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DISH Network(R) Unveils Biggest High Definition Upgrade in TV History

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JohnH, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. Aug 2, 2008 #181 of 216
    Taco Lover

    Taco Lover Icon

    Jan 8, 2007
    From the looks of that you have AT200 and some sort of dishHD (which one is unclear). The 3 Premium Package is your AT250 add-on and your HBO and Starz.

    Then your only other option is to take it lying down. I'm not so sure posting here is going to fix it. :)
  2. Aug 2, 2008 #182 of 216
    James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    If all you are going to do is complain here you will never get your channels back. CALL DISH.

    If you were paying $20 for DishHD Ultimate (or DishHD before the February 2008 name change) you should have been converted to GoldHD plus PlatinumHD (each $10) to keep the same channels and the same price as you had July 31st.

    Apparently there was an error ... losing those channels shows that you didn't get PlatinumHD put on your account when your DishHD became GoldHD on Friday. If you do nothing (ie: don't call DISH) you'll likely find yourself paying $10 for GoldHD instead of $20 for DishHD. But you won't know until you CALL DISH.

    If you have been paying $10 for DishHD then being moved to GoldHD is correct and you should not have been receiving those extra channels. Count it as a bonus.
  3. Aug 2, 2008 #183 of 216

    anthonyi Legend

    Feb 4, 2006
    I have been with E* for 3 years. And always paid the higher end, which was $20.00. From when we had the Voom network. Look, I'm not complaining. I just was seeing if this happen to anyone else.
  4. Aug 2, 2008 #184 of 216

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Worked fine for me. Did you tell it you had two HDTVs?
  5. Aug 2, 2008 #185 of 216
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Always amuses me when someone tries to bash someone else for poor grammar/language skills with a nonsensical statement. Besides being in poor taste and unfair generalization, your own words make it appear you are of the same mold as the stereotype you were attempting to make fun of...

    Meanwhile, on the channel front... I really haven't heard of anyone losing any channels after changeover. IF you had Essentials before then you should now have Bronze, Silver or Gold. IF you had Ultimate before then you should have Bronze/Silver/Gold + Platinum now.
  6. Aug 2, 2008 #186 of 216

    aggiealum New Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Works now. But looks like the DVR advantage deal is gone. :(
  7. Aug 2, 2008 #187 of 216

    kstuart Icon

    Apr 25, 2002
    Can you explain the point of your post ?

    Do you think anything or anyone in this Forum can affect whether Speed-HD comes to Dish Network ?

    And why don't you spend the time by calling Express Vu and asking them to add it ?
  8. Aug 2, 2008 #188 of 216
    James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    There are some Americans who would like SpeedHD added to DISH as well ...

    That way WE can have the ending of an exciting race interrupted by the satellite provider to run a self-promoting commercial followed by a compelling black screen. :)
  9. Aug 2, 2008 #189 of 216

    grog Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
    Well when you think Turbo I guess speed also comes to mind. :)

    When I saw Turbo I thought Voom. :D

  10. Aug 2, 2008 #190 of 216

    Redlinetire Icon

    Jul 24, 2007
    To be fair to DirecTV, they only did it on the HD channel. Not the SD. :lol:
  11. Aug 3, 2008 #191 of 216

    Hunter844 Legend

    Apr 26, 2007
    My sub:

    HD Essentials/Turbo (whatever)


    That I've noticed so far I've lost UniversalHD somewhere in this process. I just upgraded to the 211 in the past month and hadn't watched a great deal of that channel. I'll take the trade off of EncoreHD, Green, CBSC, and the other channels for sure.

    I scanned through this thread but didn't see a lot of discussion about UniversalHD and was curious if anyone could enlighten me as to why it was taken down. For all I know it could have been dropped when Dish dropped MPEG2 the other day.
  12. Aug 3, 2008 #192 of 216

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    UNIHD was in Free Preview mode last month. It is not now.

    DiSH did not drop MPEG2 yet.
  13. Aug 3, 2008 #193 of 216

    digital223 Legend

    Dec 18, 2002
    Someone may have all ready mentioned that maybe you should check at the 9400's in the PG.
    If not:
    Check out the PG channel list below. It lists all the SD and HD channels and also denotes which subscription includes them.

    I have a similar subscription to yours and I receive all the channels you claim are missing.
  14. Aug 3, 2008 #194 of 216

    Hunter844 Legend

    Apr 26, 2007

    Ok that explains it...still even with that it doesn't even appear in "red" as a non-subscribed channel but then again I don't know that means a whole lot.

    When I upgraded to the 211 they said I would get 40 HD channels (if I'm not mistaken) at the time I counted 40 and among them was UniversalHD...just sayin.
  15. Aug 3, 2008 #195 of 216

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Back in the day, I used to say "good enough" wasn't,
    but nowadays I say good enough is...close enough!

  16. Aug 4, 2008 #196 of 216

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    At least they only did it to the subscribers paying the most.
  17. Aug 4, 2008 #197 of 216

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Keep us apprised, John.

    Still recording Hogan's Heroes.
  18. Aug 5, 2008 #198 of 216

    mda3333 New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    If you currently have an HD only package DO NOT change your programming package. I used to add the 250 package to watch speed. This last time 5 days before the new Turbo promotion. If you change your package you CAN NOT go back to HD only!!!! You have to have at least 100 channels. AND you have to pay an xtra $10 to get all the HD channels you had before. So, you can see that when I went to go back to HD only and could not without adding these xtra channels and charges I was not happy. Still working out the bull**** with CS.
  19. Aug 5, 2008 #199 of 216

    Schizm Legend

    Jul 31, 2007
    SpeedTV is the only reason I have SD channels. Hope you get it all straightened out.
  20. Aug 5, 2008 #200 of 216

    HobbyTalk Hall Of Fame

    Jul 14, 2007
    We have known this for a couple of weeks. You'll be able to get the TurboHD packages 2/09. Good reason to visit DBSTalk for the latest and best info :)
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