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John Wayne

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Posted: 12/01/20 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just spent 45 min on the phone with Tech support. Trying to get directv to let me change a good SD card from a broken SD receiver to a working receiver same model that I have. Would sell me a new card for the working receiver for $20.00. But advised that DirecTV was going to stop SD transmission on Dec. 31. Will have to wait and see if it's true or not.


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Posted: 12/01/20 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surprised DirectTV waited this long to discontinue SD. As Petula Clark sang...”It’s a sign of the times...” do dah, do dah.


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Posted: 12/01/20 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The continuing DTV SD scenario reminds me of the Keystone Kops.


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Posted: 12/01/20 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What's your plan if they do?

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Posted: 12/02/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep in mind that you simply cannot move a card from 1 receiver to another. If you want to pursue that route you will need a new card. However, here's some info I posted elsewhere.......

IF THIS FINALLY DOES HAPPENS, as DTV had been promising for about 2 years, domes and 18" round dishes will not stop working. However ALL SD receivers will quit working. The other issue is that dome and 18" antenna users will now receive programming in full HD (with an HD receiver) but what programming will be available is still unknown. You will still only be able to receive programming from the 101 satellite and the majority of programming is currently on 99 and 103. The 101 will still be around for many years to come so if they cut out the SD they can move more programming to 101. What makes the most sense to me, however, is that they would no longer need to duplicate channels on multiple satellites so, at best, less than 1/3 of the DTV programming would be coming from the 101 satellite. So NO NETWORK programming at all and a highly reduced channel list would be available to those to continue to try to use the outdated dome technology.


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Posted: 12/02/20 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or switch to Dish T V and get HD and same channels as before. Less expensive and less hassle.

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Posted: 12/02/20 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Absolutely. As long as you understand the limitations, DISH remains a great option for dome users.

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Reminds me of a Clint Eastwood movie.

"Mans got to know his limitations."

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Posted: 12/07/20 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This threat has been going on for several years now. I would think if is going to happen soon, I would have received some sort of notification from ATT and what to do in my trailer.. I have the Winegard carryout antenna and R-22 SD receiver which is HD capable.. will I need a B-band converter?

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Posted: 12/08/20 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The R22 receiver is not HD capable IIRC. The R22 doesn't have an HDMI output but it was some kind of weird hybrid that might receive HD but can't output the HD signal. I could be wrong but I believe you would need a receiver model # starting with an H.

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