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|Originally posted by Innerloop|
The "next generation" DirecTV boxes already have been announced, more or less. The new HD reference design is being put on tne market by Sony and several others, and it contains a DVI output but NOT a Firewire. Zenith is doing one also, probably anyone who produced a first-gen box will ship one of these without any major changes, unfortunately.
|Originally posted by chap|
Now with the Dish 5000 possibly being put out to pasture, and the 6000 needing an upgrade, how long will it be before the DTC-100 needs the same thing? Has DirecTV announced any plans for firewire, or other protection schemes?
|Originally posted by hdtv_moron|
When DirecTV turns on the Down-Rez bit and makes the DTC-100 a down-scaler for HD content.
|Originally posted by jerndl|
I keep seeing people talk about this as if it's already been decided that all satellite HD is going to be image constrained. I don't believe it. It think that at least for the next 2-3 years (probably 5) all the HD programming that is currently available on DirecTV will still be available (non-image constrained). If anyone has an official anouncement (with timetable) regarding specific content that will no longer be available in HD with the current STBs, please post a link. I think people are getting a little bit carried away about what MIGHT happen in the future.
|Originally posted by rogo|
As for HBO and HDNet I'm missing, I think about them sometimes, but really not too often. It's not even worth $5 per month to me to get HDNet, let alone $12 or so to get HBO.