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Posted: 12/16/2005 4:10:34 PM EDT
I need to get an HD signal for my new HD TV. Any opinions regarding Dish vs. Direct TV? Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:19:28 PM EDT
I've had Dish network for almost 10 years with very few problems, but I think directv has more at the moment for HiDef
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:03:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 5:04:19 PM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:54:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
WAIT! DirecTV will be announcing their new, ALL HD system soon. The sats are up and have taken over the *standard* programming (i.e., the old [20+ year old] sats have been replaced), and the new system is supposed to be available in the spring. It will use different fequencies, and the standard-def programming will still be available for at least several years.

Anyway, going HD today would mean getting set up for the old system, with only 20 HD channels and MPEG2 compression. Given that the new system is so near release, it isn't worth it unless you MUST have HD now, or unless you don't think you'll be able to (or want to) afford the new system. Expect it to be someone expensive, with a likely installation charge and somewhat pricey equipment, since it will be all-new and "premium". But no one else is going to be able to touch it, as it will have hundreds of digital HD channels.

SBCA & WildBlue Certified installer

The new HD channels will be Mpeg4. My High Def Tivo will still work on the current HD channels for awhile still. Then I get a free swap to their High Def DVR when it comes out later in the year.
Can't wait for more HD channels...
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:25:00 PM EDT
Get both!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:26:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 11:26:36 PM EDT by twonami]
DirecTV and a antenna
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