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List of HD Channels That I want on Dish Network


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#1 OFFLINE   bluegras

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

please let me know if you additions or deletions to the list that you would like to see.

TvlandHD SundanceHD
HSN HD WFNHD
TV Guide Channel HD Outdoor ChannelHD
OxygenHD FuelTVHD
Fox Movie ChannelHD CSN ChicagoHD
SHNBCHD PlayboyHD
QVCHD BYUTVHD
EspnUHD Pentagon ChannelHD
EspnnewsHD WWE NetworkHD
NuvoHD
DisneyHD
VH1ClassicHD
Disney JuniorHD
DisneyXDHD
ABCFamilyHD
The Military ChannelHD
Documentary Channel HD
ChillerHD
CSPAN1-3HD
IONHD
Jewerly TelevisionHD
RuraltvHD-FamilynetHD
The Church ChannelHD
TBNHD
EWTNHD
TelemundoHD
NASAHD
OvationHD
The Movie Channel ExtraHD
Encore DramaHD
Encore ActionHD

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#2 OFFLINE   Nighthawk68

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Many of the channels listed, do not even exist in HD at this time.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Jewelry TV in HD? Come on, even if that existed it would be a waste of resources..
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

please let me know if you additions or deletions to the list that you would like to see.

I don't see why you should change your list of the channels you desire - unless you want us to convince you to desire different channels. :confused:

I have a different list of desired channels. And they are channels actually available from the distributor in HD.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

Jewelry TV is not a cable channel, around here it is on a digital sub-channel OTA.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

hey James what is your list i would like to know.Thanks

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

Well ...
Let's do this in groups, start with the missing channels that are currently in SD:

409-438 (or 412-01 412-42 on the Hopper) ... all the RSNs in 24/7 HD

141 ESPN U
142 ESPNews
172 Disney EAST
174 Disney XD
180 ABC Family

304 HBO 2 (West)
312 More Max
322 Showtime Extreme
323 Showtime Beyond
328 The Movie Channel Xtra (East)
333 Flix
343 Encore Action
353 Starz! Cinema
355 Starz! InBlack
358 Sundance

Perhaps add a few more that the other DBS carries (DISH has in SD):
106 TV Land
216 ION East
398 FUEL TV

Then fill in "the rest":
117 TV Guide Network
133 Fox Movie Channel
210 CSPAN
211 CSPAN 2
216 ION
286 NASA
345 Encore Drama
396 Outdoor Channel
... and everything else that has an actual HD feed that can be carried. :)

The reality of it is that DISH does not have the space to give us all of that now ... and I do not know when they will have enough space to do half of the channels listed above, let alone all of them.

The RSNs would not be impossible as the "part time" channels already consume 24 channel slots ... add a few more channels to cover the alt channels and we could have 24/7 RSNs. At least of the RSNs we have now in 24/7 SD. But RSNs are expensive (especially in satellite space) and some of the other channels on the list might be more popular than the RSNs.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

I'd like to see 402 (Universal Sports Network) in HD. The 4:3 LBX picture on the current SD feed must have an HD source somewhere.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

James, well done. Like the groupings.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Nice list James! :)

In my selfishness, I only want Showtime Extreme in HD for the boxing undercards they've started showing. It is the only channel I miss having in my switch back to E*!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Would really like to see Dish get the ABC/ESPN/DISNEY thing settled so I could get those channels back in Hd that were cut off a few years ago.

The next wish list would be

Military Channel
Fox Movie
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

James - maybe you can give some insight to this, but on 129, why is transponder 21 QPSK? I see a total of 5 SD channels there, and they aren't mainstream SD Channels (Pentagon Channel, Classic Arts Showcase, 3 Angels Broadcasting, 129 test channel, and business TV) I would think it would make a lot of sense to distribute those 5 SD channels across the 28 other QPSK transponders on 110/119, then make transponder 21 on 129 an 8PSK transponder for HD. That OTA data would make sense to be on spotbeam for Columbus. Does the EPG data take up a lot of space because I would think that could be moved elsewhere.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

James - maybe you can give some insight to this, but on 129, why is transponder 21 QPSK? I see a total of 5 SD channels there, and they aren't mainstream SD Channels (Pentagon Channel, Classic Arts Showcase, 3 Angels Broadcasting, 129 test channel, and business TV) I would think it would make a lot of sense to distribute those 5 SD channels across the 28 other QPSK transponders on 110/119, then make transponder 21 on 129 an 8PSK transponder for HD.

