DirecTV HD reciever not a leased one.
Acetechno said:Just so you all know that if you have/had a DirecTV receiver that was swapped out for the new Mpeg4 receivers and new KA/Ku dish that the old sat receiver that is sitting around the house collecting dust will not be reactivated by DirecTV if it has the TiVo Logo on the front. If you have a leased receiver and sell it they will not activate it. If you own the receiver and sell it, providing it's not a Tivo Logo one, they will activate it. You will have to buy a new smart card also at $20.00 DirectTV has a huge database that they keep track of every Receiver ID number (R00#) and Smart Card (S00#) They can tell you if it is a leased or bought receiver if you are planning on buying one or selling one. Just to give an update on some old top of the line Sony SAT300HD boxes that sold new for $700-1000.00 each have no resale value As does the HR10-250 very popular TiVo receiver. Trust me I have tried selling a few of them on eBay and I got no takers. I just finished a install that had 12 of the HR21-700 receivers which is the black dual tuner DVR ones. What a nightmare of a system design. That would be 24 coax drops. It took 2 KA/Ku dishes on the roof and 2 - 6x16 Multi switches to do the install. This poor sap has every channel and pays a lease fee for each box and $10.00 extra for each DVR. He pays like almost $350.00 a month for friggin TV service. Hope this helps. Cheers.
Well, you kinda need to have both the new receiver and the KA/Ku dish to get the best of everything. If you have the old 3 LNB or older single LNB they will no longer work for HD signal even if you have a HD receiver. Directv moved all the HD channels to the orbital 99 and 103 degrees. You can buy the dish and install it yourself. It will be a major bitch to do with out a signal finder at $600.00 to buy. The other thing you can do is install a UHF antenna on the roof and run that right into the coax jack on the back of the TV. Since your TV has a digital tuner in it you can receive "over the air" signals for free. There are like 60 digital/HD channels you can get with all the majortherelaxer said:Ok, what would you recommend. receiver? dish?
I am a cheap a$$ and my situation is I am splitting the service with my Dad. He lives in Ventura, Ca. I currently have two tv's. I would like the new one I just bought to receive HD.