Question about Bell receiver upgrade to HD


Ed Goldstein

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Sep 13, 2010
New York, NY
I recently received an offer from Bell to upgrade my satellite TV receivers to HD. "We are happy to replace the standard definition (SD) receivers on your account with high definition (HD) receivers, at no additional cost."

I'm in the States and can only receive 91, not 82. Would that make any difference if I decide to do this? And if I don't, will my old SD receivers continue to work?
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SatelliteGuys Master
May 5, 2007
Salem, OR
This will be an issue sooner than later. If they follow the DISH example, some of the SD programming will become HD receiver exclusive programming.

An HD receiver will work with an SDTV but an SD receiver won't be able to receive HD-only channels. There are some additional issues with new modulation schemes that aren't available in SD receivers as well. Since the upgrade is free (except for how you physically obtain the receiver), you might as well. I suspect your Bell days will be more severely numbered if you don't upgrade.

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