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Charlie Chat Summary - July 12, 2004

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Mark Lamutt, Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. Jul 15, 2004 #61 of 100
    garypen

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    He didn't necessarily mean old age.
     
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    Jason Nipp

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    Oh...OK.................But is there any other type of age? :D

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  3. Jul 15, 2004 #63 of 100
    garypen

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    Sure. Age is...ageless.

    I have to get older. I don't have to mature.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2004 #64 of 100
    Jason Nipp

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    Sure sounds like that old saying...."I may grow older but I refuse to grow up!" Now who said that....Bill Clinton maybe? hehe


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  5. Jul 15, 2004 #65 of 100
    garypen

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    If so, it would just be another reason to like the guy.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2004 #66 of 100
    Chris Freeland

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    If this is true, will the NFL network be in AT60, 60+, 120, 180? Or will you have to add Multi-Sport pack or go with AEP like you do with NBA TV? Or will it be "a la carte" like Charlie talked about on recent chat? I hope it is in a basic package like it is with D*, it is a channel I would like to see added but not enough to pay extra for. :)
     
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    Jason Nipp

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    In conversation with E* yesterday, Officially HBO-HD and SHO-HD are going to become Ala-Carte very soon, I am told the Ala-Carte price will be like $9.99 each. Well heck you can get the whole Showtime pack for like $3 more. I still haven't heard anything further about the NFL Network launch date or what packages it maybe included in. Mark may know this?

    Jason
     
  8. Jul 15, 2004 #68 of 100
    Mark Lamutt

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    Jason, I haven't heard anything that you're talking about here, but I don't deal with the programming side, pretty much only with the engineering/programming side.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2004 #69 of 100
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    Now if Charlie can dump the infomerical channels and add channels like Oxygen or CBC Newsworld as well as a few others that would be great.

    TV Guide is useless since, as they said, they have a program guide. They wanted it for the commericals. (should have put it on 104 and pre emptied it with Bingo)

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    That's a brilliant idea, since Bingo is only one once a week, for only a few hours.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2004 #71 of 100
    James Long

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    They didn't want it all. They got it to settle a lawsuit.

    Good to know that they plan to do something better than the current scroll at the bottom of the screen.

    JL
     
  12. Jul 16, 2004 #72 of 100
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    So are you saying that HBO-HD will still be included in the $13.99 HBO package and SHO-HD will still be included in $11.99 Showtime package, however for those who just want to pay for HBO-HD or SHO-HD and save $2 - 4 they will have the option of getting them "a la carte" for $9.99? Or are you saying that HBO-HD and SHO-HD are going to be removed from their full packages and sold only in a "a la cart" format? If my 2nd question is correct, this would be a bad move for E*.
     
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    Jason Nipp

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    My understanding is that they will still be part of the premium packages. But the option of ala-carte will be available for around $9.99 each. If they killed it from the premium package I'd be upset, in my opinion it would be a bad move.

    Jason
     
  14. Jul 16, 2004 #74 of 100
    Atoyot

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    What is up with the Name based recording? Does it kinda sound like they might charge for a season pass type of thing? Scary. :eek2: :nono:

    Atoyot
     
  15. Jul 17, 2004 #75 of 100
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    He worked hard in the past. And how that he is a sucess, he can be lazy. Also, why can't he spend 1 billion from his pocket and get everything to work. Launch one new satellite. It is because he only wants more money.

     
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    Paul Secic

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    It doesn't sound very good.
     
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    Yup. Now We have 2. Charlie might own part of HRTV.
     
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    Or 3. People buy millions of HDTV sets
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    Al Gore bought CBC Newsworld. Its not CBC any longer I think.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2004 #80 of 100
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    Unfortunately, this is the REAL reason there isn't more HD content out there. Most of the people who are in the market for a new TV are cable TV subscribers. They don't understand digital vs. analog TV to begin with, and buy into "digital" cable for the additional programming that is available, not for the possible improvement in PQ and 5.1 sound. When they shop for TV, the first thing they look at is price. Period. When they see HD, they are impressed, but cost drives them away.
    In my area, TWC digital cable costs about an additional $20 per month for the first receiver (plus $8 for each additioal receiver) above regular cable. To get HD, they'd have to pay $5 more on top of the digital package. I was paying about $65 per month (during free trial period of HD) with only one set top box before I jumped ship to Dish. Cost of service is a big reason for the growth of satellite TV. Once locals become available on satellite in all the DMA's, there will be even more growth.

    Do we all want HD for the sake of saying "Ooohh! I have HDTV!" or do we want it for the content? Think of what type of programming benefits from HD -- Sports, Travel, Nature, movies and concerts come to mind. Just exactly what we're getting from the current packages. Talk shows and game shows don't really gain anything by being in HD. TV news in HD will be too costly for some time to come. And cost per viewer controls programming -- (I checked to see if TNT was showing the miniseries "The Grid" in HD and they aren't). It's like the transition from Black & White to Color TV all over again.
     
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