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DirecTV & DISH Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by James Long, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. James Long

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

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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

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

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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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