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So in what decade will Dish give us the new BBC HD coming in July

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by phrelin, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Grandude

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    :grin:

    Hey phrelin, can you do me a favor. Tune to a local HD channel on any of your receivers and then go into the menu and select 6,1,1 for the point dish screen.
    Do you get a signal reading. Should be pointing at Sat 119, Tr 7. I get no signal on all four of my receivers doing this even though I get the all the HD locals from Dish just fine.

    I thought I'd ask you since we should be on the same satellite and spot beam.
    Thanks in advance..........
     
  2. phrelin

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    Verrrry interrresting. From channel 5 menu, 6,1,1. Nope no reading on Tr 7. Went back, it took forever to bring back the picture, and then tuned to AMC which is on Tr 8. Reading is fine on Tr 8 and if I push down to Tr 7 no lock or reading, Tr 6 fine. Who knows why, but I have a feeling next week when the network premiers kick in, the transponder will go down.;)
     
  3. levibluewa

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    Do you think they're pondering a move for the HD locals to the 129 sat?
     
  4. phrelin

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    Could be I guess, but we're talking about a spotbeam here so it wouldn't free up a transponder for BBC HD. Maybe they're trying to figure out how to squeeze PBS HD on there:rolleyes:
     
  5. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you, now I know it isn't just me.:grin:
    I hope this isn't a premonition of things going bad. I suspect that there is a software glitch, but who knows anymore.

    Cmon BBC and Dish. Give us HD for Dr Who and ..........sheesh, a senior moment, that other one that I really love. Ah, Torchwood. No, memory didn't come back, I looked it up.:grin:
     
  6. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    I've got a better suggestion. Drop channel 4 and add PBS. Yes, that's the solution................
     
  7. levibluewa

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    I just know that when I check spotbeam signal levels there are area spotbeams that are empty or being planned for something. Seattle & Portland are currently on the 110. They recently lit up Bend sd on the 129, along with Eugene hd, so I'm speculating that Seattle and Portland are on a list, thus freeing up space on the 110.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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  9. dennispap

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    The dish commercial acct website shows BBC HD on channel 9450:nono:

    Station Name: BBC AMERICA HD
    RCV Ch Number: 9450
    Programming Category: GENL ENTERTAINMENT
    Product Name: TURBOHD NEWS & FINANCE
    Product Description: BBC America HD is ground-breaking television that entertains viewers with a world of new ideas, characters and stories. Original drama, comedy, sci-fi, lifestyle and news programs with an international perspective that puts the world into sharper focus.

    Satellite: Channel: Transponder:
    129 9450 1

    61.5 9450 1


    Available in:
    TURBOHD MAX VIEW
    TURBOHD NEWS & FINANCE
    TURBOHD PRIVATE PLUS

    http://commercial.dishnetwork.com/programming/Default.aspx?chan=53197&section=33826
     
  10. lparsons21

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    That's nice. It isn't available to residential service it appears. But maybe that's a sign of what's eventually to come.
     
  11. dennispap

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    Are there any commercial acts here that can confirm??
     
  12. dennispap

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    Here is a pic from when it was on the site.. From Satelliteguys.us
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  14. Paul Secic

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    I don't have it. I'd rather have BBC World or CNNI.
     
  15. harsh

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    This is NOT about World News.

    This is about BBC entertainment programming in HD.
     
  16. CoolGui

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    wow, it seems almost credible... 9450 is empty, hopefully a thanksgiving surprise? :D
     
  17. olguy

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    And Paul's opinion of BBC entertainment in HD seems to be he would rather have BBC world or CNNI. Would it have been better in your self-appointed thread content monitoring position had he just said he would rather have something else?
     
  18. harsh

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    As this thread is about when subscribers might get access to BBC America HD, yes.

    The druthers would be eminently appropriate in a thread about which SD channels should be added next (BBC World News HD is currently scheduled for 2012 and CNN may not survive that long).

    It is a little like offering the comment "I'm allergic to cat hair so I can't have cats" in a thread about the care and feeding of box turtles.
     
  19. fdelin

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    Any updates. It's on my guide now but in red. I've got whatever they are currently calling America's Everything Pack + HD. New Who in a couple weeks, I'd like to see it in HD.
     

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