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Dish Network HDTV package $9.99 /Month

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Dustin_Moore, Sep 4, 2003.

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  1. Jeraden

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    I was excited about this until I went to www.hd.net and saw their programming lineup. There are a few things on HDNet I might watch, although nothing I'm that eager to see. However I couldn't find a single movie in the 7 day guide on HDNet Movies I'd even want to watch.
     
  2. Toucano

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    Is everyone confident that the bandwidth exists on 110 to make this watchable, or should we expect an increase in compression on the other 110 channels?

    Either way, its probably the right thing to do to stop churn caused by the lack of ESPN HD right now.

    This seems to be the first good call Dishnetwork has made in awhile.
     
  3. Ken_F

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    Taucano,

    According to Lyngsat, Echostar has three unused transponders on 110--sufficient for six HDTV channels with 8PSK. Standard channels are on different transponders and should not be affected.
     
  4. Mike123abc

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    I am personally hoping to keep them on 61.5/110 until they get the DishProPlus 4 satellite switch out. I do not want to give up my 61.5 dish and buy a new switch to point it to 105 for a few months only to have to buy another new switch to get it back.

    I have a switch 64 right now. I do not want to have to buy a DP switch and legacy adapters for just a few months before they come out with DPP where you no longer need the adapters and get 4 satellites back.
     
  5. Darkman

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    That is very common...
    As in any other organization, very often CSRs just "do not have any clue"
    :sure:
     
  6. Darkman

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    according to Sept 4th, Retailer Chat - it will be a great deal and a simple procedure to be upgraded from $7.99 to $9.99 (HD pack upgrade)...Just a Phone call :)

    For ONLY 2 bucks extra p/month - it DOES really sound as a "great deal"
     
  7. Lyle_JP

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    Are HD Net movies edited for basic cable, or shown uncut?
     
  8. GreyGhost00

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    Or was the $7.99 just a "really, really BAD deal?"
     
  9. BobMurdoch

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    Once again folks, a little perspective...........

    1. ESPN HD next week, along with 2 HD Net channels. In effect Discovery HD drops to $2.50 a channel if all 4 are given equal value.

    2. 811 & 921 around Nov. 1st. And these are hard dates in a press release that investors have used to bid up the stock price, so I'm feeling good about them right now.

    3. 811 goes up to $399, buit everyone assumed it was a typo anyway.

    and most importantly.........

    4. These channels will go onto the existing birds NOT the new birds that require the Superdish for now. So anyone with equipment can view them until they get the new system up and running.

    This is good news people. Let's give E* some props for delivering some good news for a change to us that doesn't involve LIL additions.
     
  10. BobMurdoch

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    There are also rumors that the 811 price may include a Superdish. Monday's chat will be interesting.......
     
  11. RAD

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    Bob, you say the new channels will be available next week, do you mean they'll be on earlier then 9/16???
     
  12. BobMurdoch

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    No 9/16th is the date..


    My bad, I rounded down to "a week", but it is really a week and a half.
     
  13. belsokar

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    where is this press release??? haven't seen it yet
     
  14. RAD

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    Dripping...
  15. jeffwtux

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    I have a stupid question. You know how on the ESPN-HD commercials it says, "sponsored by Philips and Best Buy"? Now that it's on Dish, will a large Dish retailer like Sears, Radio Shack, CompUSA, or Costco want to be a "sponsor" of ESPN-HD and added to the commercial? I wonder if that was part of Dish's negotiating.
     
  16. AndyMon

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    Bob, how can it have been a typo when it was announced on the Charlie Chat? Yes, I heard $299 spoken! I know I did, damnit!!!
    :confused:
     
  17. ride525

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    Yes it was spoken on the July Technical Chat. No correction either. And no correction on August Charlie Chat...
     
  18. Nick

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    The...
    Full Dish HD press release here
     
  19. Unthinkable

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    Pretty sure I read somewhere that Mark Cuban is a stickler for showing uncut and unaltered versions of HD content.
     
  20. John Kotches

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    I had a meeting with Dish's PR people, and a nice long discussion regarding all of this.

    All of the reported info so far has been spot on:

    811: $399 (not the earlier reported $299)
    Superdish: Realistic timeline Mid-October to November in consumers hands.
    Channels: ESPN-HD, HDNet, HDNet Movies all available on Sept. 16.

    Other things not directly covered earlier:

    The new content (mostly to keep up with DirecTV right now, with more to come later) will stay on 110 for the forseeable future, so that there's some time to get SuperDish into the pipeline and installers up to speed.

    Personal opinion: They won't migrate these 3 channels to 105 until June of 2004

    Also, as reported by others earlier, with America's Everything will have no DVR fees, I think AT150 has a $5 fee, and AT100 has a $10 fee.

    That's all for now, time to head off to the first event of the day.

    Regards,

    Contributing Editor,
    Widescreen Review
     
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