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#1 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:42 AM

Cheap and dirty trick already this week.

UPLINK ACTIVITY: SAMPLE TAKEN 02-01-2009 03:01:59 TO 02-01-2009 03:03:06 ET

2 CHANGE(S)

CHNG 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 21 Rainbow 1 61.5w UNAVAIL HIDE
TO 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 21 Rainbow 1 61.5w AVAIL HIDE

CHNG 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 3 EchoStar 5 129w UNAVAIL HIDE
TO 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 3 EchoStar 5 129w AVAIL HIDE

3 NAME CHANGE(S) (May include other changes as well.)

CHNG 583 ASIFM MPEG AUDIO Tp 31 EchoStar 3 61.5w AVAIL HIDE
TO 583 RADIO MPEG AUDIO Tp 31 EchoStar 3 61.5w AVAIL HIDE

CHNG 583 ASIFM MPEG AUDIO Tp 1 EchoStar 1 148w AVAIL HIDE
TO 583 RADIO MPEG AUDIO Tp 1 EchoStar 1 148w AVAIL HIDE

CHNG 810 ASIFM MPEG AUDIO Tp 1 Anik-F3 118.7w AVAIL
TO 810 RADIO MPEG AUDIO Tp 1 Anik-F3 118.7w AVAIL

5 CHANGE(S) 6509 CHANNELS IN THE SYSTEM

Smithsonian HD has been cancelled and replaced with CI HD. :(
They placed CI HD on 374(the Smithsonian HD Channell) instead of 387(the uplinked CI HD channel). 378 is currently black screen.

Edited by JohnH, 01 February 2009 - 05:27 AM.


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#2 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:27 AM

UPLINK ACTIVITY: SAMPLE TAKEN 02-01-2009 06:12:00 TO 02-01-2009 06:13:06 ET

2 CHANGE(S)

CHNG 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 21 Rainbow 1 61.5w AVAIL HIDE
TO 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 21 Rainbow 1 61.5w AVAIL

CHNG 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 3 EchoStar 5 129w AVAIL HIDE
TO 387 CI MPEG4 HD Tp 3 EchoStar 5 129w AVAIL

#3 OFFLINE   angiecopus

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:47 AM

yes they got rid of my fave hd channel the Smithsonian channel. very disappointed.
actually that new ci channel is on 374 right now.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:47 AM

They fixed that wrong channel thingy.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:45 AM

I liked the concept of Smithsonian more than the actual content. An awful lot repeats or just things I wasn't interested in. Not sure how much future the channel has anyway. I've seen news stories recently about the Smithsonian having serious financial problems. Not likely they'd invest a lot in new TV programs if they can't even afford to run the museums.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:03 PM

I am going to miss the Smithsonian channel. I actually enjoyed it. I liked their episode on the building of the Udvar-Hazy Center. Very informative, especially since I have been to the museum.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

Platinum HD is too expensive. I was hoping CI would make it eight channels for $10 but we're still at seven for $10. DISH needs to make this a $5 package or make it WORTH $10.

As for C&I ... it will be nice to see 24 reruns in HD. Does C&I actually sell any commercials? It seems that they fill the commercial spaces with long form clips of other C&I shows.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:38 PM

Platinum HD is too expensive. I was hoping CI would make it eight channels for $10 but we're still at seven for $10. DISH needs to make this a $5 package or make it WORTH $10.

As for C&I ... it will be nice to see 24 reruns in HD. Does C&I actually sell any commercials? It seems that they fill the commercial spaces with long form clips of other C&I shows.


Agreed about platinum. Dish shouldnt be taking away any channels with the price increases. They will now brag about adding a channel, but say nothing about taking away a channel:nono2:

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:07 PM

Agreed about platinum. Dish shouldnt be taking away any channels with the price increases. They will now brag about adding a channel, but say nothing about taking away a channel:nono2:


I know it's just semantics... but Dish isn't raising the price of the Platinum package... so the price increases to the other packages are completely independent of Smithsonian HD and the Platinum pack changes.

