Upgrading from 18" to AU-9/AT-9

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Digital Logic

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So i researched my possibilities of upgrading and found a good deal. I currently have RCA receivers (DRD485RG/DRD430RG) and the upgrade brings in a free installation of a new dish

Im wondering if I were to upgrade 1 receiver, will it knock out my RCA receivers because of compatibility issues? I can only afford to upgrade one box a month for the time being and I dont want to have any issues with other rooms not working.

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Not at all - all previous D* receivers are backward compatible with the 5LNB dish - they'll just keep receiving what they already do now.
 
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Not at all - all previous D* receivers are backward compatible with the 5LNB dish - they'll just keep receiving what they already do now.



does this mean ill be able to gain channels from 110 & 119 for the legacy boxes?
 
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Depend on just how old the receiver is. Does the setup menu for your receiver indicate anything about a 3 lnb dish, or oval dish? Does the signal screen indicate anything about 110 or 119?

ANyone else know much about the RCA receiver he mentioned?
 
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does this mean ill be able to gain channels from 110 & 119 for the legacy boxes?

Actually yes, since both DO work on 110/119 - they even would work on the 72.5/95 dishes, since I have seen some in our market work on locals, which is a 72.5 market. (SD, of course...)
 
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sweet... this is very encouraging.

Thank you very much!
 
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does this mean ill be able to gain channels from 110 & 119 for the legacy boxes?

Yes, if there are any SD channels on those birds which you are authorized to receive. There are no SD channels on 110 and those on 119 are locals and some Spanish language internationals, which are not included in the normal packages.
 
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and those on 119 are locals and some Spanish language internationals, which are not included in the normal packages.

Actually, there ARE a couple of the of SD channels on 119 that are PI's & therefore come with any package, as long as you have the appropriate dish/receiver - they are:

415-ONCE Mexico
438-HITN TV

D* even lists these on their latest ch list as coming w/Choice:

http://www.directv.com/see/pdf/chnl...1_A&_DAV=-1&_dynSessConf=-6620276031235982941
 
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