Originally Posted by lanass
Hi, I'm new to all this and have just recently signed up with Dish Network and got the Vip211 HD receivers with the Dish500. I've been reading alot about Dish Network to finally soon be offering local channels in HD through there satellites (along with ESPN2, etc.), and on MPEG4, in select markets. My question is, does anyone know if the Dish 500 would be able to receive these new local HD programming through the dish? Also, anyone know when this rollout will happen in the Dallas market? Thanks.
You need the Dish 1000 to recieve HD Locals if I'm not mistaken. As for when they're available in Chicago, maybe someone else can help you there. They're going to start rolling HD Locals out to some on Febuary 1st, and then they'll go from there.