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Joe The Dragon

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Is DirecTV going to be eliminating all standard definition channels this year? I know there has been information about the locals being eliminated. I have an old grandfathered in subscription of NFL Sunday Ticket only with no other programming in Standard Def and wondering if it will still be around next year.
They still have that?

What happens when that goes MPEG4 only / HD only?? Free upgrade with no comment? and no need to buy any other programming?
 

slice1900

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At what time do I need to swap my SWM SL5 for a SWM RBSL3 to continue receiving ALL available channels? A RB is still needed to continue getting the channels that were on 119 before 119 gets shut down right? Or will they be moved to 101?
Pretty sure you will never need to replace your SL5 unless/until you want 4K, which will (eventually, someday) move to reverse band.

Originally they mirrored both 95 & 119 using reverse band. The 119 mirror has been moved to Ka, and I strongly believe we will see the 95 mirror moved to Ka before 95 shuts down entirely because it would cost them a lot of money (in terms of upgrading the large majority of international subscribers to a reverse band dish) otherwise.
 

slice1900

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They still have that?

What happens when that goes MPEG4 only / HD only?? Free upgrade with no comment? and no need to buy any other programming?
There can't be a whole lot of customers left on the "NFLST only" subscriptions, so they might just end it (especially since the future of NFLST on Directv, at least for residential subscribers, looks to be pretty up in the air after the 2022 season.
 

TheTechGuru

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Pretty sure you will never need to replace your SL5 unless/until you want 4K, which will (eventually, someday) move to reverse band.

Originally they mirrored both 95 & 119 using reverse band. The 119 mirror has been moved to Ka, and I strongly believe we will see the 95 mirror moved to Ka before 95 shuts down entirely because it would cost them a lot of money (in terms of upgrading the large majority of international subscribers to a reverse band dish) otherwise.
I have all HR24's that I plan to keep until they die. I've upgraded the hard drive in one of them to a 1TB. No plans for 4K any time soon.
 

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