Originally posted by Lantano
Count me one of the HD converted in SE Texas... although the pickin's are pretty slim right now in the way of actual HD material! I purchased a Sony 50WE655 LCD projection last Thursday just for a Superbowl party (wife picked it out even) and "Arcade" helped me set it up in my house. The Sony 50" has a built in HD Tuner and I'm getting KFDM HD/DT and KBMT DT with a Zenith indoor antenna (a loaner from Arcade).
As far as my HD choices right now (subject to temporary bouts of TWC HD insanity) I'm gonna wait it out and keep Dish for the foreseeable future and hope the Voom buyout yields some HD rewards.... Maybe by Xmas 05 the 942 HD Dish DVR will be more affordable (it records OTA HD as well).
Anyways, nice to know I got somewhere to vent my HD frustrations....
Where did you come up with that name? Anyway I'm glad you finaly made the HD Plunge. I'm sure Leon (Arcade) already informed you I have the 60" Samsung DLP(HLP Series) two blocks down the road from you. I had last years Sony with out the tuner and had to return it. At 60" the screen door effect drove me crazy. I realy love the new design Sony has come out with. Is that the one you have?
As for the HD signal... I finally signed up for TWC digital this weekend. Only having channel 6 to watch was not enough anymore. The HD Channels are phenomenal. I don't know if I can take the "grainyness" of cable though. I'm way to used to the purer signal of the dish network. I went with TWC because they have 3 more HD channels including Fox Sports which I was hoping to watch the Astros on. I also tried them because you don't have to sign any agreements with them.
The dish network box does not have to be bought though. I called them and it can be added for 5 bucks a month with a 99 dollar install. I might have to go that route as I just can't stand the grain of TWC very much. I haven't cancelled my service for that very reason. I also don't want to cancel because I was in on the small window years ago that let me get the networks from both coasts. That is such a great thing to have available when you miss a show or forget to record it. (for the engineer at channel 6 if you read this... tell Uncle Larry that having them does not stop me from watching channel 6 all the time. I'm sure it does to some extent but not very much. )
Does anyone know of any new information of the Dish Network buying the Voom satalite?? I keep seeing Voom comericials on TV. I even saw one lastnight.