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Old 01-15-2007, 08:50 AM   #1  
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Hello All,
Having been away from D* since May of 06, I've finally decided to go back. Back in May of 06 when I had D* SD service I upgraded my TV & had them install the HD DVR package. After a week of going back & forth with them on equipment issues I decided to have Charter Cable come in & install there HD DVR package.

It was then that I wrote a detailed post on this site comparing the two (pro's & con's)as I had both of them at once both using HDMI ports. After having both services for a week we decided to go with the Cable because they offered NESN in HD & D* hadn't yet.

Now after months of b#$%ing about the crappy "blockyness" (this is the term i use for what happens to my screen when watching HD sports & something is moving fast) my wife said told me to shut up and just go back to D*.......which I am. I beleave & from what I'm told, I will not experience this through a satalite signal, it occurs because of the digital cable signal.

Since being out of the loop for while, I'm planning on giving the D*tech a 10-250 when he comes to set us up again. I scored a free 10-250 from work so I didn't have to pay them hundreds of dollars for there equipment. My question to any of you is this. Is it worth me using old technology with the 10-250 as opposed to the new H20?
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #2  
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You must have the new 5 LNB Dish and the new MPEG4 receivers to receive the regional sport networks in HD as well as any new channels (up to 100 from what has been written) that D* will be offering this year, also in MPEG4. It's your choice but you will need the new technology to get the new channels, why not upgrade to the latest technology?
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #3  
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Steve.....I hear what your saying about going with the latest & greatest. However, I hate the fact of giving them hundreds of dollars for there equipment & still paying them a mint each month. I guess what I'm asking is will I see much of a difference from the 10-250 to the H20?
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:39 AM   #4  
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welcome back hennyhog
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:56 AM   #5  
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I'm sure you have read about the new H20 HD receivers....Many ongoing problems and D* comes out with software updates, which have been many as well. It's not very solid at this point in time so if your not in a hurry, you might want to wait. Right now I have 2 H10-250's and one H20 (non-dvr) along with the 5LNB dish. I can monitor the progress of new MPEG4 channels on the H20. Hopefully by the time we have many new HD channels, the HR20 issues will be resolved and I will get a couple of those. With that in mind, you might want to get the new 5LNB dish and one H20 (non-DVR) and include the H10-250 in the install. If your considered a new customer, they might give you the dish and H20 free. You would have to call D* and see what they have to offer. Keep me updated.
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Man oh man....my heads spinning from reading posts on the H20 debate to MPEG2 vs MPEG4 to 5LNB. Holy S$#% can this get complicated/confusing at times.

It seems as though most people have really enjoyed there 10-250's & have read nightmares about the H20......what to do....what to do????
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #7  
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Steve.....I hear what your saying about going with the latest & greatest. However, I hate the fact of giving them hundreds of dollars for there equipment & still paying them a mint each month. I guess what I'm asking is will I see much of a difference from the 10-250 to the H20?
You will in a few months when the new channels are not available on the HR10-250
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:42 AM   #8  
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Well - I am going through similar issues (I too am returning but only after two weeks) I gave ComCrap a try and the suck beyond belief (in Vermont anyway) -

I too have an older HR10-250 that I was going to reinstall however, after reading about the new upgrades to their system that are supposedly upcoming and the thought of capturing another 75 to 100 HD channels I have decided to upgrade to the HR20 DVR's.

I ordered two of them and an install for $199.00 split up over three months. That still leaves me with a third TV out in Limbo not sure what I will do about that yet as my understanding is that after the new upgrades all old equipment turns into expensive paperwieghts...

I hope I helped...
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