DirecTV & Dish Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison

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  1. Aug 26, 2010 #41 of 353
    Hoosier205

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    Well, I went with dark blue. The reason being that I had already picked a light blue for part-time channels. Anything and everything can be changed however. We'll see how it goes.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2010 #42 of 353
    texasmoose

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    Like the updated look! It really pops, like my 2 PDPs!
     
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    pdawg17

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    Wow...I didn't know Dish had E! and G4 in HD...c'mon Directv!
     
  4. Aug 27, 2010 #44 of 353
    BigRedFan

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    Thank you !... The AVS "policy" to exclude these type of National HD Networks makes no sense in today's multi-distribution landscape....And thus, results in an incomplete/misleading look at national HD distribution...

    ESPN Monday Night Football games get broadcast/over-the-air affiliates' distribution every week in the 2 teams home markets, yet I don't see AVS excluding ESPN from their List....I'm sure there are many other examples out there....
     
  5. Aug 27, 2010 #45 of 353
    bobnielsen

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    Maybe CSN Philadelphia and CSN Northwest (possibly others) should be added (neither carries at this point).
     
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    Syzygy

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    Looks great to me! The chart keeps getting better. I think the dark blue BG works very well, better than a pastel would've.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2010 #47 of 353
    spaul

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    I, think if anybody takes the time to view the chart in full you made it seems easy to compare DirecTv to Dish.It,s interesting that on premium channels on services they both have DirecTv has way more Starz & Showtime channels but, Dish has more Cinamax &HBO .Also, it does seem funny that the 2 shopping channels QVC & HSN would not have carriage after a year of going HD. Seems they are losing alot of subs. between the 2 services.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2010 #48 of 353
    Hoosier205

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    I have a lot of (real) work to do today, but I will make take care of some updates later today.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2010 #49 of 353
    paulman182

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    I wonder, though, how many actual purchases do they lose due to lack of HD? I'd think not many.

    Great job, Hoosier.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2010 #50 of 353
    georule

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    I like what you did in combining the RSNs blocks and changing the color for full-time vs part-time. Much easier to understand. I don't think you should have added them together for the summary at the top, however, as that loses the value of the distinction entirely. And part of the argument is that distinction *is* valuable.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2010 #51 of 353
    Syzygy

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    I've appended a link to this table to 3 of my sigs: here, AVS and TiVoCommunity.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2010 #52 of 353
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    I'm having a difficult time seeing which channel goes with the results. It may help to have alternating background color on the channel names to make it easier. Alternatively, placing the results before the channel name would probably work just as well too.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2010 #53 of 353
    allargon

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    Might you rename Cinema HD to PPV? The name Cinema implies a linear movie channel which PPV clearly is not.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2010 #54 of 353
    la24philly

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    espn full court is on directv you have it on your list as not carried its on their site.
     
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    QuickDrop

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    Since you include PPV, Part-time RSNs, and RSN alternatives, doesn't it also make sense to include the 57 1 movie HD channels that E* counts as well as DirecTV's equivalent selection?

    Many providers use "On-Demand" not linear channels to provide most of their PPV content. If you want to be fair across the board it seems only right to include them.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2010 #56 of 353
    Hoosier205

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    Yes, but is it in HD? It's not about whether or not they have it at all, but if they carry it in HD. Full Court is not something I am very familiar with. So, if both DirecTV and Dish customers can confirm if Full Court is available in HD...we'll get it right on the list.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2010 #57 of 353
    dcowboy7

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    Arent we only counting full time channels ?

    So to me combining the fulltime/parttime RSNs in 1 line is confusing.

    Also the final total # doesnt match when adding the columns #s then.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2010 #58 of 353
    ShawnL25

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    But then what do you say. Directv has 500 HD VOD selections, Dish has 502 HD VOD Selections. Both providers have lots of programming in HD. If you factor in Comcast they say they have 10,000 choices. You them come to find out that sme of them are 2 min. clips. Best to just leave out VOD all together.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2010 #59 of 353
    James Long

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    Missing Channels:
    Univision HD
    Telefutura HD
    (These are national HD feeds along with Galavision in DISH's "AT200" package.)
    Also - DISH has a HD Sports PPV channel and Hustler TV HD.

    Have I missed the post that explains the math?
    65+24+30+29+37+3+1=189 not 161 (28 channels)
    78+27+26+10+21+1=163 not 128 (35 channels)
     
  20. Aug 27, 2010 #60 of 353
    Hoosier205

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    It is in the process of being fixed.
     
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