I am completely replacing my entire home theater system and am trying to absorb an overwhelming amount of information. So, I apologize in advance if some (all) of these questions are answered in the archives. (I did search, but my mind is already on overload, so I may have overlooked something)
- I have a Panasonic 42" 16:9 plasma TV and would like a decent HDTV DirecTV setup to go with it. From reading the archives, I understand I need the elliptical dish, but I'm not sure if I need Sat C. Is that satellite only for HD showtime (I'm not a showtime subscriber) or will there be other channels on there in the future?
- I have the ability to take advantage of the DirecTV mover's special, but I don't currently have an HDTV dish -- will they let me upgrade to one as part of the move? (I don't mind paying extra for the dish -- I just want DirecTV to install it, free of charge)
- Is there any way to get HD DirecTV and DirecTiVo to play nicely together? (I realize I can't record HD programming -- I'm simply wondering if the two boxes can coexist so DirecTiVo can record normal DirecTV programming) Or, am I better off getting a standalone PVR?
- Can anyone point me to a reference (either in the archive or externally) that lists the pros and cons of all/most of the available DirecTV HDTV receivers? I'm looking for one or two articles to read that summarize, not 10,000 posts each of which discusses a small part of the larger issue. Or, if there's a simple, "buy this box and you can't go wrong", please let me know. At this point, that would be a welcome answer.[/list=1]