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2006 Winter Olympics in HD
Posted 06 November 2005 - 06:36 PM
Will there be HD coverage on DISH of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino (on the 110 or 119 birds)? Here in Hawaii our 30 inch dish is not big enough for HD, and I'd like to know if there's any point ordering a larger dish - the Olympics would be a major motivating factor, what with all the white crush on the SD broadcast.
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:31 PM
Posted 07 November 2005 - 01:31 PM
Extract from Bsuiness week article - I Want My HDTV -- But Which Flavor?
"HD broadcasts will be widely available in the U.S. and Japan next year. They'll begin in earnest in China to prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And in the rest of the world, HD broadcasts are developing more quickly than was expected. For instance, the 2006 World Cup will be broadcast in Europe in full HD."
Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:11 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:54 PM
I think if you lived here before you know the answer will be "it depends on which island". Here on Big Island we get two digital OTA channels with one (ABC) showing HD content occasionally. On Dish, you can get the HD channels on the 110 bird but you need at least a 45 inch dish. (Our 30 is not good enough).
For Oahu and/or the other islands you can search for HD programming on http://www.titantv.com to see what's available.