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New Directv HD channels

02-13-2006, 05:31 PM
I just talked to a Directv Tech and was told that Directv will have 140 more stations going to HD in May after the new satillite is launched and I was also told that to get all these channels that HD customers will have to purchase a new dish that will soon be on the market.

Has anyone else heard of this, or know of any updated dish coming out? :confused:

02-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Yeah rite.....

02-13-2006, 06:03 PM
The new dish that they are referring to is the 5 lnb dish that we have for our hd locals and the mpeg4 stream. If they are talking about anything else above and beyond that then they are smoking crack. As for the additional 140 stations...prolly more locals and maybe 1 or 2 new real hd channels....

02-13-2006, 07:30 PM
On the phone, 140 channels sounds impressive doesn't it? Your next question should be "Will I be able to get all 140 channels at my home?" The answer then is less exciting: "No" Those 140 channels are local network channels for the entire US. So you'd probably only get 4 or 5 of them at most.