DirecTV & DISH Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    DISH lists are not accurate during previews.
     
  2. zippyfrog

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    Thanks - looked like it was in some sort of preview through the end of the month. Your uplink report has NBA TV as being removed from 7 channel groups within the last hour.
     
  3. KyL416

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    A few updates since March:

    DirecTV now has El Rey and Sprout in HD

    Dish has Universo and AHC in test mode.
     
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  4. zippyfrog

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    On the Dish side, Fox Sports 2 was added to Top 200, so now you get it as long as you have AT120+. (Previously available in AT120+, AT250, and AEP - skipped AT200 for some reason); Nat Geo Wild also in AT200 now.
     
  5. RAD

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    DIRECTV added the following HD channels this morning:
    FXM 258
    AHC 287
    DFC 294
    RFD 345
    Outdoor 606

    Your spreadsheet also shows Game Show Network as SD, it is a HD channel.

    You also show channels 104 and 105 as 3D on DIRECTV, only 103 is still 3D and it's all PPV movies.

    If you want to add 4K
    104 24x7 4K programming
    105 4K PPV
    106 4K Live special event channel
     
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  6. zippyfrog

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    On the Dish side, back in October, the Olympic Channel was also added in HD.
     
  7. zippyfrog

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    Yesterday, Dish launched their RSN's in HD 24/7. So the 25 RSN's that they currently carry can now be marked as full time instead of part time. The only part time HD RSN now is Longhorn Network, which is HD only during some live events.
     
  8. RAD

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    It appears that since DIRECTV has continued to add HD channels while DISH lags behind the OP of this thread has stopped updating the PDF since the last few months of additions on DIRECTV have not been added.
     
  9. KyL416

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    Go read James's post on the previous page, he hasn't had time to update it, it has nothing to do with Dish "lagging behind". If anyone wants updates since December 2015, read mine and zippyfrog's posts. (I gave up on tracking package changes though since between Dish's flex packs and DirecTV's alternative and grandfathered packages like Preferred Xtra and Choice Xtra Classic, it's hard to give a basic minimum package for certain channels)

    As for DirecTV last month they added:
    MavTV
    Pop
    Great American Country
    TV One

    Dish:
    Pop was added this week

    For 4K, Dish litup their 4K channel again, possibly for Blue Planet II and the Winter Olympics.

    And for those keeping track of rebrands: Spike is now Paramount Network


    BTW, Dish has been adding HD channels since then too, since the list was last updated in 2015 Dish added the following:
    American Heroes
    ESPN Deportes
    Fox Deportes
    FXM
    Olympic Channel
    Pop
    QVC
    Universo
    UP

    Many of the channels DirecTV added since then were ones Dish added before them like Discovery Family (The Hub), FXM, GSN, RFD, AHC and Outdoor Channel, and they have some channels DirecTV still has SD only like UP, Sportsman, Logo and BET Her (Centric), and a bunch DirecTV doesn't carry at all like IndiePlex, RetroPlex, Pac-12, Epix, PixL, Z Living (Veria) and many international channels. (As well as 24/7 HD versions of Fox Sports Ohio and Cincinnati)
     
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  10. James Long

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    DISH has had 24/7 HD RSNs for about two years. They stopped moving RSNs each morning in March of 2016. Only the NHL/NBA type feeds move each morning.
     
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  11. zippyfrog

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    To put a bow tie on this - this week Dish changed the RSN's to be "full-time" as the uplink report showed Dish removed the part-time portion from the channel properties, so even on my 211k treats it as a full time HD channel now by hiding the SD equivalent. The only RSN that is given the part time status is Longhorn Network.

    Have there really been no other HD channel updates on either the Dish or the Direct side in almost 5 months?!?
     
  12. KyL416

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    I'm not sure about Dish, but DirecTV had a pay to play addition and a bunch of international HD additions:
    320 Scientology Network
    2010 Canal + International
    2011 CNews
    2012 Studio Canal
    2040 TV Japan
     
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  13. zippyfrog

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    Being a Dish Subscriber, I would have noticed more HD as it was brought in, so I can pretty confidently say that there has been no new standard HD channels. I do know that there have been some HD channels added to the 118 satellite, but not having a setup for 118, I don't know what those channels would be. Definitely more curious on the DirecTV side of things and this clears it up. Thanks!
     
  14. KyL416

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    Another update for those keeping track.

    DirecTV added the following:
    240 HSN HD (Coming tommorow 8/22)
    361 AccuWeather Network HD (Replaced WeatherNation)
    364 INSP HD

    Dish added the following:
    165 Great American Country HD

    Along with Mexicanal and Multimedios due to the Univision dispute.
     
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    Broken...
    The PDF is four years out of date and there hasn't been an update here in over a year.
     
  16. James Long

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    Yep ... it is not easy to keep track of all the changes.
     

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