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Mpg guide receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wcalifas254, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1 of 71
    wcalifas254

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    Well I still have a RCA DRD420 receiver in use with MPG guide and still haven't gotten the call to replace it. I've heard stories that they're getting ready to make the MPG receivers obsolete. So when's the actual date for that? Anyone know?
     
  2. Jan 2, 2013 #2 of 71
    Dude111

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    I thought it was 1/1 and im hopefull they have reconsidered....

    I dont wanna lose my program guide.. (Although now most of the channels are not using MPG anymore anyway so i dont see that guide data.. (I dont wanna lose what i have had left the last year or so and i dont wanna have to get rid of my RCA reciever (Best reciever they ever allowed to be made for directv)))
     
  3. Jan 2, 2013 #3 of 71
    wcalifas254

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    What model of RCA receiver are you using?
     
  4. Jan 2, 2013 #4 of 71
    Satelliteracer

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    It's starting right now in some DMAs, but depending on where you live it may be a few months before you are contacted.

    The dates are still in flux for the rest of the country.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2013 #5 of 71
    Xsabresx

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    LOL because it didnt do anything. Tht is like saying a bicycle is better than a car because the bike never breaks down. :D:D:D
     
  6. Jan 2, 2013 #6 of 71
    JoeTheDragon

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    now does that box they swapping out owned? rented with no 1-2 year lock in?

    just asking.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 #7 of 71
    wcalifas254

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    So I hear that these receivers with mpg will not work anymore. Will it be the guide that won't show anything or will the receivers not get a signal anymore?
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 #8 of 71
    P Smith

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    It will get SAME signal just fine; it's FW [SW] what will not discover System Info/EPG (that's what MPG means) eg no channel list, no sats, no tpns, no EPG.
    Like your brain will be cleared of all basic instincts. :D
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 #9 of 71
    Satelliteracer

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    No commitment. It is a leased receiver, but the net net is no additional charge for the customer and no commitment on the service. It's just a very outdated guide that consumes bandwidth, resources, and costly to maintain for what amounts to not very many receivers out there that are alive in the field utilizing it.
     
  10. HoTat2

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    Just curious, but does the old MPG stream packets still use PID 9?
     
  11. P Smith

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    And 0x5XX PIDs and a few from beginning ... we will see when the stream will be ceased ... I'm more curious about 0002 ;)
     
  12. JoeTheDragon

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    Will people get new HD boxes and dish's with that swap out?
     
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    If they have SD now, they wont be given HD to replace it if thats what you're asking. They still have current technology sd stuff.
     
  14. Dude111

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    I have THE SAME ONE YOU HAVE :) (DRD420)
     
  15. wcalifas254

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    Well I haven't received a call yet to replace that 420 have you?
     
  16. Satelliteracer

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    California is further down the list, you will get a communication later in the year.
     
  17. alnielsen

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    I think I have 2 that are older (see sig). Well, the Sony is.
     
  18. Dude111

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    They have called several times but i havent answered the phone for fear they would try and get my RCA away from me....... I DONT WANT ONE OF THIER NEWER CRAP IRDs!! (1 or 2 times i have talked to them and they tried to get my BOX off my acct and i explained that I am not interested in HD,etc....... I like my basic IRD and the speed is excellent and i dont wanna lose that) -- I dont care if i dont see the channel data really (I dont see 1/2 of them now anyway!),i have been a customer for about 14 years and i love DTV......... I dont want that to change!

    Why dont they just start charging a little bit MORE MONEY to provide the MPG data to older boxs??
     
  19. Jacob Braun

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    The SD bandwidth it will free up is significantly more valuable than the few dollars they could make by asking people to pay extra for obsolete receivers (which is probably no people. Maybe two or three customers total?)

    If you live in an MPEG-2 market you'll get a D12 and new remote for the swap.
     
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    Ok, it will cost you $300,00 per year. Can you handle that?:lol:

    Just a number I through out I have no idea what it cost.
     

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