DirecTV MPEG-4 Questions Answered

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HDBeat give us the answers for our most pressing questions about DirecTV’s switch to MPEG-4.

MPEG4 requires new equipment for the new tech, but allows for better compression of the digital signal.

Who can get the MPEG4 signal?
Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco and Atlanta.
More are coming, they’re rolling out by each market.

Why equipment do I need?
The H20 receiver coupled with the 5 LNB satellite dish.

Can I use the H20 with the older HD dish?
Yes, but you won’t receive the new MPEG4 channels.

Will the new dish work with older boxes?
No. Don’t go to this dish unless you get the receiver as well.


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