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Is Dish HD really worth the price?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by cablewithaview, Dec 27, 2009.

Is Dish HD worth the price?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Undecided

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    18.9%
  1. Paul Secic

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    I have Platinum HD for HDMOVIES. The rest are kind of strange.
     
  2. coldsteel

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    Platinum's included in the Bronze/Silver/Gold add-ons, and not available to be added to Turbo anymore.
     
  3. phrelin

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    Just trying to keep my post short while making a point that I guess I didn't make clear when I said: "Every provider can be described similarly. Fortunately there are options for every taste." What I meant was if Dish doesn't meet your needs in their myriad of options, you have other options as DirecTV or cable or Fios or somebody might have just what you want.
     
  4. Beardedbosn

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    I have Turbo HD silver and at one time had FX HD. Getting ready for some of their shows returning; "Damages" on 1/25 as an example, I realized that FX is no longer there. Now I have to find out what package I need to change too, some great shows on FX anyone ready for more "Rescue Me"??:sure:
     
  5. coldsteel

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    For FX HD, you need the Classic Silver 200 with Silver HD, an $8 increase. Out of curiosity, do you happen to get NBA TV (402) in HD currently?
     
  6. Beardedbosn

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    Yes, I do get NBA TV with the TurboHD Silver Package. The interesting thing is that when I originally switch from Classic 200 with HD to the Turbo HD I did it once FX was added to the package. Somewhere along the line FX was removed. Are you getting FXHD?? When I look at my All Channel Guide FX shows up as only SD. Chris
     
  7. coldsteel

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    Due to contract issues, Dish can't yet offer FX, Fox News and Fox Business on the Turbo HD packs, because some Fox-owned channels are not yet in HD. Same issue with the guys that own MTV, Nick and VH1 (Viacom?).
     
  8. Jhon69

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    Me?.;)
     
  9. dakeeney

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    I'm impressed with the PQ of the hd channels. One more question...I'm fairly new to Dish and I thought I read somewhere that Dish is launching a new sat
    in March. Any truth to that?:confused:
     
  10. P Smith

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    true
     
  11. samsmith

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    Much better than D* for me!!
     
  12. harsh

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    Echostar XV is planned for the end of the year as well.
     
  13. Dario33

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    HD is definitely worth it for me. I recently upgraded to Classic Silver to get FX HD. THe only non-HD channels I watch are AMC, TCM and The CW.
     
  14. inazsully

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  15. cablewithaview

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    Added a poll to the discussion.
     
  16. GrumpyBear

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    They offer enough, and I don't have to spend an extra $200 to $400 more for each sports season. The idea of $300 for the NFL Sunday Ticket, and then an extra $100 to see it in HD(advertised price and price last yr online, for new users) Some have no problem spending money that way, and as a Diehard football fan, as much as I would love to have the I just can't do it, way to much money, to end up having to suffer through owning a HR2X DVR.

    To the OP, not sure if you can do it this late, but Polls which show how people voted are great.
     
  17. GrumpyBear

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  18. damondlt

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    UM, YES !
     
  19. Jhon69

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    The only way I can see to make Dish HD a better experience is to give their ViP HDDVRs 2-120 live buffers just like their Dish 625.

    Dish you had the perfect pattern for a HDDVR right in front of you(Dish 625) why did you change it? bad move.:confused:
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    Did they really change it? Or is HD content require more space to buffer so they had to have 2(with OTA 3-4) 60 minute buffers, as a standard as creating a HD buffer with a seperate SD buffer would be pretty hard to do, and the resources set aside for buffering 2 hrs of HD content times 2 to 4 buffers would be very expensive.
     

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