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New HD will be here by April 1st, Charlie says

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by brant, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1 of 43
    brant

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    Charlie says we will have new HD by april 1st.

    I'll list what I remember seeing;

    SpikeHD
    Comedy Central HD
    MTV HD
    VH1 HD
    CMT HD
    BET Jazz(?) HD

    seems like there was another but it was a quick flash on the screen.


    The Movie Channel HD
    new Showtime HD channels.



    Question:

    I have TMC-W and TMCX-W in the gold 250 package.

    Do you think we'll see these in HD, or only the east coast versions that come w/ the premium package?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 #2 of 43
    Rich8511

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    Yeah, they said tomorrow we should see two new showtime channels, bet jazz, and one other

    It was interesting because they promised the rest by April 1st.

    Oh, and one of the callers mentioned FX and Speed, Charlie just said they were still negotiating and that of all the HD channels they don't have, those two are one of the most requested.
     
  3. dbrakob

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    Nickelodeon was the other.
     
  4. hughh

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    All I want is SPEED!!! No Speed no MLB...I'm looking elsewhere!
     
  5. reddice

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    Finally Nick HD. I been wanting that channel for the longest time. Hate watching it in cruddy SD.
     
  6. fmcomputer

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    Youngstown....
    S P E E D
     
  7. hughh

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    fmspeed - Do you know if Direct is offering Speed in HD? I'm tired of waiting and it looks like we will have another racing season of crummy SD on Speed. Plus, we are not about to get MLB any time sonn. I hate to switch, but I see no other alternative.
     
  8. DodgerKing

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    Yes, Direct offers Speed HD.
     
  9. reddice

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    What doesn't DirecTV offer in HD that Dish does not. It seems like they have all the good HD channels and Dish is slowly playing catch-up. Too slowly.
     
  10. hughh

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    The reason I jumped to Dish from Direct was that they couldn't come to terms with ESPN when ESPN first started their HD programming and Dish already had it. I gave Direct until the very first game of the season...no ESPN HD, 'bye!

    Now it looks like I'll have to go back...
     
  11. brant

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    directv doesn't have HBO Comedy HD, HBO Zone HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Family HD, etc. . .

    it probably doesn't matter to everyone, but since I have HBO and watch it most of the time, it matters to me. except for the latino HD. I just list it because its available.
     
  12. Galaxie6411

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    I had to laugh after Charlie's speech about how they get the most desired stations on HD, then he admitted that FX and Speed are highly desired but they still can't get them.
     
  13. Rich8511

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    Yeah I did, too :lol:
     
  14. hughh

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    directv doesn't have HBO Comedy HD, HBO Zone HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Family HD, etc. . .

    The etc... are my favorites:)
     
  15. phrelin

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    Northern...
    Maybe if he'd just found a way to deal with News Corp. on that Canadian subsidiary that had employees facilitating stealing of Dish signals other than "sue the bastards" we'd have FX and SPEED. And also Rainbows AMC. And....:nono:
     
  16. brant

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    According to directv's website, they have 95 HD channels, unless i miscounted; the words were small :) (excluding locals, PPV). That includes premiums and RSN's.


    In my guide on dish network, I currently have 83 HD channels that I subscribe to. There are 4 available that I don't subscribe to (Showtime, Cinemax). Dish is adding 4 more HD channels on wednesday. By april first they will have added 7 more.

    So that will be a total of 98 HD channels (excluding locals, PPV).

    Looks like directv will be playing catch-up. ;)


    Dish has a few channels directv doesn't, and vice-versa.
     
  17. reddice

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    Well they are adding Nick HD. That is all that really matters to me. DirecTV had that for a while. Tired of watching Nick in cruddy SD and yes they do have programs on Nick in HD.

    I think Dish has Travel Channel and Planet Green in HD that DirecTV does not have.
     
  18. purtman

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    Brent,
    Which four are coming aboard on Wednesday? Thanks!
     
  19. Brandon428

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    Directv doesn't have Travel Channel and probably won't unless they can negotiate a contract that includes CST. I'm looking forward to Spike,TMC,and Comedy Central. Don't really care about the rest,but happy happy to have them.
     
  20. brant

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    The Movie Channel HD
    Showcase HD
    Showtime 2 HD
    BET Jazz HD



    Announced in the charlie chat, the following will be available by april 1st:

    Nick HD
    Comedy Central HD
    MTV HD
    VH1 HD
    CMT HD
    BET HD
    Spike HD
     

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