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Coverage of CES 2006! (Discussion Thread)

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Ron Barry

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    Not sure Boyle.. I am just doing the posting work.. Other DBSTalk Moderators are actually doing the real work. ;)
     
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  4. Antknee

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    That press release is certianley good news. However I hope the upgrade package to the 622 is cost effective. I just got a 942 in August and I am not sure if I will pay a ton of cash to upgrade....
     
  5. mth

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    Someone straighten me out here. . .

    Currently, I pay $27 for AT60 and $10 for HD, or $37 a month.

    It sounds like what they're offering is a package starting at $54 a month.

    I don't care if it's more channels. For those of us just looking for a cheap package, that's not even in the same ballpark.
     
  6. ntexasdude

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    Uh huh.....me too.............:lol: :lol:
    In other words, we've been lying for quite some time, now we're gonna make it right but get your wallet out because it ain't free, losers.
     
  7. Nick

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    Don't wet your panties over ESPN2-HD either -- most, maybe 95%, of all ESPN's "HD" programming is in plain old standard definition. :nono2: HD on ESPN isn't! What it IS is the biggest fraud I've ever seen on tv since the tinted vinyl screen "colorizers" for B&W tvs back in the middle of the last century. :cool:
     
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    I've noticed that there is more and more of it all the time, more college BBall games, and next year they'll have more NFL too. IMO it's worth having it just for Sunday Night Football already so it's just getting better and better as they go.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    Well... except that Sunday Night football was on ESPN and not ESPN2... and this year was the last for ESPN Sunday Night football.... next year it goes over to NBC!
     
  10. Allen Noland

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    New HD starts February 1, 2006.
     
  11. Bob Ketcham

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    Apparently the $54 package includes HBO HD and Showtime HD. I believe those would have required $26 worth of premium movie package costs per month previously.

    We'll just how to see what packages / options are maintained and which are eliminated. I'm sure it is gonna cost more, but in the end I'm finding I'm watching less and less SD, so any chance to get all HD offerings without purchasing a bunch of SD I won't be watching is welcome. I'll gladly cut costs by avoiding SD premium movie packages.

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  12. boylehome

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    Yes, only in "MPEG-4" (according to the press release) and it is necessary to upgrade to a new receiver to view! Sounds like it is going to cost quite a few dollars to upgrade! I'm not referring to the existing HD channels via MPEG-2 but wonder how long before they are converted to MPEG-4?
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    Now that's an interesting wrinkle... IF HBOHD and SHOHD were included in the HD tier without having to subscribe to HBO and SHO packages... that would make things more attractive. I've seen several people, myself included, who would have been willing to pay may $2 for each of those in HD to get them without having to buy the entire HBO/SHO package that has SD channels we didn't want to watch... so this would add to the attractiveness of the new HD configuration IF HBO/SHOHD were included in those without having to pay for the Premium channels.
     
  14. saweetnesstrev

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    No Single Tuner DVR? WTF?
     
  15. BoisePaul

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    Why on earth would you prefer a single tuner over a dual? If the VIP622 can be configured in the same manner as the 942 for a single TV with PIP, etc, then what's the point of a single tuner DVR?
     
  16. langlin

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    But, Monday Night Football moves to ESPN next year.:)
     
  17. RAD

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    Dripping...
    And ESPN pick up Monday Night Football, even trade.

    Edit, guess I need to read all the thread before responding. Sorry.
     
  18. Stewart Vernon

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    No need to apologise!

    For the viewers like us, probably a reasonably even trade... NBC does 1080i HD so the Sunday night game should look better than it did on ESPN.

    But for Disney (who owns both ESPN and ABC) they lost a night of programming!

    Also, this year is the end of NFL PrimeTime on ESPN as we know it... no official news but Chris Berman has been talking about it towards the end of this season... and I gather NFL PrimeTime on Sunday will morph into something part of the ESPN pre-game on Monday nights next season. I will miss PrimeTime.
     
  19. Ray_Clum

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    Any chance any of our crack reporters out there could corner a Dish guy (or gal) and ask about Significant Viewed rollout plans?
     
  20. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Don't know about that. Our NBC stations multicasts and their HD channel usually has the worst PQ of all the channels in the Chicago area. Plus for football I'd prefer 720p over 1080i. Guess we'll have to wait to see if NBC gets better by next year.
     

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