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Now or later is the question. This whole thing is making be dazed and confused.


I bought my hd television about a year ago and have been patient about waiting on getting the feed.


Now the programming seems to be there and the price has dropped quite a bit. Now that football is here and ESPNHD is availble i am dying to get it.


I keep telling myself I should wait for the super dish but from what i am reading even that is going to have some issues. I dont think I like the way Dish is rolling this out so far.


Here is what I think i know:


In order to receive the new HD package you need to have the 6000 receiver. I dont have it and who knows if enough will be available. If i decided to get it, the 6000 does have its share of issues. combine that with the fact that i would need to install a 2nd dish that at some point would have to be replaced by the super dish. add all those things up and i should wait for the superdish.


If i wait for the super dish, I will be getting the 811 to hook up to my HD television. I also have another tv downstairs that is not a hd set. I would want to leave it hooked up to my current receiver. Here come the issues with superdish. From what i have heard about superdish is that it will not work with the older receivers. Therfore i would need to leave my current dish up as well because the switch to allow for this will not be available until sometime after the release of super dish. (how that makes business sense i dont know.) If this is true i will still need a 2 dish solution for some time.


If i am going to have to have 2 up anyway it makes me think i should try and get the 6000 now. I keep going around and around on this.


I just want to be able to see football in high definition. It seems like a bigger headache than its worth to try and get it.


Please correct me if i am wrong about any of this. especially the bit about superdish not working with older equipment.


thanks.
 

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You are correct with everything you said. One thing posted earlier about the 6000 is that signals will never be downrezzed to it because it is incapable of displaying them. I've had a 6000 for almost 3 years and though it is aging it still does the job. I've been enjoying HD Discovery since Friday night with a free preview and just got off the phone with Dish ordering the HD Package.


HD Football is awesome. I'm having a MNF party tonight with some local Cowboys fans. I'm viewing on a 96" wide screen, it's like they are in my house playing.
 

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If i decided to get it, the 6000 does have its share of issues. combine that with the fact that i would need to install a 2nd dish that at some point would have to be replaced by the super dish. add all those things up and i should wait for the superdish.
Do you have the Dish 500? If so, then you do not need a second dish. The new HD channels are on the 110 satellite.
 

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i have the dish 500 system. i thought i heard them say during charlie chat you would need the current 2 dish solution. if not then that is another reason to jump in.


i want hd football!!
 

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cycy2,

All HD is migrating to 110 and the new channels in the HD package are on the 110. I just ordered it today. I mounted my new Dwin TV3 PJ (with some difficulties) today and should have everything operational by tomorrow. Broadcasts start at 5pm easter time.

FREAK!
 

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All HD is migrating to 110 and the new channels in the HD package are on the 110.
My understanding is that the only channel "migrating" is Discovery. I assume that HBO, Showtime, CBS, and a duplicate of Discovery are staying at 61.5/148 until everybody has Superdish.
 

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In order to receive the new HD package you need to have the 6000 receiver. I dont have it and who knows if enough will be available. If i decided to get it, the 6000 does have its share of issues.


Though the guide might be a bit dated (and doesn't hold much info at a time) the unit itself works very reliably for me, both with sat feeds and OTA...
 

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The 811 will probably end up being the better unit. The 6000 has separate outputs for SD and HD, so you have to switch between them on your TV (or Receiver). The 811 will use a single output for both. This is at least a minor convenience.


This is purely specuative, but it's possible that being a newer device, it MIGHT provide superior error correction for OTA, and therefore fewer breakups. We won't know until there are units out there.


Bottom line is, I recommend you pass on getting a 6000, and wait for the 811.
 

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Fred,

I never switch the SD output on my 6000. I watch everything using the HD output.
 

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I (as I'm sure many others do also) have similar question.

However I'm a new customer, so my questions are:

(1) if I order dish now and get it installed, wehn superdish comes, will I have to pay to have the superdish put up, or will they pay for the switch in dishes

(2) does switching ruin my roof?

(3) Is the cost of the 811 going to be the same for new and existing customers (want to know if I shoudl keep my "new customer" status, or use it to get free installation and 4 mo. free programming.



thanks
 

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What would be the general recommendation for someone who wanted to simply order the HD package (no other packages), for just one set? Would it be more prudent to wait?
 

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The SD (Composite or S-Video) output is used by people who want to record on a VCR or output to a 2nd monitor/TV.
On some TVs, like my 65" Toshiba RPTV, SD material looks significantly better through the SD output. So in switching from HD to SD material, I not only have to switch the output, I also have to switch the TV input from component to S-video.
 
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