I have been away from the forum for some time now, and I am sorry if there is a thread on this already but I cannot seem to find it. I heard a story from a boat owner that the 101 satellites will be shutdown and decommissioned in 2019. He uses the Ku band SD channels on his boat and is not happy. I also think this whole dumping of SD is a bad move by Directv. I have 4K OLED at home and a nice setup but I know that many Boat owners and RV owners depend on SD systems. Many of these people are not going to switch to a new motorized offset dish system just for Directv when they can use Dishnetwork SD instead. I can only assume Directv will be putting new Ku band satellites in the orbital slot and most likely using them for HD content with much fewer channels. Is there any detailed information available on what they will be doing and when? BTW I assume it has to be a KU replacement not Ka because if not they would need to change everyone's LNB setup. Thanks for any info.