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Anyone with Jadeworld channels?


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#1 OFFLINE   etong

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Since they left DIRECTV today and went to DISH, i just want to gather some information so I can decide whether it's worth switching company or not.

-Are you happy with the quality?
-Are two dishes required in order to receive Jadeworld and American channels? Some said they need two. I'm not sure if that's for everyone or only people in certain locations.
-If you had a DIRECTV dish, did the installer take it down?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

The channels are in free preview since about 2am ET this morning.
Anyone with a 118 dish can see them (channels 9985-88 or 626 on the Hopper).

Most of the country would be able to receive the channels with one dish ... the "Plus" dish from DISH.
Viewers with Eastern Arc setups would need a dish aimed at 118 added to their setup.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

If the OP is in Jersey (as indicated on his info) and should be on EA in most cases, two dishes would probably be needed.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

If the OP is in Jersey (as indicated on his info) and should be on EA in most cases, two dishes would probably be needed.


I am in NJ. Why does D* only requires one dish for american and international channels? :confused:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

I am in NJ. Why does D* only requires one dish for american and international channels? :confused:

DISH has two arcs of channel offerings ... Eastern and Western. The satellite hosting international channels is in the middle of the western arc. There is not room for DISH to have their hundreds of international channels on both arcs.

DirecTV only has one arc.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

DISH has two arcs of channel offerings ... Eastern and Western. The satellite hosting international channels is in the middle of the western arc. There is not room for DISH to have their hundreds of international channels on both arcs.

DirecTV only has one arc.


Damn that's terrible for us.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

I am in NJ. Why does D* only requires one dish for american and international channels? :confused:


I think D* customers need 2 dishes for International + regular English channels.

The International or WorldDirect dish (36") looks at the 95 orbital satellite, but I'm not sure if that one can pick up the other sats.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

I think D* customers need 2 dishes for International + regular English channels.

The International or WorldDirect dish (36") looks at the 95 orbital satellite, but I'm not sure if that one can pick up the other sats.


Their chinese channels were off the 119w satellite which only needs one 5 LNB dish.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Their chinese channels were off the 119w satellite which only needs one 5 LNB dish.

The good news is that you have line of sight to 119 (DISH's "118" international satellite is practically at 119 anyways). If you are not interested in HD then you should be able to get by on one DISH picking up 110, 118 and 119.

If you want HD then you'll need 129 ... and for local HD you would need Eastern Arc (61.5+72+77) plus the separate 118 dish.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

The good news is that you have line of sight to 119 (DISH's "118" international satellite is practically at 119 anyways). If you are not interested in HD then you should be able to get by on one DISH picking up 110, 118 and 119.

If you want HD then you'll need 129 ... and for local HD you would need Eastern Arc (61.5+72+77) plus the separate 118 dish.


Would an extra dish cost extra? Just wondering...

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

Not generally. If you're ordering a full package + internationals they include everything.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

International dish is free with initial setup. $100 for existing accounts.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

The good news is that you have line of sight to 119 (DISH's "118" international satellite is practically at 119 anyways). If you are not interested in HD then you should be able to get by on one DISH picking up 110, 118 and 119.

If you want HD then you'll need 129 ... and for local HD you would need Eastern Arc (61.5+72+77) plus the separate 118 dish.


So in other words, I will need two dishes with HD option?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Anywhere in Jersey, yes. HD is only on the Eastern Arc 61.5/72.7/77 dish, Internationals are in a different direction on the 118.

"Belligerent and numerous."

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Anywhere in Jersey, yes. HD is only on the Eastern Arc 61.5/72.7/77 dish, Internationals are in a different direction on the 118.


Thanks. Do DISH installers usually remove existing DIRECTV dish on request? Or it depends on the installer?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

I am getting the Jade World channels...there are 5 Chinese language and one dubbed into Vietnamese. They are good quality, comparable to the other Chinese channels. I think Dish carries more Chinese channels than Direct. I have a two-dish setup in Florida. Hope you can get them.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Thanks. Do DISH installers usually remove existing DIRECTV dish on request? Or it depends on the installer?


Depends on the installer. They're not likely to use the mount that's there, though.

"Belligerent and numerous."

SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!

 

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Anywhere in Jersey, yes. HD is only on the Eastern Arc 61.5/72.7/77 dish, Internationals are in a different direction on the 118.

Aren't some of the locals on both arcs? I'm in Cleveland and you can have either arc (although they push the WA on you because the big-4 nets are HD only on EA - who needs the down-rezzed SD versions anyway?). Lots of WA dishes with 118 in my neighborhood (mostly for Polish channels).
An E* subscriber continuously since February 1997.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

DISH Launches TVB Jadeworld
Exclusive satellite-TV provider of leading East Asian programming

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH, one of the nation's leading pay-TV providers, today announced the launch of the TVB Jadeworld programming package that includes TVB1, TVB2, TVBe, TVBS and CCTV 4. DISH is the exclusive satellite provider of TVB's leading Cantonese and Mandarin-language channels.

"TVB provides an excellent assortment of East Asian programming and we are pleased the network chose to move its content to DISH's extensive international lineup," said Dave Shull, DISH senior vice president of programming. "The addition of Jadeworld strengthens DISH's status as the leader in international programming among all major pay-TV providers in the U.S., and we believe new and existing subscribers will be thrilled."

"We are extremely grateful for TVB viewers who continue to support us over the years," said Philip Tam, president of TVB (USA) Inc. "With DISH's huge international offering and advanced viewing options, we hope it will allow TVB viewers more ways to easily and legally access TVB programs in the U.S."

