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DISH Network(R) Introduces DISH Earth Channel


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#26 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:06 PM

The DISH Earth camera was developed by the EchoStar Spacecraft Operations Team, Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation of Pasadena, CA, and Space Systems/Loral and is operated under a license granted by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

:eek2: The NOAA has the copyright on pictures of the Earth?!? Mother Earth should be in the public domain. Oh wait, it must be the weather pattern observed by the camera that need the NOAA's license. Sheesh, what's this world coming to?
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:14 PM

Well, it's cool, but I can't find the zoom in button on the remote......

"What's more, from time to time, the DISH Earth camera is able to capture some unique images, including an unidentified flying object last August."


So, it can see in to the past?
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#28 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

It needs to be HD. Also is it capable of zooming?

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

Well, it's cool, but I can't find the zoom in button on the remote......


Format button near the bottom of the remote.

#30 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

Format button near the bottom of the remote.


Only works on HD channels
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:20 PM

Ok. I'm disappointed. I was expecting HD.


It would look a lot better in HD. Looks like if you watch it too long, it will put one to sleep.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:20 PM

What weather sites have a still camera of the EARTH from 22K Miles like this one again? The only time I can come across images like these are from the space station and shuttle images. Not sure there is a weather site where I can actually see what is going on around us and even see things floating by in space.

Everything you say is true, but I'm not planning on ducking any space junk any time soon, or ever.;)

This GOES-West image means more to me:

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And I'm sure this GOES-East image means more to others:

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And the government actually uses these for something. I'm too practical to share Charlie's enthusiasm for an image of the Earth from a geosynchronous orbit satellite accompanied by music which he's apparently attempting to pay for by selling "commorative photos" at the Give the World web site.

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#33 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:20 PM

Only works on HD channels


It works on all channels.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

Format button near the bottom of the remote.


Yeah, I know about that one, I want the one that works like Google Earth.
(I guess I one of these would have helped: :D
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:22 PM

Nice idea but I am not sure it's really going to be a winner.
I think that they could have just bought up some NOAA images and created a kind of quick play thing that loops through 2 hours of images in 10 seconds. Directv could match them by doing that and have a more interesting channel. IMO seeing it real time must be soooo boring, gosh even a hurricane would take hours of watching the screen just to see a small amount of movement.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:11 PM

Cool Pix....and I finally have a music channel (Sirius Pops) with my TurboHD Bronze only package.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:21 PM

Cool Pix....and I finally have a music channel with my TurboHD Bronze only package.

:D


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

Okay, so now the earth looks like a half moon....
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

Uh oh...

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:57 PM

Looks like some Stars showing to the right.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

Yeah,now I can watch it destroy my house from afar:lol:


Lol, hahah. I think I'm going to wait for U.F.O.s :D

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:36 PM

I like it. It's different and in real-time (well, almost). I won't spend any great amount of time per sitting, but then, I don't spend any great amount of time contemplating other slow-moving objects.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:38 PM

what a waste of bandwith if you ask me


I haven't seen it yet (Im stuck at college with cable) but I actually think this channel is a very good idea. It would be interesting to see the Earth from that high up in the sky whenever you want to.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:41 PM

Looks like the moon is up to the left at this very moment. But it is moving so don't expect to see it there for long.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:35 AM

really gotta wonder what the point is for any satellite provider in adding more SD channels nowadays? Especially one as lame as this

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:47 AM

Looks like Christmas all over now, must be the way the sun's light is reflecting off the lens, but you see green and red and blue dots all over the image now.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:49 AM

really gotta wonder what the point is for any satellite provider in adding more SD channels nowadays? Especially one as lame as this


Gota tell ya most people still could care less about HD (not likely anyone on here reading this though). Its just TV to a lot of people out there. Most of my friends don't care if they watch a show in HD or SD. Now I am not that way but I'm the picky A*Hole type of person who has to have everything perfect though.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:01 AM

really gotta wonder what the point is for any satellite provider in adding more SD channels nowadays? Especially one as lame as this


Dish has 13+ million customers. Between 11 and 12 million of those customers have SD only programming. The other 1-2 million of those have either a combination or HD only. Maybe that is why they added an SD channel...

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:19 AM

I can't believe how much crying there is in this thread. lol wow.

And yes, they should put it on a format 80% of their customer base doesn't get. Great idea

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:27 AM

Looks like some Stars showing to the right.


Must be spots on the camera or housing since they have not moved.




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