I have been looking for a better HDTV offering for broadcast tv, and I have found that DISH has the best coverage. They finally got their new HD lineup up and running.
There are four packages available.
DishHD Bronze and DishHD Silver
Family Room HD
Discovery HD Theater
DISH Network PPV in HD
Film Fest HD
Kung Fu HD
World Cinema HD
NFL Network HD
With Bronze you get 80 standard-def channels, with Silver you get 200 standard-def channels.
Bronze is $49.99 per month
Silver is $59.99 per month
Move up to Gold and add:
National Geographic in HD and 40 more standard definition channels.
Gold is $69.99 per month
The Platinum Package takes the Gold package and adds:
Platinum is $99.99 per month
Add your local HD channels, where available, for 5 bucks per month.
Dish currently is running a special for new HD customers:
Save $200. You get $20 off per month for 10 months, and get the Starz moviepack free for 3 months.
Plus you get a free upgrade to an HD receiver.
That brings the prices down to:
$29.99 for Bronze
$39.99 for Silver
$49.99 for Gold
That is currently the best deal for HD television.