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New HD plans coming soon

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by rphillips187, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. russelle777

    russelle777 AllStar

    May 15, 2007
    It doesnt, it maps the OTA locals with the same channel i.e. 3-1 instead of 3. If you are in an area that D* is broadcasting the locals in HD, you may not need the OTA capability. In either case the hR21 is not going to replace the HR20, its just a lower cost alternative for those that dont need the OTA capability.
  2. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

    Mar 10, 2007
    They will show up as two different entries in the programming guide. You tell it which one to use.
  3. jgurley

    jgurley Legend

    Feb 1, 2005
    That's one thing I really don't understand about the VIP program guide. While most of the channels are blue, for some reason those low numbered channels are yellow. And heck, depending on which guide view I'm looking at, some are even red or green.

    I mean, all those different colors make for a pretty guide, but I never have been able to see the usefulness :)
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Red are unsubscribed ... you need to call Dish or go online and pay more money to see that content.
    Green are unsubscribed but available for instant upgrade ... you can add those channels via the "customer service" application built in to the receiver (if a phone line is connected). Or you can call or go online to make that purchase.
  5. fredpb

    fredpb Mentor

    Aug 30, 2007
    Well, if someone is trying to take the money from your wallet, and place it into theres...... they don't care about anything except getting that money, anyway they can.

    E* and D* will say anything, and promise anything to get you to sign up. Once they have you with a commitment, your all theirs.
  6. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    OTA should give the best picture. It is also a backup in case of problems. It will also give you all the local channels that do HD in HD.

    IOWs both Dishnetwork and DirecTv only give you the main feed. With locals you can tune the main feed and any subchannels. I get the NYC locals. From Satellite I don't get them all in HD, I don't get the Subchannels. Via a OTA tuner, in my Case basic cable as a backup I get all the locals in HD and the subchannels. The PBS stations run several subchannels.

    I wouldn't want to not have OTA capability.

    Other difference HR20 2 tuners working at a time be they whatever mix Sat or OTA. Dishnetwork VIP622/722 model three tuners can record at one time. 2 Staellite and 1 OTA if you connect a antenna can all record at the same time. So you could record ABC, NBC and CBS shows at the same time on one DVR. Feed HD to 1 tv and a different SD feed to another TV. Both features DirecTv needs to add, three tuners can be used. Feed two different programs to two TV sets. Unfortunately they seem to have cheaped out and have no OTA tuner in the HR21 and I just read that they are discontinuing the model with the OTA tuner. Save a couple of dollars and make a less flexible product. Amazing.
  7. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I myself never buy from anybody that knocks the competition.

    The hr21 may be sweet, however no OTA tuner, a deal breaker for many.
  8. rphillips187

    rphillips187 AllStar

    Oct 14, 2007
    If the only way you can earn someone's business is by telling everyone how bad the other company is (and in D*'s instance, lying to me about the features of their service) then you truly need to re-evaluate your practices.

    When I spoke to Dishnet, DTV never even came up in the conversation.
  9. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    Congrats on the new house, I hope it works out for you. The advantage of your own house, even if it faces the wrong way is that there is usually SOMEPLACE you can put a dish to have it work, much better than a small balcony. As for the purchase of either system, if I were you I would figure out which system you want to go with and then call a LOCAL dealer rather than go through either Dish or Directv. That way you have someone to call if you have a problem. You also have someone locally to stand behind the installation. Check in the Yellow Pages under "Satellite and Cable Television". Don't call the 1-800 numbers with no addresses listed there since they are probably not local.
  10. kinglerch

    kinglerch Mentor

    Aug 29, 2007
    Plus in NEOhio for example, I can get Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown. Some people can even pick up Pittsburgh. That's two or three of each channel type. During football season, some show different games. Some channels screw up a broadcast or preempt a show, with different OTA choices you can just go to another affiliate. And in my case, I don't pay for the locals so it saves $ too.
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