How Long Have You Had HD With Dish?

How Long Have You Had DishHD?


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yaz96

yaz96

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Dec 22, 2005
12,829
1
Front Range, Colorado
Since November 2005, when we got our HDTV. Had a 942, 721, and DishPlayer, owned, at that time. (Another time I got F'd by DISH, as MPEG-4 channels were just around the corner, and the 942 was MPEG-2 only)
Now have 2 622's, leased, and 5 EHD's.
Been with DISH since 1993 or 94.
 
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kb7oeb

SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 27, 2004
1,262
0
Phoenix,Arizona
Bought a used 811 off ebay in 2005 when it was a current model. Kept the Voom addon package until it was discontinued last August and the original HD package until the new dishHD standalone package became available on 2/1; signed up for it first thing that morning.
 
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n0qcu

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 7, 2003
4,967
1,590
Earth
Since 2000 when I had the model 5000 with the 8VSB modulator.
 
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BuddyBoy

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 13, 2006
503
0
SF Bay Area
I got my 6000 in the fall of 2000 and could only watch HBO-HD until the OTA tuner was widely available a couple months later (I was on several vendor's waiting lists for months). Not sure about the history of the 5000, but I'm guessing it was available in 1999. I chose "Since they started offering HD" even though that isn't accurate, as it was the closest.
 
leo250

leo250

SatelliteGuys Guru
May 31, 2005
145
0
St. Charles, MO
I started with an 811 in '05 and was hypnotised by the fish tank.:)
When can we start to lobby to get the tank back, no wait, we have people and fish in boats in HD! Oh I love to watch technology move forward.:p
 
NightRyder

NightRyder

1978 Y88 T/A 6.6 4 spd 1978-2020 RIP
Supporting Founder
Sep 9, 2003
3,545
8
NW Oregon
Since April 04. Started with an 811 receiver.

NightRyder
 
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BigTimMN

SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 29, 2006
730
0
With dish since Aug 06, HD since '04 thru Comcast. couldnt justify the upfront HD costs back then with Dish to get HD +DVR.
 
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parp

Pub Member / Supporter
Sep 20, 2005
233
18
Got HD when the 921 came out. Paid the full $999 for that POS. Sure made the 942 that replaced it look like a God send.
 
Ilya

Ilya

XXI Century Explorer
Staff member
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Lifetime Supporter
Feb 16, 2004
26,663
13,104
NE OH
Since Dish Network picked up VOOM... :(
 
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Bradtothebone

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Sep 12, 2003
785
5
KC Area
I voted "Since they started offering HD," but really it's almost seven years - September 2001, right after 9-11. Started off with a 6000, and got an 8VSB adaptor several months later when one local station went HD. Had only HBO-HD and SHO-HD at the beginning (and the HD Demo channel). Talk about Hungry for HD!

Brad
 
djsegura

djsegura

SatelliteGuys Family
May 24, 2007
54
0
Colorado
Started with the 811 when they were selling it with the hd monitor so probly about 3-4 years but with dish for about 7 years, sold the tv after a few months and now have (2) 622's and 222. Almost forgot about the fish tank channel amazing how far it has come or has it?
 
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DISH_NC

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 6, 2006
200
0
Raleigh, NC
Started in 2000 with a 6000 connected to a 430 POUND Toshiba 65" HD-Ready RPTV getting HBO and CBS-HD via DNS (also had East and West Networks then). Then upgraded to 921 and then finally the 622.
 
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noremac

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 28, 2004
251
0
Wash, DC
I traded in my original DirecTV RCA receiver for a Dish 6000 in the spring of 2000.

At the time, the OTA ATSC tuner wasn't even available. I had to wait months for it! The 6000's interface was also clunky and "Atari'eqse" compared to DirecTV at the time. I was quite disappointed at first, but Dish has come a long way with current HD-DVR models.
 

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