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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by digiblur, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. cornflakes

    cornflakes Legend

    Sep 30, 2005
    There's definitely an improvement in picture quality. Even though some shows are just upconverted SD, it's a lot sharper than the SD version.
  2. SteveRS

    SteveRS Mentor

    Feb 7, 2004
    It looks like you and I are the only ones who can't see the emperors new clothes.
    Science HD(NOT), Animal Planet HD(NOT), TLC HD(NOT)
  3. exegesis48

    exegesis48 Mentor

    Aug 8, 2007
    First National Geographic, now The Science Channel...
    It looks like the list of HD channels being implemented above the Top 200 tier will continue to grow. Is it really appropriate that I am paying extra for the HD Package yet they want to try and limit the channels i'm eligible for by placing them outside of my tier? I'm not talking about showtime and hbo, those are premium channels as anyone would expect. But i really should be getting all the "standard" HD channels, irregardless of my tier.
  4. grooves12

    grooves12 Godfather

    Oct 27, 2005
    Since it seems the next year and a half will be the tipping point for HD, it doesn't make sense for the services to give you EVERY HD channel for one price. So, they are placing them in the same tier as the SD counterpart.

    Do you think DirecTV is planning on offering 125 channels for $9.99??? Do you think Dish EVER planned on adding every HD channel available and keep giving it to you for just $20 regardless of what tier you are on? The change has to be made at some point... and Dish says that point is now.

    You haven't been watching National Geographic is SD and you haven't been watching the Science channel either. So, why do you care that you are not watching it now... or more importantly expect Dish to keep providing you more and more channels for the same price? If you REALLY want to see it, you will pay to be in the correct tier like everyone else.
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    That's the question I keep asking myself when folks ask why Dish has some HD channels only in the higher tiers.

    How can someone complain about not being able to watch Science channel HD when they haven't been watching Science channel in SD either?

    Part of me wishes Dish had tiered pricing to reflect that not everyone gets the same channels for the $20 charge... but I do understand the tiering of channels according to your SD package subscription.

    At some point, when we have more HD than SD or at least a sizable chunk of HD vs SD.. I think the dynamics of these offers will change anyway.. we are just in the midst of the transition.
  6. ls7dude

    ls7dude Banned User

    Jan 30, 2007
    MHD clearly seems to me to be one of the best HD channels as far as picture quality. It is incredible!
  7. ls7dude

    ls7dude Banned User

    Jan 30, 2007
    I agree. They do look slightly better, but TLC actually needs to start recording some shows in actual HD.
  8. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 11, 2003
    I would be happy if all the sd channels looked as good as upconverted sd does on the HD TLC channel.
  9. DStroyer

    DStroyer AllStar

    May 8, 2007
    Right now, I'm thinking.... Around $125/month for 43 HD channels (AEP + DishHD + locals + DVR).

    Do I go for it, just to say "I've got 43 HD channels!"? :)
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