Dish TV, pt.2

by | Nov 8, 2006 | Geek

About a month and a half ago we had DishTV installed, and so far, we’re quite happy with the results. The receiver only supports output to two TVs, but since we really only use two TVs it’s been an acceptable limitation for us.

I’d estimate that 75% of our viewing is now on HD channels (with the Daily Show and Nip/Tuck being notable exceptions). ESPNHD has been a favorite for college football this Fall, and we already knew that DiscoverHD was good. We’ve actually been a bit disappointed in National Geographic HD, as the array of shows found on the non-HD channels are not yet mirrored on the HD service. One channel that has pleasantly surprised us is Equator HD, which features a lot of travel-style and nature shows.

We get the digital network channels (FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC) over-the-air through an indoor antenna, which has worked out reasonably well. Only really windy days have caused problems for these channels, and I’m hoping that moving the antenna to the attic will fix this problem.

Two more nice attributes- recording and pausing HD TV (as Leandra alluded to earlier), and Sirius satellite radio. Leandra has been listening to the 80’s/90’s and BBC Radio1 channels while peeling wallpaper. Overall, the move to Dish has been great, and we’re glad we made the switch.

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