The Dish Network User's Resource
Will my existing receiver be upgraded for HDTV?
No. The above models are the only HDTV-capable receivers.
Will my existing receiver be upgraded for MPEG-4?
NO! Only the 211/411, 222 and 622 have MPEG-4. No other receiver is upgradeable.
(1) Available to new subscribers only as a single package, depending on subscription level
(2) Requires AT250 or higher
Likely a Dish 1000 (110°, 119°, 129°), with areas outside the 129° footprint getting a Dish 500 with a separate “wing” dish for 61.5°. Some in the Pacific Northwest will get a separate larger dish for 129° due to difficult reception in that region. Beginning Aug 2008, new customers in the eastern part of the US will get a Dish 1000.4 for all-MPEG-4 service from 61.5°/72.7°/77°.
Links to HDTV resources, discussion boards, and news sources.
Edited by BobaBird. Submissions & corrections welcome!