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Thu, Nov 22, 2018 3:14 AM

AT&T saying I must upgrade

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I got a call today from AT&T(aka directv) saying I must upgrade from standard definition to high def I didn’t hear exactly what they said but what is going on? I had no idea the D12 receiver was standard definition I have a slime line HD dish7DFCCEE0-4DDD-418D-8947-450DA85DCF54.jpegDTV SlimeLine

 

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shannon02

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2 years ago

DTV is shutting down the MPEG2 SD channels in April rendering that receiver obsolete so you have to replace it with an HD receiver H25 or HDDVR HR24. The dish doesn't need replacing.

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2 years ago

Oh thanks. Will I still have all my channels because I bought some extra ones like boomerang and gameshow network 

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2 years ago

What happens if I don’t upgrade by April

Juniper

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2 years ago

DirecTV is shutting down the last of their MPEG-2 (SD only) feeds in April 2019. Boxes like D12 will be completely unusable. They have been doing a complimentary swap to MPEG-4 equipment, such as the H25 which is the last HD non-DVR receiver made. They will offer an upgrade as well of course, but up to you if you just do the MPEG swap or the optional upgrade.

 

Getting newer boxes doesn't remove channels you are getting. You do not buy individual channels. You go to the package that includes those channels. Based on that you have Boomerang and GSN you are in either Preferred Xtra (not Xtra), Ultimate, or the Premier package.

 

If you don't replace the D12 by April then you are just holding onto a paperweight as it can no longer be used.

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