DISH is required by law to offer space to "public interest" channels. These channels pay a base fee for carriage (the cost of retransmitting their signal). The rules require PI channels at each orbital location - so those channels cannot be shuffled off to other satellites. (I suspect they could be transmitted in MPEG4 and put on a HD transponder on 129. 72.7 has no QPSK transponders and still has the required PI channels. And 77 has DISH Latino channels and no PIs - so there may be a way around the rule.)

The 3xxxx DNL and EPG channels would have to be moved elsewhere as well. Perhaps by the time the shuffling ended they would not be able to free up the transponder?

That OTA data would make sense to be on spotbeam for Columbus. Does the EPG data take up a lot of space because I would think that could be moved elsewhere.

The OTA channels themselves take up zero space on the transponder. They could be assigned anywhere since there is no video or audio for those channels and the data those channels represent is not transmitted as part of the "channel" shown. The OTA channel data consumes space in the EPG feed, which happens to be on 129 TP 21, but the channels 14000-15402 are not where the data is carried ... it is carried in the main EPG feeds.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

DISH is required by law to offer space to "public interest" channels. These channels pay a base fee for carriage (the cost of retransmitting their signal). The rules require PI channels at each orbital location - so those channels cannot be shuffled off to other satellites. (I suspect they could be transmitted in MPEG4 and put on a HD transponder on 129. 72.7 has no QPSK transponders and still has the required PI channels. And 77 has DISH Latino channels and no PIs - so there may be a way around the rule.)


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

Sundance HD is in testing which should come "soon".

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

I think the most anticipated channel is Military Channel HD(at least in the D** side) but what anticipate is beIN sports Español HD.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Sundance HD is in testing which should come "soon".

Not all tests turn into carriage, but considering the source of the channel I expect this one will be carried.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Well ...
Let's do this in groups, start with the missing channels that are currently in SD:

409-438 (or 412-01 412-42 on the Hopper) ... all the RSNs in 24/7 HD

141 ESPN U
142 ESPNews
172 Disney EAST
174 Disney XD
180 ABC Family

304 HBO 2 (West)
312 More Max
322 Showtime Extreme
323 Showtime Beyond
328 The Movie Channel Xtra (East)
333 Flix
343 Encore Action
353 Starz! Cinema
355 Starz! InBlack
358 Sundance

Perhaps add a few more that the other DBS carries (DISH has in SD):
106 TV Land
216 ION East
398 FUEL TV

Then fill in "the rest":
117 TV Guide Network
133 Fox Movie Channel
210 CSPAN
211 CSPAN 2
216 ION
286 NASA
345 Encore Drama
396 Outdoor Channel
... and everything else that has an actual HD feed that can be carried. :)

The reality of it is that DISH does not have the space to give us all of that now ... and I do not know when they will have enough space to do half of the channels listed above, let alone all of them.

The RSNs would not be impossible as the "part time" channels already consume 24 channel slots ... add a few more channels to cover the alt channels and we could have 24/7 RSNs. At least of the RSNs we have now in 24/7 SD. But RSNs are expensive (especially in satellite space) and some of the other channels on the list might be more popular than the RSNs.


I'd like to see all of the Encore channels, TVLAND, Sundance, QVC in HD.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Here's my list of desired HD channels, in order of preference:

Would love to have...
FearNET
Encore Action
Sho Beyond

Would like to have...
Encore Drama
Starz Cinema
Sho Extreme
Sho Next
Movie Channel Xtra

Would be nice to have....
FUNimation
Sundance
Smithsonian Channel
Shorts HD
TV Land
Fox Movie Channel




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