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


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:45 PM

Attached is a HD channel comparison between the two satellite providers, DirecTV and DISH Network. Presented in PDF form, channels available on either DirecTV or DISH are listed along with the usual package needed to see that channel and channel number.

Note - for the most part only channels that are carried in HD on DirecTV or DISH are included. Channels that are not carried in HD by either satellite carrier are generally not included.

The file attached to this initial post will be updated as the channel lineups change. A post will be made in the thread at the time of the change to let people know what changed.

As with previous threads, this is NOT a thread to attack either provider or other members. This is NOT a thread for comparing DirecTV and DISH Network in other ways than their HD lineup. A reminder - There are threads in each of the provider forums here at DBSTalk for channels one might desire or anticipate their carrier adding.

The intent of this thread is to provide a simple reference for people wondering what HD each satellite carrier carries. Enjoy!

Attached Files


Edited by James Long, 28 December 2015 - 09:20 PM.


...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#2 OFFLINE   mokosmith

mokosmith

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 1 posts
  • Locationutah
Joined: Oct 28, 2013

Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:21 AM

James,

Thanks so much for creating this list. It's really helpful to see how it compares. Is there a way to get it in spreadsheet form? And do you know of a forum that does channel comparisons for comcast/time warner?

Thanks again for any help.



#3 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

AVSForum has a chart that has channels on cable and channels no one carries. It was the inspiration for this chart ... with this chart listing (for the most part) only channels that either DISH or DirecTV carries. Keeping it to two providers keeps it simple. (It is enough of a challenge to keep up with two providers let alone a half dozen, some with regional differences in channel offerings.)
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#4 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

DirecTV adds Longhorn and Fusion ... in HD only. Charts updated.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#5 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

zippyfrog

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 131 posts
Joined: Jul 14, 2010

Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

I think DirecTV has also launched Buzzer Beater in HD.



#6 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for the reminder. Updated!
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#7 OFFLINE   coolman302003

coolman302003

    2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

  • Registered
  • 1,810 posts
  • LocationSoutheast
Joined: Jun 01, 2008

Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:09 AM

DirecTV added NBC Universo in HD (formerly mun2) on January 30th. 

 

NHL Network is now available in Xtra package & above for DirecTV. LINK  LINK #2


List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV | DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 7am-1am ET) | DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)

DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$38.99 ($43.99 with HBO) | 4=$48.99 ($53.99 with HBO) | All 5=$61.99 per month

My Setup: 5-LNB SlimLine with SWM-16 | HR44-700 w/AM-21N | H44-500 | HR24-200 | H25-100 | H25-100 | C41-500


#8 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the updates and the link ... I wish that more of the channels were "real" and not alternates turned on or off as needed. The extra channels have pushed the chart to four pages. I've moved a few other channels around to make room for more "basic" channels.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#9 OFFLINE   coolman302003

coolman302003

    2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

  • Registered
  • 1,810 posts
  • LocationSoutheast
Joined: Jun 01, 2008

Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

DirecTV added We TV HD, BBC World News HD [HD only] and SundanceTV HD on March 6th.

 

Also, NHL Network is now available in Xtra package & above for DirecTV. (Chart shows Ultimate package)

http://www.dbstalk.c...08-nhl-network/

http://www.dbstalk.c...n-xtra-package/



#10 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:35 AM

File updated.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#11 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:11 PM

A couple of updates ...
DISH no longer caries MavTV but added WeatherNation and MBC (international channel).
DirecTV added Fox Deportes.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#12 OFFLINE   coolman302003

coolman302003

    2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

  • Registered
  • 1,810 posts
  • LocationSoutheast
Joined: Jun 01, 2008

Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:01 AM

DirecTV added Nick Jr. HD on June 1, 2015.



#13 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

zippyfrog

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 131 posts
Joined: Jul 14, 2010

Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

A general DirecTV question as I look at this chart - for the alternate RSN's, such as Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Carolina, etc.  I know they are subfeeds of Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports South.  Does DirecTV keep a 24/7 SD feed of all the subfeeds, then only turns on HD for games?  Or do people in those areas go to the main RSN's and the subfeeds are only turned on during a game?



#14 OFFLINE   coolman302003

coolman302003

    2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

  • Registered
  • 1,810 posts
  • LocationSoutheast
Joined: Jun 01, 2008

Posted 22 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

A general DirecTV question as I look at this chart - for the alternate RSN's, such as Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Carolina, etc.  I know they are subfeeds of Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports South.  Does DirecTV keep a 24/7 SD feed of all the subfeeds, then only turns on HD for games?  Or do people in those areas go to the main RSN's and the subfeeds are only turned on during a game?

