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Upgrading to directv hd question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by land5150, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. land5150

    land5150 New Member

    Aug 28, 2004
    I am a current directv customer 5 yrs. I have a 2 lnb dish. I have a hdtv and buying a directv hd reciever today. Do I absolutely have to change my dish for hd or can I use the existing one?
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    If you want to continue watching SD programming you can continue to use your existing dish. Seeing Directv broadcasts their HD channels off the 110 & 119 satellites it would be advisable to upgrade to the phase 3 dish if you expect to watch HDTV from Directv.
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    You don't say what slots your 2 LNB dish is looking at. 110 has ESPN, Showtime, DIscovery, HDNet Movies and channel 84 which is currently the Olympics feed. The other HD channels are on 119.
  4. Shappyss

    Shappyss AllStar

    Jun 26, 2004
    You may want to wait a month to upgrade your dish if it is not free. I no i wouldn't be able to wait for that long for HD but their is a rumor that a new dish is comming out pretty soon that will look at two other sats with more HD.
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