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HD RSNs Uplinked ... (still)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by jldhawk, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. Nov 2, 2006 #141 of 481
    Hookem

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    That was a given in my response...I know that Dish doesn't currently have FSN's in HD ;)
     
  2. Nov 2, 2006 #142 of 481
    Hookem

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    So what you're saying is that if my RSN isn't showing the HD college football game for instance, but with the sports pak I can get the SD version of another out of market RSN, that I won't be able to get that out of market RSN's HD feed once Dish makes the HD RSN's available? Bummer :(
     
  3. Nov 2, 2006 #143 of 481
    JimFunk

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    "Home Market" is just fine with me. Just get something in HD. They are falling behind their competitors, so they need to move faster before this smoke becomes a real fire. Sports is the #1 motivator to switch to HD for most consumers. It is in Charlies best interest to at least keep up with Directv at the FSN HD level.

    So when is very very soon?
     
  4. Nov 2, 2006 #144 of 481
    bruin95

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    Soon.:D
     
  5. Nov 2, 2006 #145 of 481
    bruin95

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    From reading your statement it was hardly a "given". Your entire statement was wrong, hence my reply.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2006 #146 of 481
    JimFunk

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    Are we there yet? :lol:
     
  7. Nov 3, 2006 #147 of 481
    gjh3260

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    Probably not any closer than we were 3 or 4 weeks ago when I was hoping the HD RSN's would be available for the start of college football and the NHL season.

    But Dish will get there.... soon ;) I could use another 4 letter word as in "what the _____ is taking so long".
     
  8. Nov 3, 2006 #148 of 481
    SMosher

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    "what the _____ is taking so long" heck? is heck the word? :)
     
  9. Nov 6, 2006 #149 of 481
    Jeff P

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    Right. But it sure would be nice to have the HD RSNs before a certain game that will be played the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is currently slated for Fox Sport Net-HD.

    Go Pokes! ;)

    BTW, nice win on Saturday. My Pokes, on the other hand... :mad:
     
  10. Nov 6, 2006 #150 of 481
    Jim5506

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    I'm sorry, I can't wish either of you much luck in the coming weeks. Well, not really that sorry.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2006 #151 of 481
    JimFunk

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    I think it is time to stop playing around in this thread and go to the man for some answers.

    ceo@echostar.com

    Please ask this question on when RSN HD is coming out, if enough people send in their concerns, perhaps they will realize that their customers demand HD sports and bump it up in their priority list.

    The squeaky wheel always gets the oil. :D

    Feel free to post their response and we can compare notes. :p
     
  12. Nov 7, 2006 #152 of 481
    kennya

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    I sure wish they would get the Tulsa locals switched over to HD. They say the end of the year, but I am not holding my breath. I have been seeing a lot of commercials that have a black box around the actual commercial. That means it is an HD commercial coming through on an SD channel right?
     
  13. Nov 8, 2006 #153 of 481
    kennya

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    I emailed the ceo@echostar.com because I had a few questions. I asked them about the Tulsa stations and I was told that they are schelduled for the First quarter of 2007. So if your in the Tulsa market for locals with no OTA, we will be waiting a little longer...
     
  14. Nov 8, 2006 #154 of 481
    Jeff P

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    kennya - I'm not quite sure what you're asking here.

    Most commercials right now, even on HD channels, are NOT in HD. If you are tuned into an HD channel, like one of the locals, EPSN-HD, etc., most commericals have black or gray boxes on the sides, becuase they are just upconverting the SD (4x3) commercials to HD.

    There are some 16x9 HD commercials out there, though.

    You didn't mention which Dish Receiver you have, but it is quite easy to pull the local Tulsa networks' digital (HDTV) feeds using an over-the-air (OTA) antenna on any of their HD recievers.

    The added bonus, if you have the Dish VIP622 HD-DVR receiver, is that using an OTA antenna gives you an extra tuner so you could record up to 3 different HD channels at one time, as long as one of them is an HD OTA channel.

    Also, when the HD locals finally are turned on for Tulsa, having the OTA antenna will give you the ability to record up to four HD programs at once!
     
  15. Nov 9, 2006 #155 of 481
    Hookem

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    How can you record 4 programs with only 3 tuners? You would be able to record 3 HD programs, while watching another previously recorded HD show on TV1 while watching a different previously recorded HD show downconverted to SD on TV2, for a total of 5 simultaneous HD streams passing through the 622. Still pretty impressive.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2006 #156 of 481
    kennya

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    Sorry Jeff, I really didnt explain it very well did I? :lol: Sometimes the Miller Lite 'Man Law" commercials will come on when I am watching one of the Tulsa locals. Sometimes it takes up my whole wide screen tv, and other times, the picture is right in the middle of the screen with black bars on the top and bottom and both sides, "box". I am just wondering why it is like that if I am watching the commercial on an SD channel. Not a real biggie...

    I have the HD 811 receiver, not a dvr on it. I dont think we can get the Tulsa HD channels with an OTA here in McAlester. I looked on the web site, cant remember the name, where you plug in your address and it tells you what HD channels you can get with "xyz" antenna. No channels show up for us in McAlester. So I am just waiting for them to get turned on, on dish.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2006 #157 of 481
    davpel

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    To get this back (somewhat) on topic . . .

    From what I understand, Comcast announced last night during the Red Wings telecast that they would be carrying Fox Sports Detroit in HD begining today (Thursday, November 9). This means that us Dish Detroiters are now really left out in the cold.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2006 #158 of 481
    SMosher

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    Yay for Comcrap... Did I say that outloud? Anywho ... Some monkey needs to get off their ass and get the contracts figured out. My dang sharks look like crap in SD :p
     
  19. Nov 9, 2006 #159 of 481
    JimFunk

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    Maybe Dish's 3rd quarter would not tumble 33% if they actually keep up with their competition. :nono2: Go ask Charlie when "soon" is, give him a little jab to tell him to move the heck on. :lol:
     
  20. Nov 9, 2006 #160 of 481
    SMosher

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    I have asked .. no new word. But hey!! Charlie chat on Monday!! Maybe? Maybe not? Oh thats right, Al-Jamonkey tv is slated "soon".
     
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