I Want to Cancel When Required to Get 5 LNB Dish

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ciucca, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    I agreed to a 2 year commitment when I received my HD Tivo in Sept 2005, So I am "committed" until 9/2007. After reading about the 5LNB Dish I definitely don't want that thing on my house. Since I live in the NY local feed area I don't fell the need to upgrade, unless I am required to, due to all broadcast in mpeg4. When the deadline comes and I have to do it, I am definitely switching back to Comcast. Anybody have any idea when that will be? If it is before 9/2007, can I talk my way out of a penalty if I cancel?
     
  2. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    There is no deadline and there liklely will not be one. Just relax.
     
  3. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Don't worry about it now. Worry about it when you have to make a decision. Odds are good that won't happen until well after 9/2007. Even if it is possible to get out of the commitment prematurely (and there are several ways), what might be possible a year from now could very well be different.
     
  4. ciucca

    ciucca New Member

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    Not Required, but I will no longer be able to receive mpeg2 HD locals and national stations. This is what I mean by deadline. Once this happens it's back to comcast for me, regardless of penalty. I think DTV is on the decline. The first major blunder is dropping Tivo, next will be this hideous 5 LNB dish.

    Left out reducing broadcast signal quality , another blunder, the reason I switched to begin with along with Tivo.
     
  5. dswallow

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    The NY HD locals will be in MPEG-2 for quite some time, since they (and the LA feeds) are used to serve white areas, waivered folks, and owned-and-operated viewing areas.

    There may come a time when DirecTV will work towards converting all of those "stragglers" over to MPEG-4 equipment and the 5-LNB dish, but that's likely not happening until they have the final two satellites launched and operational in 2007 that are part of their MPEG-4 service expansion.

    Seriously, it's just not worth worrying about until the time comes you have to make a decision. That time is not coming tomorrow, next week, next month, or even this year. ;)
     
  6. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Save your time Doug, he's determined to be mad at DTV.
     
  7. newsposter

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    maybe by that time they will have ALL the locals up..not just the big 4 :)
     

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