Channel 77 has been added, informing customers that the following MPEG2 HD channels will be discontinued soon:
The slides (played with a Sirius XM station as audio) tell customers how to tune the MPEG4 channels and what to do if they have old equipment that won't receive MPEG4.
Wonder what plans D* has for that bandwidth when they free it up?
Edit: (tom robertson) More details are posted below, copied here for those just starting this thread:
At this time, there are two alternating slides on channel 77:
HD Channels of Showtime, HDNet Movies, Universal HD are transitioning to New Satellites
What does this mean for me?
You may need our latest HD equipment to view them on their new channel numbers:
537, 552, and 269
How do I know if I have proper HD compatible equipment?
The next slide illustrates a simple HD self test.
How do I know if I have the right HD equipment?
Here is a simple self-test for HD customers with Showtime, HDNet Movies and/or Universal HD channels.
Showtime customers, can you see channel 537?
HDnet Movies customers, can you see channel 552?
Universal HD customers, can you see channel 259?
If you can see the channel of the service you subscribe to, you have the correct HD equipment.
If you are unable to see these HD channels then you likely need a replacement HD Dish and/or HD receivers(s).
Please call 1-888-763-7772 to see if you qualify for a FREE HD Dish and/or HD receiver(s) replacement.
So if you know anyone who is still on MPEG2 and HD, let them know there will be fewer channels MPEG2 channels. We're seeing the signs of the last ones.
Edited by Tom Robertson, 08 January 2009 - 10:30 PM.