Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

DirecTV & Dish Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
352 replies to this topic

#41 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

Hoosier205

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 6,596 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

Well, now, since you asked, I have to start thinking about it for the first time... ;)

1. I guess it should be a light, or even a pastel color, with a brightness similar to the yellow that's already in use.

2. My own preference would be for a light blue; but maybe a pinkish color, or even a pale green, would make the chart appear less busy than a blue would.

Just my 2 cents' worth.


Well, I went with dark blue. The reason being that I had already picked a light blue for part-time channels. Anything and everything can be changed however. We'll see how it goes.
DTV = Digital Television

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#42 OFFLINE   texasmoose

texasmoose

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 675 posts
Joined: May 24, 2007

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:31 PM

Like the updated look! It really pops, like my 2 PDPs!
HR34-700(leased)
HR24-100 x 2(1 leased, 1 owned)
Fios QIP7232 hd-dvr

#43 OFFLINE   pdawg17

pdawg17

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,488 posts
Joined: Jul 17, 2006

Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Wow...I didn't know Dish had E! and G4 in HD...c'mon Directv!
Panny 9UK
HR22-100 (Component)
Pio VSX-1018

Panny TC-P42X1
HR20-700 (HDMI)

Hackintosh box: Intel i5 2500k, 8gb ram, Radeon 5770, ML 10.8.2

HTPC: Intel Quad Core Q9550, 4gb ram, Nvidia 660Ti 2GB using HDMI to above Panny 9UK, Windows 8 x64

All hard-wired to D-link DIR-655 router

#44 OFFLINE   BigRedFan

BigRedFan

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 229 posts
Joined: Mar 28, 2010

Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:03 PM

Yes, I agree. I'll add those two at some point on Friday and the others when they become available.


Thank you !... The AVS "policy" to exclude these type of National HD Networks makes no sense in today's multi-distribution landscape....And thus, results in an incomplete/misleading look at national HD distribution...

ESPN Monday Night Football games get broadcast/over-the-air affiliates' distribution every week in the 2 teams home markets, yet I don't see AVS excluding ESPN from their List....I'm sure there are many other examples out there....

#45 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

bobnielsen

    Éminence grise

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 7,940 posts
  • LocationBainbridge Island, WA
Joined: Jun 29, 2006

Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:51 AM

Maybe CSN Philadelphia and CSN Northwest (possibly others) should be added (neither carries at this point).

#46 OFFLINE   Syzygy

Syzygy

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,306 posts
Joined: Dec 05, 2005

Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:49 AM

Well, I went with dark blue. The reason being that I had already picked a light blue for part-time channels. Anything and everything can be changed however. We'll see how it goes.

Looks great to me! The chart keeps getting better. I think the dark blue BG works very well, better than a pastel would've.
Frank TiVangelist since Aug 1999, HD since Dec 2002, DirecTV since Aug 2004, DECA/MRV since Nov 2010
HR24-100 > HDMI > Pio 5020FD plasma
HR24-100 > HDMI > Sony KV30HS420 tube

DirecTV & Dish HD Channel Spreadsheet
DirecTV & Dish HD Channels Listed by Package

#47 OFFLINE   spaul

spaul

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 264 posts
Joined: Jul 18, 2009

Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:59 AM

I, think if anybody takes the time to view the chart in full you made it seems easy to compare DirecTv to Dish.It,s interesting that on premium channels on services they both have DirecTv has way more Starz & Showtime channels but, Dish has more Cinamax &HBO .Also, it does seem funny that the 2 shopping channels QVC & HSN would not have carriage after a year of going HD. Seems they are losing alot of subs. between the 2 services.

#48 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

Hoosier205

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 6,596 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:48 AM

I have a lot of (real) work to do today, but I will make take care of some updates later today.
DTV = Digital Television

#49 OFFLINE   paulman182

paulman182

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,832 posts
Joined: Aug 04, 2006

Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

I, think if anybody takes the time to view the chart in full you made it seems easy to compare DirecTv to Dish.It,s interesting that on premium channels on services they both have DirecTv has way more Starz & Showtime channels but, Dish has more Cinamax &HBO .Also, it does seem funny that the 2 shopping channels QVC & HSN would not have carriage after a year of going HD. Seems they are losing alot of subs. between the 2 services.


I wonder, though, how many actual purchases do they lose due to lack of HD? I'd think not many.

Great job, Hoosier.

