Pub Member / Supporter
- Oct 19, 2004
A good questions is...If you OWN your MPEG2 HD reciever will you OWN the one they upgrade you too?
Swapping cards...now swapping receivers...and a proclomation that is not even clear. The alert seem to suggest an entire MPEG-2 to MPEG-4. The fact is its very limited.
I posted this in another thread but here it again, I found out during a couple quick power outages that the 722 can be set to receive SD only. My power went out and while my 722 was rebooting the power went out again. when it finished rebooting the 2nd time there were no HD channels available on any list.I went to my menu and pulled up my local OTA HD channels and somewhere along the line it said I would have to call dish to upgrade to HD. when I went to system info it said I had a 722 SD instead of 722 HD. I rebooted a 3rd time and it went back to normal, so I guess they have the ability to change a HD box to SD box at any time, in fact if needed then can probaly send it out as sd and upgrade to hd if a customer wants an upgrade. anybody else seen this?So the demise of MPEG2 HD is finally upon us! I consider that a good thing for the obvious reasons of bandwidth savings, improved quality (the usual caveats apply), etc.
Next step: switch MPEG2 SD users to MPEG4. But that brings up an issue... There are a significant number of subscribers who don't want/have HD displays. Offering them an HD box is not problem since the boxes down-rez over the familiar RCA (et al) jacks, but: When this happens, will the ridiculous HD enabling fee finally go away?
Cool, but then how will already paying subscribing get this upgrade?
k gotchya dont have to answer me im a noob and ill admit it
have patience , have time , have concern