How to get your HD signal---- With cable,you only have to subscribe to the programming.--Means no extra charge for the HD box.i.e. HBO/Sho---same price no matter SD or HD.---Sat. works the same way--pay for the programming; the HD or SD;same price.----- Then you have your locals that brodcast in HD--(CBS/NBC/ABC) You need a HD tuner and an antenna.---Then it's free. Actually the cable co--(depending on where you live) gives you your locals in HD and you can subscribe to HBO/Sho.--- Just buy the hd-ready tv.-------The other methods require you buy equipment.
Actually,Directv as of July 1 will be creating a new HD package. For $10.99 a mo. you will be able to get ESPN/ Discovery/and HD-NET.You will need to access all 3 birds:101/110/119 (Sat-a--b--& c.) This is the first "extra" charge HD package. This won't affect HBO/Sho.