Equipment includes a buncha stuff that I no longer have interest in detailing


#50 OFFLINE   georule

georule

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,585 posts
Joined: Mar 31, 2010

Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:48 AM

I like what you did in combining the RSNs blocks and changing the color for full-time vs part-time. Much easier to understand. I don't think you should have added them together for the summary at the top, however, as that loses the value of the distinction entirely. And part of the argument is that distinction *is* valuable.

#51 OFFLINE   Syzygy

Syzygy

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,306 posts
Joined: Dec 05, 2005

Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

I've appended a link to this table to 3 of my sigs: here, AVS and TiVoCommunity.
Frank TiVangelist since Aug 1999, HD since Dec 2002, DirecTV since Aug 2004, DECA/MRV since Nov 2010
HR24-100 > HDMI > Pio 5020FD plasma
HR24-100 > HDMI > Sony KV30HS420 tube

DirecTV & Dish HD Channel Spreadsheet
DirecTV & Dish HD Channels Listed by Package

#52 OFFLINE   pfp

pfp

    Whatever

  • Registered
  • 1,552 posts
Joined: Apr 28, 2009

Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

I'm having a difficult time seeing which channel goes with the results. It may help to have alternating background color on the channel names to make it easier. Alternatively, placing the results before the channel name would probably work just as well too.
I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

#53 OFFLINE   allargon

allargon

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 156 posts
Joined: May 02, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

Might you rename Cinema HD to PPV? The name Cinema implies a linear movie channel which PPV clearly is not.

#54 OFFLINE   la24philly

la24philly

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,708 posts
Joined: Mar 08, 2010

Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:41 AM

espn full court is on directv you have it on your list as not carried its on their site.

#55 OFFLINE   QuickDrop

QuickDrop

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,115 posts
Joined: Jul 20, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:56 AM

Since you include PPV, Part-time RSNs, and RSN alternatives, doesn't it also make sense to include the 57 1 movie HD channels that E* counts as well as DirecTV's equivalent selection?

Many providers use "On-Demand" not linear channels to provide most of their PPV content. If you want to be fair across the board it seems only right to include them.

#56 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

Hoosier205

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 6,596 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:02 AM

espn full court is on directv you have it on your list as not carried its on their site.


Yes, but is it in HD? It's not about whether or not they have it at all, but if they carry it in HD. Full Court is not something I am very familiar with. So, if both DirecTV and Dish customers can confirm if Full Court is available in HD...we'll get it right on the list.
DTV = Digital Television

#57 OFFLINE   dcowboy7

dcowboy7

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,595 posts
  • LocationPequannock, NJ
Joined: May 22, 2008

Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

Arent we only counting full time channels ?

So to me combining the fulltime/parttime RSNs in 1 line is confusing.

Also the final total # doesnt match when adding the columns #s then.

#58 OFFLINE   ShawnL25

ShawnL25

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 570 posts
Joined: Mar 02, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

Since you include PPV, Part-time RSNs, and RSN alternatives, doesn't it also make sense to include the 57 1 movie HD channels that E* counts as well as DirecTV's equivalent selection?

Many providers use "On-Demand" not linear channels to provide most of their PPV content. If you want to be fair across the board it seems only right to include them.


But then what do you say. Directv has 500 HD VOD selections, Dish has 502 HD VOD Selections. Both providers have lots of programming in HD. If you factor in Comcast they say they have 10,000 choices. You them come to find out that sme of them are 2 min. clips. Best to just leave out VOD all together.

#59 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 39,214 posts
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:19 PM

Missing Channels:
Univision HD
Telefutura HD
(These are national HD feeds along with Galavision in DISH's "AT200" package.)
Also - DISH has a HD Sports PPV channel and Hustler TV HD.

Have I missed the post that explains the math?
65+24+30+29+37+3+1=189 not 161 (28 channels)
78+27+26+10+21+1=163 not 128 (35 channels)

#60 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

Hoosier205

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 6,596 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

Missing Channels:
Univision HD
Telefutura HD
(These are national HD feeds along with Galavision in DISH's "AT200" package.)
Also - DISH has a HD Sports PPV channel and Hustler TV HD.

Have I missed the post that explains the math?
65+24+30+29+37+3+1=189 not 161 (28 channels)
78+27+26+10+21+1=163 not 128 (35 channels)


It is in the process of being fixed.
DTV = Digital Television




spam firewall