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2012 Dish HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Stewart Vernon, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. Sep 7, 2012 #101 of 116
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Capacity is improving (basically the same bandwidth with more channels on each transponder). But they still don't have enough to do 24x7 RSNs plus alts plus any new channels ... and with more channels wanting HD carriage DISH could end up losing channels when renewals come up if they cannot offer a HD channel.
     
  2. kick4fun

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    I'm thinking of switching from Directv to Dish and was told the HD Quality is good at Dish but not quite as sharp as Directv.. Some refer the quality of DISH as HD Lite and Directv having full 1080i.. Thoughts and Experiences???.. I'm sure this has been talked to death in the past, but considering this is a DISH HD Thread, I thought I'd ask.. Thank you...
     
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Talked to death and a tempest in a teapot. It's really not a bad thing.
     
  4. Jhon69

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    Well if you want more basic HD channels and don't really care about HD sports channels or HD Premium channels and want cheaper programming prices.

    If you would like channel logos in the guide(EPG) the ability to sling the program your watching to your computer ect.(needs Sling Adaptor) then the DISH Hopper whole house HDDVR system is what you need.Good Luck!:)


    P.S. I sit 10' away from my 55" HDTV and Dish's HD channels look good enough for me.;)
     
  5. mweathers

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    I consider myself an HD snob. I will not watch anything that is not in HD. I was with Direct for 15 until this past July. I was like you...very afraid to come over due to picture quality issues I had heard about.

    Well, don't worry any more about that. I sit 12 feet from my 60" plasma. To me the HD picture using the Hopper is BETTER than Direct. I never expected that! Don't know why it would be better, but to my eyes it is.

    Plus there are so many other advantages of the Hopper/Joey system that have been talked about a lot. You also get Sirius/XM back!

    So if you're thinking of Hopping over (couldn't resist!!!), come on. You will not regret it.
     
  6. kick4fun

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    Thank you.. I did today with an install tomorrow.. Very excited to watch Pac12 in Hd on the Hopper
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 #107 of 116
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    We are glad to have you as a DISH customer. We are here to answer your questions and concerns. Thanks.

     
  8. Oct 4, 2012 #108 of 116
    Paul Secic

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    Do you know when all of the ENCORE channels will be in HD on Dish?
     
  9. Oct 4, 2012 #109 of 116
    Paul Secic

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    You're correct it was uplinked at one time.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2012 #110 of 116
    Paul Secic

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    The HD on Dish is sharp & crisp!
     
  11. Oct 5, 2012 #111 of 116
    Deke Rivers

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    when is my local PBS going HD? WTTW in Chicago?
     
  12. Nov 5, 2012 #112 of 116
    Singe0255

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    Haven't found the details elsewhere, does Dish have HD Locals in the Medford, OR market?
     
  13. Nov 6, 2012 #113 of 116
    James Long

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    Yes.

    5-00 KOBI MEDFORD, OR (NBC) - HD
    8-00 KSYS MEDFORD, OR (PBS) - HD
    10-00 KTVL MEDFORD, OR (CBS) - HD
    11-00 KTVLD MEDFORD, OR (CW) - SD
    12-00 KDRV MEDFORD, OR (ABC) - HD
    26-00 KMVU MEDFORD, OR (FOX) - HD
    30-00 KBLN GRANTS PASS, OR - SD
    48-00 KFBI MEDFORD, OR - SD
     
  14. bluegras

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    so we the following hd channels are up in testing WE,Fuse,sundance,IFC all of them in HD so does that mean that dish will be out of room for the rest of the year?or will the new satellite
     
  15. Bobmu

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    Does DISH have any plans to carry ESPNU in HD? Many of the best college basketball games are scheduled for this channel!
     
  16. Stewart Vernon

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    And another year comes to a close... maybe next year will be the year!
     
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