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Questions at CES for Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. 69hokie

    69hokie Icon

    Sep 23, 2006
    I know they are working on a device to deliver two sat signals from the new 5 lnb dish over one coax to DVR's (a la stacker/destacker, I believe they call it a frequency modulator), but are they working on a device to stack and destack the two sat signals and OTA over one cable. Many of us only have one coax cable to each receiver and find it very difficult and expensive to add to existing coax wiring in our homes. Some kind of multiswitch that stacks in OTA in a way acceptable to the frequencies of the new 5LNB dish, and unstacks at the receivers. I presently use a stacker/destacker on a 3 LNB dish that works great, but know that when the expansion of HD channels takes place, I will need to move to a 5 LNB dish to be able to receive them and will likely have to give up my local OTA signal unless such a device is on the market. .....or is that D*'s intention!
  2. thepoloman33

    thepoloman33 Mentor

    Jun 20, 2006
    Where'd you get this info from?
  3. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    One other thing. What does Liberty's involvement now mean for the future of DVRs, Tivo, HD channels, etc.? Is D* going to change course in any manner or will it mean additional services?
    What about internet service?
  4. magellanmtb

    magellanmtb Legend

    Nov 19, 2006
    to all those attending. don't forget, a few of photos would help attend vicariously. thanks
  5. DRod

    DRod Cool Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Now under new ownership, does DirecTV anticipate reuniting with TiVo to give us a much better DVR option?
  6. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    I would be surprised if D* gave up on their current DVR this soon.

    But, I could be wrong. I am not the most knowledge person on the subject. :D
  7. Twitami

    Twitami Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2006

    With all the stuff coming for the HR20 (Plus a lot of upgrades and fixes as well), there is no reason to go back. And the new Black HR-20 is Sexy!
  8. Twitami

    Twitami Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Very few SD locals, since most will have HD soon. Game Lounge will have 15-20 games at launch.
  9. DRod

    DRod Cool Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    It sounds great! I must have been under a rock. Got a link?
  10. Rebollos

    Rebollos AllStar

    Feb 1, 2006
    Is VOOM coming to Directv?
  11. DRod

    DRod Cool Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    This is a good question too. You know, the last 2 times I've called Customer Service, they end the call with "...and just so you know, we will have the largest HD channel selection of any carrier sometime within the 1st quarter".
  12. Dalek1963

    Dalek1963 Legend

    Nov 18, 2006
    I don't have an hd tv and don't plan to buy one anytime soon, just too expensive. Some people may have a $1000 or more just laying around, I don't, so getting sd locals is important to me, so i don't have to use wireless cable and Dtv. Since Directv has started launching hd locals in areas that already have local channels, those of us who still don't have locals have been lost in the shuffle:nono:

  13. gregchak

    gregchak Legend

    Jan 8, 2007
    I second that one. Or maybe lesser packages, like a $20 or $30 package that isn't themed like the family package.
  14. JeffBowser

    JeffBowser blah blah blah

    Dec 21, 2006
    Dalek - you don't need an HDTV to get the MPEG4 HD locals - you can have the output down-rezzed to fit your TV. I do this on my daughters small bedroom TV - the pic is sharp and clear, and 480i square.
  15. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I didn't have it either.

    Circuit City & Best Buy...12 or 18 months, same as cash, no interest.

  16. winterminute

    winterminute Cool Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Find out what's on deck in regards to the Microsoft/Windows Media Center annoucement from last year.

    But then they were silent and nothing else was said. I'm hoping they clarify what the plans are and some release dates.
  17. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    When will PBS HD be available?
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