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Opening Ceremony on special HD channel?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Trav2003, Feb 10, 2006.

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  1. Trav2003

    Trav2003 Mentor

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    Is the olympics opening ceremony on NBC-HD only, or is the special HD feed going to carry it tonight at the same time?

    In addition - whats the final call on the channel number for the HD, and whats with the rumors of a Universal HD mirror for us mpeg2 slackers?
     
  2. garys

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    It is an mpeg2 version of Universal HD on chanel 9426. I don't believe the opening ceremonies will be on it live, but haven't checked updated listing today.
     
  3. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    OK, now I'm confused. Is the Olympics in HD on 9426 or 9399? I have an 811 with the HD pack and I get 9399, but it's not in HD (it's SD only). And I do not get 9426..Can anyone tell me if I will be able to get the Olympics in HD on my MPEG-2 811?:confused:

    Ken
     
  4. Mikey

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    Yes, if you can get your local NBC digital station OTA.
     
  5. Rogueone

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    yeah, there's NBC OTA if you get that, the univeralHD channel they are sending in mpeg2 for Feb, and that special HD olympic channel right? that one that was always a day behind last time?
     
  6. Mikey

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    UHD will have very limited Olympics programming. What I've seen scheduled is Womens' Hockey, and Biathalon.
     
  7. James Long

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    9399 is NOT a HD feed. Apparently E* is leaving it to the last minute.
     
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    Somehow "very limited" and "100 hours of programming" don't seem like the same thing.

    Again, the important question remains: Is UHD live NOW or not?
     
  9. James Long

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    It depends on how many days that 100 hours is spread out over.
     
  10. IowaStateFan

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    E*'s press release said, "DISH Network also announced today that it will broadcast the NBC Olympic coverage in high definition available to all DISH Network HD viewers."

    To me this implies all coverage. It doesn't say NBC Universal HD coverage. However, I'm not holding my breath :nono2:
     
  11. Mikey

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    Judge for yourself: http://www.universalhd.com/Schedule/
     
  12. garys

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    Universal HD was uploaded last night in mpeg2 channel 9426, still not turned on. It's on the 110 bird. Olympics also carried on CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Sci-Fi, USA and the 9399 channel. Opening Ceremonies on NBC-HD is slated for four hours tonight. Together may be over 100 hours.

    UPDATE: 9426 just turned on.
     
  13. Grampaw

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    Not on my 811. It isn't showing on the all channel favorite list.

    Walt
     
  14. garys

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    Channel was on my 921 almost 10 minutes before it showed up in my 811.
     
  15. PHANTOM_MADMAN

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    Channel 9426 UHD is active on my DVR 942 Just thought I'd mention it
     
  16. bhenge

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    9426 UNIHD is active on my 811 but does not show up in the subscribed channel listing (makes sense, I never subscribed ;-), I have to look at the 'all channels' listing in order to see it.
     
  17. citico

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    It's on my 211 box. Time 4:23. Showing a movie in HD.
     
  18. RI_Pilot

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    My 6000 has it. Airport '77 is playing now. Guide shows "Olympic Ice" at 6.

    Howard
     
  19. Trav2003

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    How do I access it. I type in 9426 and it goes to ESPN (9424) - I have an 811.
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    Was reading this, and couldn't get the channel either, power cycle of the 811 and BAM 9426, showing Airport 77 at the moment. But at least its there now.
     
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