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The 5000 w/HD Modulator was a last minute response by Dish to offer HDTV to their subscribers, as DirecTV had the RCA DTC-100 and they were a long way off from the 6000.
At the time, they didn't really think about someone having a DTV tuner with IEEE 1394 and compatible DVHS VCR.
As for Panasonic, who knows? It can be said they were way ahead of their time, much like their advertising claims.
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