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2 hours until April 1st; where's the new HD chuck?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by brant, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. Apr 3, 2009 #81 of 201
    TSR

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    I would bet money that it is more than likely contract negotiations, such as the same year in February where Dishnet has to re-negotiate for all the chans they broadcast.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 #82 of 201
    HDONLY

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    The kicker is that if Charlie made a promise to have the channels by April 1st the contract negotiations would have already taken place, right? I mean I quote work all the time and tell the employees its in the works but don't tell them it will be here before we have the order.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 #83 of 201
    smngm2

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    I'm a relatve newcomer to Dish as of last fall in the Raleigh-Durham market and have the Turbo Gold package. I had the SD channels CMT and Spike show up this past weekend - to be honest I've been busy and haven't looked for the others promised. Is this somehow related to the upcoming HD rollouts?

    Gene
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 #84 of 201
    phrelin

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    Undoubtedly. It will happen soon. Charlie just shouldn't have given a date.

    As we say here...SOON.:sure:
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 #85 of 201
    HDONLY

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    Yes, we were told in the Charlie Chat that we were getting Nick, MTV, Spike, CMT, Bet, and Comedy Central by April 1st. Well the 1st has came and gone and we still do not have these channels.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 #86 of 201
    grog

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    Truth is Dish does have 'Nick, MTV, Spike, CMT, Bet, and Comedy Central'.

    Oh.. you want them in HD. Reality is no one here expects any of these channels to have any real HD content when they first go live.

    So really it makes no difference. Just use the format button on your remote for a while.

    No new content. Delay non-issue.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 #87 of 201
    Suomi

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    But it's a matter of principle. Charlie said we'd get the channels, so we should have them regardless of the content.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 #88 of 201
    HDONLY

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    Thank u, I was not even going to reply to that. Bottom line, we were freakin lied to face to face on the cheesy Charlie Chat. By God, I waste an hour of my life wathcing that corny show hoping for a promise of more HD content, only to be let down.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 #89 of 201
    commodore_dude

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    Nick, MTV and Comedy Central all have *some* HD, and Spike is actually one of the better HD channels - no aspect ratio weirdness, pretty much all of their original programming is in HD, good picture quality... not saying I watch it a lot but aside from BET and CMT it's a fairly legitimate set of HD channels.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 #90 of 201
    yakface

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    Spike has been broadcasting in HD elsewhere for a while and has plenty of content (e.g. UFC)
     
  11. Apr 3, 2009 #91 of 201
    xman

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    I have TurboHD Gold, no SD channels so this will not work for me.:(
     
  12. Apr 3, 2009 #92 of 201
    phrelin

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    For those who aren't used to "soon":

    [​IMG]
     
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    peak_reception

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    Phrelin, you are relentless. :lol: You definitely don't get enough love on here for the good work you do. :bowdown:
     
  14. Apr 3, 2009 #94 of 201
    crookedcarrot

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    "On April 1st"

    phrase

    1. A date signifying the first day of April. "These HD channels will be available April 1st."
     
  15. Apr 3, 2009 #95 of 201
    ka8zay

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    Pardon me but I don't remember seeing a year on that April 1st :nono:

    Charlie never said April 1 of 2009 now did he? Nope:nono2:
     
  16. Apr 4, 2009 #96 of 201
    calgary2800

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    The economy has taken a toll on Charlie's pockets and he is taking it out on us. No new HD, locals being taken away in this Fisher-Dish war. A joke of a company now.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2009 #97 of 201
    phrelin

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    Thanks, I need all the love I can get.

    But I don't work, I'm retired.:)
     
  18. Apr 4, 2009 #98 of 201
    grog

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    I just found a great reason why we need TCM and TVLAND in HD. :)

     
  19. Apr 4, 2009 #99 of 201
    davethestalker

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    I would love to see Hannity do a "Lib-er-al Translation" with what we were told in the last Chat.

    I'm sure, they (the suits) are nowhere near as frustrated and outraged as we are. The vast majority of Dish's, Concast's, and AT&T DirecTV's customers have no clue about when or if a channel will be added. They just take what they are given and take a bigger gulp as they swallow the jagged pill when the rate increases come for no apparent reason. Kinda reminds me of "taxation without representation".

    A buddy of mine has been ensnared with Concast for 2 years. The only thing they have ever done to improve his service is double the internet speed....big whip! He has the same hand full of HD channels for 2 years. He wants to puke when I go through the list of HBO and STARZ HD channels we have.

    I'm really fed up with this garbage.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2009 #100 of 201
    crookedcarrot

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    The economy didn't suddenly get worse after he made the announcement of new HD channels. In fact, its gotten slightly better. This is a weak excuse for you Dish/Charlie fanboys.
     
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