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Dish Needs to Get Moving on 3D


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Poll: What is your current interest in 3D? (152 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your current interest in 3D?

  1. I own a 3DTV and am anxious for more 3D content (36 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  2. I don't yet own a 3DTV but am planning to buy within the next 6 months (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  3. I own a 3DTV but am not really interested in 3D content (18 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  4. I don't own a 3DTV and am not planning on investing in 3D in the near future (94 votes [61.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.44%

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#81 OFFLINE   TBoneit

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

It's 9:12 here and I'm sitting here watching the grass grow in real time. Don't have to wonder how it looks in 3D. :D


I do that too, then I curse it out for being a quickly growing green strandy weed that needs to be mowed again. :D
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#82 ONLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:57 PM

No 3D TV and no desire to run out and buy one while this still works. If one day it gives out a puff of smoke and stops working I won't be buying a 3D replacement unless that is all there is.

What else? Oh yes, I'm waiting for Holographic TV.


I'm pretty sure we're close to there being nothing but 3D sets now from what I've read- bought my two Sammys a year ago December, and I am out of the market for, I hope, at least three years.

I hope we have the holographs by then. With Smell-O-Vision! :D

Edited by Laxguy, 21 June 2011 - 03:04 PM.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:31 PM

With Smell-O-Vision! :D



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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:03 AM

The BFD is that it will cost more and I for one am completely fed up paying for something I have absolutely no interest in. From what I see here very few currently have any interest in the until there is better content and the technology provides for a more enjoyable experience. If it cost an additional charge or a PPV event, I bet you wouldn’t see many clamoring for it then.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

I like to get my money's worth. Already have 8 years on my Pany Plasma.

We also buy a new care every 10 years whether we need to or not.

What can I say?;)

If Dish gets 3D, that's great! I'm still waiting for my local PBS HD channel to be delivered by Dish.


Getting PBS HD would be really great.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

I am a senior citizen and just purchased a Vizio 3d 42" from Amazon for $698 and a Panasonic Blue-Ray 3d DVD player. In addition I purchase 5 3D disks( 1 movie and 4 IMAX documentaries). All came with free shipping. 3D is not over priced any more. All it took for me was seeing Avatar in 3d compared to the non 3d version. The 3D made an amazing difference. With Thor, Tron, Cars 2, Green Latern and many more being done in 3D, I believe it is here for a while. I also went to a friends house and saw the NBA final in 3D and the Masters, it was very well done. At minimum Dish needs to get ESPN 3D.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

Getting PBS HD would be really great.


PBS has good OTA broadcasts that I receive, about 8 miles East of the Bay Bridge. 9.1-9.5. Hoping you can get OTA without additional stress!
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:06 PM

ugh, PBS OTA. I hate Philadelphia because of ABC and PBS. VHF-LO 6 and VHF-HI 12. ><

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

ugh, PBS OTA. I hate Philadelphia because of ABC and PBS. VHF-LO 6 and VHF-HI 12. ><


Why "ugh" on PBS OTA?? Or is that a Philly thing? If so, can you please elaborate a touch?

Edited by Laxguy, 23 June 2011 - 04:57 PM.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:35 PM

Philly thing. It's nearly impossible to get pbs or abc without a large vhf antenna.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:33 PM

Philly thing. It's nearly impossible to get pbs or abc without a large vhf antenna.


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Paul, I think, lives in my general area, where it's a strong signal (LOS permitting.)
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:22 AM

Yeah. I just twitch. I wish they were still on their "temporary" UHF signals.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:17 AM

If Dish wants to be all things to all people, then they should go ahead and waste time and money on 3D, but if they want to be profitable and grow, they need to spend their time on providing the mass of the populace what they want, which is more HD channels for a lower price.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:06 AM

If Dish wants to be all things to all people, then they should go ahead and waste time and money on 3D, but if they want to be profitable and grow, they need to spend their time on providing the mass of the populace what they want, which is more HD channels for a lower price.


Yes .. and they should get rid of all the stuff the "mass of the populace" doesn't watch. Most people don't watch the international channels so, ax them. Get rid of most of the sports channels, the main ESPN channel is enough. Not very many people watch the shopping channels, so Dish shouldn't carry them. Niche channels like the Game Show Network and G4 shouldn't have been added in the first place. The Food Network? HGTV?

Why should DISH bother adding channels most people won't watch?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:48 PM

Dish please please add 3D programming.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:22 AM

Dish please please add 3D programming.


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

I have been with E* since the beginning. I lived through no NFL Season ticket. I survived many years of less HD and still no local HD. I had no locals at all for many years .Our DMA was one of the last to get locals. I suffered through the loss of all the Voom channels. I agonized over the possible loss of DVRs with the TIVO suit. Yet , not once, did I call the competition.

But now I am being asked to do without 3d. I went online to Directv. They offered a great deal with a free NFL Season Ticket . I saw their 3d schedule. It was impressive. They also have my locals in HD. The only thing holding me back from moving is the loss of all the programming I have on EHDs. Some of which are old VOOM Rave concerts that I will never be able to duplicate. I am interested enough that I am researching how to use Directv limited EHD solution. The EHD becomes the only HD and is tied to one receiver. I am also researching if I can program a solution to copy E* formated to D* formated EHD.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

But now I am being asked to do without 3d.


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:42 PM

I am also researching if I can program a solution to copy E* formated to D* formated EHD.


Not likely to be possible... and even IF it somehow is, it would require breaking the encryption somehow... which would be very much against the terms of subject, and thus not discussable here.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:02 PM

But now I am being asked to do without 3d.


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