Pepsi Ball Godfather

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    Yep. As of 3/31/2010, there will be NO more MPEG2 HD channels. No HD Channels on 110 or 119.
     
  13. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    Yep... definitely plenty of time, their HOA is just slow and doesn't want to spend money... the complex was finished right before the housing crash so there's lots of vacancies and little HOA fees being paid... And I don't think DirecTV upgrades MDU dishes for free, do they?
     
  14. d0ug

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    Sounds like they need to take advantage of the FCC's OTARD rules and setup their own dish, then tell the HOA to shove it when they complain.
     
  15. d0ug

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    Im sure they would just swap the dish itself if that's all that were required, im sure the whole MDU setup will likely have to be redone though?

    Hell if I was in that situation and just a simple dish swap would fix it, id get my own dish off ebay for $50 and swap the damn thing myself in the middle of the night =P
     
  16. HoTat2

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    Somebody refresh my memory, did DirecTV ever have any other MPEG-2 only HD receivers besides the old Hughes HR10-250 DVR?

    Can't remember really ...
     
  17. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

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    I seem to remember one from Zenith before the HR10-250.
     
  18. Lee L

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    THey had several non-recording HD receivers that came out before the HR10-250 did in 2004. I assume they are all MPEG2 only as I am not sure they even thought about MPEG 4 until after that.
     
  19. moghedien

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    * DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR)
    * DirecTV H10
    * Hughes HNS HIRD-E86
    * Hughes HNS HTL-HD
    * Hughes HNS SD-HBH
    * LG LSS-3200A
    * Mitsubishi SR-HD5
    * Panasonic TU-HDS20
    * Philips DSHD800
    * Proscan PS61000
    * RCA DTC-100
    * RCA DTC-210
    * RCA DTC-210 Supplement
    * RCA HD65W20
    * RCA HD65W20
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    * Samsung SIR-TS160 (E)
    * Samsung SIR-TS360
    * Sony HD100
    * Sony SAT-HD200
    * Sony SAT-HD300
    * Toshiba DST-3000
    * Toshiba DW65X91
    * Zenith DTV1080
    * Zenith HD-SAT520
     
  20. HoTat2

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    Wow, thanks;

    My memory is really bad in this area I guess. I'd forgotten all about these other models ... :)
     

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