 
No, they don't keep any of the subfeeds SD or HD on 24/7, it's game only (and usually the pre and post game shows). Occasionally there are times where they might have the SD subfeed active for content other than a game (special news conference etc.) and may not have the HD subfeed active but it's a more rare case. The subfeeds don't really exist 24/7 either, as it's just switched remotely for cable companies at the master headend by FOX Sports. KyL416 has explained it in more detail before: 

 

It's not just Wisconsin and it's because of how they originate. The 24/7 versions of FS Wisconsin, Kansas City, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Carolinas and New Orleans that you see on cable are created on the fly by Fox remotely controlling the receivers at the cable headend and switching between the main North, Midwest, South or Southwest feed, random alternate feeds for individual events and a national base feed if the main Fox Sports channel is airing something that can't be shown locally. There's even more local variations because the NBA, NHL and MLB don't have uniform territories. (i.e. FS Midwest distributes schedules for 11 variations)


List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV | DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 7am-1am ET) | DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)

DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$38.99 ($43.99 with HBO) | 4=$48.99 ($53.99 with HBO) | All 5=$61.99 per month

My Setup: 5-LNB SlimLine with SWM-16 | HR44-700 w/AM-21N | H44-500 | HR24-200 | H25-100 | H25-100 | C41-500


#15 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

zippyfrog

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 131 posts
Joined: Jul 14, 2010

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:02 AM

Thanks - that is what I needed to know, and that extra tidbit from KyL416 is extremely interesting - never knew those RSN's were so complicated, but makes sense given how each of the different sports leagues have different territories for different teams.



#16 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • Registered
  • 15,151 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

Another point of reference: We have Comcast Sports Net in the greater Bay Area, and they have dead air but not a lot. But they rebroadcast the baseball games and the pre and post shows; that takes up 4-6 hours! 

 

I must say that the local CSN broadcasts are very high quality, better than Fox's national offerings. Both on field camera work and announcers are way better than Fox ever has been, except maybe playoffs in the Fall. 


"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#17 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

zippyfrog

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 131 posts
Joined: Jul 14, 2010

Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Agreed - I live just outside of Chicago, have CSN Chicago, and I agree - the only time there is "dead air" is the early morning hours with the Paid Programming.  We have the replays of Sox, Cubs, Bulls, and Hawks games, and we have the talk shows as well as Sportsnet Central.  CSN Chicago also has the rights to our high school championship games, so we get Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, 8 classess of football playoffs.  This past year, CSN Chicago Plus went to a full time channel, and it is full of programming.  So I definitely agree on the Comcast side of things



#18 OFFLINE   RAD

RAD

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 16,385 posts
  • LocationDripping Springs, TX
Joined: Aug 05, 2002

Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:55 AM

James, you might want to update the list, DIRECTV added XTRA network HD on channel 255.


See post My Setup for configuration info.


#19 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

James, you might want to update the list, DIRECTV added XTRA network HD on channel 255.


I'll update the list eventually ... perhaps after 1000 people have actually watched the infomercial channel DirecTV upgraded to HD. :)
(It only went HD this morning.)
  • damondlt likes this
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#20 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:06 PM

James, you might want to update the list, DIRECTV added XTRA network HD on channel 255.


Now moved to channel 358 as CASH HD and added to the chart. (I was holding out for other channels ...)
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#21 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:04 PM

DirecTV lit up fuse in HD on Wednesday ... file updated.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#22 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:20 PM

DISH added the Outdoor Channel (396) on October 14th.
DirecTV added Al Jazeera America (347) and a second infomercial channel on November 2nd.

(DISH is testing Al Jazeera America and may add it soon - channel 216.)
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#23 OFFLINE   zippyfrog

zippyfrog

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 131 posts
Joined: Jul 14, 2010

Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:19 PM

Since this was updated, Dish has formally added AJ America, as well as added Smithsonian Channel in HD.

#24 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Topic Starter
  • Super Moderators
  • 44,544 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:06 PM

End of the year updates completed (unless there are more this week).

The thread has also been cleaned up to 2015 changes and less chatter.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#25 OFFLINE   camo

camo

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 930 posts
Joined: Apr 15, 2010

Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:04 PM

I don't see Smithsonian Channel HD added to Dish on the new list. 


2-HR24-500 with 2 gig externals

SWM Slimline Dish
55" Sony X930D

70" Sharp AQUOS LC70LE640U 
55"LG LH90 my computer monitor
Sony Soundbar HT-XT-1

 

 





Protected By... spam firewall...And...