Dish Adds Local HD In New England

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Dish Network has added local HDTV service in Hartford and New Haven, Conn., and Portland–Auburn, Maine, officials said Thursday.

The satellite provider plans to reach the year-end goal of 100 local HD markets and 100 national HD channels. It now offers HD locals in 57 markets, reaching more than 66% of TV households.

In order to view HD programming, DISH Network customers can upgrade to a DishHD receiver such as ViP722, a dual-tuner HD DVR that operates TV sets in separate rooms, one in HD and one in standard definition.

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