Claude Greiner of Dish Retailer has posted pictures
from Team Summit of the new, 26" "Superdish" for HDTV that is able to receive 110 and 119, plus either the 105 or 121 slots. New, more realistic mockup images of the "Superdish" can be found here
, with the closeup of the triple LNB right here
. Team Summit is the conference Dish Network holds every year for dealers to show and demonstrate its upcoming technologies.
According to the official announcement right here
, the new Superdish will provide capacity for up to 50 HDTV channels, primarily from the new 105 degree location. Among the first new channels to use the "Superdish" will be HDNet and HDNet Movies, coming this fall. The "Superdish" will eliminate the need for a second dish for HDTV from Dish Network.
Dish Retailer has also posted details and pictures
from Team Summit on the upcoming Dish Network 811 receiver (replaces 6000), as well as the 211 and 921 HDTV receivers. According to what he was told, the Dish Network 811 HDTV receiver will retail for less than the 6000 ($299), but will ship with OpenTV, a faster EPG, integrated 8PSK and 8VSB, DishPro support, plus DVI and component ouputs in a silver chassis. It's reportedly coming later this year.
Dish Network also announced new "Dish Pro Plus" technology. Dish Pro Plus
allows a single cable to support dual tuners. Thus, rather than having to run two cables from a dish or switch, you'd only need to run one cable to support dual tuners. DP Plus switches also integrates the DishPro legacy adapter, eliminating the need for an adapter to support older hardware. The technology will be integrated into dishes
, as well as future switches
(click for wiring diagram).Update #2:
According to the Dish Network Tech Chat
on July 14:
- Superdish will be available this fall
- 6000 receiver supports the Superdish
- New 811 HDTV receiver (w/ OTA) announced at $299
- New 921 HDTV PVR announced at $999
- Future HDTV will be at 105, not 121. A satellite is moving to 105.
- Cinemax HD, Starz HD, and more are coming, still talking to ESPN
- Superdish will not be free, but there will be upgrade program
- No HD going to 110, 105 (single dish solution) is the slot for all HDTV