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List of HD Channels That I want on Dish Network

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by bluegras, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #1 of 101
    bluegras

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    please let me know if you additions or deletions to the list that you would like to see.

    TvlandHD SundanceHD
    HSN HD WFNHD
    TV Guide Channel HD Outdoor ChannelHD
    OxygenHD FuelTVHD
    Fox Movie ChannelHD CSN ChicagoHD
    SHNBCHD PlayboyHD
    QVCHD BYUTVHD
    EspnUHD Pentagon ChannelHD
    EspnnewsHD WWE NetworkHD
    NuvoHD
    DisneyHD
    VH1ClassicHD
    Disney JuniorHD
    DisneyXDHD
    ABCFamilyHD
    The Military ChannelHD
    Documentary Channel HD
    ChillerHD
    CSPAN1-3HD
    IONHD
    Jewerly TelevisionHD
    RuraltvHD-FamilynetHD
    The Church ChannelHD
    TBNHD
    EWTNHD
    TelemundoHD
    NASAHD
    OvationHD
    The Movie Channel ExtraHD
    Encore DramaHD
    Encore ActionHD

    Thanks

    Bluegras
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #2 of 101
    Nighthawk68

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    Many of the channels listed, do not even exist in HD at this time.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 #3 of 101
    some guy

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    Jewelry TV in HD? Come on, even if that existed it would be a waste of resources..
     
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  4. Feb 2, 2013 #4 of 101
    James Long

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    I don't see why you should change your list of the channels you desire - unless you want us to convince you to desire different channels. :confused:

    I have a different list of desired channels. And they are channels actually available from the distributor in HD.
     
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  5. Feb 2, 2013 #5 of 101
    Jim5506

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    Jewelry TV is not a cable channel, around here it is on a digital sub-channel OTA.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #6 of 101
    bluegras

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    hey James what is your list i would like to know.Thanks

    Bluegras :)
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 #7 of 101
    James Long

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    Well ...
    Let's do this in groups, start with the missing channels that are currently in SD:

    409-438 (or 412-01 412-42 on the Hopper) ... all the RSNs in 24/7 HD

    141 ESPN U
    142 ESPNews
    172 Disney EAST
    174 Disney XD
    180 ABC Family

    304 HBO 2 (West)
    312 More Max
    322 Showtime Extreme
    323 Showtime Beyond
    328 The Movie Channel Xtra (East)
    333 Flix
    343 Encore Action
    353 Starz! Cinema
    355 Starz! InBlack
    358 Sundance

    Perhaps add a few more that the other DBS carries (DISH has in SD):
    106 TV Land
    216 ION East
    398 FUEL TV

    Then fill in "the rest":
    117 TV Guide Network
    133 Fox Movie Channel
    210 CSPAN
    211 CSPAN 2
    216 ION
    286 NASA
    345 Encore Drama
    396 Outdoor Channel
    ... and everything else that has an actual HD feed that can be carried. :)

    The reality of it is that DISH does not have the space to give us all of that now ... and I do not know when they will have enough space to do half of the channels listed above, let alone all of them.

    The RSNs would not be impossible as the "part time" channels already consume 24 channel slots ... add a few more channels to cover the alt channels and we could have 24/7 RSNs. At least of the RSNs we have now in 24/7 SD. But RSNs are expensive (especially in satellite space) and some of the other channels on the list might be more popular than the RSNs.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 #8 of 101
    epokopac

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    I'd like to see 402 (Universal Sports Network) in HD. The 4:3 LBX picture on the current SD feed must have an HD source somewhere.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 #9 of 101
    tampa8

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    James, well done. Like the groupings.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2013 #10 of 101
    lparsons21

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    Nice list James! :)

    In my selfishness, I only want Showtime Extreme in HD for the boxing undercards they've started showing. It is the only channel I miss having in my switch back to E*!
     
  11. Feb 3, 2013 #11 of 101
    Hunter844

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    Would really like to see Dish get the ABC/ESPN/DISNEY thing settled so I could get those channels back in Hd that were cut off a few years ago.

    The next wish list would be

    Military Channel
    Fox Movie
     
  12. Feb 3, 2013 #12 of 101
    zippyfrog

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    James - maybe you can give some insight to this, but on 129, why is transponder 21 QPSK? I see a total of 5 SD channels there, and they aren't mainstream SD Channels (Pentagon Channel, Classic Arts Showcase, 3 Angels Broadcasting, 129 test channel, and business TV) I would think it would make a lot of sense to distribute those 5 SD channels across the 28 other QPSK transponders on 110/119, then make transponder 21 on 129 an 8PSK transponder for HD. That OTA data would make sense to be on spotbeam for Columbus. Does the EPG data take up a lot of space because I would think that could be moved elsewhere.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2013 #13 of 101
    James Long

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    DISH is required by law to offer space to "public interest" channels. These channels pay a base fee for carriage (the cost of retransmitting their signal). The rules require PI channels at each orbital location - so those channels cannot be shuffled off to other satellites. (I suspect they could be transmitted in MPEG4 and put on a HD transponder on 129. 72.7 has no QPSK transponders and still has the required PI channels. And 77 has DISH Latino channels and no PIs - so there may be a way around the rule.)

    The 3xxxx DNL and EPG channels would have to be moved elsewhere as well. Perhaps by the time the shuffling ended they would not be able to free up the transponder?

    The OTA channels themselves take up zero space on the transponder. They could be assigned anywhere since there is no video or audio for those channels and the data those channels represent is not transmitted as part of the "channel" shown. The OTA channel data consumes space in the EPG feed, which happens to be on 129 TP 21, but the channels 14000-15402 are not where the data is carried ... it is carried in the main EPG feeds.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2013 #14 of 101
    SayWhat?

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    See the gold text below.

    vvvv
     
  15. Feb 3, 2013 #15 of 101
    zippyfrog

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    I learn something new everytime I come here. Very interesting.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2013 #16 of 101
    acostapimps

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    Sundance HD is in testing which should come "soon".
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 #17 of 101
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    I think the most anticipated channel is Military Channel HD(at least in the D** side) but what anticipate is beIN sports Español HD.
     
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  18. Feb 4, 2013 #18 of 101
    James Long

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    Not all tests turn into carriage, but considering the source of the channel I expect this one will be carried.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2013 #19 of 101
    Paul Secic

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    I'd like to see all of the Encore channels, TVLAND, Sundance, QVC in HD.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2013 #20 of 101
    Reaper

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    Here's my list of desired HD channels, in order of preference:

    Would love to have...
    FearNET
    Encore Action
    Sho Beyond

    Would like to have...
    Encore Drama
    Starz Cinema
    Sho Extreme
    Sho Next
    Movie Channel Xtra

    Would be nice to have....
    FUNimation
    Sundance
    Smithsonian Channel
    Shorts HD
    TV Land
    Fox Movie Channel
     

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