Dish network and HD...What do I need to know?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by todd s, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Jul 8, 1999
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    I have Dish network right night. I am looking to upgrade to HD. My tv is HD-ready and I have the 2nd dish to get the channels. I remember reading that I have to get a new receiver. But, I live in Monmouth cty NJ. Which is about 50 miles south of NYC. To get the locals(ABC,Fox,etc) I was told I have to get a seperate antenna. Well, I just got off the phone with a rep a dish and she says I don't need a seperate antenna. Who's right and what do I need? And does anyone know how good reception is if I do need an off the air antenna?
  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Mar 14, 2000
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    You need a seperate antenna for OTA if you want to receive OTA broadcasts.

    Only WCBS-DT is available via Dish. So for ABC, NBC, Faux (oops I meant Fox) you will indeed need the antenna.


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