HD and International Programming?

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I have a question which I thought would be easy to determine but I have not had the best of luck talking to Dish. I have an old 311 box and a Super Dish which has served me well and has provided my wife with 2 channels of programming in her native language of German. I would like to upgrade to HD in the living room (I bought a new TV for my xbox and now I'm hooked).

What is the best (without performing a cashectomy on my wallet) way to go to get HD in the living room, SD in the bedroom and still receive our German channels? I know I need a second dish but do I need a second cable or can I use one? Can both dishes be stacked to one box? Should I get a VIP622 or a VIP211 and use the 311 in the bedroom?:confused:

I like Dish but their 'techs' don't seem to know much. They don't really have any upgrade options for wankers like me :tux: that have older boxes. Thanks for any help you can give.
 
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:welcome to the site.

If you don't need a DVR the cheapest option would be to add a VIP211 to your account for a $49 upgrade fee.

The installation is to include what you need to get the HD channels. Which would be that second dish and a DPP44 in your case and running a cable to the bedroom that you want the 311 moved to.
 
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Thanks, that sounds like the way to go except the person at Dish told me I'm not eligible for the $49 lease upgrade because I'm an existing customer. Should I try again and hope for someone more knowledgable?
 

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