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Dallas Metroplex dish question

10-11-2005, 01:35 PM
We are scheduled to have Dish installed on Friday. We live near Frisco. Do we need any special antenna or anything? We will be buying an HDTV today or tomorrow.

10-11-2005, 04:15 PM
Hi. I started Dish HD service 2 months ago. The Dish installer will provide everything needed to watch dishnetwork programming (in hi def, if you ordered the right package/equipment) except the TV. To watch local HD broadcasts (you will get the local channels thru Dish, but not in hi def), you will need a different antenna which Dish does not provide. I'm in Richardson and get excellent local HD signal, except for Fox... I'm still working on that.

10-16-2005, 11:16 PM
I also live in Frisco. What kind of antenna do you suggest? Also, what direction should this antenna face.

10-18-2005, 11:10 AM
According to antennaweb.org, you are about 40 miles from the transmitters at Cedar Hill. The direction from Frisco is approximately 185 degrees magnetic. Best bet is a big rooftop antenna. The same kind used for regular TV is fine. You will see many recommendations for Channelmaster brand in other threads on this forum.