DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
534 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am thinking of re-newing my subscription to satellite TV. My dish is about 18 inches in diameter and was installed in the late eightys. Is it necessary to replace it to accomodate HDTV or any other reason?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
I am thinking of re-newing my subscription to satellite TV. My dish is about 18 inches in diameter and was installed in the late eightys. Is it necessary to replace it to accomodate HDTV or any other reason?
You will need to upgrade your dish if you want to receive HD programming. By the way, the first DBS system was sold in 1994.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
In my experience, you can usually get a deal where they will give you a dish for free, and they will even come out and install it. You usually just have to sign up for 1 year of service, which is worth it for a free install.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
534 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I had Direct TV here twice but both times the installer refused to mount the antenna on my chimney. He wanted to place it on the side of my dwelling. That was not acceptable. It would not look right and the appearance of my neighbors antennas mounted on their side walls proves it.
So I decided to try Cable and had it for only 12 days and I cancelled. I am better off just buying movies as I only purchase 3 to 4 per year. I demand quality, a good story line or movies based on fact and not Hollywoods imagination. There appears not to be enough of them.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top