Originally posted by Develitate
Hi everyone. I just bought my first HD Receiver, its a Dish Netowork 811. Im really enjoying it, but I have a few questions. I currently have: Discorvery, TNT, ESPN, HBO, Showtime and HDnet and HDmovies in HD. Do I need an OTA antenna connected to my receiver to pull the local HD channels or are they provided via my satelite connection? If I need one, what is good recommendation and how much are they? I live in Clearfield, will I be able to get a good signal? Also where is a good place to find a local HD programming guide. I dont know what or when is in HD locally. Any info would be appreciated.
As far as I know, Dishnetwork isn't providing local HD feeds yet, and just a guess won't be anytime soon.
I thought they had HD versions of the networks (CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox) but you get to pay extra for those.
Best bet would be an OTA antenna.
Dish Network's bandwidth is overused, and your picture would be better getting it locally.
As far as what is best for Clearfield, I'd go back and peruse the Salt Lake City threads, I remember a couple discussions about antennas for this area.
I know CBS's primetime is almost all HD, except news and reality shows.
Not sure on the other networks, as my only HD experience is here at work, can't quite afford to equip the homefront with HD yet.