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Posted: 01/03/21 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The HR24 will work. The HR44 requires SWM input so a converter will be needed.

However per above it's unknown what will be available on the 101 satellite if/when DTV drops SD transmission. And I say if/when because DTV is just so transparent about this - NOT.

Note: The HR24 can be configured for SWM (Single Wire Multiplex) and can receive up to 2 channels. The HR44 supports 5 channels.


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FWIW We use the HR44 at home and in the RV. All of the recorded shows move with the receiver and recording continues in the RV when the dish is up and everyting is HD.

When we drive out of a spot beam the locals have to be changed...

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Yes, the H series receivers are fully backward compatible to SD programming. The HD receiver can receive SD but an SD receiver cannot receive HD.
WHEN/IF DTV drops SD broadcast from the 101 satellite they "should" broadcast some amount of programming in HD from 101. With the H series receiver you would suddenly be able to watch DTV with a dome in HD! The only question is what channels will be available. DTV previously listed a small number of channels that would be available but, to my knowledge, no one has a complete list. NO NETWORKS is almost a certainty but the rest remains a big question mark.


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A better question is will the 18" dish work once they terminate SDTV.
That dish works on 101 but not 99 or 103 (Wrong bandwidth).

(Antennas are kind of a thing with me.. NOT for Sat TV but for other stuff I sometimes build 'em)


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Bill,

Given what you said I suppose DTV could shift stations to different satellites perhaps for some benefit like more 4K programs? Or other non TV content.

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wa8yxm wrote:

A better question is will the 18" dish work once they terminate SDTV.
That dish works on 101 but not 99 or 103 (Wrong bandwidth).

(Antennas are kind of a thing with me.. NOT for Sat TV but for other stuff I sometimes build 'em)


As long as DTV is broadcasting "something" from the 101 satellite the 18" dish will still work, as will a dome. The 101 satellite use the KU band now and will continue to broadcast on that same band if they dropped SD and added HD or 4K or any other programming of their choice.
When/if that happens you would need an HD receiver to receive programming, however.

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Posted: 01/04/21 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My ancient DTV SD receiver and 18 inch antenna is currently receiving from the 101 just fine.


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SD is working fine for me at home.


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Thanks for the replies.

So as I understand things my H24-100 will work with my existing 18 inch antenna or the Kingdome.

This is also with the receiver and I assume that would need to be used inline.

DTV SUP-2400 “B Band Converter (BBC) Module”
(for Ka-Lo band up conversion)

So one day I will need to upgrade to HD and get a Traveler antenna or a new dish that I aim or stay in one place that has good WiFi.

What is the future of the carryout antennas? I could get one of those although none of those have HD for DTV as I understand it now.

I do appreciate your help here on this forum, when I call DTV their push is to upgrade and or sell something, also seems harder to get a DTV local satellite provider.
So far the D12 is still working.

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My RF Mogul dish works great for DTV HD.

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