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National HD Channels NOT On Dish Network

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Adam Richey, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 25, 2008 #21 of 124
    Steve Mehs

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    Six new HD channels were added in my area last week, the highly sought after Speed HD and FX HD being two of them, so TW does have contracts with News Corp for those them. The ESPN U HD deal was sealed last year when they got the agreement for the other Disney owned HD channels.

    Viacom, Rainbow and NBC U are pretty much the only major players TW doesn't have contracts with yet for new HD channels, so be prepared to see a lot of new HD additions on cable from Disney, Discovery Networks, AETN, News Corp, Time Warner and others.

    With the contracts that are already in place, if a TW franchise has SDV deployed there is no reason they can't offer 70-80 HD channels right now, including locals, RSNs and premium movie channels, it's just up to each franchise to see what they want to offer.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2008 #22 of 124
    DaCypher

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    First off, great list. Seems like this thread should be sticky.

    I've got a question about the RSN's NOT 24/7 list. Is this list meant to indicate which channels have yet to go 24/7? If this is the case, I thought it was the broadcasters themselves that didn't have content 24/7 and not really Dish's fault. I ask because I live in Florida and I get the Sun Sports HD channel, so I'm not sure if it should be on the list?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2008 #23 of 124
    Galaxie6411

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    Glad to see this brought back up I never saw it the first time. I am sure the Jewelry and Wealth HD channels will be the first we get and FX will be one of the last. :nono:
     
  4. Oct 25, 2008 #24 of 124
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    Personally, the one issue I am most irked about (and I realize this is a tough nut to crack) is MSG HD. Without MSG HD, Center Ice becomes a lot less appealing. I'm sitting here looking at my glorious 40 " HD Samsung and all the games from my favorite east coast teams are in SD only.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2008 #25 of 124
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    QVC HD BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Just kidding. :lol:
     
  6. Oct 25, 2008 #26 of 124
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    I can picture Charlie pumping up Rural Farm Development HD in his next chat if it gets added. Just imagine having both WFN and RFD HD in the DISH stable... Pinch me ;)
     
  7. Oct 25, 2008 #27 of 124
    Adam Richey

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    GrumpyBear, I apologize for not noticing your question. I haven't done a spot on comparison between DirecTV and Dish Network with the RSN's, but the OVERWHELMING majority (if not all) of them listed under the "RSN'S Not 24/7" are truly available 24/7. There may not be 100% HD programming on many of them though.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2008 #28 of 124
    Paul Secic

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    That's true here also. I don't think the CW is worried about HD, as much as staying afloat.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2008 #29 of 124
    Bill R

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    The CW station is doing so poorly here that they stopped calling it the CW (although they still show CW's programs). With their lineup that mostly appeals to 12 - 20 year olds (with really poor taste and no critical concern for plot, acting and quality scrits) you have to wonder how much longer that they will be around.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2008 #30 of 124
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    lmao al jazeera english. yeah that'll pull in the ratings.
     
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    It probably will in England, sorry to say... :(
     
  12. Oct 29, 2008 #32 of 124
    Adam Richey

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    If it's given to Dish Network under a fair deal, I think Al Jazeera English would be a decent channel to have. Please, let's not all have the assumption that this branch of Al Jazeera are all evil people and what not. I will totally agree that Al Jazeera itself has done some questionable work and outright hate propaganda towards America, but based on digging I've done, this channel has a unique staff probably not inclined to program a channel trying to get a foothold in America with the same intense, hatred message.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2008 #33 of 124
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    I know a lot of people that watch RFDTV. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2008 #34 of 124
    Adam Richey

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    Hey everybody. I have done a major update on this list to include several new channels and update statuses on a few. I added several to just about every list, so I encourage everybody to take a look. The only thing I'm not completely sure of is whether Vatican TV HD is actually 24/7.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2008 #35 of 124
    dishlover2

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    15 wlyh cw still in sd but uplinked in harrisburg dma im in the same boat as you in detroit with no cw hd
     
  16. Nov 26, 2008 #36 of 124
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    Wpix and kwgn its seems the same way from what ive noticed although the news logo still shows cw11hd kwgn shows a new channel2 logo
     
  18. Nov 26, 2008 #38 of 124
    Bill R

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    You will likely not get the HD feed of your CW station via satellite until "carry one, carry all" takes full effect in 2013.

    Have you tried to pick it up with an OTA antenna attached to your ViP receiver?
     
  19. Nov 26, 2008 #39 of 124
    Adam Richey

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    We should stay on topic of the national HD channels in this thread since there's another HD locals page for local HD discussion. I don't think that there is any other HD to be had for ANY provider that's not included on that list or already on Dish. LOL
     
  20. Nov 27, 2008 #40 of 124
    dishlover2

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    ok national hd channels would in a way include cbs abc nbc fox for markets without locals period hd or otherwise in otherwords
    Are there plans in place to allow customers to get like in my area if i opt to recieve my locals via my antenna and not have locals in hd thru dish hypothetically and notice you cant recieve e.g cbs in hd ota wise,in short are their distant networks in any city broadcasting in hd for people who need to file a waiver for those nets in hd i dont see stations distant nets wise in the lineup on the new 1000.4 one dish solution

    Are agreements reached with respective stations ill use cbs as an example to allow waivered customers cbs in hd i.e wgcl 46 and kpix 5 or is it with cbs 2 in ny and california if theres a deal existing hd simulcasting on channels 243/244
     

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