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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by casolorz, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. Aug 14, 2007 #61 of 117
    Mikey

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    Ooo, Ooo, Mr. Kotter! 9491?
     
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    DBS Commando

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    What happened to History Channel? Is it coming Sept. 1?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2007 #63 of 117
    gjh3260

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    I heard History Channel starts 9/1
     
  4. Aug 14, 2007 #64 of 117
    James Long

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    That's what Charlie said last chat when he announced the channel. :)
     
  5. Aug 14, 2007 #65 of 117
    dclaryjr

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    Anyone know what the ratio is of golf to bullriding on Golf/Versus HD? :)
     
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    gjh3260

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    no math questions allowed in the forum :lol:
     
  7. Aug 14, 2007 #67 of 117
    lukin4u

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    wonder if speed channel has a specific contract with D*
    this could be a deal breaker when my contract is up
     
  8. Aug 14, 2007 #68 of 117
    TBoneit

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    Well they seem to moving towards what MTV has become on VH1 Classic too.

    Think how many channels are repurposing themselves away from their starting theme.

    HBO used to be all Movies and some specials at the start. Not all these series.

    What was some of that filler they used to run? Video Jukebox?
     
  9. Aug 14, 2007 #69 of 117
    jasond9263

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    I know what you mean. My contract is up with E* and i'm trying to decide if I want to stick with them and upgrade my mpeg2 receiver to a Vip622. Or if I want to make the jump to D*.
     
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    Banin

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    Judging from MHD schedule at their site: http://www.mhd.tv/ (Click on Shows->Schedule) this channel is very much like RAVE during the day and then music videos all night.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2007 #71 of 117
    jimborst

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    The only thing I really see from the golf channel is thier coverage of tournaments, usually the Golf Channel has Thursday and Friday coverage then on Saturday and Sunday it moves to whatever network has it for the weekend. Hopefully CBS as they have only HD cameras on the courses, NBC has both:( .

    That would free the channel for any weekend sports events that Versus would have. Sometimes the Golf Channel does carry some of the womens tour or the champions tour, then all bets are off! Of course golf is only during the day so weekend nights would be free too.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2007 #72 of 117
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    OBVIOUSLY, if you have read what I have said, you need to read slower.

    I never said they would not run 16:9.

    I'll take your apology now.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2007 #73 of 117
    EdN

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    For me the bigger question is will Versus be doing their NHL hockey coverage in HD?
     
  14. Aug 15, 2007 #74 of 117
    hockeyinsd

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    The new channels are up and mapped down to the SD channel location as well. My guide says off-air or no info, but when I tune to the channel, they are up and running! Love it!
     
  15. Aug 15, 2007 #75 of 117
    Larry Kenney

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    I found the channels up when I checked shortly after 10 pm PDT. There is one channel change from what was listed previously:

    MHD - Music High Definition is on 9469, right next to RAVE at 9470. MHD has 5.1 audio.

    Here are the new channels and the package they're associated with

    Top 100 and higher:
    9469 - MHD - Music High Definition
    9487 - Discovery HD (not the same as Discovery HD Theater)
    9488 - The Learning Channel

    Top 200 and higher
    9489 - Animal Planet HD

    Top 250
    9468 - Versus/Golf Channel
    9490 - The Science Channel

    Larry
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  16. Aug 15, 2007 #76 of 117
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    For some reason I have 2 channels on 110- Food HD and Food with different content.

    What gives?
     
  17. Aug 15, 2007 #77 of 117
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    Taking a quick peek at the new channels this morning, I noticed that Animal Planet, Discovery, and Science all had very thin black bars on either side of the screen (resulting in sort of a 15x9 instead of 16x9 format), and one of the other channels (I forget which one) had a similar black bar on the left side of the screen. Don't know if that's due to encoding issues, or if the content itself was to blame.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2007 #78 of 117
    Slordak

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    You have the HD channel down-mapping activated. I have it turned off for this very reason, i.e. because Food Network and Food Network HD don't broadcast the same content. It would be really nice if Dish Network would disable the downmapping for channels which aren't really the same...
     
  19. Aug 15, 2007 #79 of 117
    skyviewmark1

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    I wish I could understand why Food Network thinks it needs to run two separate channels.. Why can't they just mirror the programming on the HD version.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2007 #80 of 117
    James Long

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    They would rather run HD than upconvert SD. If they limited the SD channel to only stuff available in HD there would be a lot of repetition.

    I do wish that they matched HD to SD when they have the same episode available in HD and did their "HD fill" with reruns and other programming.
     
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