DISH Network to Offer Television Series in 1080p - Press Release

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. badmans

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    I have an extremely fast connection to the net, but the download speed was restricted to .66Mbs. The download took 22 hours which is prohibitively slow if Dish is trying to develop a sustainable business model for IPTV. I certainly won’t be rushing to try this again.

    Also, DVR refused to believe that my Sony Bravia TV is 1080p capable. There is a known bug with the auto test routine. But seriously, do we need this auto test. Can’t we simply have a preference that tells the DVR to output 1080p when source content is available? That is what all of the Blu-Ray systems do and it works fine.

    The overall picture quality was disappointing. There was a lot of noise / macro blocking, particularly in dark and shaded scenes. Also, I noticed audio sync issues.
     
  2. jdeitchler

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    Anyone able to determine the file size after it was downloaded?
     
  3. Bill_K

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    More failed Dish Technology. Guess I did not win the Dishnetwork Lottery.
    1080p The Beast: Episode 100 FREE - Authorizing. Please Wait...then, Nothing! Never Downloads.
     
  4. RCFlyer

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    This is all fine and good - but there are thousands of people out there, like me, with 1080P/60 sets that don't support 1080P/24 - is Dish simply going to forget those of us with older HD TV's? Go figure!
     
  5. nicedeboy26

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    I don't know, but it took almost two days to freakin download! I'm running at 50/20 mpb fiber connection. I can download a blu-ray movie in about ten minutes from my PC!
     
  6. Jeff_DML

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    hardware doesnt support 1080p @ 60 fps




    tried to download it last night, went to bed and it was about halfway done. Woke up this morning and no evidence of it, couldnt find it anywhere.
     
  7. bobukcat

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    You should be unhappy with the manufacturer of your TV for selling you a "1080P" TV that does not support 24 FPS as that is what BD and most other 1080P sources output, not 60 FPS.
     
  8. RCFlyer

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    That doesn't make sense :confused: - why would I be unhappy with Sony considering that there wasn't a TV set avaiable on the market when I bought mine that offered 24 FPS - you need to realize that people purchased 1080P sets prior than a few years ago and aren't going to run out and buy a new $3000 TV everytime they are improved....

    My point is Dishnetwork is not making their equipment backwards compatible like my brand new $400 Blu-ray player is which works great and looks great - they are simply eliminating half if not 75% of their customers - but they sure our advertising heavily that you can get 1080P - but fail to mention that your TV has to be a newer model that supports 24 fps.....!
     
  9. bobukcat

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    Your TV doesn't support all 1080P standards and neither does the 622/722, I bet when you bought your TV it didn't say "does not support 1080P/24" on it. I see your point but I argue that you can be just as mad at Sony as you can at E*. Sony was far from being the only culprit with regards to 60 versus 24 fps but I was able to hold off on buying a new TV until they supported 24 FPS as I knew it was coming.
     
  10. Jeff_DML

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    pulled down the movie finally and it was 1080i. My tv is a Pioneer Kuro that accepts 24fps and passed the 501 verification test so it looks like they have a bug in their firmware. I didnt notice it doing any resolution test.

    Anybody get 1080p to work?
     
  11. Bill_K

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    Follow-up:
    1. The program did download after a very long wait.
    2. Recognizing this was going to be a very long download, I attempted to cancel. However, Once you commit to the download there is no way to cancel it!
    3. My download took almost 24hrs to complete
    4. Viewing - After 2 minutes into the program the video pixilated briefly accompanied with audio dropouts
    5. After 10 minutes into the program I lost video, audio, and my Vip622 shutdown!
    6. Required a hard reset to restore programming
    7. Goes without saying…..this will be my last VOD download!
     
  12. ebaltz

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    Just shows people that download of quality HD material is a LONG way off still. A LONG way off.
     
  13. Brandon428

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    Yeah,I agree. If you want real Blu-ray quality you better have Fios or something comparable.
     
  14. Jeff_DML

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    watch it last night, thought it look pretty good, better then normal DISH "HD". Too bad I cant say the same for the show, thought it was pretty lame. Also a couple of glitches in the video, when they where trying to get the bazooka from the police lockup was glitch.
     
  15. ZBoomer

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    Agree, but my PS3 downloads, and plays HD online material 1000x better than my 722, not even close.

    This hardware can barely do 1080p, that's the bottom line. They are kludging it in, just to say it does it.
     
  16. RollTide1017

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    Can the ViP612 do 1080p? I downloaded the only "The Beast" episode I could find but, it was only 1080i. I never even got the 1080p test message and there was no 1080p/HD sort option in the sort menu (as someone mentioned in this thread).
     
  17. Jim5506

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    Yes, if your display can handle the exact type of 1080p that the 612 outputs via HDMI ONLY.
     
  18. GPM

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    Here's what happened to me:

    I have a 722 and a Panny 42" plasma capable of the required format. When I selected the download I got the warning about format. I went ahead with the download and after around 26 hours or so it completed. I started the show and it was displayed at 1080i per the Panny info button. At that point I stopped viewing the show.

    Now, I have never watched one of the 1080P VOD movies and thus have never gone through the compatibility test. I decided to give that a try and see what happened. I selected the Dark Knight from the 1080P VOD. I went through the purchase process and did not notice any delay for the 1080P test. Once the movie started it was displayed in 1080P.

    This afternoon I decided to watch the rest of the downloaded show. Since I'd only watched a couple of minutes, I selected 'Start Over'. The show now displayed in 1080P. There were quite a few drop outs and pixelation issues.

    So, for those having trouble getting the show to display in 1080P, have you gone through the compatibility test via a 1080P VOD?

    I don't have a clue why it worked this way, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.....
     
  19. Jeff_DML

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    I will try it out tonight...

    drops out are interesting seems like a bad encoding or the decoder is having issues with it.
     
  20. ZBoomer

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    So you have to successfully watch a 1080p VOD before you can watch 1080p DishOnline. Makes total sense.

    Riiiiight...
     

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