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post #3 of (permalink) Old 2013-09-09, 07:22 AM
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I believe all the new channels on the new satellite are MPEG4-encoded, and the older models won't decode those. So your old receiver will "work" (and indeed I still have a 505 in operation here), but it'll only get the same channels that it gets now.

Most, if not all new channels will be MPEG4-encoded, and a lot of existing channels will be converted or dropped. So eventually, the older receivers will become totally obsolete.
SD will offer you a new 600 receiver for $50, or a 630 PVR for, I believe, $250.

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