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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by tsmacro, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. larry55

    larry55 Legend

    Jun 3, 2010
    i don't watch the amc any more.I glad dish has the amc in hd for the peoples that like amc.I like the espnu on directv lot better. What about the football games in hd this fall will dish have espn hd back by then?
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    What are you talking about? Dish hasn't lost ESPNHD.
  3. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

    Jan 10, 2006
    I'm watching the LLWS on ESPNHD right now.
  4. jsray2

    jsray2 Cool Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    I'll finally get to watch Mad Men in HD.
  5. Greg Bimson

    Greg Bimson Hall Of Fame

    May 5, 2003
    I believe AMC is now part of MSG, which has been spun off of Rainbow. So the dispute with Rainbow could still be ongoing while another business has the right to negotiate on behalf of AMC.

    And let's not forget that Dish Network isn't exactly running strong in the tri-state area. Dish Network doesn't have YES. I bring this up because one of the longer-running disputes is that MSG and MSG+ in HD is not available, and perhaps Dish Network doesn't care to add those, but certainly wants AMC. DirecTV is more intent on getting MSG and MSG+ in HD on DirecTV.
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    DirecTV has them, though.
  7. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    AMC is listed on the Rainbow Media site, where MSG is not. Fuse moved over to MSG so perhaps that is what you're thinking of?
  8. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008
    I recorded the last episode (already viewed previously in SD) late one night after AMC came to HD and then checked it out the next evening....SWEET!!
  9. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Probably. Fuse, MSG and MSG+ are the 3 networks under Madison Square Garden, Inc. while AMC, IFC, Sundance and We-dding networks are Rainbow's domain. They're both part of the Cablevision Empire under Jim Dolan, though.
  10. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I got this in my email this morning - a Monday morning:


    This drives me around the bend. How do people learn when Dish adds a random HD channel? On Friday I rescheduled my Sunday "Mad Men" and "Rubicon" timers to the HD feed all because of this thread. I also let the two other households in my family know that AMC was now available in HD.

    If you don't get the email and you aren't a satellite-related forum member, how do you find out that Dish did this?:confused:
  11. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    I bet a lot of people discovered the new channel just like I did. I was surfing the guide and noticed I had two 130 channels, with one of them having a HD Logo on it. Came here an the thread was already humming along.

    New HD channels appear in the guide all the time.
  12. Dario33

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    Watched a current Mad Men episode for the first time ever in HD last night...brought a tear to my eye. ;)
  13. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    My problem is I don't channel surf and I have a "Favorites" guide so I can see what's on the channels I do occasionally watch programming on without having the Disney group and talking heads channels taking up guide space.

    Dish has no problem scheduling recordings to announce things they want to tell you about that make them money. I don't understand why they don't do that in a case like this. It seems like they should brag about AMC HD as they seem to know:
    I know it's not as appealing as shows having people eat worms while standing in a tank full of snakes, but....:D
  14. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I've noted this before... my father has Time Warner cable, and usually he doesn't find out about new channels there unless I tell him what I've read on AVSForum!
  15. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

    Jul 16, 2004
    I didn't know about AMC in HD. I have a DISH Pass timer for Mad Men. Upon play back, I thought I had changed the DVR's format to fit the screen. It became evident that the quality was just too good for stretched SD.
  16. kucharsk

    kucharsk Godfather

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fox does not offer Fox Movie Channel in HD.

    Also, not sure if AMC HD shows upconverts (unlike other channels, the guide doesn't note if a show is HD or not on AMC HD), but their current showing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, while OAR, is notably soft compared to when it aired on I believe HDNet Movies.

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