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E. hd line up doesnt cut it

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by krazy k, Oct 3, 2007.

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  1. koralis

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    In contrast to adding more VOOM channels that you prefer? Yeah, I suspect it's a much better business decision. No one signs up for Dish to get TREASURE. Some people will stop signing up for Dish if Direct has SciFi HD and they don't. I originally signed up for Dish because SciFi and Comedy Central were in the lowest tier plan in contrast to DirectTV being in the next tier up. I'm not alone in terms of viewing habits.

    ps. Way to be obnoxious.
     
  2. jpeckinp

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    Start working on the Non- Sports channels? That is all Charlie does. In case you hadn't noticed Nobody on Dish gets NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, Nascar Hot Pass. Sure we get NBA and NHL and Big 10 until the end of March then it goes RSN but if you think all that Charlie does is cater to the sport fans you sir are insane.

    Nothing is keeping you with E* if the one channel you want is on D* then go get it stop complaining about it here, most of us are getting very sick of hearing the D* has it so E* needs it now rhetoric.

    I myself would love to have MLB and NFL on E* but I'm not going to let it ruin my viewing pleasure. Now I really don't care if E* gets SciFi HD or not I don't watch it but I'm not going to complain if they do add it and say that it's wasted bandwidth because it's not something I'll watch. Myself I wish every channel was HD clear down to the damn shopping channels that I don't watch but I'm sure somebody does and I bet they would love to see that little Unicorn figurine in HD.

    I was with D* until March and when I heard a definite plan of where the new sats were going and that I wasn't going to be able to receive one of them I left because I wanted all the HD I could get, now I could run into the same problem with E* here next year once we find out for sure where the sats will be positioned permanently I'll just have to re-evaluate what I want to see and who can give it to me and I won't have second thoughts on leaving E* back to D* if that is what it takes.
     
  3. Richard King

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  4. texaswolf

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    considering the fan base that sci fi shows that are in HD ....yeah that would be a very good business decision. You may not like it...but obviously from the disgruntled E* fans on this site and others....a ton of other people do care.......Now where as Gameplay i think is pretty cool...and ...sometimes...monster HD has a good flick...I wouldn't be betting money that Gallery HD or Treasure HD or Ultra HD...together could match ratings with BSG, Nip Tuck or Rescue Me alone from Sci Fi and FX...so lol...all you want
     
  5. nataraj

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    It is very naive to assume something in Voom needs to be shutdown to get some of the new "HD" channels.
     
  6. texaswolf

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    wasn't claiming that..just stating something to someone who is obviously a voom fan that thinks sci fi being added is not a big deal ....because we have voom.....they shouldn't shut down any HD to add another...not needed
     
  7. He Save Dave

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    I was getting ready to switch to D* but I've realized what alot of people on here were saying is correct. Most of the new D* HD is stretch-o-vision. Until they get more actual HD theres no reason to be trippin'. I'd still like my HD locals though.
     
  8. texaswolf

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    yeah but the "main shows" on those arn't stretch o vision...seen them at a buddies....even the stretch on the other shows is better than the current SD...but..what are ya gonna do....:nono2:
     
  9. richiephx

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    Complain to the programmers, that's what you do. Send them an email or call them.
     
  10. He Save Dave

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    Yeah it would be cool for the shows that are in HD. I wish we'd hurry up and get the transition to HD over with. This is painful.
     
  11. paulman182

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    It all depends upon what channels you want to watch.

    There is no stretch on my favorite new HD channels (the new MGMHD, Starz and Max channels.) I am very happy.

    The only time I see the stretch is when the family watches one of those channels.
     
  12. msmith198025

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    so they should do what? Letterbox them? Then you would have peope complaining about the bars on the side. You cant please everyone, and im sure they did some research on what the majority of the people would prefer before they chose to stretch content that wasnt shot in HD to begin with. On the stuff that was, no stretch
     
  13. TBoneit

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    The bigger problem as I see it is if nobody complains about stretched then there is no incentive to spend the money for equipment to do true HD.
     
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    They should LB them because then "we" get to decide if we want it stretched or not since we can do that either with our TV or Dish Box.

    When they pre-stretch them then there is not too much we can do if we prefer to look at people who are not mutants :)

    -JB
     
  15. texaswolf

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    yeah but the stretch option on my 622 is much worse looking than the prestretched stuff
     
  16. msmith198025

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    as it is for most people id bet
     
  17. richiephx

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    Try partial zoom, it's much better than what the programmers provide.
     
  18. texaswolf

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    thats even worse...tops of peoples heads are cut off..i dont know why that or zoom were put on there
     
  19. koralis

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    A large percentage of the HD channels added lately have been sports-centric. Probably because he can add large numbers of them to make Dish look better in the HD-count by adding the RSNs. Each invididual doesn't get a lot of new channels but charlie can claim to carry a lot of them.


    Actually, because of the reciever upgrade contract, I'm bound for a bit unless I feel like paying a lot of money to leave and start over. (Probably the reason for the offer in the first place... knowing this scenario was coming up.)

    In any event, you didn't read my post and decided to chastize me anyway? Did I say "Dish needs it now", or threaten to leave? Here's my statement:


    Where is the "Dish needs it now" statement? I said "hopefully" and "a couple of months" which is quite different from "now", and "I'm around for a while" which states that a lack of a channel on dish in the short term isn't going o make me jump ship. I speculate that we'll see the channel in Q1 2008, giving charlie plenty of time to get it added. I not only don't expect it right now, I'm giving Charlie the benefit of the doubt that it will take time and we'll get it ASAP.

    However, if Charlie doesn't get it added in the long term, then yes... I will actually be leaving. It's not a threat, it's a statment of fact and it's also a statement of fact that other people that have similar viewing habits will also. Charlie knows this, so I assume that he's working to get them added ASAP. If that turns out not to be true, then I'll re-evaluate my relationship with the company. At this point in time, if any friends or family were to ask for my recommendation I'd have no choice but to tell them to go with DirectTv. That kills me.
     
  20. James Long

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    You are sure? I'm not. If there was a survey it was probably mis-handled (not exposing what was being done). I have an OTA local that non-proportional stretches everything to 16x9 with a crop on their HD. Sure the viewers MAY not figure out that the channel isn't HD sourced 24/7 and they "fill the screen" but it was THEIR CHOICE, not an answer to a survey!
     
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