Direct Receivers vs 2009 Digital Mandate (1 Viewer)

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Jaybird28

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I'm sorry to say I don't no this answer so be gentle. I had Comcast before last November when I saw the light and switched to Direct. (Best thing I ever did) My question revolves around the National mandate that Feb '09 you must be digital. My TV's are not ancient. A couple maybe 12 years old. I have three Direct Receivers and 2 HDDVR's currently hooked up. Won't I be fine when '09 comes along???
 
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JAG72

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The mandate is only for OTA and not cable or satellite companys. If you don't use OTA for SD channels you will be fine.
 

Mr_Movie_Dog

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DirecTV has been digital the whole time so they are compliant and you will see no change unless of course you dive into HD and then you can still use your old TV's if you wish. I have one that is just coax input and I have a H23 HD reciever hooked to it, of course I needed to convert it to RCA-VGA hookup but Wallyworld has those converters so I wouldn't worry my man.

You may ask why hookup an HD box to a SDTV and there are a couple of good reasons but the best one is I can watch the few channels that I pay for that are only in HD on any TV then much like getting a converter for OTA.
 

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DirecTV has been digital the whole time so they are compliant and you will see no change unless of course you dive into HD and then you can still use your old TV's if you wish. I have one that is just coax input and I have a H23 HD reciever hooked to it, of course I needed to convert it to RCA-VGA hookup but Wallyworld has those converters so I wouldn't worry my man.

You may ask why hookup an HD box to a SDTV and there are a couple of good reasons but the best one is I can watch the few channels that I pay for that are only in HD on any TV then much like getting a converter for OTA.


plus the picture is better on the sd tv with the hd box no doubt.
 
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