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#61 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:15 PM

The Pentagon Channel is carried on DISH as a "Public Interest" channel. They pay for their carriage.

So far DISH has not added any PIs in HD (RFD TV was a PI years ago but is now a regular channel). If The Pentagon Channel wants to pay for a HD feed dish might take the money ... but with their capacity issues the chance to carry another channel might be worth more than what The Pentagon Channel could afford to pay.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:07 PM

here are HD channels i would like to see added onto Dish Network
QVCHD,HSNHD,THE OUTDOOR CHANNELHD,GACHD,CSPAN1-3HD,GSNHD,FUELTVHD,OXYGENHD,NASAHD


We have another forum for DISH Network HD anticipation for 2011 :) ---> http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=187996


Dish has not put up RFDTVHD on their website how long does it to add a channel onto a website.

Let them know here --->http://www.dishnetwo...il/default.aspx select "Webmaster" category and explain errors/mistakes/missing channels on there site.

Does Dish have enough bandwidth to add alot more HD Channels?

James Long keeps an up to date capacity chart for DISH on his site here ---> http://jameslong.nam...shcapacity.html

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#63 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:14 PM

We have another forum for DISH Network HD anticipation for 2011 :) ---> http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=187996


Short thread :)

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#64 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:28 PM

Yep. Which means either DISH customers here are relatively happy with the HD additions (net 17 basic and 7 PPVs) that DISH has accomplished in the past 12 months or they have figured out that getting bent out of shape on the Internet doesn't change things. Or both. :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:49 PM

QVCHD,HSNHD,

Seriously? You want shopping channels in HD?
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:30 AM

how about adding The Pentagon Channel HD

http://www.governmen.../article/104702


or Oxygen,Ovation,WETV,also i would like to my PBS Stations WTTW,WYCC and Telemundo WSNS,Univision WGBO.All broadcasted in HD

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:38 AM

WeatherNationTV HD is one of the other channels i would like to see added onto Dish Network.My stepfather compains to me that i cannot find my locals on Dish Network.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:59 AM

how about adding The Pentagon Channel HD



or Oxygen,Ovation,WETV,also i would like to my PBS Stations WTTW,WYCC and Telemundo WSNS,Univision WGBO.All broadcasted in HD


To me it's simple, if channels are available in HD then that's what should be provided. Maybe if they weren't buying bankrupt video store chains, money could be invested where it would actually benefit subscribers.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

What channel is the Pentagon channel? I don't remember seeing it.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:31 PM

I thought I remembered the Outdoor Channel and QVC being posted/discussed before as having been in a "test mode" or something at one point last year... but no real appearance by those yet.


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#71 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:01 PM

What channel is the Pentagon channel? I don't remember seeing it.

The Pentagon Channel is 9405. It is on 129 and 61.5.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

The pemtagon Channel HD will be available in July or August.Also what about adding WeathernationHD.i got a message from the VP of the channel.

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Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, our service is available in both HD and SD. We would be happy to provide our service to DirecTV or Dish Network, should and when they elect to carry it.



Kind regards,

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Weather Nation TV, Inc.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

The pemtagon Channel HD will be available in July or August.Also what about adding WeathernationHD.i got a message from the VP of the channel.

Weathernation looks like a repackaging of the channel DISH had for a couple of days last June.
http://www.weatherna....com/index.html

The address given is a few miles from DISH's headquarters and is the same address as "Distant Networks, LLC" - the company that provides Distant Network services (SD only) to DISH Network equipment.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:35 PM

QVCHD,HSNHD,
Seriously? You want shopping channels in HD?


I agree. :rolleyes:

To me it's simple, if channels are available in HD then that's what should be provided. . . .


To that end, I think that all Dish receivers should be made "HD compatible" with sorftare or hardware upgrades. Then, remove the duplicate SD versions and make the rest HD. :confused:

Weathernation looks like a repackaging of the channel DISH had for a couple of days last June. . . .


Maybe it was sold. Last June it was based in Minneapolis.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:55 PM

To that end, I think that all Dish receivers should be made "HD compatible" with sorftare or hardware upgrades. Then, remove the duplicate SD versions and make the rest HD. :confused:


You were kidding on this point, right?

You know they can't upgrade any of the SD receivers to support HD channels even to down-convert them...

All of the SD receivers in the field would need to be replaced... and that would be both time consuming and expensive.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:58 PM

1 vote for QVC HD
HUB HD

Here's another vote for HD shopping channels. My wife is unable to get out and shop anymore for various health reasons so she spends a lot of time watching the shopping channels. Every TV in the house is HD so it would be nice if she had her channels in HD. All of them, including the shopping channels.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

You were kidding on this point, right?

You know they can't upgrade any of the SD receivers to support HD channels even to down-convert them...

All of the SD receivers in the field would need to be replaced... and that would be both time consuming and expensive.


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

I can dream can't I? :D


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

QVCHD,HSNHD,

Seriously? You want shopping channels in HD?


Yes! I hate black bars on my HD set.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:31 AM

Here's another vote for HD shopping channels. My wife is unable to get out and shop anymore for various health reasons so she spends a lot of time watching the shopping channels. Every TV in the house is HD so it would be nice if she had her channels in HD. All of them, including the shopping channels.


I bought my first SHARP AQOUS 37" HD set from QVC back in November 2008. Still going strong.

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