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Mpg guide receivers

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

  1. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    No i guess i havent bud....... But i doubt there are any new boxs AS GOOD AS THE RCA I have!
  2. Krazeyman

    Krazeyman Cool Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    If you never watch it and don't want to pay the insane prices. Why not cancel and just watch what you can from the Internet. Would be allot less headache and no more need for angry caps lock....
  3. wcalifas254

    wcalifas254 Mentor

    Sep 23, 2007
    I can understand that older receivers would last longer, but are the newer receivers that bad? I would think they're faster and better. Anyone care to chime in this comparsion?
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    and what "this comparsion" have common with the topic ?

  5. wcalifas254

    wcalifas254 Mentor

    Sep 23, 2007
    That someone thinks the mpg receiver is better than the newer one.....
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006

    Well, as long as they will tune to a chanel and let you watch TV, it will be easily just as good.
  8. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    SD receivers are always faster than HD due to digital handshakes for HDMI, changing resolution, etc....DVR's are slower due to the buffereing, but of course, EVERYTHING else about HD outweighs the speed differential. If all I cared about was the speed of channel changing, I'd still be watching analog cable. Unfortunately, dude111 doesnt appear to see it that way.:confused:
  9. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    The day will come that you will switch to HD service and you will kick yourself for not getting rid of that out of date receiver sooner.
    I refused to get HD because I did not want to pay the extra cost on my bill for it ( I had SD DTV since 1996 ). I also did not want to buy a new TV. I said that when my TV died completely that I would consider it. About 2 years later my TV died. I went to the store and got a new Samsung 46" TV. There was basically no CRT TVs for sale except for a couple of very small 20" ones. I had been watching a Toshiba 32" Flat screen CRT that I had for 10 years.
    I hooked up a set of rabbit ears to the antenna connection to keep from paying HD service and watched my local stuff from them.
    The picture was so much better my son that lives with me bought himself a new Mitsubishi 52" TV.
    I then called DTV and had them come out and upgrade to HD service and HD DVR service. Then I wished my Toshiba had died a long time ago.
    Now mine and my son's Favorites do not have channels in them that are not HD.

    It is a fact that the HD DVRs are slower at changing channels, etc. The HD receivers are very fast but not as fast as the SD receivers. It is a small price to pay for all of what you get with the HD service and receivers.
    Your eyes will thank you when you do.
  10. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Disagree. I think it's just fine (and I have a 42" HDTV too).

    If (when) I ever do upgrade to HD, it won't be from a provider squeezing me $10 a month like DirecTV when DISH and Cable offer HD for free....
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    fine ?
    well, that's your eyes ... or the TV do the upconvertion/interpolation (perhaps super AI)

    as to physics, DTV cutting SD resolution from 704x480 to 352x480 or 240x480 and compressing these SD channels down to 1 Mbps bandwidth

    Where is the beef, Thomas ? :D

    WARNING ! - we got to far offtopic !

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