That said... I'm on record as saying C&I doesn't seem like a good swap for Smithsonian... though I've also seen people complaining about the amount of repeats on Smithsonian, in which case Dish might not want to pay more to keep a channel that they know will be not substantially different this year than what has already aired.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

UPLINK ACTIVITY: SAMPLE TAKEN 02-02-2009 16:52:00 TO 02-02-2009 16:53:06 ET

2 ADD(S)

ADD 206 FOXB MPEG2 SD Tp 8 EchoStar 11 110w UNAVAIL HIDE

ADD 206 FOXB MPEG4 SD Tp 11 EchoStar 6 72.7w UNAVAIL HIDE

2 CHANGE(S) 6511 CHANNELS IN THE SYSTEM

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

UPLINK ACTIVITY: SAMPLE TAKEN 02-02-2009 17:52:00 TO 02-02-2009 17:53:06 ET

4 ADD(S)

ADD 9476 FOXB MPEG4 HD Tp 27 EchoStar 3 61.5w AVAIL HIDE HD MAP 206

ADD 9476 FOXB MPEG4 HD Tp 14 EchoStar 5 129w AVAIL HIDE HD MAP 206

ADD 9477 FXNWS MPEG4 HD Tp 27 EchoStar 3 61.5w AVAIL HIDE HD MAP 205

ADD 9477 FXNWS MPEG4 HD Tp 14 EchoStar 5 129w AVAIL HIDE HD MAP 205

2 CHANGE(S)

CHNG 206 FOXB MPEG2 SD Tp 8 EchoStar 11 110w UNAVAIL HIDE
TO 206 FOXB MPEG2 SD Tp 8 EchoStar 11 110w AVAIL

CHNG 206 FOXB MPEG4 SD Tp 11 EchoStar 6 72.7w UNAVAIL HIDE
TO 206 FOXB MPEG4 SD Tp 11 EchoStar 6 72.7w AVAIL

4 DELETE(S)

DEL 4810 TMP40 MPEG4 HD Tp 27 EchoStar 3 61.5w UNAVAIL HIDE

DEL 4810 TMP40 MPEG4 HD Tp 14 EchoStar 5 129w UNAVAIL HIDE

DEL 4811 TMP41 MPEG4 HD Tp 27 EchoStar 3 61.5w UNAVAIL HIDE

DEL 4811 TMP41 MPEG4 HD Tp 14 EchoStar 5 129w UNAVAIL HIDE

10 CHANGE(S) 6511 CHANNELS IN THE SYSTEM

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

Fox News HD and Fox Business HD & SD on the air?!?!? ... gotta go modify a post!

Looking forward to Dave Ramsey tonight!

Edited by James Long, 02 February 2009 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

Fox Business SD on the air?!?!? ... gotta go modify a post!


Yes it is live right now, sd only

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

Fox News HD and Fox Business HD & SD on the air?!?!? ... gotta go modify a post!

Looking forward to Dave Ramsey tonight!


I used to listen to him a lot way before the crash, and learned the importance of saving money but I am afraid his preaching today will only make our economy worse:(

But congrats for those E* subs to finally have these two HD channels.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

Who has them? They are hidden here.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

Apparently AT250 (Classic Gold 250) has the SD 206.

The HD versions do not appear on my receivers (9476/9477 or mapdowns). :(

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:49 PM

Hmm... interesting to see (potentially at least) new HD on a Monday. I hope this is a sign of things to come during the week!

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:56 PM

Any news of these being available to HD Absolute package? Doesn't matter much to me really, I'm not going to switch to a higher priced package for these crappy channels. :P Congrats to those who wanted them though.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

I just did a switch check to force a guide re-load and I still don't see the FOXNWS HD.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

Hmm... interesting to see (potentially at least) new HD on a Monday. I hope this is a sign of things to come during the week!

The addition of Fox channels is exciting indeed!




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