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Need HD package for OTA HD?

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by scredsfan, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. scredsfan

    scredsfan AllStar

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    Don't know if the Dish Network side has addressed this question....I know that if I want local channel guide info to show up in the guide I have to subscribe to local channels, but if I want to get my locals OTA in HD do I have to subscribe to an HD package? Thanks!
     
  2. saltrek

    saltrek Godfather

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    You don't have to subscribe to locals in order to watch your OTA stations in HD. The channels will be integrated into the receiver with the SAT channels. The program description that will appear in the guide will be "digital service".
     
  3. scredsfan

    scredsfan AllStar

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    But will I still be able to get my HD locals in HD without getting an HD package?
     
  4. wreck

    wreck Legend

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    You can always get the locals in HD IF they are broadcast OTA in HD. You can do this directly with the antenna hooked-up to the back of your TV. If your Dish Network receiver is HD -- you can also run the antenna directly to the receiver and get HD. (I'm not positive what happens if your Dish reciever is not HD).
     
  5. scredsfan

    scredsfan AllStar

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    Thanks for the answer - I've got a 622 going into an HD ready TV. Believe it or not, most of the HD stuff I watch consists of sporting events on HD locals OTA and I've been thinking about dropping the HD package. I just wanted to make sure about still being able to get my locals in HD.
     
  6. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

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    There is a $7 HD enabling fee, HD essentials is $10. A lot of people keep the essentials just for the extra channels since they have to pay that much money just for OTA. Another note: if you do not have you local package, you do not get guide info on your ota. You can still record by setting manual timers.
     

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