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#21 OFFLINE   coolyman

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

103(ca)

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9-16 70 15 67 17 65 15 59 14
17-24 59 0 42 0 45 0 39 0
25-32 N/A

Are these supposed to be that low??

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#22 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

103(ca)

1-8
N/A
9-16 70 15 67 17 65 15 59 14
17-24 59 0 42 0 45 0 39 0
25-32 N/A

Are these supposed to be that low??

No...

Those should all be at least around 90 plus levels - seems a Dish alignment to get 103 improved is timely there. Are your 103 (cb) levels also low like that?

Edited by hdtvfan0001, 18 October 2010 - 08:42 AM.

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#23 OFFLINE   coolyman

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

No...

Those should all be at least around 90 plus levels - seems a Dish alignment to get 103 improved is timely there. Are your 103 (cb) levels also low like that?


103 (cb)

1-8 76 46 75 51 73 46 72 45
9-16 73 42 71 42 72 39 N/A N/A
17-32 N/A

They look a little low but not like 103 (ca).



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Edited by coolyman, 18 October 2010 - 09:22 AM.
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#24 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

103 (cb)

1-8 76 46 75 51 73 46 72 45
9-16 73 42 71 42 72 39 N/A N/A
17-32 N/A

They look a little low but not like 103 (ca).

Those are also sub-standard.

I recommend a Dish realign.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I suggest in the future though, start a counter or different opinion thread as not the encourage dissension in a thread of one direction. I suspect it will encourage like minded individuals to build on their opinion even more, instead of encouraging contention. We should all play nicely with one another.

I will take a look at the new channel and make an informed decision on empirical data once I have time. I'm undecided at the moment. :)


This thread is about the SonyHD channel. Good, bad or indifferent. It’s not about being a fan of the SonyHD channel. One poster expresses their opinion, now they’re not “playing nice”? Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we got SonyHD. I cannot wait to check it out once I get home. In fact, I thanked DIRECTV for this channel in the anticipation thread. We should let people express their opinion even if it’s not pro DIRECTV. That is what makes DBSTALK such a cool place. Peace Smiddy.

Now, to stay on topic :D, is SonyHD 720p or 1080i?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:57 AM

Now, to stay on topic :D, is SonyHD 720p or 1080i?


1080i. :)
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

1080i. :)


Right on!

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

:lol: DirecTV adds new HD channel, they get bitched at. They don't add a new HD channel, they get bitched at :lol: Endless source of amusement for me, even better than watching TV, is watching the snits on this board.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:50 AM

It is.


I do not have HD Extra Pack, but did open up my Guide to include these channels for the upcoming free preview. I noticed that all of them are dimmed out except for SONY HD, which is as bright as the channels I do receive. However, when I tune to 563, I receive the notice that the channel is not purchased...

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:07 AM

If anyone understands what you’re saying, it would be me. I’m so sick of HD additions that cost the customer more. What a shocker, SonyHD is not a “freebee”. If you want to watch it, you’ll have to pay $4.99 a month (above and beyond your normal monthly bill). However, I’ll take this channel in a heartbeat over a number padding redundant PPVHD channel.


My "normal monthly bill" includes the $4.99 for the HD Extra Pack. I've found value in it since the beginning. Additions to it are welcome.

I would "assume" SD only customers would be "sick of" all the HD additions too, since it benefits them not at all......

Years ago I went car shopping. As much as I lusted after a brand new Corvette, my checkbook bought me a new Camaro. And I was pleased.......

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:14 AM

I,agree with most that this is a good addition to HD Extra Pak. In reference to redundance of airings most others do as well but, that,s what is good about cruising the guide and record the gems to DVR. In noting already scheduled The Graduate to record this week a very good one also,mentioned by someone with access to this channel before said logo was anoying.It seems less as anticipated since it.s some what translucent.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:15 AM

My "normal monthly bill" includes the $4.99 for the HD Extra Pack. I've found value in it since the beginning. Additions to it are welcome.

I would "assume" SD only customers would be "sick of" all the HD additions too, since it benefits them not at all......

Years ago I went car shopping. As much as I lusted after a brand new Corvette, my checkbook bought me a new Camaro. And I was pleased.......


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I added HDEP the week it went live. Sony makes it even a better value.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

Well, this one channel will cost you about $0.63. You get eight HD-only channels for a mere $4.99. If you don't want it, don't pay for it. A great value though.

Edited by Hoosier205, 18 October 2010 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

Had to refresh my DVRs to get it, but it is working now.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:42 AM

Checked the guide and there is nothing I care to watch at least for the next 14 days.


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:54 AM

November looks more promising at their website --The Natural, On the Waterfront, Das Boot, Taxi Driver, Starman.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:07 AM

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I suggest in the future though, start a counter or different opinion thread as not the encourage dissension in a thread of one direction. I suspect it will encourage like minded individuals to build on their opinion even more, instead of encouraging contention. We should all play nicely with one another...

Smiddy, I respectfully disagree... should I start another thread to say that? To have a thread where everyone agrees would be painfully boring, something like

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It's the discussion, agreement, debate, disagreement, differences of opinion and the back-and-forth on a topic that makes most threads, and this board in general, interesting. I don't believe that is inconsistent with 'playing nice' with each other, is it? After all, if we can all agree that when we do disagree, to do so agreeably. On any given topic, where there are different views, let us not separate our opinions into pro and con threads, but rather, enjoy a spirited exchange of ideas?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:12 AM

Great, isn't it so exciting to welcome Sony to D*!- NOT :nono2:. This month's featured movies are Dick & Ghostbusters II. Let me make some popcorn. Wow, what year are we in? It gets better, can you guess what movies premier next month? The Natural, Oliver, Multiplicity and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Ok, to be fair more old-ass lame movies premier next month along with these, but I couldn't stomach the urge to type any more of these garbage films. We already have plenty of crap channels, but D* goes, what's one more to throw at us to alleviate the upcoming rise in fees.

I know, I know, people are going to disagree and say this is like the Lord's second coming. That's because you're used to mediocre garbage and you think it's cool to add another channel to the HD number even though it's as relevant as an infomercial channel in regards to how much time you're going to spend watching it.

I don't know about you, I'll stick with watching new things that are current with this century. These old films, are well old and non seem to be blockbusters that would solicit a second watch.

This is a complete waste of space, air, channel, and my time writing this post. How about a national HD channel for goodness sakes.

Disclaimer - This is one person's opinion. Those who are thrilled about this channel, ENJOY! Those who would rather have a new national HD channel, get stoked about the upcoming hike in programming fees because this Sony channel ain't freee!



No problem adding it here.

As opposed to the normal practice, I sure hope Sony is paying DirecTV to air this channel. I looked through the movies for as far forward as my guide would go (maybe a week). I couldn't find one I wanted to watch. What a waste of bandwidth.



I'm with you guys.

I rarely see any decent movies on the movie channels.

Of course everyone has their own subjective tastes, but can I please get some 'Coming to America', 'Trading Places', 'Beverly Hills Cop' :D

I can only take so much 'XXX' (Vin Diesel flick, get your minds out of the gutter :lol:) and 'Step Brothers'

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

Why did this channel not get added on a Wednesday? Isn't that unusual?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

Why did this channel not get added on a Wednesday? Isn't that unusual?


Moderately unusual by recent practice, but not unprecedented.

Some evidence they meant to go live last Wednesday and hit a snag of some sort that pushed it back a little.




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