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The "Missing HD" Discussion Thread (was "NO HD" Gripe)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by rey_1178, Dec 25, 2007.

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  1. James Long

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  2. FogCutter

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    What were we talking about?
     
  3. The Sandman

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    If dish doesn't start adding HD next week, I have to go back to Direct. Chalk it up to bad luck or bad karma, I want those new HD channels!
     
  4. SDizzle

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    Why wait until next week? Come on over now:lol:
     
  5. The Sandman

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    I will wait until Wednesday. Let's see what happens.
     
  6. HDRoberts

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    Just to respond to a point in the now closed Sci-fi/USA HD Bandwidth thread:

    Someone mentioned that maybe Sci-Fi HD isn't that important because Hannah Montana/Spongebob/The Hills had higher ratings that the BSG premiere. Have you considered demographics? 18-49 (or even narrower 18-25) year old men are the top catch for advertising. What do you suppose had more 18-49 year old men watching: Hannah Montana, a "tween girl" show, kids show Spongebob, "The Hills" reality show about some spoiled girl from Orange County, or BSG? I bet BSG had more of the target demographic that at least the first 2 combined, maybe even all three. Plus, I don't think to may kids or tweens are going to talk mom and dad into switching providers over not getting their shows in HD, whereas plenty of BSG viewers seem willing to move to Direct over it.
     
  7. texaswolf

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    Agreed...seems TV guide thinks it was a good premier:

    http://community.tvguide.com/blog-e...ys-News/Battlestar-Galatica-Returns/800036979


    Battlestar Galactica Returns to Stellar Ratings

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    Battlestar Galactica by Carole Segal/Sci Fi Channel
    Battlestar Galactica roared back into action Friday night, as the Season 4 premiere delivered more than 2.1 million total viewers — a 19 percent increase over the January 2007 bow of Season 3.5. BSG also emerged as cable's No. 1 prime-time program in Sci Fi Channel's key 25-54 demo.

    Numbers-wise, Battlestar also proved once and for all its appeal to womenfolk, scoring its best-ever female audience when 606,000 women 18-49 tuned in.
     
  8. Cappyxavs

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    i have atarted watching a lot of sci-fi since i went D. even the non HD stuff looks tons cleaner on the HD channel.

    if sci-fi is available to E then it should be turned on to ease some tension.
     
  9. normang

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    Hurry up and go, can't wait to stop hearing you whine... What a life, I am missing a few HD channels, I can't wait a little while, I'm going to switch... (then next week after you switch they all appear on Dish and more, that would be poetic)
     
  10. texaswolf

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    1. If it ended up on Dish next week it would be due, not poetic.

    2. easy on the personal attacks, no need for it.
     
  11. tsmacro

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    Careful the next thing you'll get told is that it's not worth adding Sci-Fi for "just one show". Of course Sci-Fi manages to rate consistantly among the top 20 cable /satellite channels whether they're showing new eps of BSG or not. But I guess because there's a few higher rated shows on some other channels there's those who think that Sci-Fi isn't worthy for some reason. Personally I don't get it anyway, i'm all for adding as much HD as possible ASAP. Why some people feel the need to say "you're favorite channel doesn't deserve it, add the Hannah Montana channel instead" I have no clue.
     
  12. Cappyxavs

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    that's the whole point of this thread "to whine"

    how about a new dire straits song for this decade.... I want my E-HD:lol:
     
  13. James Long

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    When will MTV actually be in HD? Not MHD, but MTV, VH1, CMT. Have they started showing regular HD yet?
     
  14. Cappyxavs

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    That's too funny i don't watch them very much if any but i just did a channel scan and... what's the point of having them as a HD channel when they have no HD content:confused:
     
  15. texaswolf

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    yeah, i would rather have them other MTV stations (hits, jams, ect.) that actually show videos in HD...CMT doesen't show videos anymore either does it? Just shows?
     
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    That's a good question. You would think that since MHD is fed by the three networks, getting some HD content on wouldn't be that difficult.
     
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    Due perhaps, but if someone spends time and money to switch from A to B, and then A gets everything that B has, and perhaps more, then to complete the phrase, poetic justice, means that the whole process accomplished nothing, because of a lack of patience. While perhaps the switcher won't care, those that keep posting they are going to switch, should just do it.. then they would have nothing to whine about.

    As I've said a couple times in various threads, its only a matter of time, with just a few exceptions, both services are going to have the same channels. If they get enough capacity in orbit, they may even cover all the same DMA's with some exceptions, so your choice becomes perhaps one of locals, and whether some sports package or some other channel that A does not have that B does makes your choice.

    And when did encouraging someone to move on and just switch become a personal attack, my definition of a personal attack must be different.. However, I'll see what I can do to stop whining about the whiners...
     
  18. normang

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    Sorry if I find a Cable companies press release data somewhat speculative. I would not consider Cablevision or Comcast, or any other cable companies info as authortative on anything relevant to Dish or the dicussion...
     
  19. killzone

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    Actually it does accomplish something. It's called voting with your wallet. If Echostar can get away with not putting up channels that are readilly available on other services and no one leaves, then why bother putting them up.

    I wouldn't agree that it's comming soon. It's been comming soon for over 4 months now. They can make excuses all day long, but the bottom line is the competition has it and they don't. If you feel like bending over and taking it feel free.
     
  20. normang

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    Your assuming that somehow Dish doesn't really want to deliver these channels. Your premise of "get away with" implies they are doing this just to spite us all, seems pretty arrogant to me.

    I suspect if Dish could have, these channels would already be up. It would be nice to actually be able to know all the specific reasons why these channels are not up, I believe its bandwidth related, and they would prefer to roll out local DMA's then a few HD Channels to a niche market. Because they can find more subscribers with locals than a few HD channels.

    And yes, I said niche market.. While I don't have stats, I think its safe to say that out of the 13 million or so Dish subs, I'd bet that 10 million or more do NOT have HD, nor will they anytime soon. Your also assuming that 4 months is somehow a unrealistically long time... its not.

    Sure people can always vote with their wallet, however it has to make some sense in the first place to do it. And somehow, being overly impatient over a handful of HD Channels, doesn't make sense... its only TV.....
     
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