So, what good is a high-definition TV without any high-definition programming? Not much, I say. I've been calling the local Dish Network dealers to get some price estimates. I think every city has that one guy who really knows what he's talking about, and I need to find that guy.
Fortunataly, my dad already went through all this. He has the 46" Mitsubishi HDTV. I talked to him this morning and he gave me the lowdown.
Dish Network Model 6000 Reciever (The heart of the beast)
8VSB Tuner Cartridge (To decode over-the-air HD)
Dish 500 (Pointed to 119 and 110)
Dish 300 or 500 (Pointed to 61.5 or 148)
SW21 Switch (To switch dishes)
Sounds expensive doesn't it! It is. One local outfit wanted nearly $1000 for all that gear. I'm still calling around. I'd like to get someone out here Sunday afternoon.