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Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Cyclone, Aug 8, 2005.
Sorry for my ignorance...!
What is OpenTV...?
Open TV is the programmer for "dish home", it is interactive services like weather, news, games, and more. Its on channel 100 and is actually one of my favorite channels.
I appreciate that....
I voted no because I don't think a company that charges me for DVR service that don't work with my OTA channels can possibly be depended upon for much of anything else. To tell you the truth they probably won't allow me to use it anyway without one of there basic packages, which I won't do.....
The worst part is that if a MPEG-4 equivalent of the 942 gets released by the end of the year, I'll be jumping to that faster than the 921 can download a new release. (which is about 42 mins on my receiver).
I know that the 921 sister receiver (the 721) current has OpenTV. I think it was somewhat limited at one time. Like it could not show those six window Olympic/Election coverage specials that Dish ran back in 2004. I wonder if that OpenTV limitation is still in effect for the 721.
You've read more into the question than I intended. I'm just polling about if anyone believes that the 921 will actually get OpenTV by the end of 2005.
The 721 could do the election and olympics screens. It could not do things like the Playjam games, Karaoke, many of the news features and some other items which I can't remember off the top of my head.
The 942 is the same way, I would actually like the Karaoke channel.
But you already have it.
Actually, I don't at this moment. Probably will by the end of the week, though.
What is Opentv from DishNetwork?
Or go to this page and click on Interactive box
Lots of demos with more and more ways to feed the pig. Good thing it's optional!
I may be old fashion but I see no value in this. Maybe it's because I have so little time to waste playing games. OK, so I do play games but usually it's when I'm alone and having to wait on something soon to happen, so I whip out my PDA and play a game of solitary. I do not represent the average DishNetwork customer. I'm sure others will really want this and are willing to pay the pig for it. For me, how about giving me TMC HD, Cinemax HD, and Starz HD etc. My face is blue now having asked for this for years! I know, Karioke (don't even know how to spell it much less do it) for PPV prices is more compelling than Starz HD.
"SOOOMMME WHERE OOOOVER THE RAAAAINBOW
All they need to do is design a line of new receivers, get the firmware and software written, build the uplink and encoder facility, and figure out where to get the HD content that will make it worthwhile to chuck out a grand for a new receiver and dish.
Personally, I would rather believe in Open TV.
I have seen it, played with it and I am quite sure that I will never again access it on one of my receivers, for me it is a complete waste.
I used this service a few times, but stopped because it is SLOW. Nice concept, does not work in reality yet. Maybe if they can speed it up about 10 times.
In this day of "gotta have it now" fast food, fast internet, they will definitely need to make the Interactive channel pick up the pace for the hope of any success.
Bumped since 2.72 was released. We have two whole months now until the end of the year.
Another release, another bump. By the end of the year she said!
Just a little friendly advice, move on. I moved on 3-4 months ago by selling my 921 and buying a 942.
The 942 looked like a victim of Osborne syndrome, as it could not recceive MPeg4 signals.
With E* having fits getting the codec to work, it might be a while before we see any Mpeg4 capable HD PVrs. All of a sudden, the 942 is starting to look good.....
I'll give up on this thread on Jan 1st. Until then, I'll just keep up the reminding.
I'm not voting until December 31!!! Only a few days left!