Will old tivo work with the New Slimline Dish?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by breeze67, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. breeze67

    breeze67 New Member

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    I just ordered the new Slimline Dish as I would like to get it on my roof before winter is here. I don't plan on purchasing HD receivers for a few months as that is when my new theater room will be built. Will the regular receivers I use now (with my round dish) still work with the new Slimline dish?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Yes, they will.
     
  3. breeze67

    breeze67 New Member

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    Thanks Steve! You are the man!
     
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    The old receivers will work with the new dish not a problem.

    The Slimline dish is exactly the same as the one you have now, only it can get the New Sats for HD.
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Well, I would not say it is "exactly the same". It is much bigger, has LNBs for five satellites instead of one, and has a multiswitch capable of properly switching and combining the signals from all the LNBs. But as far as DTiVos are concerned, the Slimline can be treated as if it were a round dish or a 3-sat dish.
     
  6. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Amazing that it takes five satellites to get video so compressed I could fit it in a dialup connection.
     

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