HD Wish List for SD Channels

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by paulcdavis, Jul 1, 2007.

Which of the listed SD channels would you most like in HD?

  1. Sci Fi Channel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. FX

    69 vote(s)
    44.8%
  3. USA Network

    28 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. AMC - American Movie Classics

    15 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. BBC America

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. PBS (probably not possible due to legal restrictions)

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. Comedy Central

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. Bravo

    11 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. TCM - Turner Classic Movies

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. MTV

    19 vote(s)
    12.3%
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  1. benn5325

    benn5325 AllStar

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    +2 for SPEED
     
  2. Mike D-CO5

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    I agree. Voom is what is making your Hd bill so high in the first place. IT was $ 9.99 till Voom came around a couple of years ago in May. Then it was $ 5.00 extra for 10 channels of Voom. So my bill was $14.99 a month. THEn they added 5 more Voom channels and the bill went up to $20.00 a month. So if we could eliminate the VOOM channels or make them ala carte , we should be able to lower the bill down to $ 10.00 a month again.
     
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    E* has added more than Voom in the change from the $9.99 pack to the $20 pack. If you want to see what $9.99 will buy you, look at Hawaii. (Don't forget that HBO/Showtime are not included for $9.99/$20.)

    E* charged $7.99 for just one channel - Discovery HD
    Four channels (ESPN, HDNet, HDNet Movies, and TNT HD) were added to make it $9.99
    Ten Voom channels were offered as an add on for $5
    Then the packages combined ... $14.99 became $20 and eleven more channels have been added.
    (A&E, Food, HGTV, NFL, Universal, NatGeo for AT250 subs and five more Voom.)

    To expect E* to give you 11 HD channels for $10 when they were selling five for $9.99 two years ago is a dream.
    The Hawaii/Alaska price of 8 channels for $9.99 is more like what you would get for $10.
    (ESPN2, NFL and Universal are the added channels.)
     
  4. projectorguru

    projectorguru Godfather

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    none of the above, commercials in HD, who cares
     
  5. elbodude

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    FX - The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Resuce Me, Always Sunny....
     
  6. paulcdavis

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    I always watch recordings and skip through the commercials on my 622 DVR. Get a DVR, and you'll never go back to a receiver again.

    Paul
     
  7. placeman

    placeman Cool Member

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    My vote would be for:

    Discovery SD simucasted on a Discover HD channel
    and
    History Channel HD
     
  8. Don M

    Don M Legend

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    I would also like to see USA, FX and TCM in HD. Since I could choose only one in the poll, I voted for ScFi.
     
  9. An-Echo-Star

    An-Echo-Star Mentor

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    None of the above. E* should focus on more RSN's like NESNHD and YESHD and local HD markets. Don't bother with those channels.
     
  10. JaguarJoJo

    JaguarJoJo Mentor

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    The only two I care about are Golf and Big Ten Network. If these two aren't in HD on Dish by the fall, I will dump Dish and switch to DirecTV. That's $145/month out of the Dish coffers!

    JoJo
     
  11. projectorguru

    projectorguru Godfather

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    good point, but It costs too much for me, so I didn't get one
     
  12. archer75

    archer75 Godfather

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    Sci-Fi
    FX
    USA

    Those are my top choices. I'd like to also have History channel and all Discovery channels.
     
  13. Lincoln6Echo

    Lincoln6Echo Godfather

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    I watch World Sports on Voom quite often. Then also RUSH every now and then.

    RAVE is also cool from time to time.

    But what I don't watch is the movie channels. Voom or not. Because the way I've been since I started collecting DVDs is that any movie that I wanna see, I would buy the DVD for it.
     
  14. paulcdavis

    paulcdavis Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I did the dish equipment upgrade and it cost $150 but got $150 in rebates for a leased 622, so the net cost will be $0 except for the added HD charges.

    Paul
     
  15. davethestalker

    davethestalker Godfather

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    None of the above.

    Your poll is kinda bunk in my opinion. The selection is too generic to even try to appease a vast array of people.

    Speed and WGN are the two most important to me and quite a few others around here. I hardly watch those channels you listed in the poll, especially MTV. I jumped off that train when (c)rap took over.

    Video may have killed the radio star but shows killed MTV.

    Oh yeah, Top Gear needs to be in HD!!!!!
     
  16. aaronbud

    aaronbud Legend

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    AMC, TCM,WGN, TBS, the SuperStations, would all be nice, but my vote is for HD RSN's for EVERYONE, then you can had more junk like QVC-HD for all I care!
     
  17. Schizm

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    SpeedTV
     
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