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DISH Claims only pay-TV provider to offer HD multi-channel view technology

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by camo, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. camo

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    Noticed in latest news Dish is making this claim,
    • DISH is the only pay-TV provider to offer HD multi-channel view technology"
    But topic is locked. Is this really new? Directv has had this feature for years. Tennis, Golf, baseball, Football, or are we playing the word game here?
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    I think they're talking about Sports Bar Mode, which allows you to view any 4 channels at once on one screen.

    I sure would like to see a video of how that works.
     
  3. camo

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    But its not new to Directv, example Masters tournament will have 4 split screens in HD all viewable at once. Sunday ticket, tennis tournaments etc. Unless I'm not understanding what multi-channel view means. Why I said play on words.
     
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  4. lparsons21

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    It is very new and different because it is available all the time for any channels. You get 4 screen is a 2x2 pattern and you can pick which channels quite easily. Other multi-screen views just work sometimes on a pre-selected group of channels by the provider.
    I played around with it yesterday and it works very well.


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  5. anex80

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    Agree with lparsons21. This multi-view option on the Dish Hopper 3 is available anytime and you can customize all 4 channels. You can even put OTA or DVR content in one of the boxes. Plus, you can use trick-play on each box separately. I've never seen anything anything like this on any provider before. [​IMG]


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  6. PCampbell

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    An HR44 or 54 could do this if Directv changed the PIP software. It would be nice.
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Direct could do a lot of things with their gear, including a revamp of the UI. But they've chosen a much more conservative approach which means relatively minor changes along the way.
     
  8. James Long

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    I believe the key concepts are choosing one's own channels (not a mosaic engineered at the uplink) and having all four images in HD (instead of each screen being less than HD resolution).
     
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  9. camo

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    Very nice having the choice of channels and ability to use anytime is a nice feature.
     
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    For example:
    They have a button , you press it and all 4 of the basketball tourney madness games came up.
    I then customized it.
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    I then made a Local News Mix to see the local breaking news event.
    Later I made a national news mix with the big networks to watch election coverage.
    TO make sure it was not transponder limited, I then mixed it up with Local channels, local over the air channel, HBO, and Discovery
    So many possibilities, very cool.
     
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  11. camo

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    Question can you save this mix channels or do you have to setup every time. If you can save it that would be sweet and have it show in channel guide.
     
  12. lparsons21

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    No way to save that I could find.


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  13. TheRatPatrol

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    D* SO needs to do this on their next box. This would be great for sports. Dish sure has gotten their hardware right, blowing D* out of the water.
     
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    Setup everytime. Kind of a pain.
     
  15. DBSSTEPHEN

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    DirecTV already has that it's called the DirecTV Sports Mix Channel
     
  16. lparsons21

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    Which isn't exactly the same. Dish's lets you pick what channels you want in multi-channel view. They've had a sports mix thing for years. They never did take advantage of it as well as DirecTV has of theirs.

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  17. DBSSTEPHEN

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    Yeah but DirecTV has 6 channels in they're mix channel Dish only has 4
     
  18. lparsons21

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    In the sports mix you are correct. In the multi-view it is 6 and you get to pick the six. Essentially I can pick a mix of any 6 channels in multi-view.

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  19. James Long

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    Six windowed screens you cannot change (on DIRECTV) vs four full quarter screens that can be changed (on DISH).
    Six windows at less than HD resolution (the entire screen is HD, the windows are smaller).
    Four quarters of the 4K/UHD screen maintaining 1080 resolution for each image.

    Sports Bar mode is a nice feature.
     
  20. DBSSTEPHEN

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    The Direct TV sports mix is available in HD only and it's available to all customers with no matter what HD receiver you have dishes you have to have a 4K receiver to get it so how is they're better than Directv when more customers can receive Direct TV sports mix Channel
     

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