New mpeg-4... any HD content other than locals?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by beaster, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. beaster

    beaster New Member

    Oct 27, 2003


    Will the new mpeg-4 receivers and 5-LNB dish provide any additional HD content over the current mpeg-2 and 3-LNB dish, other than HD locals of course? I have an HDTivo, and get all of my locals OTA. Unless D* is going to put some new HD content on the new satellites over mpeg-4 (new meaning something other than what I can already get OTA and via my HR-250 on the mpeg-2 satellites), I don't really see any point in the conversion. Bigger dish (WAF problems), no Tivo, etc. Am I missing something or is there really no benefit to the change for those of us who can get their locals OTA?

  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

    Dec 3, 2002
    Chattanooga, TN
    They don't now, but eventually all HD will be fed MPEG-4.
  3. vstone

    vstone Active Member

    May 11, 2002
    maharg18: I agree with you, but others believe that D* won't replace all the existing HD receivers to make this doable. I believe that they will not be making SD receivers at all two years from now. Supporting roughly equivalent SD and HD receivers won't make much sense as chip prices come down.

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