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DISH Network(R) Introduces DISH Earth Channel

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by tsmacro, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. jgoggan

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    Indeed -- that's the first thing I did when the channel started -- recorded 8-10 hours of it and then, the next day, played it through at 300x. I thought it was pretty cool looking -- my wife teased me for being a geek. :D

    - John...
     
  2. just_dave

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    Any chance of seeing the Space Shuttle launch (or fly by) on DISH Earth? Now that would be cool! I think it would be hard given the distance of the camera, but maybe?- Dave
     
  3. ZBoomer

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    I kinda doubt it, but that would be awesome. I think the satellite is at over 22k miles up in geo orbit, the Shuttle will be a couple hundred miles up or something, quite a far ways down and a long ways to see. :)
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 #124 of 140
    jpk

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    When you look at how they did it, it's very clever, and uses almost no bandwidth at all.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    I'm with you!
     
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    eckertman

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    You just said that the employees were involed. Now you say that they are not.
     
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    James Long

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    Those employees, the ones involved in negotiations. :)
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Quite phrankly, I don't give a phlying phart about HD and I'd rather that Charley spend my nickles on something like this. I'm more annoyed with them using my subscrtiption money to carry 47,000 channels of ESPN, ESPN Spanish, ESPN Alternates, NBA, NBA Alternates, NHL, NHL Alternates, Alternate Alternates, etc., etc., etc., .......
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 #129 of 140
    Henry

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    Unfortunately, it's the other subscriber's money (nickles?) as well. They enjoy and welcome those channels. I have to think they form the majority of subscribers to boot. (Of course, I have no way of proving that.)

    I don't watch sports either, but if the $$$ support Dish gets from the sports subscribers allows them to give me more of the TV I like, who am I to complain?
     
  10. roccojs

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    I just re-registered to say dish earth is awesome. I watch it 2-3 times per day.
     
  11. Paul Secic

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    Why??
     
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    Are you a zen master?:grin:
     
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    david91722

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    Does anyone know why the Dish Earth channel is no longer available?
     
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    Jhon69

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    All reports I have read so far say the camera quit working.:(

    I actually think the last pictures transmitted showed a little bugeyed dude trying to use his ATM card,when it didn't pay up,he beat the heck out of it.:eek2:;):D

    We did report it to the Men In Black division.:D

    Or they just don't want us to see those 15 mile wide space ships coming for us(Independence Day).:eek2:;)
     
  15. Nov 1, 2012 #135 of 140
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    Effective October 29th, DISH Earth (Ch 287) will no longer be available due to the cameras being decommissioned. Thanks.

     
  16. Nov 1, 2012 #136 of 140
    ccrowe3

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    Are there any plans to bring it back in the future?
     
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    Michael P

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    Kinda hard to get a repairman up there :D

    Seriously that camera has been on 24/7 since the day E10 launched and had a daily bombardment of sunlight that overloaded the lens when the Sun was over the Pacific.

    Here's an idea. Did they save any of the images over the years? How about a "best of The Earth Channel"? I recall someone saying that a UFO was once detected by this camera.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2012 #138 of 140
    James Long

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    I wonder if the permission to have the experimental camera expired? I'm too lazy to go back and find the launch authorization documents tonight ... but there may have been terms attached.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2012 #139 of 140
    ggotch5445

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    As an avid amateur astronomer, I delighted in occasionally tuning in to the view of Earth from 22,000 miles away.

    I never got to glimpse Venus in the image, but I did see the moon on the opposite side of its orbit, from time to time.

    And large weather systems were often quite fascinating to observe from that position/distance of the onboard camera.

    I always thought that it was pretty neat for Dish to provide something that was likely to only appeal to a small viewership. A decision made without dollars ruling the reason why it was carried.
     
  20. Nov 3, 2012 #140 of 140
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    I haven't heard if it will be available with any future satellites. Thanks.

     
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