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hd question

08-20-2005, 06:08 AM
I have D* . I Am ready to move to HD. I have the triple LNB, HD TV. If i purchase an HD receiver, Will i have to purchase the HD package through D* to recieve any HD programs? Keep in mind i cannot recieve local channels via OTA, due to trees and a large hill. I currently recieve the networks via the Dish. TY

08-20-2005, 06:16 AM

In a word YES.
If you were able to get OTA signals you would not need to purchase the HD package,
Are you in an area that D* will be upgrading soon ?


08-20-2005, 06:24 AM
I dont know if D* will be upgrading my area.I had to put in for a waiver to recieve the networks years ago. TY for the reply

08-20-2005, 11:20 AM
If you don't want to spend the $10.99 for the 4 or 5 channels, you can still get HBO and/or Showtime with those packages. I did hear the ESPN2 is being added to the HD package Sept.8 for no addional charge. That will make the $10.99 a bit more worth it.

08-20-2005, 09:53 PM
Hey Spiderweber, where did you get that Sept. 8th date for ESPN2?

08-20-2005, 11:18 PM
I read it in a post from cbfjeff on another thread. Here's the site:


Also read it elsewhere and also that there weren't any plans to up the price of the HD package, but don't hold you breath on that.

08-26-2005, 01:07 AM
Is the hill on your property?

08-26-2005, 04:48 PM
I can receive 10 HD channels (this includes the local HD) and with ESPN2 coming soon the total will be 11. I think it is worth the $'s.