Apr 10, 2006, 9:19 PM
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Sadly most folks down here are not interested in HD, it is only now beginning to catch on.Maybe 10 of us in the Ajijic-Chapala area have it. Because I maintain residences in the US and Canada, I am legally able to subscribe to both Dish and Star Choice. And when I come South for the winter, there is no problem when I bring a receiver from either system with me
Re: [cmh2148] High Definition Satellite Service
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Remember that it is in violation of the CRTC and/or FCC for Canadian and/or US programming service providers to sell programming outside the country of origin.
That said it appears not to be in violation for me, a snowbird, to watch programming connected to my home North of the Border (NoB) when I am down south for the Winter, as long as I maintain a residence NoB
The Canadian Star Choice system has the strongest HD signals in your area. All you need is the 36 inch by 26 inch 75E dish and LNB and you can pick up all of the Star Choice signals offered to include channels 280 thru 293 which are in HD. Go to www.starchoice.com to see what the programs are.
With DISH you need two satellite dishes one about 1.4 meters in diameter and the other about 2 meters in diameter and you would get maybe 6 HD channels, With a much larger third dish pointed at a third satellite (129 W) you might be able to get ten more HD channels (the old Zoom channels) go to www.dishnetwork.com/ to check out the HD options.
Even if you are not from Canada, consider Star Choice, most of the HD programming is from the US to include the US networks including PBS.
I also get HD programming on my digital 4DTV receiver that I have connected to my C band dish.
(This post was edited by johanson on Apr 13, 2006, 8:13 PM)