Well, finally got my HD installed....minus the OTA antenna because Mastec prohibits attic installations. WTF, over?
The guy left the antenna behind, and I guess I'll wire the thing up in the attic myself. For now, I just have it attached and sitting there. Works, but not great reception. It was a Winegard Sensar antenna. Kind of looks like a glider, or a spaceship off of some b-movie.
The box was a Samsung. HDnet, DiscoveryHD both have beautiful pictures. NBC WESH 2(OTA) was also very good with the Olympics. I can't wait to see some football.
More about the installation... The dish was mounted just right. 2 sats have a 100 signal, and one had a 98. I had a 99 before in the same location, so I'm happy.
After inspecting the tech's hookup, I was dumbfounded. He hooked up EVERY set of wires the Samsung came with to my TV, except for the DVI(he didn't have an adapter for the HDMI input). So he hooked up 3 component inputs from the box to the TV, AND the old S-Video. I yanked everything off except for the one component I needed to make it work.
Peter, I sent you an e-mail last week about possibly taking over the install from Mastec, but didn't get a reply. I'm still thinking about the Denon 2910, though!