Originally Posted by CowboyManDan
Speaking of HD for DirecTV...
In order to upgrade to HD, apparantly you have to get a new dish installed and a new box with a total cost around $350?! That just seems unreasonable for me. Have others done this upgrade or are there other options? Meanwhile, I'm waiting till that price drops significantly.
To get the HD receiver and the OTA antenna w/the HD upgrade was $399 at the time I got it. W/o the antenna, I'm not sure how much it would've cost. Something like $349 maybe. The professional installation is what I considered free of additional charge. He moved my old receiver to one of my other rooms. I didn't mind the new dish as the one I had was poorly installed. (Had a friend do it for me when they were charging for installation.)
I get all the local channels in HD, plus the other 4 HD channels that others have mentioned. The only HD channel that's any good is ESPNHD. The other HD channels seem to cut the shows off early or they show extremely old shows. The programming still needs some work, IMO.