I feel pretty stupid, but I am so confused about HD programming. We are LONG time Dish subscribers (from the day the service became available in the greater Washington DC area) and have always run a simple setup. America's Top 200 and Superstations package. A single receiver, a single TV. Dish gets sats 110 and 119 - the dish itself is probably 10 or more years old. Purchased, not leased, equipment. Installed and setup by myself. My old receiver died last week, and I upgraded to a 612 receiver. My husband got excited, because it is our first HD receiver, and it should allow him to get HD on his big screen TV. We don't seem to get HD (although I wouldn't know, since I watch little TV and it all looks the same to me.) I just did a chat with Dish customer service, and he told me we would get HD for free, no charge to turn it on, but we HAVE to get sats 110, 119 and 129 before he can turn it on. He wanted to send a technician to do that, but I don't have the right equipment at this point and I really don't want to pay somebody to do things I can do myself. I have installed every dish from day 1 without problems. So here are my questions: Did the CSR tell me the truth about free HD, or am I going to get hit with yet more fees? Does Dish have to turn on HD programming for us to get it, even if we have activated a HD receiver? (If I am already getting HD programing on the stations that are broadcast in HD, I am hugely disappointed.) If HD does indeed have to be turned on: Do we really have to get all three sats to get the HD turned on? What is on sat 129 that we are not getting now? As best I can see from the Uplink Activity site, the only stations on that Sat are a bunch of locals that I truly do NOT care about. If that is the case, why do I have to spend the money to buy a new dish and take time to setup/aim the Dish, just to get stations I don't want, so I can get HD? I know these are probably simple questions, but I am looking forward to the expert advise of the folks here. Thanks.