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Press Release: DISH Network Launches TBS in HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by James Long, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. tomcrown1

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    Dish has 100 national channels and for you ppv we have 70 PPV channels to let you spend all your hard earn dollars with dish WE ARE #1 IN PPV HD
     
  2. blarg

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    so....um....anyone notice that TBSHD is in stretch-o-vision? That's not HD. That's a waste of bandwidth.
     
  3. James Long

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    I agree. But the Jones' got the channel and one must keep up with the Jones' ...

    Hopefully there will be more than just HD Baseball in the next few months. :)
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    That is exactly why many of us were not that disappointed when TBSHD launched on DirecTV a week earlier. Reports had been coming in that the only HD there thus far had been baseball.

    But I guess enough people complained loud enough, and Dish felt the pressure. Incidentally, I just found out that Time Warner also put TBSHD up sometime in the past several days without any fanfare... so I'm guessing the pressure got to them as well.

    If we had unlimited bandwidth, I'd ask Dish to light these up ASAP when they go on the air... but with limited bandwidth I hate the thought of them signing long-term agreements with stretch-or-zoom-o-vision channels and meanwhile something with more HD launches that they run out of room to launch.

    Hasn't happened yet... but honestly, when I sit and look at available channels I can only think of a handful that I would even like to see go HD... so aside from entirely new channels (along the lines of HDNet) that don't exist today in SD... it would not be too hard for Dish to keep me happy with the right additions and use of their current bandwidth.
     
  5. Greg L

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    I for one hate the "stretch-o-vision" junk. I wish they would broadcast in origional aspect ratio then let me decide when to stretch or zoom with my TV or receiver. I have emailed a couple of stations about this but never get a response. I assume I am not the only one that feels this way.

    I usually watch in the aspect ratio that it is origionally intended. I really do not like the stretched SD stuff that makes everyone look fat!
     
  6. tomcrown1

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    hEY
    i LIKE FAT PEOPLE
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

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    Just for the record... I like fat people too. Quite often I AM a fat people :)

    But I like when people look like they look, rather than looking like the show was shot with a wide-angle lens or a reflection from a funhouse mirror.

    I can't tell you how many times I've watched a stretch-o-vision show, then saw the same actor/actress in a non-stretched movie and first thought how they have lost weight, then realized I was just seeing them in proper proportion!
     
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