Dish Network/DirecTV HD startup costs

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  1. Colin-H

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    We currently have no dish on our house. We are getting an HD upgradeable TV and would like to look into High Def. options. What is the startup cost of the HD rig? I can't seem to get a straight answer anywhere. Pricing the receivers is pretty easy, but I can't find the price of the elliptical dish listed anywhere.
     
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    You should be able to get the dish packaged cheaply with the receiver. Also, if you are a new subscriber, you can get some great deals right now. Check out:
    http://www.stores.ebay.com/wwwminidi...pt4/index.html
    Also search for HDTV at www.orbitsat.com and www.americansatellite.com.
    Any HDTV system should include an elliptical dish with 2 Dual-LNBs. You can add a third LNB (for DIRECTV) to these dishes, but new ones may come that way. DIRECTV currently only has ShowtimeHD at 110 degrees (requires the third LNB), but if you subscribe to showtime, they'll send you a Sat-C upgrade kit for shipping cost only.
     
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    For Dishnetwork equipment, check out Dish Depot. The model 6000 is the HD receiver and it will require two separate dishes. One for standard programming and one for extended programming and HD. You will need the 8VSB add on for OTA HD reception and the 8PSK module to decode Discovery HD (and maybe other sat HD channels if Dish changes modulation schemes).
    -Robert
     

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