Need some help. Sorry I'm a newbie here... I just bought HD tv but only have standard direct receiver (I believe it's an RCA 420 series.) Obviously the picture is very poor in quality. I'm really not all that interested in tivo capabilities, just a good quality, all around general receiver so that I can watch HD Sports. What is a good hd receiver, without all the bells and whistles?
Also, if I exchange the single LNB on my current dish to a 3 head LNB... will that work for HD?
Canada? You're not supposed to be subscribing to DirecTV in Canada.
Were you here, I'd advise you to select an HD-STB from the sticky at the top of the forum.. one that meets your needs and has the features you want. Sorry, but there really aren't any "bells and whistles" to strip out. If you pick a couple of models, you can search this forum for user threads and search the web for price and features. Each has plusses, each has minuses. There is no "best" STB in the same way there is no "best" PC. These are computers. They're going to act like them.
Next, I'd tell you to upgrade to the Phase III 3-LNB dish, since the bulk of DirecTV's HDTV programming is not on the main bird. This could also be an issue for a Canadian in the eastern provinces as the footprint for Sat C is a little weak there and the look angle for Sat B is relly low.
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