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I have wondered about this for some time. I have a HD Ready TV. Everytime I see at the begining of a show, that it is available in HiDef I wonder...

If I am receiving my programming through a dish, would I just need a a HD decoder box? or is that too easy ? and we have to get into the over-the-air antena situation?

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Michael Reuben

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It depends on whether company supplying your dish signal is also sending an HD signal. Some do, some don't.

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If I am receiving my programming through a dish, would I just need a a HD decoder box?
Are you talking about network TV? Then there is very little chance you can get those shows. Dishnetwork sends the CBS national feed over satellite. You must live in a CBS owned and operated market or in the middle of nowhere to qualify. You will need the model 6000 receiver and an 18" dish pointed at the satellite at 61.5 degrees for east coast CBS or 148 degrees for west coast CBS. The advantage of this is you can get HBO-HD, Showtime HD PPV-HD and a demo channel (61.5 sat only).

If you are a DirecTV customer then you don't have any networks over satellite but you get HD-Net in addition to HBO and Showtime. You have more choices on receivers and you only need a single dish to get all of your programming.

An antenna is your best choice for getting networks. Any HD sat receiver is capable of getting OTA HD signals. The size of your antenna depends on your distance from the broadcast towers. You will need something between rabbit ears and a 160" antenna on a 150 foot tower.

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