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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cdru, Apr 29, 2005.
That's right. May 1 is SUNDAY!
You lucky devils. I just sold my 811 last night.
I suspect that Dish will lease some TPs from R-1 at 61.5 for a while. Dish has to lease them off of R-1 since Dish is not licensed to transmit on the R-1 TPs. When the R-1 sale goes through and Dish moves R-1 to 110, E3 can be authorized to transmit on the bought TP frequencies with possible help from E4. Talk about 2 broken satellites in one location! Perhaps later on in the year they can all be moved to 129 if E5 gets approval to move there.
If you have a SW44 already, check EBay. I got one a couple weeks ago for <$20. There were
a bunch of other SW64's there in the same price range, though many of them (like mine)
didn't include power inserter & transformer. But NBD if you can just reuse the ones from the SW44.
Just to let you guys know, out of the 21 HD original channels, only 3 of them are worth watching. RAVE is awesome. Equator is somewhat like a Discovery channel and very informative. I also have watched a couple movies on GuyTv. I guess everybody has their opinion on the content. Dish said they picked up 10 channels w/ the other 11 coming. That other 11 is Voom's cinema 10 which has 10 more movie channels. Too bad they are mostly 1990 and earlier. What I really liked about Voom was the other premium movie channels like Starz, Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and The Movie Channel. They gave you a couple HD channels for each of them. I almost went w/ Dish but returned their 942. I already have cable as a back up and just expanded my programming w/ them and their DVRs. It figures that Dish would come out with this news after I was all squared away. I had a problem hitting the 110/119 satellites anyway and was good to go w/ the 61.5 but I'm not switching back again for 1 channel that I thought was worth it. RAVE!! For all of you current Dish owners. I think that in general you will really like the programming content. There is something for everyone.
Peace Out -
I just got a 942 in that is available. :lol:
okay,, now I am trying to follow everything here but being satellite illiterate.... I have had the HD pak in the past but stopped it for lack of content. I just subscribed again and got the first 6 months at half price. So will I get the new ones or do I have to wait for them to be moved over to 110 / 119 which I believe are my satellites.
Good idea. As soon as a date is announced for mirroring on 148 I will get one.
I have posted several times in other threads that I did not expect any new HD until well into 2006 and I was burned with the 921, but I am very happy to admit that I was WRONG! So wrong! Wrong, wrong wrong.
For Legacy Users:
You can use an SW44 with an SW21(except on port 1 due to the power inserter) to Feed the HD Box. Or, if you have an SW64 and need 4 locations, you can do the same. Or, if you have a 500Twin, you can add the 61.5 to it using the SW21. This will also work on a 500 Quad.
For DP Users:
You can connect a DP Dual/Sgl to a DP Twin or Quad using a DP21. You can also use a DP21 with a DP34. Since the HD channels will ONLY be seens by the HD receiver, then spending the extra$$ for the DP+44 is unneccessary at this time. However, with the 921/941, you would need 2 DP21s, and would NOT be able to use the DP+ Seperator, so 2 lines would be required. In that case, the DP+44 is the only way to go.
As for the 129: So far, it looks like it will be used for locals like D-7 at the 72.5. This may be for Digital/HD LiL, but there has been no word yet. And I hope they don't plan on using the 129 for HD since it is 22 degrees in my area, and I have enough problems with the 119 as it is. For now, the Wings IS the best option. Also, the 105 is listed as locals/broadband on the info I got from E* this morning. So, I doubt they will push the 105 onto subs right now.
Just contacted Dish and confirmed it is only 10 channels not 14, and it is only on the 61.5 Satellite.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Echostar just file with the FCC to have the rainbow 1 sat moved to 119 or 110?
Well the '0' and '4' key are like... right next to each other. Weird typo
Maybe the 14 included the ones they offer already?
The 14 channels comment was made in a fax blast to all dealers (which I also received). Normally these fax blasts are supposed to remain confidential with the dealers. There are some who receive them, however, who don't know how to keep anything confidential.
Is it only on 61 for now with 148 to be added later, or did Dish explictly say that it will never be on 148?
Yippee! Finally more channels. Glad my dish is pointing at 61.5 even though I'm in phoenix. It looks like its pointing at the ground but it works great!
Now to get that 942 to replace the good old 6000.
EchoStar does not own Rainbow-1 or the frequencies at this time. It would be premature for them to request a movement of a satellite they do not own, AMC-15 and AMC-16 notwithstanding.
Very true... I think the 12 listed were just a premature idea. Like the "effective" date for the new HD channels... we know that's not going to happen. Richard do you think the channels that are in the facts blast, but not in the press release are supposed to be a surprise or E* just decided not to carry them?
I was told by Dish that at this time they don't have plans to mirror the channels on 148. Bummer.
What ever happened to SES Americom AMC-16 that was launched December 17th?
I said that whoever picked up the Voom content would probably be my next provider. However, seeing how this situation is slowly panning out, I think I'm going to sit tight where I am right now. Rainbow's own press release has said that the content will be provided to both satellite and cable providers, so I'm going to wait and see who else might pick up the Voom content. I don't think 10 channels and two dishes later I would be any more happy with DISH than what I was the first time around... Just my .02.