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Posted: 08/22/18 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry if this a repeated question, I had Direct TV out to my house today, I was hoping to upgrade my standard definition box in my RV to one that has an HDMI output and not a cable output, and found out "NO CAN DO" with my road trip antenna which is a standard def satellite antenna and it will not work with the new boxes that have HDMI output. Anyways he told me that Direct TV is dropping standard definition and my Wingard road trip dish will be obsolete after the 1st of the year? and will not work since everything is going to High Definition and in order watch Direct TV I will have to purchase an HD dish? Has anyone heard about this?
I really don't care about having HD all I am trying to do is get HDMI to my TV and install an HDMI switch to switch between the two TV's instead of using the three RCA output jacks which produces a crappy picture and you get interference.

Any information would greatly be appreciated!


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Posted: 08/22/18 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old news.


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Posted: 08/22/18 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This has been beat to death for almost two years now. Your only choice if you want to keep the tiny dome is switch to Dish. Of course you will still get HD


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AT&T gotta free up satellite bandwidth to resell to the NSA


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If you don't care about HD you must have never seen it.

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Posted: 08/22/18 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No automated domes ever produced offer Directv in HD anyway, either change over to Dish Network where HD content can be received and utilized via hdmi by most automated domes or get a roof mounted winegard travler if you want Directv and hdmi.

We have switched back and forth several times between the two satellite tv services over the last couple of decades and find very little difference between the two, they both pretty much have the same channels and cost the same after promotional offers expire.

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It’s a sign of the times...da da la la...Petula Clark.


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Posted: 08/22/18 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Protector wrote:

Sorry if this a repeated question, I had Direct TV out to my house today, I was hoping to upgrade my standard definition box in my RV to one that has an HDMI output and not a cable output, and found out "NO CAN DO" with my road trip antenna which is a standard def satellite antenna and it will not work with the new boxes that have HDMI output. Anyways he told me that Direct TV is dropping standard definition and my Wingard road trip dish will be obsolete after the 1st of the year? and will not work since everything is going to High Definition and in order watch Direct TV I will have to purchase an HD dish? Has anyone heard about this?
I really don't care about having HD all I am trying to do is get HDMI to my TV and install an HDMI switch to switch between the two TV's instead of using the three RCA output jacks which produces a crappy picture and you get interference.

Any information would greatly be appreciated!


First, some time in 2019 is the project date but no one really knows when. Also, while you still won't get HD, you can use an HD box with your dome and it will work just fine. You can use that for the next 6-12 months without issue and get just what you get now but you will gain an HDMI output. No one yet knows what will be broadcast on the 101 satellite (where the SD programming is) but if there is still a satellite there and it's broadcasting anything (now in HD) the domes will still be able to pick that up as well. So, that part of the equation is completely unknown.


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Posted: 08/22/18 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had directv for years and years in the house and dish in the camper. We didn't pay for he with directv and it cost too much so we went with dish in the house and camper. Dish does not offer some channels that directv has, YES being one of them. I wonder why we pay $100 a month to watch adds and I think we'll go back to a radio and a book.





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Posted: 08/23/18 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup. old news. We have been posting that same info for about a year now ever since AT&T bought DirecTV and announced their plans to go HD only.


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