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DISH Network(R) Introduces DISH Earth Channel


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#41 OFFLINE   HDftw

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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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#42 OFFLINE   Henry

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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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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:24 AM

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

It also could be light reflecting off of other satellites.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:33 AM

oooh the Earth Channel is a life long dream come true. Now I can spend hours and hours of watching the earth. With that channel who needs anything else. Good job at using that channel space wisely.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:57 AM

This channel looks very intriguing to me as a sleep aid and is the probably the straw that is bringing me over.

Are people always this irritable for a channel launch that they don't watch? I personally don't watch 90% of the channels out there like many of you but I have to believe that someone is watching "MTV" and "TBN" while I don't see them in my programming guide. If you don't like the channel can't you just skip it?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:48 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


and I cant beleive the amount of people that think this channel is a plus..so where did you pull that 80 % number from? let me guess

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:51 AM

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...


aahh more assumed statistics..

#56 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

When do we get the moon channel? :D

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

Well, certainly could not fit an HD channel in that space. Can't think of any other free channels which would fit unless a slow moving dreaded shopping channel would.:eek:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:25 AM

and I cant beleive the amount of people that think this channel is a plus..so where did you pull that 80 % number from? let me guess

Remember, 65% of the stats found on message forums are made up. :grin:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

:lol:

Remember, 65% of the stats found on message forums are made up. :grin:


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:33 AM

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