Switching to MPEG4 couldn't happen at a worse time for me.

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jamesbobo, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000


    A bunch of new HD channels on the way. Why not just switch to new equipment? Because the 3 family house where I have had an apartment for the last 10 years is up for sale, the owner is too old to care for it anymore. I don't know if I will be able to stay here when the house is sold. If I have to move, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to put up a dish. If I get new equipment now I will be locked in a two year commitment. If I can't meet that commitment I will have to pay a penalty fee.
    What would you do?
    Just wait and see what happens?
    Get the new equipment now and hope for the best?
    Dump Direct and go to cable which you could still get if you move?
    Decisions, decisions.
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    If you end up moving and at your new address cannot install a dish to receive programming, DirecTV will let you out of your commitment with no penalty.
  3. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    Thanks, I did not know that.
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

    Oct 3, 2000
    Don't move where you can't put up a dish. :D Simple as that, for me anyway. Last time we moved (bought a house) if it didn't have a clear shot to the sats we didn't even look at the house. When we lived in apartments I refused to even look at one if it didn't have a clear southern view.

    All depends what your priorities are. ;)
  5. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    May 6, 2006


    I do the same, but with cable. It is a rarity around here in my area to find an apartment that will allow (or is wired) for cable service. It is DTV/Dish or nothing. My problem is the same in that all of my equipment is geared for cable.
  6. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    What kind of proof do you typically need?
  7. Mark Lopez

    Mark Lopez Just click ignore

    Jan 1, 2000
    Hondo TX
    Well, they usually offer to move you so perhaps it requires the installer to say it can't be done.

    A $50 bill held in front of his view of the southern sky might help. ;)

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