You won't need them until the new Ka-band satellites go live in early 2007. Keep tabs on this Forum and you'll be among the first to know when that happens.
Agreed. It's going to be a mess when the new Ka-band satellites go live early next year and many many customers suddenly can't receive the new channels. Perhaps this is a good time to start gobbling up BBCs .... they could be in hot demand next yearcarl6 said:I'm wondering what kind of plan, if any, DirecTV has for dealing with all of the MPEG4 receivers that do not have B-band converters installed on them. It seems like (a) installers are not bothering to put them on in many cases, and (b) people are removing them if they are installed. So what is going to happen next year when they are needed?
Also, if they are having as high a failure rate as is indicated, there will need to be either a redesigned device that is more reliable, or an enormous stock so ongoing replacements can be sent out rapidly.