Jadeworld is available with DISH's Chinese Basic Pack for $39.99 per month. The Chinese Basic Pack includes 25 channels featuring exclusive coverage of top Asian sports, Chinese-subtitled cooking shows, children's educational programming, as well as news, documentaries and dramas from the U.S. and U.K.

DISH also launched TVB Vietnam into the My Viet Pack priced at $24.99 per month, TVBS into the Taiwanese Mega Pack at no additional cost, and TVB8 into the Chinese Basic Pack and as a $5 per month a la carte option.

In addition, the Jadeworld programming package and TVB Vietnam are available on the DISHWorld IPTV platform for $39.99 and $14.99 per month, respectively. Accessible on Roku players and an application on Macs and PCs, DISHWorld offers the perfect solution for customers in multi-dwelling units, apartments and college dormitories without access to satellite television.

TVB channel descriptions are listed below.

TVB1 (ch. 9988): TVB1's comprehensive program lineup includes popular TVB dramas, daily Hong Kong, U.S. and world news, financial reports, current event talk shows, and lifestyle and travel programs.

TVB2 (ch. 9987): In addition to daily satellite-fed Hong Kong, U.S. and world news, TVB2's infotainment scope includes children's and travel programs, music varieties, top-rated dramas and situation comedies.

TVBe (ch. 9986): TVBe delivers up-to-the-minute entertainment news reports, daily market analysis, TVBN news reports, hit dramas, reality series and magazine shows about celebrities, medicine and health, Feng Shui fortune-telling, home improvement, technology, travel, food and music.

TVBS (ch. 9985): Highly acclaimed for its in-depth newscasts, TVBS offers renowned news digests and talk shows that examine pressing political and economic issues in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Popular programming includes Speaking your Mind 2100, News Meal at 2000 and News Night Club, as well as hit dramas, travel programs and music video countdowns.

CCTV 4 (ch. 9916): Specializing in news reports, CCTV 4 presents domestic and international news events in a timely, objective and intensive way. It also delivers entertainment, educational and consulting services.

TVB Vietnam (ch. 9998): The first 24-hour Vietnamese-dubbed TVB drama channel in the U.S., TVB Vietnam provides endless dramas including action, romance, comedy, family and sci-fi.

TVB8 (ch. 9938): TVB8 compiles the best programming from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong including news, entertainment reports, interviews, talk shows, travelogues, music programs, hit dramas and sitcoms.

For more information or to order, call 1-888-202-8168 or visit www.DISHCantoneseTV.com for DISH satellite television; call 1-888-991-8168 or www.DISHWorld.com for the DISHWorld IPTV service.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

About TVB (USA) Inc.

Headquartered in Norwalk, Calif., TVB (USA) Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of one of the largest producers and distributors of Chinese-language television programs in the world, Hong Kong-based Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB. TVB (USA) Inc. began serving Chinese Americans in 1984 through cable, satellite and IPTV. Current TVB channels available include TVB1, TVB2, TVBe, TVBS, TVB8 and TVBV.

As of Nov. 18, 2012, DISH is the only satellite-television provider for TVB services. For more information, visit www.tvbusa.com.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Aren't some of the locals on both arcs? I'm in Cleveland and you can have either arc (although they push the WA on you because the big-4 nets are HD only on EA - who needs the down-rezzed SD versions anyway?). Lots of WA dishes with 118 in my neighborhood (mostly for Polish channels).


Some. In Jersey you're either NY or Philly and both are HD on 61.5 only. SD is on 119/129.

"Belligerent and numerous."

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

You might also consider getting a Roku device. Dish announced that the Jadeworld channels would also be available on Roku DishWorld Channel. That way you can keep DirecTV and not have to change your Dish. Just hook the Roku up to your TV, have Wifi in your home, and subscribe to DishWorld separately.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

Just got DISH installed for the Jadeworld package here in NJ. I ONLY have the Jadeworld package no HD and no American channels, maybe this is why the installer only installed one dish, the 500 Plus. The installer took down the directv dish and installed the 500 plus in its place, same mast. He had to make sure the new DISH would fit because it's bigger (more oval) than the directv satellite.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Jadeworld alone would be the 118 satellite, so yeah, one 500+.

"Belligerent and numerous."

SlingTV, Tablo and Plex to Roku 3s and Chromecasts on a Vizio 42" in the living room and a Toshiba 32" in my bedroom. Xbox 360 client on a Westinghouse 42" in the game room. Tablets EVERYWHERE!

 

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

You might also consider getting a Roku device. Dish announced that the Jadeworld channels would also be available on Roku DishWorld Channel. That way you can keep DirecTV and not have to change your Dish. Just hook the Roku up to your TV, have Wifi in your home, and subscribe to DishWorld separately.


I looked up Dishworld and it sounds a lot like TVpad which eats up a lot of bandwidth from your internet provider. I'm sure Comcast caps their customers for downloading. I'm kind of surprised that they will charge the same amount though when it should be cheaper for streaming video.

Just got DISH installed for the Jadeworld package here in NJ. I ONLY have the Jadeworld package no HD and no American channels, maybe this is why the installer only installed one dish, the 500 Plus. The installer took down the directv dish and installed the 500 plus in its place, same mast. He had to make sure the new DISH would fit because it's bigger (more oval) than the directv satellite.


I asked the person who took my DISH order. She said it will be one dish. But then again, I don't think she really knows the technical details or why it will need two dishes. I guess I will find out from the installer himself soon. I'm really hoping he will take down the old dish because I don't want two dishes on the roof let alone three.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

I have just subscribed it couple days ago. The pictures quality is same when the programming was on Directv. They now have added 2 temporary channels to rebroadcast the 2 prime time dramas.

I added the Jadeworld programming over Top 200 package, so only cost $29.99.




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