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DISH Network to Expand HD Line-Up in 2008

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by JohnH, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. TBoneit

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    Forget it. Changed my mind. Not a new thing either. :)
     
  2. dustinw82

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    The problem is, that the "other provider's" HD DVR is a total piece of crap.
     
  3. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Not going there since not worth it. But does it matter if you have the worlds best DVR when you can't use it to record channels you want in HD because your provider doesn't carry them, and the one's that they do are downrezzed/bit starved;)
     
  4. James Long

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    So you went there anyways ... :)

    Yeah, DirecTV has more upconverted SD than any other HD provider. :rolleyes:
    And DISH's flagship DVR has DLB.

    I'm sure you can find an open thread in the General Satellite forum if you want to to continue ...
     
  5. texaswolf

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    matter of opinion:

    1. you can either sit there and yell at the piece of crap HD DVR...while enjoying channels in HD and better looking SD, that no other provider has, or:

    2. you can sit there and yell at not having shows in HD, just crappy SD....while enjoying what you do have and your great DVR and external hard drive options.


    i would be in the number 2 category...for now.:)
     
  6. ebaltz

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    Didn't I hear Direct TV promising 100 channels by year end (2007). Now their commercials boast "85 HD channels". So they just admitted they totally couldn't deliver what they promised again. At least Dish hasn't done that so far, that I know of.
     
  7. James Long

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    Only DirecTV's first promise - and accept it as a typo if you can - promised 100 channels or a "100 channel HD package". Most of the time D* promised "up to 100" ... and that has been met. With padding, it has been exceeded.

    (Which is really a topic for another thread.)
     
  8. BopMan

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    Hopefully, I'll stay on topic... but I'm sure this has been ask before.

    Does anyone know if E* has listed any channels/schedule of when the new channels (SPEED) will be up and running?

    I've been putting off upgrading or moving on since my 6000 went out about 8 weeks ago and I got a neeeeed for SPEEEEEED.
     
  9. HobbyTalk

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    Speed - No
     
  10. James Long

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    E* has not announced ANY specific dates for ANY specific channels.
    For national channels "by the end of 2008" is the closest they come to a date.
    For locals they are expected to be released throughout the year. No order given.

    That doesn't mean that there will be no new HD until Dec 31st, but there is no promise listing or schedule put out by DISH of any earlier releases. (No, I don't expect they will wait that long).
     
  11. tomcrown1

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    Dumb question: I thought speed was illegal. If you speed in your car you get a moving violation. If you take speed you go to Jail. So is speed legal??
     
  12. BopMan

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    :lol: I guess not! Based on F1 fans and E* management. If I can’t get it from E*, I’ll have to get it someplace else… if you know what I mean.
     
  13. BopMan

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    Saying nothing I guess is better than making promises they can't keep, but this policy has got to be costing them customers. A couple of months ago I almost moved to D* (bought a HR20 & H20 but didn’t activate) but I started reading so many bad things about their DVR I decided to wait until after CES. CES has come and gone and I know nothing more than I did two months ago. Oh well… I guess I’ll just keep reading, and wait for the levy to break.
     
  14. rey_1178

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    you're right bopman they are losing customers as we speak. they need to put a stop to the bleeding by just throwing a bone to the customers. add a few channels,i mean come on, you know? come on. just come on :D
     
  15. BopMan

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    Come on, come on, come on, come on now

    Didn't I make you feel, oh E*, like you were the only one
    E* didn't I give you nearly everything that a customer possibly can
    E* you know that I did
    Cos each time I tell myself that I, I think I've had enough
    Oh, I am gonna show you E*, that a customer can be tough

    I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on
    And take it, take another customer cancelation now E*...


    Not trying to be down on E* but I think your commits fit the tune. I’m sure E* is working hard to provide the best product they can, but they need to do something now, for the subs, to stop the bleeding.
     
  16. jsunb198

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    Does anyone know when Dish Network will offer the Speed Channel in HD???

    Thanks
     
  17. James Long

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    DISH loses customers every quarter. They also gain customers every quarter. Through the end of 3Q 2007 (Sept 30th) DISH was still adding more customers than left. Numbers for 4Q 2007 and the year will be available in about six weeks.
     
  18. HD is Life

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    Losing and gaining customers now is becoming more and more critical to all of the companies if the recent television purchasing reports are to be believed.

    Over half of the tvs being purchased now are flat panel HD, and that percentage is going up for 2008. Many are first time HD people, and will be looking for the best choice of provider. People switching now will be lost to their current company for over 2 years - yes, long past any comittment period as people don't really change all that often.

    There is a serious battle to attract new HD customers being waged right now - there is a constant bombardment of ads from cable, telephone providers, as well as the satellite companies for these new HD converts because the stakes are so high.

    HD customers spend the most and churn the least - so to get them in-house now is huge to all of them. It would really not be a very good time to be having numbers that are down-trending.

    The market is changing, what happened 6-9 months ago is becoming less and less relevant.
     
  19. James Long

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    All DISH (or any other provider) needs to do is impress the unwashed masses.
    They don't have to impress us.

    The current problems with the economy favor a company who can come in as a low price leader. DISH has the least expensive packages out there and will offer more HD for less dollars for the budget careful buyer. There are people who can buy it all ... that's great. But someone needs to serve those who can't afford it all.

    (Ever see the "Feed the Pig" commercials? No, it's not talking about feeding the cable pig.)
     
  20. HD is Life

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    No, I don't remember the ad, is it archived somewhere to view?

    And I agree with your opening sentence that people need to be impressed. Leads me back to my thinking of how much more effective DIRECTV has been in its marketing and in the current crop of commercials. I suppose we will all find out who is gaining and who is losing in the next few weeks though.
     
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