HD newbie here..confused help please!

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  1. MarshawnM

    MarshawnM Stunt Coordinator

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    Forum,
    I’m new to the HD world, so if this all basic, please forgive me. My question is this. If I buy a HD Direct TV receiver with the correct dish, and an antennae (for local HD broadcasting), will I still get HD programming that is not broadcasted locally in HD, but is broadcast national in HD? Example, my local ABC affiliate broadcast some primetime programming in HD, my local Fox affiliate does not, but the national Fox network does broadcast in HD (i.e. The X-Files is broadcasted in HD). Will I be able to pick up that national Fox broadcast that is being sent out in HD or does my local affiliate HAVE to broadcast in HD in order for me to receive the signal. If this is not clear let me know and I’ll try to clear it up a little, but this shows how confused I am. And yes I do have an HD Ready TV (KV-36XBR400 WEGA). Thanks in advanced.
    -Marshawn
    “You do not care about HD, because you haven’t seen it!”
     
  2. Mike I

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    You will not get the national network HD feed thru satellite..For the most part you have to get them thru your local affiliates OTA...The one exception is CBS just worked a deal with dish network to carry the CBS network east and west coast HD feed..However there are a lot of regulations on who will be allowed to receive these feeds and who will not....
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  3. MarshawnM

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    Mike,
    Again, you have the all the answers! So at this time which of the satellite providers is offering more HD content, Direct TV or Dish Network? Also, is there a website that I can go to and find who and what is being offered OTA-HD in my area? Thanks!
    -Marshawn
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  4. Mike I

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    Currently Dish network is the clear leader when it comes to HD content...If the buy out of direct tv by dish network goes thru, this could effect current direct tv receivers also...
    GO to titantv.com
    punch in your address or zip and it will give you the status the digital transition of local affiliates in your area...
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  5. Bruce N

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    Keep in mind though, just because your local station is broadcasting a digital signal doesn't mean that you will see any high definition programming. FOX may broadcast X-Files in widescreen but it is NOT HD! FOX does not have any HD material and has no plans to produce any.
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    where does it say that Fox will transmit in 480p even though they will produce in 720p?
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