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What does D* offer in HD that E* doesn't that you really want?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by gopher_guy, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. Dec 7, 2007 #281 of 325
    paulman182

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    You will like Ghosthunters a lot on Sci-Fi HD. Although it is 4:3 SD, it shows incredible detail when compared with the SD channel.

    Edit: Sorry, I guess this is OT also, although it contains no bashing!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2007 #282 of 325
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    SWEET...I was hoping it did....drives me nuts watching it in SD...hope they shoot in HD someday..well then again...its mostly black and white, so i guess it wouldn't matter...but maybe look more clear? infrared would look cool.

    MGM HD is another i would probably like, how has the content been on that?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2007 #283 of 325
    paulman182

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    Most of the really big movies and MGM classics are licensed to other services for the time being.

    However, MGMHD is showing a lot of movies that have not been available on the other premium services in a long time, if ever, and some films from the 50s and 60s that I've never seen. In fact, I've never even heard of some of them, and I'm "into" movies. They are showing them in their original aspect ratio, which is a big plus.

    If you are a movie fan, you'll enjoy a lot of what is on the channel. Other than sports fans, movie fans have benefited more than anyone else from DirecTV's HD additions.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #284 of 325
    texaswolf

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    ok thanks...yeah I'm a big movie fan....hopefully we can get MGM, and the other premium HD channels that D* has soon too.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #285 of 325
    kennya

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    just for the record as the thread title suggests, I would like to have the Tulsa locals in HD...
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 #286 of 325
    Ron Barry

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    I have purposely avoided this thread until my upgrade from a 921 to a 722 was completed so that I could provide an informed evaluation of the MPEG4 HD channel offerings.

    I started with the 6000 HD receiver. After 6 years of Dish HD, I am totally underwhelmed by the few available HD channels compared to SD.

    I am surprised that HD TV sales are so good given the continued poor HD content.

    But I am not surprised that new Dish subscriptions are way down. And I now understand why I was offered such a good deal in return for an 18 month commitment.

    I hope that the D* E* rivalry continues, lest satellite customers get an even worse deal.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2007 #288 of 325
    Richard King

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    100% correct. Which is why threads such as this are totally worthless.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2007 #289 of 325
    Ron Barry

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    I would not say worthless. They are opinions and if taken as subject opinions about people's personal habits and needs and how they feel about what they want that they currently don't have. Like others have said.. What is one person gold is another person coal.

    And to avoid going off topic with the Ghost Hunters posts.. I posted a OT thread to continue the discussion.

    Please join in http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=111935
     
  10. Dec 7, 2007 #290 of 325
    ScoBuck

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    Any thread that gets the membership to have a discussion is not worthless - n today's HD environment, there are SO MANY differing points of view, and there is a lot of uncertainty.

    Better to have a place to freely discuss whats on a person's mind, then not to have it IMHO.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    All STARZ Channels in HD!!!!
     
  13. Dec 9, 2007 #293 of 325
    Schizm

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    SpeedTV is the one channel I wish we had. Granted it's just an upconvert on D* now.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2007 #294 of 325
    DCSholtis

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    Thats funny. According to the E* program guide only ONE Starz channel is in HD, while D* has 5 Starz channels in HD. No who has all Starz in HD?!!! :lol:
     
  15. Dec 9, 2007 #295 of 325
    harsh

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    If you read the words carefully, you'll find that's what Paul was saying.

    As I recall, there are six Starz SD offerings on DIRECTV and Starz in Black isn't offered in HD. On the E* side, there are the same Starz SD channels plus Starz Cinema and only one HD channel (Starz East).
     
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    tomcrown1

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    I want StarzHD west CinamaxHD West HBoHD West ShowtimeHD West why does Dish hate the west coast does charlie hate where he lives???
     
  17. Dec 9, 2007 #297 of 325
    harsh

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    It is upconvert on D* because the programming isn't in HD. The same can be said of a few of the D* "HD" channels.

    Some of the Speed programming that could have been in HD is played on HD Net. D* Subscribers can thank Mark Cuban for keeping those events in the basic HD lineup.
     
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    texaswolf

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    As much as i don't like that guy, i have to say i like what he has done so far with that channel
     
  19. Dec 9, 2007 #299 of 325
    msmith198025

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    I dont know. WIth a DVR it may not be as crucial as it once was, but it is still nice to have
     
  20. Dec 9, 2007 #300 of 325
    daleles

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    It would be nice if E* carried additional movie channels such as HBO-W/HD, SHO-W/HD, etc.

    As for MGM/HD, they signed an exclusive agreement with D* and it won't be available to E* ever.

    I would like to see CNN/HD, CNBC/HD, Fox Business/HD, although the Fox Business channel is not even available to E* is SD.

    daleles
     
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