No. you won't get HD channels. My guess is that the existing installation uses one of the older stacked MDU systems, it needs to be upgraded to the MFH2 system that uses SWM technology in order for the HD channels to be available. And as you discovered, DirecTV can't do this install for you.abenjami said:So I live in an MDU building and here is my situation...
I spoke with the property manager about getting D*. He is new and didn't know the situation and told me to call D* directly to get service. He also said our building is not wired for HD yet but the HOA is currently deciding whether to get it wired. Keep in mind I already have Cox cable service with full HD.
So I called D* to hook up service. They sent out a D* install guy. He said he could not do the install because he does not have access to the IDF's and I needed to have it done by my building's MDU sys op. He was very nice and gave me the guy's contact info.
While he was there, I told him the property manager said our building was not wired for HD. The D* install guy told me that was nonsense. He said we have the proper dish on the roof to get HD and once the sys op does my install I will have HD service.
I then contacted the MDU guy. He says we are not able to get HD yet because we need some upgrades to the equipment and he is currently in negotiations with our HOA to get them to fork over the cash to get it done but it looks like it will take a few months at a minimum.
My service is now hooked up. I have the premier programming package and am paying for the HD channels. However, the sys op gave me an old box that is not an HD box.
So my question is this...will I get HD channels if I go out and buy my own HD box such as an HR-21?