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DirecTV & Dish Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Hoosier205, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    I'm trying to figure out what, if any, programs they offer in HD. Just for the sake of curiosity. I haven't been able to find any as of yet.
     
  2. James Long

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    I saw "Presley's Country Jubilee" last night when flipping channels. Unfortunately the programs are not marked in the guide as HD as on other channels. The current show "Midwest Country" is SD.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    I will update the list/chart tonight.
     
  4. James Long

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    DirecTV added HBO Signature and HBO Family (East).

    (Attachment updated in later post.)
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 #285 of 353
    Sea bass

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    DNS channel count of 11 should be changed to 8. PBS, CWe, and CWw are not in HD. Unless there are new additions coming?
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 #286 of 353
    dcowboy7

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    Why dont the DNS count in the overall total....sixto counts them.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 #287 of 353
    Sixto

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    BTW, I've only included them because DirecTV has in public presentations included them, and was attempting to be consistent and provide the detail for DirecTV's totals.

    Also, I do break out the categories, so that everyone can decide whether they want to include them or not in their own personal analysis.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 #288 of 353
    James Long

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    Personally, due to the heavy restrictions on their reception (more than just temporary blackouts during games or small regional blocks such as cities where porn channels are not sold) I don't consider them anywhere near "national" channels. The percentage of customers who can legally receive the channels is small.

    But DirecTV likes to count them and in past comparisons DirecTV counts eight DNS channels vs four channels for DISH (DirecTV giving credit for DISH's carriage of HD locals). Basically DirecTV counted "DNS or local network HD".

    Counting locals is messy.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 #289 of 353
    James Long

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    I didn't post this last week ... adding Reelz Channel to DISH and noting the dispute with SNY. Yes is still listed for DirecTV (even if it goes away I expect it will be back).
     
  10. Apr 7, 2011 #290 of 353
    harsh

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    They also consume the better part of two CONUS HD transponders and that cuts into DIRECTV's increasingly precious national HD channel capacity.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2011 #291 of 353
    James Long

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    They have the capacity to do DNS ...

    Sixto's current report (3-30-11) has 172 HD feeds active on DirecTV:
    * 95 HD Networks
    * 27 HD Full-time Regional Sport Networks (RSN's)
    * 8 HD DNS Locals: CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX East&West
    * 39 HD Cinema
    * 3 3D
    = 172
    Room for 13-33 more (depending on what "PUSH" is) without degrading current quality.

    For DISH that would be:
    * 111 HD Networks
    * 12 "HDSKD" channels used for Part-Time RSNs
    * 0 HD DNS Locals (although there are signs of some coming)
    * 23 HD Cinema (and other PPV)
    = 146
    Room for 6-14 more without degrading current quality (up to 30 more depending on other channel shifts).
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #292 of 353
    inkahauts

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    I think some updating of the chart on post one is needed.. I think your missing some HBO's..

    But I know.. There is no FSN West 2.. That channel is now called Prime Ticket, and it is available in HD on Directv. 694
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 #293 of 353
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    James isn't the ReelzChannel supposed to only stay in HD until May 4th, 2011? I noticed that seemed to be the wording on the PR on DISH Network's website.

     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 #294 of 353
    James Long

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    The press release isn't on DISH's site (here). I found it through Google when I posted it. Apparently Reelz released it. So far there is no confirmation that the channel will stay beyond May 4th ... but the uplink activity of adding it to commercial accounts would support the thought that it might stick around.

    The channel is there now ... and there is a note in bold on my version of the chart noting the potential temporary status (with similar notes on my website). If it does disappear on May 4th it will be easy enough to remove from the chart.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 #295 of 353
    Hoosier205

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    You are correct. I just haven't had the time, but I hope to over the weekend.
     
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    If you're going to update it please return CSN California to carried full-time status for Dish, rename Discovery Kids to the Hub and change debut dates of new HD channels to something other than a date in 2010 (either an actual updated date or TBD). Also, Cooking Channel is slightly off in terms of being sorted alphabetically.
     
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    James Long

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    DirecTV welcomes Shorts HD ...
    DISH ends the temporary carriage of Reelz and adds Game Show Network.
     
  18. James Long

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    DISH Network changed World Fishing Network to SD and added Veria in HD.

    PDF attached.
     
  19. James Long

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    DirecTV adds five HD channels May 25th ...
    506 HBO Comedy, 511 HBO Latino, 517 More Max, 519 ActionMax and 522 ThrillerMax.

    (Attachment updated July 27th ... see here further down the thread.)
     
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    I guess that means Direct passed Dish with HD premiums 27-29.
     
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