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#1 OFFLINE   etexlady

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:21 AM

I was thinking of downgrading from Premier to Choice Ultimate but while comparing the channels offered I see that the Smithsonian channel is not listed under either package or any other package for that matter. Have they dropped it from the lineup? I'm still receiving it currently but was wondering if I should expect it to go away?

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#2 OFFLINE   DogLover

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:24 AM

The Smithsonian channel I part of e HD extra pack, which can be added to either Ultimate or Premium.
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#3 OFFLINE   zimm7778

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:31 AM

The Smithsonian channel I part of e HD extra pack, which can be added to either Ultimate or Premium.


Just to further clarify, it's an add on and can be added to any package. I have whatever the new name of the one that's now $68.99 and also have it.

#4 OFFLINE   etexlady

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for the responses. The Direct TV site does not make it easy to compare packages so I missed the add-on listing. It's hard to figure out pricing as well.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:58 AM

Smithsonian Channel just started running lots of ads on their shows.


It really shouldn't be a premium channel anymore. They have a limited amount of programming that they show over and over again.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Smithsonian Channel just started running lots of ads on their shows.

It really shouldn't be a premium channel anymore. They have a limited amount of programming that they show over and over again.


The HD Extra Pack is an add-on package, not a premium service. The reason it exists is to provide for those HD channels that have no SD duplicates. As such, it will contain channels that have advertising.

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#7 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

Smithsonian Channel just started running lots of ads on their shows.


It really shouldn't be a premium channel anymore. They have a limited amount of programming that they show over and over again.


Dish dumped Smithsonian Channel due to that.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

They have a limited amount of programming that they show over and over again.

That's true. On the other hand, the little programming they have is often quite good (if you like documentaries), and usually the sound and picture quality are excellent. I watch Smithsonian a lot.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Dish dumped Smithsonian Channel due to that.


Apparently adding back, possibly this month or even Wednesday.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Be careful..."Aerial America" is addicting as hell.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Be careful..."Aerial America" is addicting as hell.

i just watched my first episode, it was of MI and was pretty good but they spent way too much time on detroit and not enough time in the upper peninsula and other beautiful areas of the state. I already have Colorado set to record too, looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Apparently adding back, possibly this month or even Wednesday.

... and possibly not as a premium this time. If so, I wonder if the same will eventually happen on D*.




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