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Thu, Jan 16, 2020 5:09 PM
What receiver is compatible with my Winegard G2 carry out dish?
2 weeks ago
ACE - Expert
4 weeks ago
Soon essentially none. The G2 is DirecTV MPEG-2 (SD only). DirecTV has been shutting down the MPEG-2 feeds since April 2019 (expected to be completed within this year, though no hard date for 100% completion known). Going forward we all need MPEG-4 (SD and HD capable) boxes and dishes.
Boxes that are SWM-only, which would be any "Genie" and the H25, cannot be used with the G2. Other boxes can be used temporarily, as not all areas have shutdown MPEG-2 just yet. Though if you have the Genie-2 (HS17) server tower you are forbidden from having anything but Clients, so is very unfriendly for RV setups.
Going forward you will need a SWM setup with a simple slimline dish on a sled/tripod mount, or the Winegard Trav'ler (specifically DirecTV model).