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Sunday, May 5th, 2024 8:13 PM

Standard Definition Didh

I have a standard definition dish for my RV that I occasionally use with a standard definition receiver and tv.  I last used it in November and it worked fine. 

When I just tried to use it it says "System update needed - it has been 345 days out of date"

Can I not use the standard definition dish anymore? I only use it occasionally so I am hoping not to have to buy new equipment. 

I tried the receiver on my home system and it works fine. 

Any suggestions on what I could try?

ACE - Sage

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1 month ago

What Receiver model number?

DirecTV has discontinued support for the old SD dish and equipment. You'll need to upgrade your RV dish to a DirecTV Slimline or Winegard Trav'ler HD dish. 

ACE - Expert

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1 month ago

AFAIK the 101 sat will continue to broadcast the nationwide channels in MPEG4 so you need a MPEG4 HD receiver but local channels will no longer be carried on the 101.

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1 month ago

So you think that a HD receiver might work to get a least some channels with my old SD dish?

I have been using my  

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1 month ago

I have been my old 12/100 receiver. 

ACE - Sage

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1 month ago

Yes. You'll need to replace the D12 SD Receiver with an HD Receiver. You'll receive whatever channels are still beamed from the 101ºW satellite. But that's all. 

ACE - Expert

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1 month ago

That is also what was meant by the system upgrade needed and the days is probably when they shut down the MPEG2 channels in you area. 

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ACE - Expert

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1 month ago

Since it is SD-only, I take it there is a D at the start of the model number making it a D12.

Sorry but MPEG-2/SD-only has essentially moved on. Has been over a decade since the last SD-only TV has been made. Everything is moving forward with MPEG-4/HD capable.

D12 needs to be replaced with an H24 or H25 (SWM-only). If you have a spare port at home you used it with, then you might be able to replace it under DirecTV's free MPEG swap (would need to know models of other boxes so you get all the right guidance). But if the only spot is in the RV, then that is at your own cost since DirecTV only covers the home itself.

New dish setup will need to be either a slimline SWM dish on a tripod/sled mount, or the Wingard Trav'ler (more expensive option).

Comes down to SD has joined videocassettes and floppy disks in being passed by in the technology world. Change in an era I'm afraid.


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