DirecTV HD - Local channels

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  1. SummyD

    SummyD Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi. I currently have DirecTV thru their oval multi-sat dish. I plan to replace my current basic D10 receiver with their HD one (H10?). Do I have to install an antenna to get the local HD programming using this receiver?

    I am more interested in the local HD content than the HD-package they offer for 10.99/mth. Anybody know if I have to signup for that get the local ones?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Charlie Campisi

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    It depends where you are located, not the equipment. Most markets get their local HD through an antenna. They are beginning to roll out local HD over the satellite this Summer, starting with the 16 biggest markets. I think the markets are listed on the D* website. If you opt to not get the HD pack, you primarily lose Discovery, HDNet, HDNet movies and ESPN HD. I think you would still get the NFL season ticket games in HD if you bought the $100 superfan ($50 for returning season ticket subscribers) package in addition to the $200 it costs for season ticket, even if you don't spend the $11/month for the HD pack, but check with a csr to be sure.
     
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    Which will require a new dish and a new MPEG4 capable HD receiver.

    -Robert
     

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