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2016 HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Stewart Vernon, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Jan 2, 2016 #1 of 14
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    The 2015 thread has been locked... it's time for the 2016 HD thread!

    If there's something Dish doesn't have, or a channel that maybe doesn't even have an HD feed yet, this is the place to wish real hard for it!
  2. Jan 2, 2016 #2 of 14

    bluegras Godfather

    Jan 31, 2008
    let me start first with blue highwaytvhd,cspanhd,elrey networkhd,outsidetvhd,fidotvhd,world fishing network hd,pursuit channelhd,my rsns 24/7 and in hd,fusionhd,fox movie channelhd,byutvhd,blazetvhd,gem shopping networkhd,qvchd,jewerlytvhd,daystarhd,ewtnhd,liquidation channelhd,russia todayhd.
  3. Jan 2, 2016 #3 of 14

    Grandude RichardParker II

    Oct 21, 2004
    I wish for fewer useless channels so that the really good ones can have better signal quality............ :angel:
  4. Jan 2, 2016 #4 of 14

    SeaBeagle Legend

    May 7, 2006
    True. There are wayyyyyyyyyyy too many shopping channels.

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  5. Jan 2, 2016 #5 of 14

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Except those channels help pay for your service. And if it's like DIRECTV I doubt you have quite as many as you think. There's quite a few that are mirrored in multiple places on dtv. Does dish do the same?
  6. Jan 2, 2016 #6 of 14
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    A couple show up more than once - especially if one looks in the "local channel" range (channels 70-98). But all the shopping and PI channels are currently in SD only --- not taking up much space at all.

    It isn't like DISH has dedicated HD space for shopping and infomercial channels. :)
  7. Jan 2, 2016 #7 of 14

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    In DirecTV's case, many of the SD infomercial channels go off air for things like Sunday Ticket and RSN alternates on busy nights (the rest of the SD RSN alternates use a reserved pool of feeds scattered across multiple transponders)
  8. Jan 2, 2016 #8 of 14
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    IIRC: The SD feeds go off for other SD feeds? DIRECTV HD PPVs go off to make room for HD sports feeds (fortunately the years of taking down 24/7 channels like TNT for HD sports feeds are in the past).

    DISH has shared SD space between infomercial channels and business TV channels. Most of DISH business TV channels have moved to the satellite at 121.

    DISH has 25 feeds of HD space set aside for part time RSNs. No other channel goes off the air for an RSN.
  9. Jan 2, 2016 #9 of 14

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    They use them for RSN Alternates, Sunday Ticket, bonus feeds of non-carried channels for out of market sports packages, business/private channels, part time HD channels, ESPN College Extra, EPL Extra, and special events like Golf, Tennis and Rugby.

    For SD, there's a pool of reserved bandwidth scattered across multiple transponders, when they need more they dip into the infomercial channels, and on extremely busy nights they dip into the SD Cinema channels when they run out of infomercial channels they can take down.

    For HD they use the HD Cinema channels that are designated for part time use.
  10. zippyfrog

    zippyfrog Mentor

    Jul 14, 2010
    Did Dish drop 3 of the HD channels set aside for RSN's? The chart you have that lists out the number of HD channels per transponder (last updated Oct 2015) shows 28 feeds for HD RSN's.

    I did this in an earlier thread, but if you list out the part time HD RSN's Dish has - they have the bandwidth right now to make them full time. Plus now that the 8PSK conversion on Western Arc is completed, I would think they could put up some additional feeds for the alternate channels. But what I would like to see from Dish in 2016 is my RSN in HD full time (CSN Chicago).

    1) Longhorn Network
    2) Prime Ticket
    3) Altitude
    4) Root Rocky Mountain
    5) Fox Sports Arizona
    6) Fox Sports Southwest
    7) Fox Sports West
    8) Fox Sports Midwest
    9) CSN Bay Area
    10) Fox Sports South
    11) Sun Sports
    12) Fox Sports Florida
    13) CSN Mid-Atlantic
    14) Fox Sports Ohio
    15) Root Sports Northwest
    16) Fox Sports Cincinatti
    17) Root Sports Pittsburgh
    18) CSN Chicago
    19) Fox Sports Detroit
    20) Sports Time Ohio
    21) MASN
    22) NESN
    23) Fox Sports North
    24) Fox Sports South East
    25) CSN California
    26) Fox Sports San Diego
  11. bluegras

    bluegras Godfather

    Jan 31, 2008
    i too wish dish would fixed this real soon it would be nice to see our rsns fulltime
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I misremembered ... there are 28 feeds for part-time RSNs.
  13. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    CSN Chicago + is also a full time feed.
  14. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    Check out dish's flex pack. I am with directtv right now, and I was looking at dish. However, what keeps me from moving to Dish is the low Hd quality those who have experience with both companies, complain about. I understand that Direct TV uses a 1980 x 1080I format (full HD) and dish uses a 1440 x 1080I format aka HD lite.

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