Direct TV Comes Through!
by ajzahn - 12/2/05 12:05 PM
In Reply to: Directv by usmcrara
In my last post, I discussed how disappointed I was with Direct TV's HDTV package. I was so frustrated, I called them to cancel my service, despite the cancellation fee. I have found out through the excellent people working in customer service that the Philadelphia HDTV market just came online on November 13, however, to receive the local Philadelphia HD broadcasts, it requires a 5 LNB dish and a H-20 satellite receiver. Since I have a DVR, they still are working on a equipment fix to enable HD local reception on the DVRs.
I explained to them that I was extremely frustrated with the fact that I could only receive a few channels, and they actually deducted the cost of an off air HD antenna, which flawlessly interfaces with the DVR.
Since I only live 25 miles from Philadelphia, I am now able to receive ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, UPN and WB channels which all broadcast in HD.
After I hooked up the antenna, I was very disappointed with the very limited programming that is being broadcast in HD.
If you want to get a HD off air antenna, there is a website www.antenna.org that you can input your address, and you will be able to see what channels that you can receive that are broadcast in either analog, HD or both, the distance, direction and the color code of the antenna required to receive the broadcasts.
We are still early in our pursuit of the ultimate TV picture, but what I can get in HD is INCREDIBLE, and definitely worth the cost!
AZ, New Jersey
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