7 (SD) chs now free (HD)

C

c-spand

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Original poster
Feb 25, 2019
1,363
823
1
So i called the number on screen and they said because my box is hr-22 that i could not get the (HD) and had to order new box? I said i order movies and they are in HD. She check and said i had to get a new box. What the heck. I really don't want a new box and this is capable of receiving the signal. -Thank you
 
T

texasbrit

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Apr 12, 2006
3,650
361
So i called the number on screen and they said because my box is hr-22 that i could not get the (HD) and had to order new box? I said i order movies and they are in HD. She check and said i had to get a new box. What the heck. I really don't want a new box and this is capable of receiving the signal. -Thank you
If you have an HR22 you don't need a new box, it's an HD DVR. Assuming of course you have an HD dish (slimline)
 
  • Like
Reactions: c-spand
C

c-spand

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Original poster
Feb 25, 2019
1,363
823
1
Called again and they claim it does not have mpeg 4 which i know it does. They just want to get rid of my box. He said there is now way around it.
 
H

HoTat2

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 12, 2012
1,295
337
Los Angeles, CA.
Called again and they claim it does not have mpeg 4 which i know it does. They just want to get rid of my box. He said there is now way around it.
They're flat out wrong ...

The HR22 is both MPEG-2/4 capable, and has been from its inception many years ago now.

Just out of curiosity though, what box are they offering you to upgrade to? Considering that even their last non-Genie STB, the HR24, is hard to find nowadays....

Sent from my SM-S908U using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: c-spand
S

slice1900

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 14, 2015
1,660
738
IA
Is it an "HR22" you have or an "R22"? They offered the latter to people in MPEG4 markets, but I'm not sure if it was allowed to view HD channels on an SD only account even though it was capable of doing so.

If you have an R22 you probably do need to upgrade. Any reason you don't want them to upgrade you for free?
 
  • Like
Reactions: c-spand
H

HoTat2

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 12, 2012
1,295
337
Los Angeles, CA.
Is it an "HR22" you have or an "R22"? They offered the latter to people in MPEG4 markets, but I'm not sure if it was allowed to view HD channels on an SD only account even though it was capable of doing so.

If you have an R22 you probably do need to upgrade. Any reason you don't want them to upgrade you for free?
I remember DIRECTV allowed any local HD channels they carried to be received in HD on R22s with SD accounts in MPEG-4 local markets.

But that was all ....

Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: c-spand
C

c-spand

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Original poster
Feb 25, 2019
1,363
823
1
The upgrade to new box is not really a free upgrade it is a 13$ charge extra a month for all the bells and whisles on new box.
 
C

c-spand

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Original poster
Feb 25, 2019
1,363
823
1
So i guess i will try and ask about the free HD locals and see if that is a thing still. They tried to figure it out but the tech i called the 3rd time around didn't know that the deal on splash screen was available. I think it is just a scam now that at and t own it,
 

Similar threads

Scott Greczkowski
Replies
87
Views
20K
HoTat2
H
jamieh1
Replies
5
Views
882
HoTat2
H
J
Replies
2
Views
285
jamieh1
jamieh1
raoul5788
Replies
9
Views
426
raoul5788
raoul5788
R
Replies
6
Views
1K
ejb1980
E

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Who Read This Thread (Total Members: 1)

  • c-spand

Latest posts

Top