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E* gets the jump and adds more HD channels today


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#1 OFFLINE   upnorth

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:24 AM

Looks like Charlie took advantage of what bandwidth they have left and added the following HD channels today.

Top 100 and higher:
9469 - MHD - Music High Definition
9487 - Discovery HD (not the same as Discovery HD Theater)
9488 - The Learning Channel

Top 200 and higher
9489 - Animal Planet HD

Top 250
9468 - Versus/Golf Channel
9490 - The Science Channel
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#2 OFFLINE   chopperjc

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:37 AM

Looks like Charlie took advantage of what bandwidth they have left and added the following HD channels today.

Top 100 and higher:
9469 - MHD - Music High Definition
9487 - Discovery HD (not the same as Discovery HD Theater)
9488 - The Learning Channel

Top 200 and higher
9489 - Animal Planet HD

Top 250
9468 - Versus/Golf Channel
9490 - The Science Channel


Great for them. I love competition.

#3 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:56 AM

Fast out of the block, but not enough to win the overall race... ;)

Even some of the greatest race horses that are first to the 1/4 mile mark, end up not in the lead at the 1/2, 3/4, or even the finishline...
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#4 OFFLINE   man_rob

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:06 AM

Excellent! E* subs. Enjoy your new HD. Maybe let us know what the programming is like.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:24 AM

Yeah Im happy about it, this is good for all of us

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:26 AM

This has been known for a month or so. And he's getting the bandwidth by converting the Voom channels to all MPEG4.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:27 AM

Directv should fight back and disable all the shopping, religon, and women's channels and try to get us 1 or 2 more HD channels until the new satellite is operational.
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#8 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

Directv should fight back and disable all the shopping, religon, and women's channels and try to get us 1 or 2 more HD channels until the new satellite is operational.


Or they just wait the few more weeks.... and stick to their plan...

DirecTV's plans are well know, pretty much documented.
A "few" extra channels on one provider may make their customers a little happier, a small percentage of new subscribers may select them "today"...

But overall... in the big picture... really doesn't change anything.
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:33 AM

And with a little luck this time next month we will be laughing and enjoying more HD then them :)
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:35 AM

I thought throwing in the "women's channels" would help to imply that was a joke.
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 12:34 PM

Looks like Charlie took advantage of what bandwidth they have left and added the following HD channels today.

Top 100 and higher:
9469 - MHD - Music High Definition
9487 - Discovery HD (not the same as Discovery HD Theater)
9488 - The Learning Channel

Top 200 and higher
9489 - Animal Planet HD

Top 250
9468 - Versus/Golf Channel
9490 - The Science Channel


Nice but at least when our HD comes online we call ALL receive them with the base package. Looks to me with E* you have to step up to the higher packages to get most of the HD. Where or what is the advantage?!!
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

This has been known for a month or so. And he's getting the bandwidth by converting the Voom channels to all MPEG4.

Actually, the VOOM channels are still up there in MPEG-2, as of now. When they convert, E* can use that bandwidth for more channels in September.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:00 PM

Nice but at least when our HD comes online we call ALL receive them with the base package. Looks to me with E* you have to step up to the higher packages to get most of the HD. Where or what is the advantage?!!


Hey I'm a happy D*sub just passing this info on to see what everyone thinks about Charlie's Intensions.;)
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:01 PM

Nice but at least when our HD comes online we call ALL receive them with the base package. Looks to me with E* you have to step up to the higher packages to get most of the HD. Where or what is the advantage?!!



i hope we can recieve all the new HD stations but I THINK it will work the same way with D* what ever channels are in your TC/Choice or TC+/Choice Extra package you will recieve in HD...
or am i mistaken does the $9.99 HD access give you all the HD stations??

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:05 PM

i hope we can recieve all the new HD stations but I THINK it will work the same way with D* what ever channels are in your TC/Choice or TC+/Choice Extra package you will recieve in HD...
or am i mistaken does the $9.99 HD access give you all the HD stations??


No, the hd access fee give you the HD version of whatever is in your basic programing package.

So if you dont have the SD version, no HD version.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:07 PM

The religious channels are way over represented IMO. I am a minister I can hardly stand to watch them (and rarely do) All the channels are basically the same. Just like the shopping channels.

I know people watch these channels BUT just WHO are those people? :)

One thing nice about satellite. Lots of choices. Beat 3 channels and rabbit ears any time :)

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:27 PM

Hey I'm a happy D*sub just passing this info on to see what everyone thinks about Charlie's Intensions.;)


I know...just busting E*s balls.......again....:D
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:57 PM

The religious channels are way over represented IMO. I am a minister I can hardly stand to watch them (and rarely do) All the channels are basically the same. Just like the shopping channels.

I know people watch these channels BUT just WHO are those people? :)

One thing nice about satellite. Lots of choices. Beat 3 channels and rabbit ears any time :)


I hear by Nominate you our leader for the "Can we have a little less God/Shopping channels and have a little better bitrates and higher resolution coalition". I hear Karl Rove is now available as a lobbyist. :D

I'd also like to point out 6 new HD channels isn't something to laugh off. Lets face it earl that's almost the same size of D* former HD pack. The other side to that is some of these channels came about because of D* HD roll out plans.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:27 PM

I wonder do the religious channels operate like the shopping channels? As far as I know the shopping channels pay DirecTV to be broadcast on their system rather than the other way around of D* paying to broadcast the channels. The shopping channels become a revenue source for D* . Do the the religious channels pay D* and other carriers to broadcst them? I haven't watched one for a long time but from what I remember as a kid when we had the huge 9 foot stainless steel dish the religious channels spent most of their time asking for money from the viewers, like one continuous telethon. Is this their purpose or MO? Buy time on the air, ask for money constantly and hope to come out ahead in the end? Most of the guys seeme a little wacky and I must admit I learn more about religion on the History Channel than from these guys.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:41 PM

Fast out of the block, but not enough to win the overall race... ;)

A year or two head start is hardly what I'd call a holeshot. We'll see if D*'s "fashionably late" start gets them where they want to be.

On the other hand, it isn't a foregone conclusion that E* will make something of their "most laps lead" points.




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