Dish vs. DirecTV Comparison Chart

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by anex80, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. kal915

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    Awesome list, keep it up!
     
  2. steve053

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    I can confirm FSN Wisconsin on DirecTv - 669 and some game day HD on 669-1.

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  3. RAD

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    Nice work. The only comment I have is on the Video on Demand count. What is being used to say Dish has 14 and DirecTV has zero? On DirecTV the HD VoD content isn't on specific channels, it's intermixed within existing channels.
     
  4. Albie

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    All three exist as alternate RSN's that are part time. All three provide HD, mostly gametime only

    FSN Houston is an alternate to FSN Southwest
    FSN Utah is an alternate to FSN Rocky Mountain
    FSN Wisconsin is an alternate to FSN North (I believe)
     
  5. ShawnL25

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    FSN Houston 678-1 game only RSN FSN SW for everything else 676

    Also D* has HD VOD PPV as well but you failed to count it and HD Net is now ch.306 HDnet MOvies 552. Very fair and comprehnsive list.
     
  6. allargon

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  7. OrangeandBlue33

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    According to your color coding, it appears to me that you have The Big Ten Network listed as "Not a full time channel". Based on my experience, they are a full time channel and show programming 24/7. Not all the programming is HD, but I would guess they would have a higher HD to SD ratio compared to most channels. Correct me if I'm missing something.
     
  8. tcatdbs

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    Since this is "in theory" an HD only comparison, be nice to remove all the double Red blocks (and channels). That way you won't need to add all the SD channels that will keep getting mentioned.
     
  9. HDRoberts

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    Yep, too many non-existent HD networks. There are some neither have yet, so if they are available in HD, they should be on the list, But DIY, Fine Living, etc. needn't be included.

    Also, the MLB EI channels are essentially remaps of RSNs, so they probably shouldn't be counted twice. Wow, actually someone even more generous than Dish and Directv.

    Good work, though.
     
  10. archer75

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    It's also important to note price. You have to pay what to get which channel from what package. With Direct i'd have to have a very high end package just to get FXHD. I'm not spending that much.
     
  11. RAD

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    Very hign end package???? You get FX in the Choice package, $34.99/month for the 1st 12months, then $52.99, plus the $9.99 HD access charge. So for $44.98 for 12 months then $62.98 after that, I don't consider that a very hight end package.
     
  12. archer75

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    Last time I checked it didn't show up on the website in that package. I see it's there now though.
     
  13. phrelin

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    Actually showing everything helped me. In terms of the channels watched in our household it turns out that if we switched from Dish to Direct we'd lose Lifetime and gain Fx. Nothing else. Neither offer AMC yet, for instance. But its all good.;)

    Saved the file an did my own sorting.
     
  14. Chinatown

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    As well as FSN Kansas City
     
  15. anex80

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    Do you have channel numbers?
     
  16. anex80

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    If you can tell me exactly how many VOD channels are on D* I will add it to the list.
     
  17. anex80

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    The Big 10 Network is listed as a full time channel in the Sports section. The Big 10 alternates are listed as part time channels in the Additional Channels section.
     
  18. OrangeandBlue33

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    Thanks for pointing that out. Sorry I missed it.

    Thanks for the great work!
     
  19. anex80

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    I thought it would be nice to see where each carrier compares to the other as well as determine room for growth. This way we can all take pride in filling in the red blocks when they add new HD channels. After all, there will eventually be no red blocks at all!
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    Good job on the Chart, and I like how on both systems you segmented off the most of the FUZZY numbers.
    This weekend was reminder though, that Numbers aren't the only factor, Hardware feature sets are Just as important. Bouncing around all the different Olympic channels, and trying to catch the Nascar Race, and and even a little football. DLB, onscreen menu's, and in general the Channel guide over all, plus when you do try to do a Theme guide, Only E* offerred an Olympic's selection. D* has some nicer Numbers, but hardware they are lacking. Back to Dream again, D* channels and new Channel Negotiation Skills, and E* hardware and software.
     

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