Of the two major satellite TV providers – DISH Network and DIRECTV – DISH Network has the most HDTV (high definition TV) programming, and they're adding new HD programs to their service all the time. So what's on DISH Network HDTV? Let's find out …
DISH Network HDTV Packages
DISH Network currently offers four different HDTV packages. They are:
The Bronze package – 30 HD channels plus 75 regular satellite TV channels for $ 29.99 a month.
The Silver package – 30 HD channels plus 230 regular satellite TV channels, including 60 Sirius satellite radio channels for $ 39.99 a month. (Note: This package is $ 29.99 for the first 10 months only and $ 39.99 thereafter.)
Gold package – 30 HD channels plus 318 regular satellite TV channels, including 60 Sirius satellite radio channels for $ 49.99 a month.
Platinum package – 30 HD channels plus 350 regular satellite TV channels, including 60 Sirius satellite radio channels and 31 movie channels for $ 79.99 a month.
The DISH Network HD channels included in each package are: Animania HD, Discovery HD, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, Equator HD, Film Fest, Food Network HD, FU, Gallery HD, Gameplay, Guy TV HD, HD News, HDNet, HDNet Movies, HGTV, Majestic HD, Monsters HD, National Geographic, Rave HD, Rush HD, TNT in HD, Treasure HD, Ultra HD, Universal HD, and World Cinema.
Additional HD channels include: CBS HDTV, HBO HDTV, Showtime HD, Starz HD, and Dish on Demand PPV in HD.
DISH Network Satellite TV System
When you order DISH Network satellite TV service you get a free dish and four free receivers. Installation is included with the package, and your installer will even show you how to operate your new system.
With HDTV you get a much sharper more lifelike picture than you get with regular satellite TV. You also get a wide-screen picture, like you see in movie theaters, and Dolby Digital audio that adds even more realism to your viewing experience.
If you want the clearest picture and the best sound possible when you watch satellite TV, then a DISH Network HDTV programming package is what you're looking for.