Will the basic one get the regular channels, plus the HBO and Showtime channels?litzdog911 said:There are a wide variety of DirecTV dish types ....
A lot depends on what channel packages you want to receive.
The receiver model number is D11. I'm installing it myself because I'm putting it in a fish house.JLucPicard said:Are you buying a new receiver? If so, Mertzen is right - dish and install should be free.
Do you have a previously owned receiver and are just now going to be getting service? I don't think you'd get free install if you are using a used receiver.
It's not quite clear from your posts what your situation is.
I believe some older dishes could be used with some older receivers. I think some of the newer equipment may require D* dishes to work properly. I am not entirely sure about that, though. I think clearing up which receiver you'll be using, etc. may lead to better answers.