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DISH Network(R) Introduces DISH Earth Channel


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#81 OFFLINE   jerbear4

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

I am curious if that channel could actually leave a burn out mark on the tv from where it shows the sun shining upon the Earth.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

BTW: I believe DISH could put up a free porn channel and some would still complain that it wasn't Speed HD or FX HD. People want what they want ... and even the best channel in the world won't satisfy if it is not the one they wanted. Adding this channel does not prevent the addition of any other channel.

... and it doesn't do much for it either. Yeah it free but who would pay for it. Let me know when this "SD" channel becomes more requested then SPEED or FX. :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:38 PM

I am curious if that channel could actually leave a burn out mark on the tv from where it shows the sun shining upon the Earth.


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:56 PM

I am curious if that channel could actually leave a burn out mark on the tv from where it shows the sun shining upon the Earth.

I had the same thought ... and did see a little afterglow when changing to a solid color channel. I suggest that one enjoy this channel in the daylight.

#85 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:12 PM

Do not watch for extended periods on your CRT projectors(RPT or otherwise).

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 03:15 AM

and I cant beleive the amount of people that think this channel is a plus


Thomas Edison would have loved it.:sure:
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#87 OFFLINE   jerbear4

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:28 AM

What does that comment you posted to my remark have to do with my comment TulsaOK? "Life is hard and harder if you are stupid".

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:57 AM

What does that comment you posted to my remark have to do with my comment TulsaOK? "Life is hard and harder if you are stupid".


Well, the part you quoted is called a "sig". The post was ":lol:".
I ":lol:'ed" thinking of someone who would watch that channel long enough to burn their screen.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:00 AM

The geek in me finds this channel extremely cool; I mean come on, it's like you're sitting on the satellite looking back at Earth. Just seeing the vantage point of a satellite in real-time I find very interesting and fascinating, even if you don't see a lot happening in real time.

Oh well, I think it's cool as hell.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:16 AM

Do not watch for extended periods on your CRT projectors(RPT or otherwise).


I can't imagine anyone watching this channel for extended periods :confused:

However I might tune to it, turn off the TV, and listen to the classical music through my stereo set. :)
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

One more channel added to my "Locked Channel List".

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Yep that channel is locked! I wonder what Charlie was thinking.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:39 AM

Amazing time we live in, everything is amazing and everyone is unhappy.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:33 PM

No matter how amazing it might be, between now and May 24 how many hours of total viewing by Dish subscribers is this thing going to get? And would anyone choose Dish over cable or DirecTV because of it?

Paying for the Earth Channel doesn't make me unhappy. But Dish Network, unlike the technology company Echostar, is a retail service company that is sitting on the edge of financial non-viability.

It's management makes mundane financial decisions that make me worry about my TV signal subscription choice and could make me very unhappy in the long run. Those decisions do amaze me though, and not in a good way.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:57 PM

For half the day it's more like a bad abstract painting than Earth. A combination of glaring white and black or all black. Image is really only useful when the full disk is illuminated. People who work all day will only see Earth on weekends.

OTOH, I switched to it early this AM and was rewarded with Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue", which was a nice way to start the day. Apparently they're going to use a variety of Sirius channels for the background music.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:25 PM

Dish owns the satellite. Dish owns the camera. Dish owns the channel slot that DISH Earth is showing on so no negotiations for carriage.
Dish doesn't own Speed HD, Dish doesn't choose the price it is being sold at to carry, a bit tougher to negotiate a carriage agreement than with DISH Earth.


LOL :hurah: I wonder what EARTH is getting per sub for its glory?

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:30 PM

It's management makes mundane financial decisions that make me worry about my TV signal subscription choice and could make me very unhappy in the long run. Those decisions do amaze me though, and not in a good way.


God gave you free will, you can always move on if you hate it that much. But come on, this doesn't cost DISH squat, your money isn't even in play here. It is not uncommon for sat's to have camera's on them, its just the first time anyone has made them public. Oh and let's not forget the millions of young people and schools that might like it. Just cause your old and don't appreciate the earth doesn't mean everyone isn't in awe if it.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:52 PM

This thread just goes to show that people which complain and bitch about anything if given the opportunity. :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

Dool. Now I can watch for aliens to attack us.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

I'm calling this channel the 'Watch Aliens Attack' network, or WAA-TV for short.

That way people who want to complain about E* have an aptly named channel to refer to......:D

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:03 AM

This thread just goes to show that people will complain and bitch about anything if given the opportunity. :rolleyes:


Absa-frickin-lutely! (+1)


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