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New HD 5-12-2010

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by GrumpyBear, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 #61 of 103
    Young C

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    I watched Crank: High Voltage on EPIX 1 the other day. During one of the s7x scenes, his "thing" was censored out. I figured it was censored due to it being on EPIX. I have not seen the movie on any other format. Does the DVD/Blu Ray/Theater release also blur out "his thing" ?
     
  2. May 13, 2010 #62 of 103
    beagan

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    Only cuts on Epix are actual pieces of the picture, as nothing is shown in its original aspect ratio (OAR). Too bad they can't understand how serious viewers like to see the whole movie (...okay I know a lot of you don't like to see black bars). They need to take notes from HDNET and MGM to do it right.
     
  3. May 13, 2010 #63 of 103
    RasputinAXP

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    It's possible they did. Boobs are ok but penises are scary. Just ask the MPAA!
     
  4. May 13, 2010 #64 of 103
    Tsi2quick

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    Not showing on mine....Do I need to do anything to make it visible?
     
  5. May 13, 2010 #65 of 103
    James Long

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    Do you have 129 or 72 in your satellite setup? If not, you'll need to add one of those two slots to get the recent additions.
     
  6. May 14, 2010 #66 of 103
    david_jr

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    Couldn't agree more!!:D
     
  7. May 14, 2010 #67 of 103
    crockett_18

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    Currently I have 119/110/61.5. I am obviously not getting those new channels, why does Dish have some people on 61.5 vs 129?

    I have ond dish on 119/110 and a 2nd one on 61.5 should I repoint at 129?
     
  8. May 14, 2010 #68 of 103
    James Long

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    Unless your HD locals are on 61.5 that would be a fix. Otherwise you could be looking at a replacement dish to get the three "eastern arc" satellites or adding 129 to your system with a new dish and switch.
     
  9. May 14, 2010 #69 of 103
    Tsi2quick

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    Forgive my noobiness, but why would Dish put new channels on a satellite that not everyone is pointed at?
     
  10. May 14, 2010 #70 of 103
    Stewart Vernon

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    Because most people are pointed at the configurations that work... and they didn't have the bandwidth to keep multiple new channels across multi-configurations.

    So they had to make a hard decision, that temporarily has left some people hanging until they can convert them to proper configs.
     
  11. May 14, 2010 #71 of 103
    James Long

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    There are two basic setups that are "current" with DISH ... eastern arc, which is just the three eastern satellites (61.5-72-77) and western arc, which is just the three western satellites (119-110-129). Unfortunately there are a lot of people, like you, with older mixed setups left over from when it was 119-110 on one dish plus 61.5 or 148, and later plus 61.5 or 129. If your locals are on eastern arc it would probably be best to convert completely to eastern arc ... although older receivers (non-VIPs) generally won't work on eastern arc.

    Western arc + 61.5 for your locals (or + whatever EA satellite your locals are on) would also work. The key is getting a complete arc and the satellite your locals are on. Most people can do that with one dish aimed at one arc.
     
  12. May 14, 2010 #72 of 103
    crockett_18

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    My locals are on both 61.5 and 129, which is Detroit. Therefore what in your opinion would be better ?
     
  13. May 14, 2010 #73 of 103
    Stewart Vernon

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    If you have a choice... then I'd get the setup that provides the strongest signal to your location. I'm not sure which is better for where you are, though. Hopefully someone else will chime in with experience from your location.
     
  14. May 14, 2010 #74 of 103
    b177b80

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    Evansville hd locals on june 15th hooray!!!! Bout time.
     
  15. May 15, 2010 #75 of 103
    Tsi2quick

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    I currently have a VIP722 receiver, could I change my configuration to something more optimal? If so, how do I go about doing this? Thanks for the info and willingness to help.
     
  16. May 15, 2010 #76 of 103
    James Long

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    With a 722 get the complete arc where your locals are - most likely the eastern arc.
    BUT - I note that you are an absolute subscriber? I do not believe the new channels are being added to your package. So no dish upgrade would help.
     
  17. May 15, 2010 #77 of 103
    RasputinAXP

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    Detroit locals are on 110 and 129:

    SD locals 110:
    [TABLE]WXYZ-TV 7 (ABC) WXYZ 8030 26s13 110° E*10
    WWJ-TV 62 (CBS) WWJ 8031 26s13 110° E*10
    WDIV-TV 4 (NBC) WDIV 8032 26s13 110° E*10
    WJBK-TV 2 (Fox) WJBK 8033 26s13 110° E*10
    WMYD-TV 20 (MyTV) WMYD 8034 26s13 110° E*10
    WKBD-TV 50 (CW) WKBD 8035 26s13 110° E*10
    WTVS-TV 56 (PBS) WTVS 8036 12s13 110° E*10
    WADL TV 38 (Ind) Mount Clemens WADL 8037 12s13 110° E*10 [/TABLE]

    HD locals 129:
    [TABLE]WXYZ DT 7 (ABC) WXYZ 6459 14s23 129° C-II
    WWJ DT 62 (CBS) WWJ 6460 14s23 129° C-II
    WDIV DT 4 (NBC) WDIV 6461 14s23 129° C-II
    WJBK DT 2 (Fox) WJBK 6462 14s23 129° C-II [/TABLE]

    Fox Sports Detroit is also both on 61.5 and 129.

    You could go with a standard Western Arc setup with 110/119/129 and not miss a thing.
     
  18. May 15, 2010 #78 of 103
    Tsi2quick

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    You would be correct, I am an Absolute subscriber. Is there any benefit to switching satellites given that?
     
  19. May 15, 2010 #79 of 103
    Paul Secic

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    Epix is owned by Lionsgate, Paramount, and MGM I think. STARZ own RETOPLEX HD, INDIEPLEX HD and MOVIEPLEX HD.
     
  20. May 15, 2010 #80 of 103
    Bigg

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    Most people in the NE are NOT. But, it comes down to bandwidth, it doesn't grow on trees, so Dish was forced to make a decision that will work in the longer-term even though a TON of re-installs with a Dish 500 AND a Dish 1000.4 for both HD and MPEG-2 SD on older systems are going to be needed.
     

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