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2012 Dish HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Stewart Vernon, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. Jan 6, 2012 #1 of 116
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    This is the Dish HD anticipation thread for 2012. Please discuss, speculate, and wish for new HD in this thread and not create new threads that splinter the conversation.

    Below are some ground rules for this thread...

    1. This is the thread to discuss new potential HD from Dish for 2012.
    2. This is not the thread to discuss hardware, just channels.
    3. This is not a Dish vs DirecTV thread. It doesn't matter if DirecTV does or does not have a given HD channel... there are other threads for that.
    4. This is not a thread to discuss channels in dispute between Dish and another company. There are other threads for that.
  2. Jan 7, 2012 #2 of 116

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...
    Well Dish! is starting out 2012 in good form adding Epix3-382 in HD.

    I can only hope that Epix Drive In-292 will go HD in the future?Soon?.;)

    I thought I remembered I read somewhere that Encore was going to offer more of their channels in HD besides Encore E- 340?.Hope so.;)
  3. Jan 8, 2012 #3 of 116

    gpollock87 Legend

    Apr 13, 2011
    FEARnet HD and WWE Network
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #4 of 116

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Personally, I have 99% of what I wanted - I'd like our local CW station in HD, but know that will come when the CBS O&O contract comes up (CBS owns The CW station) and will ultimately add to the cost of the package.

    At some point everything will be in "HD" and it will all be called TV. Then the hassle will be over 3-D, I suppose.
  5. Jan 11, 2012 #5 of 116

    kucharsk Godfather

    Sep 19, 2006
    We still don't have MoreMAX HD…
  6. Jan 17, 2012 #6 of 116

    Presence Godfather

    Mar 14, 2004
    Pretty much. In fact, are separate forums for General and HD discussion even necessary anymore?
  7. Jan 18, 2012 #7 of 116
    Don M

    Don M Legend

    Jul 1, 2006
    I would like to see all the premium movie channels that are broadcast in HD offered in HD on DISH. It would also be nice if at least one of the CW Superstation channels was offered in HD. My local CW is a sub channel of the ABC affiliate and is not available in HD OTA or otherwise.
  8. Jan 18, 2012 #8 of 116

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Yes,because the last count DISH has more SD subscribers than HD subscribers.;)
  9. Jan 18, 2012 #9 of 116
    Deke Rivers

    Deke Rivers Legend

    Jan 8, 2007
    Chicagos local PBS - WTTW Channel 11
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    chris83 Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    I would like to see our Fox Sports HD channel (436) show 100% of the events which are being produced in HD
  11. Jan 18, 2012 #11 of 116

    MCHuf Legend

    Oct 9, 2011
    I would like all of my local stations that broadcast in hd available on Dish in hd (CW, PBS, MyTV are all sd only on Dish). Every other provider in my area does this.
  12. Jan 19, 2012 #12 of 116

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Because this is the DISH HD wish tread,I don't know if you already have an over the air antenna up or not.If not check out www.antennaweb.org or www.tvfool.com and see if that might be an option.I do and the HD PQ is better over the air,plus with the 722k with the Dual Over The Air Tuners Module(MT2) I can record 4 programs at once(2OTA+2SAT) while watching a prerecorded program.Good Luck!:)

    Also watching off a antenna is alot of subchannels!.:D
  13. Jan 28, 2012 #13 of 116

    bluegras Godfather

    Jan 31, 2008
    how about adding FuelHD and The Outdoor Channel HD
  14. Jan 28, 2012 #14 of 116

    inazsully Icon

    Oct 3, 2006
    Some day our grand kids will ask, you mean you actually had to watch SD?
  15. Jan 28, 2012 #15 of 116

    scottchez Icon

    Feb 4, 2003
    I would like to see Dish match DirecTV and Cable Local station HD offereings in every market BEFORE adding any new HD channels.

    Example: in my Market DirecTV has CW, PBS Iowa, PBS Nebraska all IN HD. Dish is just SD.

    Many other markets have the same issue.
  16. Jan 28, 2012 #16 of 116

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002

    That would be very shortsighted of Dish, and is why they don't do that. Some markets are just too small for Dish to allocate their HD space over a channel everyone can watch. Also it's sometimes not related to size at all. For instance Boston PBS is still in SD, but Hartford has it in HD. It can be because of something on the local's end.
    The NY RSN's are an example of Dish deciding, only people in the NY DMA can watch games on those channels, and doing the math, the amount the RSN's there want to charge would make Dish possibly have to charge everyone more to off set the increase, so no NY RSN's.

    I guess my point is there are a variety of reasons not every DMA has all their locals in HD. Just remember when you compare Dish to Direct TV and Cable, compare the cost to subscribe to them too. In most cases Dish is less.
  17. Jan 28, 2012 #17 of 116

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Or, "What's SD, Gramps?" :lol:
  18. Jan 28, 2012 #18 of 116
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I'd like the two ENCORE channels that launched last August. They're launching
    two more HD channels this year. You must have STARZ to get ENCORE channels in HD.
  19. Jan 28, 2012 #19 of 116

    scottchez Icon

    Feb 4, 2003
    You missing my point. I said Match. Dish should Match DirecTV in local HD. DirecTV has many markets where they have all there locals in HD like the CW and PBS. Dish does not.
    Its hard to sell Dish when the the other guys have all the locals in HD.
    I drive around town and it is DireCTV Sat dishs installed on houses I would say 10 to One right now. Who wants SD? And who want to spend an other $50 for a Dish OTA modual plus an other $40 for an antenna.

    Dish need to to add Local HDs channels for the CW and PBS before adding more HD.
    I thought I read where in 2013 and 2014 the law will require it anyway, is that true. I think they have to be at 60% of markets by Feb 1s or something.

  20. Jan 28, 2012 #20 of 116

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    Not only that, I watched Dish SD :eek2:
    There are very few if any markets on a ConUS beam, so filling in missing HD locals isn't depriving us of national channels. Smaller markets generally have fewer channels making it more likely they can all fit on the same spotbeam.
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