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History Channel HD Uplinked and Available

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by space86, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. SMosher

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    Weee!!! Thanks DishNet for another HD channel :D
     
  2. James Long

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    The double boxed stuff (postage stamp) seems to be SD commercials in letterbox form. The content I was watching tonight was 16x9 full screen.
     
  3. James Long

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    DISH Network Launches the History Channel HD

    Nation's Largest HD Lineup Expanded to 39 National Channels


    NEW YORK and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sep 4, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) --

    EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH) and its DISH Network(r) satellite TV service today launched The History Channel HD(tm), making DISH Network the first major multichannel distributor to provide the network to viewers. The addition will bring DISH Network's total national HD channel lineup to 39 -- the most in the pay-TV industry.

    "The History Channel HD offers consumers an unparalleled view of history with brilliant clarity and a rich perspective that they will find nowhere else on the television landscape," said David Zagin, executive vice president of distribution at AETN. "We are equally delighted to be partnering with DISH Network, one of the nation's largest multichannel TV providers, to bring their customers this new dimension in television viewing."

    "DISH Network is pleased to offer The History Channel HD, which exemplifies the top-quality programming our DishHD customers enjoy," said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of programming for DISH Network. "Not only are we adding to our industry-leading HD channel lineup, but we are providing history buffs even more reason to want high definition."

    The History Channel HD simulcasts The History Channel's lineup of original, non-fiction series and specials, creating a stunning new dimension for the timeless content and powerful storytelling that only The History Channel can provide. The History Channel HD features a diverse range of programming including new hit series such as Ice Road Truckers, Human Weapon and The Universe and highly-rated favorites including Cities of the Underworld, Dogfights, Lost Worlds, and Digging for the Truth. Other programs include thought-provoking specials such as the Emmy-nominated Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, The Lost Book of Nostradamus and Stalking Jihad.

    The History Channel HD is located on DISH Network Channel 9491 and is available to customers who subscribe to the DishHD programming package, now available free for six months to new DishHD customers.
     
  4. purtman

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    Does this also include History International or is it just the History Channel?
     
  5. James Long

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    Just The History Channel (same shows as on 120).
     
  6. MarkoC

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    This is still happening. :(
     
  7. Todd H

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    Happening with me as well.
     
  8. booger

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    I watched a program last night called Universe (I think that was the name). It looked great on my 42" Panny! I did notice a couple of times where the sound was out of sync. I didn't notice it much though.
     
  9. Jim5506

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    History Channel HD and Dish are working on synchronizing the feed.

    Imagine all the troubles that DirecTV is going to have when they throw 80-100 channels up all at the same time. This is a train wreck waiting to happen. Stand back and watch.
     
  10. James Long

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    Forward looking statements and all that jazz ... :D
     
  11. Richard King

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    :lol: Nothing beats counting chickens.
     
  12. nataraj

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    D* will be adding a dozen channels at a time - it looks like. Still going to be fun.
     
  13. Kricket

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    oof! thats gonna be ugly

    and my comment on history hd - "awesome" - yeah, there is the audio sync issue for now (at least, i only noticed it on the sd programming - on the hd it was spot on) but itll be awesome to see all of that programming on hd - i didnt watch the universe yet (saving that for the weekend) - but if it looks as good as that comment show that was on afterward, im sure itll be amazing...
     
  14. ssmith10pn

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    So how are those D* channels comming? ;)
     
  15. tpm1999

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    Pretty good! Satellite is in position and HD channels should be started soon.

    So, how is History Channel HD going so far? Oh yeah....it burnt down.
     
  16. James Long

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    E* didn't light the fire. :D
     
  17. Jim5506

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    Right now History HD is an up-rezzing of History SD to get us used to all the up-rezzed SD channels DirecTV will foist on the public as HD.
     
  18. Stewart Vernon

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    Hmm... maybe it was someone from DirecTV that started the fire! ;)
     
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