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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lparsons21, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Jun 1, 2012 #381 of 1922
    StringFellow

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    If AMC planned it this way because of the on-going negotiations, then AMC can go pound sand!!
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 #382 of 1922
    mike1977

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    Yeah...I'll still switch if they only keep the SD feed.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 #383 of 1922
    James Long

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    DISH could add another set of HD channels up high and map it down to 392 so both the current and the new location can be HD ... but remapping the HD feed to 392 when the lower channel goes away is not hard.

    I didn't try to watch IFC before the removal of channel 131. Did it have a "channel moving" display or did 131 just go dark?
     
  4. Jun 1, 2012 #384 of 1922
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    I remember Sundance had a warning,but I never saw one for IFC plus I just checked the guide and IFC is gone from 131,but it's still on 393.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2012 #385 of 1922
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    Moving IFC off 131 put AMC next to TCM (with FOX Movie right after). So now all the "classic movie channels" are together (and AMC is in HD on 130).
     
  6. Jun 1, 2012 #386 of 1922
    nmetro

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    No. It was there yesterday and nothing there today.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2012 #387 of 1922
    Stewart Vernon

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    That was my thoughts... I heard ZERO mention of this marathon + extras + new Talking Dead episode until today suddenly announcing what looks like the July 4th weekend (July 4th is in the middle of the week).

    Using AMC's own logic that there are no such thing as coincidences (how they tied the Dish negotiations to the failing lawsuit over Voom HD)... then one has to conclude that this too is no coincidence, and that IF Dish drops the AMC channels, then we will see promos touting how you can "only see" these "special features" on DirecTV or some other provider.

    All is fair in love and war of course... but I do so hate when one company says the other is playing dirty pool only to have them turn right around and snooker you :)
     
  8. Jun 1, 2012 #388 of 1922
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    i still have AMC HD
     
  9. Jun 1, 2012 #389 of 1922
    tampa8

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    Why not just switch now? Obviously this is a very important channel for you.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2012 #390 of 1922
    mdavej

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    I've got a few years on mike1977, but I'm with him. I'm planning to switch if/when AMC HD goes dark, but not until actually does and not if I think there is a chance it will be back soon. It would be stupid to make a move now.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2012 #391 of 1922
    sigma1914

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    Possibly because deals get done at the last minute.
     
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    Did I miss something?
     
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    A buddy of mine decided to have some fun with me since I left my computer unattended.

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  15. Jun 1, 2012 #395 of 1922
    Davenlr

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    Give your buddy some chocolate brownies made with Exlax and call it even :)
     
  16. Jun 1, 2012 #396 of 1922
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    AMC is only in SD on Dish?

    That is brutal. That alone should be enough for some of you fella's to jump ship!
     
  17. Jun 1, 2012 #397 of 1922
    James Long

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    No.

    AMC has been and still is HD on DISH. Since August 18th, 2010.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2012 #398 of 1922
    onebadmofo

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    Ahh, gotcha. Musta misread that then. Thought I saw someone say it was in only SD a few pages back....
     
  19. Jun 2, 2012 #399 of 1922
    tampa8

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    How could you get confused with only 400 posts? :)

    Dish put the channels to be all together in a different place. They are all SD there. AMC continues to also be in it's normal place in HD.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2012 #400 of 1922
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    AMC may be touted as HD but many of the shows are not in HD. Mad Men is definitely not in HD. My daughter came home from college a couple of weeks ago. We were watching Mad Men and she asked, "How come the picture is so crappy?"
     
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