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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by biz, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 13, 2010 #21 of 116
    coldsteel

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    You can go for DishAmerica Gold. It will still miss Fox News, MTV, Nick, VH1, BET, FX, MSNBC, Speed and Fox Business due to contract disputes. You would also lose the Platinum channels.

    Also, it's $54.99 with locals.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 #22 of 116
    levibluewa

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    Just wish we could add the regional sports network, but with Absolute its not an option.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2010 #23 of 116
    cclement

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    I totally agree!!
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 #24 of 116
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    Absolutely fabulous... I was happy "before", now I get Retro, Indie, Epix, and Shorts. I hope they grandfather this "forever"... I'm sure at some point, they'll change the name of Platinum and start charging more for it and Absolute. That promo is what got me to switch from TWC... Would be nice to see an "HD Everything" pack at a reasonable cost.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 #25 of 116
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    With this latest round of HD launches, I am almost to the point where I would jump all over a HD ONLY package.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 #26 of 116
    James Long

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    The earlier attempt failed because of the number of channels not in HD ... but as the more popular SD channels convert it gets easier to be HD only.

    HD is nice but people still like their content ...
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 #27 of 116
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    One of the reasons I didn't go with one of the early options, as there wasn't enough HD, and there were to many other channels I watched, rather they were HD or not. Still wouldn't get an HD only, but its GETTING REALLY CLOSE.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 #28 of 116
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    I think I could go totally HD now too. I think everything we watch in the house has an HD channel now. Maybe Fox Soccer Plus is the only one we do not.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 #29 of 116
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    I've been on absolute for about 2 years now and the only channel we lost was Nickelodeon, but Absolute has 3-4 Disney channels so we don't miss Nick.

    Where else can you get 70+ HD channels for $35/month (locals included)?
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 #30 of 116
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    Do you legacy Absolute HD people get the new channels by default?
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 #31 of 116
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    Only those added to Platinum.

    I wonder how Dish chooses whether a channel goes to Platinum or "other"... be interesting to see if DIY-HD gets added to Absolute customers...
     
  12. May 23, 2010 #32 of 116
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    I could be wrong (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I am) but the channels that go to Platinum are mostly the channels that are HD exclusive, meaning they aren't just the HD version of a pre-existing SD channel.
     
  13. May 23, 2010 #33 of 116
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    I haven't seen a Platinum Channel Yet that had a SD counterpart. So I think you have nailed it.
     
  14. May 23, 2010 #34 of 116
    James Long

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    There are a couple of channels without a SD counterpart that are not in platinum ... but they are older channels (HDNet, HD Theater, Paladia) that were available before Platinum. HDNet movies was also available before Platinum but it was moved up.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 #35 of 116
    CoolGui

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    Right, I forgot about those
     
  16. May 24, 2010 #36 of 116
    GrumpyBear

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    I thought he was talking about the Newer Channels that have been added over the years since Platinum was added as a Package. I still haven't seen a HD only channel added to any package except to Platinum. I thought HDNet Movies was part of Platinum as well? Kind of surprised that Paladia didn't get added, when they changed names.
     
  17. May 24, 2010 #37 of 116
    James Long

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    As I stated ...
    I expect that the remaining HD only channels will move to Platinum as well. Having them in the basic $10 package helped add value but there have been enough other channels added that DISH probably doesn't need HDNet, Paladia and HD Theater at the lowest level any more.

    I expected Paladia to move when the three MTV networks came online - perhaps the contracts required a "lowest package carriage" for Paladia. DirecTV moved it to their "extra" package but DISH and DirecTV have different contracts.
     
  18. May 25, 2010 #38 of 116
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    t HDNet Movies are in Plaitnum.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2010 #39 of 116
    daranman

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    I was checking the 'preview' channel, and noticed that History International was being previewed this month to all subs. I hadn't seen that available to us HD Absolute previously because it didn't have an HD channel before. Now that it has, does anyone know if History International will stay on our HD Absolute subscription when it comes off preview?
     
  20. Jun 22, 2010 #40 of 116
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    One of the channels we don't get as HDA customers is the CSAPNS's (all of them). I can watch online, but it seems these should be available, after alll, we get ALL the shopping channels still. :lol:
     

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