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Posted Jan 6, 2014
4:14:22 PM
Getting HD Without HD Cable Box

I previously had a old, big box type tv so obviously I also had the regular hd cable box with directv. For Christmas I received a new 40" HDTV, but am still stuck with the old cable box. Is there a way to get HD picture on my new tv without getting a new hd cable box, or am I stuck with the old type picture?

I previously had a old, big box type tv so obviously I also had the regular hd cable box with directv. For Christmas I received a new 40" HDTV, but am still stuck with the old cable box. Is there a way to get HD picture on my new tv without getting a new hd cable box, or am I stuck with the old type picture?

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Jan 6, 2014 4:19:29 PM
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You can probably connect the TV with component (red, green, blue video and red/white for audio) cable.

What model is the HRDVR behind the access card door. 

You can probably connect the TV with component (red, green, blue video and red/white for audio) cable.

What model is the HRDVR behind the access card door. 

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Jan 6, 2014 4:25:24 PM
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On the back of the DIRECTV box there are the receiver ID and serial numbers, is that what you're asking about?

On the back of the DIRECTV box there are the receiver ID and serial numbers, is that what you're asking about?

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Jan 6, 2014 4:35:53 PM
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What is the model of this receiver ?

What is the model of this receiver ?

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Jan 6, 2014 4:38:45 PM
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The receiver is D11/100

The receiver is D11/100

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Jan 6, 2014 4:41:19 PM
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That receiver is not HD. Call DirecTV to see if you qualify for a free upgrade. You most likely need a new dish as well

That receiver is not HD. Call DirecTV to see if you qualify for a free upgrade. You most likely need a new dish as well

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That's what I figured. Thanks.

That's what I figured. Thanks.

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Just saw your answer.

Just saw your answer.

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You are welcome

You are welcome

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