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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by krazy k, Oct 3, 2007.
Screen Savers was F'n great. Leo was a god. So to speak.
Did anyone see the new Direct Tv Ads???
It says Direct Tv has more HD than Dish---so what will Dish do now??
I also saw an ad on TV this weekend that D* currently offers 70 HD channels.
I noticed that too--they used to just mention cable in their ads. Now it's an all out assault!
I guess I'm lucky to have the viewing habits I do. I keep seeing the lists of channels D* is adding and my reaction is that I rarely if ever watch any of those now. I think the only channel we watch with any regularity that isn't HD at this point is Encore Westerns. Heck, I have a lot of recorded programs from preview weekends and other things that I just haven't had the time to watch. The only thing D* has at this point that I would like is Sunday Ticket...and that ain't gonna happen.
DITTO!!! I couldn't care less about USA, SciFi, etc. I think I could count on one hand the number of times I have tuned into any of those stations over the past year, and making them HD won't make me tune in any more.
The ad might be misleading but they do have a point, sooner than later E* needs to add these channels that everyone is trashing.
Why aren't the E* HD RSNs on your list as well? I see you have them on D*. I sub to NHL CI and NBA LP with E* and all of the E* HD game feeds are available to me.
D* has 24/7 channels for HD version of the RSN, while i believe E* only airs the HD games
I sure hope E* adds FX soon, would have to miss a nonHD version of Nip/Tuck.
I agree also. There really arent any HD channels that D* has and E* doesn't that I would watch anyway.
I am hoping for the NHL HD channel on E* and that is supposed to be available this Wednesday (10/17).
I don't see anyone "trashing" any channels that D* is carrying and the E* isn't. I and others have merely stated that we don't care because we don't watch those particular channels. For the sake of others that do want them, I hope E* adds them. The only "trashing" going on here is by people who with one broad swipe label all the Voom Channels as "worthless" and worse even though there are people who clearly watch and enjoy several of them.
But what does 24/7 HD RSNs mean for D* subs across the entire US? I have
24/7 HD Channels with Verizon for CSN Phila, YES and SNY with no sports
blackout of any type. And I still only watch the Verizon HD games. The D* subs are posting that there are no HD games available on D* CI, while E* has had up to five HD games a night. I assume the D* subs can only watch the HD games
on the 24/7 HD RSNs if they live within the blackout area.
The good news with some of the new D* HD channels that E* doesn't have is that at least we know these channels exist in HD. FX is one I would like to see added just to be able to watch "The Shield' in HD. I am actually glad to see D* push to be #1 in HD as it means that E* and Cable will need to respond. That in the end should be good for all of us.
I wouldn't say people are trashing these channels, as much as people of rationalizing why these announcements aren't that important. ("Oh, I don't watch that, so I don't care..." or "That channel barely shows any HD, anyways") It is important to me for one point, and that is I justified the lack of Sunday Ticket because of the cost savings, HD lineup, and VIP622 that I received with Dish. E*'s advantage has disappeared on the first two accounts, and all thats left is the very, very good DVR.
If I had to choose again today, it would be a toss up, but I would lean D*. It's still not enough to get me to churn, but Charlie had better start whispering sweet tales of HD supremacy in my ear.
There is 13 NHLCI (NHLHD) channels although not airing much other than To Be Announced, There is 1 NHL CI HD game scheduled on the program guide for this evening on D*
Redwings @ Ducks on channel 764-1 NHLHD I assume as they are adding HD RSNs they will offer more NHL CI games.
With me, at least, that's not the case. Like I said, I RARELY if ever watch most of the channels that they picked up. I think it's great that they got them because that will drive Dish to add more HD programming, including, hopefully, some programming that I might be interested in.
All I know is that I will be very upset if I have to wait until February for the kind of HD additions that DirecTV has been doing the past week. I am hoping for at least a few new HD channels, and MGM HD looks better and better every time I go to their website.
Um, excuse me everyone...BUT HAS ANYONE READ ABOUT THE LACK OF HD PROGRAMMING ON THE NEW CHANNELS?
I'll pass on the stretched out SD crap I'm used to seeing on AE"hd", etc....
I can get a good look at a piece of meat by sticking my head up a bulls ass, but I'll take the butchers word for it.
E* and cablecos had their 15 minutes of HD fame. Now it's D*'s turn.
Competition is great.
I HAVE the new HD channels and you should know this. Most of the HD channels are NOT stretched. Most of the new programming IS in HD. And the older stuff that was not produced in HD still looks a thousand times better than in SD. As time goes on, more and more programming will be produced in HD. This post smells strongly of the "I don't have it so it's crap" mentality. See the previous post about sour grapes.