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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. Jan 1, 2008 #161 of 1493
    msmith198025

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    +1. People are being WAYYYY to serious about this:)
     
  2. Jan 1, 2008 #162 of 1493
    msmith198025

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    Juat curious, how does HDTV and HD programming being very young make one of the companies better than the other?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2008 #163 of 1493
    phrelin

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    Yeah, I was an Echostar big dish customer in 1988. But I once had a great 1954 Nash. E* could end up being another Nash.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2008 #164 of 1493
    Richard King

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    Let's just start a brand new "Stupid Analogy Thread" and see how crazy they can get. I also had a Echostar big dish, and infact installed several for customers. I installed many more Toshiba systems than Echostar systems though. I owned a Toshiba TRX-2200 with a 10' Unimesh perf dish. I wish that system was still practical, but time marches on. As it does Dish will not be left behind, nor will it be renamed Nash.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2008 #165 of 1493
    phrelin

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    Don't get me wrong, I bought an Ambassador Station Wagon when they became American Motors, and I'll stick with Echostar...or Dish Network...or AT&T... as long as the Echostar hardware remains generally the best available, as it is today. But sometimes I think my brand loyalty goes a bit too far.;)
     
  6. Jan 1, 2008 #166 of 1493
    Ressurrector

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    Sup all new to this forum and HD. Just did the receiver upgrade to the vip 722 DVR from E* the other day. Overall I am pretty impressed with "most" of the content for their HD. BUT then again I have no basis of comparison for HD do I? no digital cable where I am. No HDTV locals OTA you can get. Its this or nothing. E* DOES have billing down to a science it would seem...50 here 200 there 39 to enable blah blah blah..... What I find interesting is how many of the HD or should I say supposed HD channels just have a loop of like 2 shows or films everyday till the next day.. Besides the espn's and movie and news channels seems there is more than a few "loopers" on the menu. I REALLY would like USA and SCIFI but I am sure E* WILL get them when is the only question. I have noticed a few "parlor tricks" on certain channels I see yall mentioning like "stretching" "upconverting" and other BS here and there. I dunno but if they can get everybody's locals in HD in the bag for the first half of 08 I think many will be very happy. I mean if you can get all major networks..fox,abc,nbc,cbs,cw,etc..AND HBO in HD what more can you ask for from a TV right? Though the MPIAA and RIAA would have a heart attack E* COULD make the 622-722 DVR's able to send their content to the PC through ethernet for further data storage of recorded shows.............

    wait............


    WAIT FOR IT.....................


    "DISH DVR ETHERNET TRANSFER TO PC FEE.........$5.99 (MONTHLY)
     
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    E* retention dept. could use a guy like you:lol:

    While i think it is silly to think that E* wont add any this year...but like you so often ask...show us some proof otherwise...i.e....channel names promised, number of channels promised? We were told by years end...and nothing....so if they want to joke about E* not adding any for a year ...let them...then when they do..you can say "i told you so"...but until then...it's fair game.

    Actually...kids at Christmas get presents...Charlie clause forgot to come this Christmas :D Of course people want more..why cant they be upset that they went with the "HD leader", and are now not getting HD content that is out there at D*, and even now, cable companies?
     
  8. Jan 1, 2008 #168 of 1493
    phrelin

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    And I still believe I am paying that $20 per month for a bit of an open-ended promise of more and soon. I'm just not sure what the promise is.... That makes me feel a bit of a fool. Not exactly Charlie's fault, but its more than just irritating.
     
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    Richard King

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    I'd rather have had an AMX myself. :D
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_AMX
     
  10. Jan 2, 2008 #170 of 1493
    Stewart Vernon

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    On a related note to the "no new HD"... if this week is any indication, we may have actually lost some HD...

    See my thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1364698#post1364698

    It would appear UniversalHD is now showing commercial breaks in their movies, which really cuts down on the value of this channel. Although I usually do not vote to take down one channel in favor of another... if UniversalHD is no longer going to show uncut movies, I would vote to swap it out for the tandem of USAHD and SciFiHD since UniversalHD will be an unnecessary channel to have now that it will be no different than those two.
     
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    texaswolf

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    great...i have some movies set to record too...looks like i will have to check that out
     
  12. Jan 2, 2008 #172 of 1493
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    Looks like we'll have to wait for CES for the new HD channels. Guess it will give Charlie something to announce during the show. Oh well. His company, he can have some fun with it now and then if he wants to.

    It would be OK with me if he turns on SciFi HD and doesn't mention it until CES. I won't say a word. Then we both win.
     
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    Stewart Vernon

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    I had recorded Last Action Hero, which is where I noticed the commercial breaks. I'll have to check the rest of my timers as I know I had at least one more thing set to record later in the week.
     
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    DAMN....i just recorded it today...but haven't checked it yet
     
  15. Jan 3, 2008 #175 of 1493
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    Thinking about the title to this discussion - still no new hd - it is getting pretty tough to read the almost weekly news about all of the new hd being added by directv - including all of the new local markets and things. we ain't getting nada!

    Gonna take dish a real long time to make up all of this ground i fear. If i don't here anything good in the next week, it is time to move i think.

    Yeah, i know its not their fault (at least not all of it), but that doesn't do me or you any good to know that, we aren't getting the new channels. and of course i can always change back next year of so - no real biggie.

    come on dish tell us something already.
     
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    Ack!

    Commercials... I hate them.

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  17. Jan 3, 2008 #177 of 1493
    LinkNuc

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    This is starting to stink, at parents (they have Comcast) and they havee ALL of teh above and MORE, now we still have a few more HD channels but with the price increase and the cable internet packages I may be gonzo in 08
     
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    The Sandman

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    They aren't making it easy to stay with them I might add.
     
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    phrelin

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    Well, now. I haven't seen any commercials on it yet. But if there is nothing else that can be said for NBC-Universal, they are a GE company - no double digit revenue growth in the last quarter could mean unemployment for top executives. Or they might sell it to a food conglomerate.

    Makes sense though. Like a local, unaffiliated tv station except in HD. Old movies, syndicated shows. Soon there'll be paid programming.:D

    But I'm still going to record Touching Evil, Kidnapped, Jericho (season 1) and Saturday Night Lights (season 1) all premiering this coming week.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2008 #180 of 1493
    Stewart Vernon

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    I've seen a thread on AVS Forums about this too... someone else was watching the Robocop movies and saw commercials, so at least I know it wasn't just me :)

    You should be fine with TV shows, since those already had commercials anyway. If I was going to record some HD made-for-TV stuff then that wouldn't be a problem to me.
     
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