DirectTV

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  1. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Well, I'm looking into DirectTV as an alternative to AT&T Broadband's astronomical monthly cable bill. I found a receiver and satellite on Amazon for $50 or so.

    Questions:
    (1) What are the requirements for HDTV? Is there a special kind of dish I need to get?
    (2) Is it a requirement for the dish to face the southern sky?
    (3) Where can I obtain an H card?

    Thanks :blue:
     
  2. Ripnero

    Ripnero Best Rider in the World

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    Just to let you know all you need is the Directv HDTV combo box find them all over Ebay.
    Make sure you get a plus receiver and a elipical dish.
    H cards are a dying breed

    DTV only broadcast two or three channels in HDTV 1080 line format everything else is 500 lines of res.

    Sat dish points SW around 210 degrees

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. cdk-rod

    cdk-rod Active Member

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    I used to have DirecTV when I lived in the Chicago burbs. It wasn't bad. When I move I'm getting FiOS for sure though.
     
  4. Jester

    Jester OT Supporter

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    DirecTV works really well with H cards. My roommate's dad programs them all the time, so if they ever get zapped, we just run to his house and reprogram it. :bowdown:
     
  5. U Think U Know

    U Think U Know OT Supporter

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    H cards still work? Can I get some details?

     
  6. Eticket109

    Eticket109 Nibbles, chew through my ball sack. Moderator

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    Seriously guys. A bump after 8 years?
     
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