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Dish Network press release Over 140 National HD Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, May 8, 2009.

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    Alan Gordon

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    I'm surprised they aren't crowing about the fact that they serve more DMAs with HD-LIL in that Press Release as well...

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    Directv should change those PPVHD channels over to new national hd channels.
     
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    bobvick1983

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    Yes, I agree with that, they should replace PPV with full time national channels. However, in 2006, I jumped ship from DirecTV to Dish because then (like now) Dish had a few more HD channels.
    I regreted this move a little over a year later in October 2007, and switched back to DirecTV in January 2008. I think that I will stay with DirecTV now and wait it out, until each provider has 100% of their lineup in HD, the HD "leader" will flip flop from provider to provider.
    I wonder how the HD quality looks on E* compaired to D*. I cant imagine that E* has THAT more more space to cram channels than D* does.
     
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    Curtis0620

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    This is too funny.

    Would love to see the list of what they are counting.

    We dispute Directv's 130 number.
     
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    I'm sure it's just as shady as DirecTV's counting method, but for the folks who accept DirecTV's word, they have little ground to call foul on Dish.
     
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    Curtis0620

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    And those who call foul on Directv's number have every right to for DISH also.
     
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    Dish is ahead when you just count National HD networks too, by about 14 channels.
     
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    Didn't say they weren't.
     
  12. Drew2k

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    These counts don't matter!

    DIRECTV is launching D12 this fall and will turn on a lot more HD channels. The lead in "channel count war" will continue to change as providers find more bandwidth, so in the end all that matters is that you go with the provider who provides the best service, provides the most HD channels that matter to you, and that fits your pocketbook.
     
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    The only thing that is assured with the successful launch of another satellite is more bandwidth. Additional programming is an entirely different matter and one that DIRECTV may not do anything about until Liberty Entertainment is acquired or the hemorrhaging gets to be too great.

    Today's press release from DIRECTV would seem to be a pretty obvious blue light special for phone companies shopping for the third leg of their triple play.
     
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    You don't add more bandwidth without plans to use it.
    That's just speculation, and I much prefer to speculate that the nice new birdy in the sky with all those transponders will beam down some magical HD goodness to all of us DIRECTV subscribers.
     
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    Apparently as was the HD rollout of more HBO/Cinemax channels by the fall of 2007 and "up to" 150 national HD channels with the launch of D11. I jumped ship from Dish Network to DIRECTV in '07, but in a scant year and a half, DIRECTV has made me twice the cynic I used to be. :D
     
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    D11 has available "unused" bandwidth. :rolleyes:


    Congrats DISH!
     
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    Unused is not the same as unplanned.
     
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    And you know this because ..... ?
     
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    My contract is over in October. At that point I will be giving Dish a very serious look. The HR2x receivers are horrible, I hear the Dish 722s are really good, and I don't give a flying f about football.
     

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