Well DTV was very helpful. My Dad was due for a free HD upgrade, and so the whole deal is only costing $19.95 upfront, and then $9.95 a month for the next 24. The extra $10 a month and the 24 are no big deal for them because they spend 85% of their time watching the tube, both retired, etc..
So the deal goes like this, I get there on the 5th, the TV (Mitsubishi WD65736) gets there that afternoon between 12-4 pm. That night we go get the stand (got to be step mom's choice here), and we set it up that night. The DTV guy is scheduled to come over the next morning between 8-12 am. We should be able to watch a pre-season game in HD that night! Hope it all goes off as scheduled.
Thanks to you all for your help.
Have you checked the NFL schedule ?
It looks like you'll have this all done on the 6th (August ?) There is NO NFL games on till the 7th, 1 game on the 3rd, but that won't help you.
Here's week 1
THU, AUG 7 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION
NY Giants at Detroit 7:00 PM Tickets | Travel Ford Field
NY Jets at Cleveland 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel Cleveland Browns Stadium
Baltimore at New England 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel Gillette Stadium
Kansas City at Chicago 8:00 PM Tickets | Travel Soldier Field
New Orleans at Arizona 8:00 PM ESPN Tickets | Travel University of Phoenix Stadium
FRI, AUG 8 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel Heinz Field
Seattle at Minnesota 8:00 PM Tickets | Travel Metrodome
San Francisco at Oakland 10:00 PM Tickets | Travel
SAT, AUG 9 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION
Buffalo at Washington 7:00 PM Tickets | Travel FedEx Field
Atlanta at Jacksonville 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel ALLTEL Stadium
Indianapolis at Carolina 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel Bank of America Stadium
Tampa Bay at Miami 7:30 PM Tickets | Travel Dolphin Stadium
St. Louis at Tennessee 8:00 PM Tickets | Travel LP Field
Denver at Houston 8:00 PM Tickets | Travel Reliant Stadium
Dallas at San Diego 10:00 PM Tickets | Travel Qualcomm Stadium
MON, AUG 11 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION
Cincinnati at Green Bay 8:00 PM ESPN Tickets | Travel Lambeau Field
Remember, most of these game will NOT be in HD, some may, depending on the local network. The ESPN games more than likely will be.
Remember, there is alot of Network programming that is now inHD that they may like as well.