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#1 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:31 AM

Just received the following:

PROGRAMMING UPDATE

Launch of AMC HD



Effective on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, by 5pm ET, AMC HD will launch to customers who subscribe HD 200 & higher, DISH America Silver & higher, and HD DOS & higher.



Description: American Movie Classics HD is a 24-hour network devoted to the Golden Age of Hollywood. AMC HD offers the finest, most comprehensive libraries of classic films from the 1930s to the 1970s and a diverse blend of original programming.


"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." - Douglas Adams

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#2 OFFLINE   la24philly

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

about time, i cant understand why people have dish network, they have the crappiest channels and the pay for each package is stupid.


they got rid of ESpnews and a few other HD only because they cant resign with those networks without rasining the bill.

dish network's best move should be to file bankruptcy.

#3 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

about time, i cant understand why people have dish network, they have the crappiest channels and the pay for each package is stupid.

Yep ... thousands of posts in the DirecTV forum requesting this channel and another dozen or so channels that DISH has and DirecTV doesn't.
That and the generally lower cost is likely the reason DISH keeps customers.

#4 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

Yep ... thousands of posts in the DirecTV forum requesting this channel and another dozen or so channels that DISH has and DirecTV doesn't.
That and the generally lower cost is likely the reason DISH keeps customers.


Not last quarter. ;)

On topic...Congrats Dish. I hope Directv holds out. :lol:
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#5 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

Not last quarter. ;)

The last full year was better for DISH ... which is why they claim to be the fastest growing provider. But we've had threads to discuss that ...

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:32 AM

they got rid of ESpnews and a few other HD only because they cant resign with those networks without rasining [sic] the bill.


I hate it when they "rasin" my bill. :lol:
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

AMC in HD.:joy:

Assuming it will be showing in my guide tomorrow, this is like daddy Charlie came home from a trip with that present I'd been hoping for but never thought I'd get. After all, this is a Rainbow Media channel. We're in a lawsuit with Rainbow Media. Or did it get settled when nobody was watching?

Now for our local PBS and The CW channels....

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

Congrats to all of you. I'm officially jealous :)
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:39 AM

Congrats to all of you. I'm officially jealous :)

You can come over to our house and play on Sundays, Stuart.:lol:

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#10 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:42 AM

about time, i cant understand why people have dish network, they have the crappiest channels and the pay for each package is stupid.


they got rid of ESpnews and a few other HD only because they cant resign with those networks without rasining the bill.

dish network's best move should be to file bankruptcy.


Wow troll much? That's gotta be right up there w/ one of the most useless responses ever.


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:48 AM

Yes, his/her trolling skills are sorely lacking. Right up there with the spelling ability! :)

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:57 AM

Just received the following:

PROGRAMMING UPDATE

Launch of AMC HD



Effective on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, by 5pm ET, AMC HD will launch to customers who subscribe HD 200 & higher, DISH America Silver & higher, and HD DOS & higher.



Description: American Movie Classics HD is a 24-hour network devoted to the Golden Age of Hollywood. AMC HD offers the finest, most comprehensive libraries of classic films from the 1930s to the 1970s and a diverse blend of original programming.


I won't be watching AMC HD because of the commercials. Congrats to everybody else. :)

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#13 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:07 PM

AMC in HD.:joy:

Assuming it will be showing in my guide tomorrow, this is like daddy Charlie came home from a trip with that present I'd been hoping for but never thought I'd get. After all, this is a Rainbow Media channel. We're in a lawsuit with Rainbow Media. Or did it get settled when nobody was watching?

Now for our local PBS and The CW channels....

(Yeah, I'm never satisfied with just one present.:sure:)


I'm happy for you! But how did come about? I wasn't expecting to see anything in Rainbow HD.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:09 PM

Well, I guess I would have to say that it will always be a good thing when another channel is added to our packages in HD. Sadly though, I can remember when AMC was about American Movie Classics, and not All Mostly Commercials.

Not so much that I object to channels having to pay the bills with advertising. I truly realise that broadcasting is expensive, and these folks have to get their financial support from somewhere. But the breaks, during movies, are relentless.

When AMC first took on commericial advertising, they said their viewership went up. I have to say, that with that move, and the change in their definition of classic films, we have rarely come back to tune in to AMC.

Thank goodness for Turner Classic Movies, where at least so far, they continue to offer truly classic films, without commercials.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:22 PM

This move is a good thing for D* subs, as it will be an incentive for D* to add it. (did not mean insensitive )

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

This move is a good thing for D* subs, as it will be an insensitive for D* to add it.


I love this thread :)

First we had mention of rasining...

and now Directv is being insensitive?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

Does watching D* make you forget how to spell, or do you have to be a bad speller to watch D*? Curious minds want to know!! :D

I'm tickled pink to see AMC added sometime today. Hopefully this will mean more HD from Rainbow and maybe MSG in the near future.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:24 PM

New Uplinks / Mappings - Channels Available
5406 AMC American Movie Classics added to 129° TP 31 (HD Hidden) EPG linked to 72.7° TP 32 Ch 9529 AVAILABLE
5406 AMC American Movie Classics added to 72.7° TP 32 (HD Hidden) EPG linked to 72.7° TP 32 Ch 9529 AVAILABLE
9529 AMC (130 HD) American Movie Classics added to 129° TP 31 (HD Hidden) AVAILABLE
9529 AMC (130 HD) American Movie Classics added to 72.7° TP 32 (HD Hidden) AVAILABLE

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:32 PM

Confirmed! Terminator is on now in blazing HD!!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

AMC HD is now up and running on channel 130 showing The Terminator

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:38 PM

Wonder if these means any of the other Rainbow networks will be coming in HD soon?
E* wants: ESPNU HD, CSS, MLB Network, The Mtn, Gol TV, and full-time HD RSNs!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:22 PM

Wonder if these means any of the other Rainbow networks will be coming in HD soon?


one can only hope

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:51 PM

I have to say... this comes as a complete, but pleasant, surprise. I had no inkling that Dish & Rainbow had anything resembling a good enough relationship these days to get this kind of deal done.

Kudos!

I can live without We, though I know many will want it... but I am now hopeful we could see IFC in HD soon as well.

AMC is cool for me because I was looking forward to seeing the Walking Dead series later this year, and now I'll be able to see it in HD.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:53 PM

Congrats to DISH subscribers. :)

In my view, this makes it more likely DirecTV will move sooner rather than later on AMCHD. This does not displease me. :) It helps set the current market price for AMCHD and that makes tangoing easier not harder. That it increases the pressure on D* to add it, and increases the number and amount of their staff time having to explain why they DON'T have it, won't hurt either.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:22 PM

Congrats to DISH subscribers. :)

In my view, this makes it more likely DirecTV will move sooner rather than later on AMCHD. This does not displease me. :) It helps set the current market price for AMCHD and that makes tangoing easier not harder. That it increases the pressure on D* to add it, and increases the number and amount of their staff time having to explain why they DON'T have it, won't hurt either.


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