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New customer here, I ordered the free HD-DVR along with 4 Standard Receivers.

My question is, can I use an HD receiver on a standard def TV? Will it convert to standard def? I want on-demand on another TV. I had selected HD for a few rooms, and noticed there was no extra charge for an HD upgrade for another room or two. I decided to go with the standard receivers because I did not do my research and thought I could get on-demand with a standard receiver similar to cable converter boxes.

Can I mail them back a Standard receiver and have send me an HD an no extra charge or am I screwed?

Also, is there any other place that will swap them for me or am I stuck with the mail?

My service started 8/10.

Thanks.
 

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video on demand requires a hdvr unit with internet connected.
they will ship u out the receiver
unless they need installation
 

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Yes, I have the HD DVR and cinema connection. I was told that an HD receiver would be able to get On Demand by communicating with the DVR and internet connection.

If that's the case, I'm wondering if it's early enough as a new customer to swap a standard receiver for an HD receiver free of charge since it was offered as part of the sign up.
 

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LakeSteve said:
Yes, I have the HD DVR and cinema connection. I was told that an HD receiver would be able to get On Demand by communicating with the DVR and internet connection.

If that's the case, I'm wondering if it's early enough as a new customer to swap a standard receiver for an HD receiver free of charge since it was offered as part of the sign up.
That's only sort of true. Only DVRs can download and record OnDemand shows and movies. Once recorded to the DVR, then remote Whole Home DVR Receivers can view those recordings.
 
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