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dish network with HDTV

by heimdawg / July 17, 2007 8:49 AM PDT

Do I need an HD reciever/DVR If my I buy an HDTV with internal tuner or can I just hook it up to my current Dish DVR/reciever? thanks

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by stewart norrie / July 17, 2007 11:39 AM PDT
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Just fired up my new vip222 system from dish I didn't need a d.v.r. because with the hi-def package only $10. per month I receive 20 premium hi-def channels + all the local channels in hi-def free and that includes every channel in your aera whether hi-def , digital or anolog+ tons of c.d. music channels free I got the vip222 because it will also feed my anolog t.v. in my bedroom with no box just a remote control my second t.v also pickes up every channel I get on my hi-def t.v. I feel no need for a d.v.r. with so many channels just a waste of extra money steweee

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Depends on how much HD programming you want.
by Kingp1n / July 17, 2007 10:39 PM PDT
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You all you care about it your local stations, then all you need is a HDTV with a built in tuner, and a off air antena. If you want additional cable channels in HD, then yes you need a DISH HD reciever.

What alot of people don't know is that local HD programming is free. All you need is the HDTV with tuner and a antena. Been like this for years.

Also, DVR is has nothing to do with getting HD programming. DVR is digital video recorder, of Tivo as most people know it. Personally, I have 2 DISH DRV boxes and hate to watch tv without using DVR. It is possible to get a HD reciever box from DISH, or you can get a HD-DVR reciever.

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If you want quality programming
by stewart norrie / July 19, 2007 9:22 AM PDT

and a 1080I picture that pops then dish is a must If all you care about is drama shows then an outside antenna will do the job The hi-def package that dish offers opens the door to woundeful programs once you check out Planet earth on Discovery h.d. theater you will see the small extra fee for the package is worth every penny they charge stewee

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by Kingp1n / July 19, 2007 9:45 AM PDT

You can get 1080i without a DISH box. You will get local HD in what ever format they broadcast weather its 720p or 1080i.

I agree though, the HD programming on DISH is awesome.

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