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New HD Channels (IFC, We, Fuse)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by garys, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. jsk

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    In my house, those are the most expensive channels. :lol:
     
  2. Jhon69

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    That's actually to make the women who watch WE-HD feel better about themselves.They all have stretch marks and so do I,now I feel better about myself.:)
     
  3. Wildblue

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    What are the new channel numbers, guys?

    It's really tedious to go through and look for new channels periodically.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    They aren't really new channel numbers... they are the same as their previously carried already SD counterparts.

    IFC SD/HD are on 298
    We SD/HD are on 128
    Fuse SD/HD are on 164
     
  5. tommiet

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    And if you don't like someone's comments, you don't need to provide an editorial.
    Not everyone drinks the Dish Kool-Aid.
     
  6. clotter

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    I semi-retract my comment. I checked out a movie playing last night on IFC. HD? Check. OAR? Check. Commercials? WTF? :mad: The last time I watched anything on IFC, it was commercial free. I wonder if the movies are also edited for content? Once that commercial hit, my desire to watch the movie was gone. Oh well, I still have more than enough non-commercial choices.

    All in all though, any channel switching to HD can only be good news.
     
  7. epokopac

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    I believe it was around DEC 2010 when IFC became the "Interrupted Film Channel". The version of a film they get is most likely whatever a distributor sends them; it may or may not be edited. Haven't watched IFC in a long time; the only thing I watch on commercial-laden AMC (same parent company I believe) is The Walking Dead.
     
  8. Tecmo SB Guy

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    Yeah thanks to Dish for putting IFC in HD.

    But are most of the movies they show on this channel not in HD? The commercials are spectacular but when they go back to the movie you can see the significant downgrade.

    My excitement disappeared for this channel when I saw the PQ. It's horrible HD compared to other unedited movie channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, HDNet Movies, Epix, etc.

    Although I will give credit where it's due, I saw a bit of "The Descent" on Friday night and it looked like good quality HD. Maybe it was because they showed it in the 2.35:1 format, not the regular 16:9 I saw with the other movies.

    The commercials thing, I'm actually okay with. As long as they don't cut out any of the movie to show the commercials, I'm fine because I have a DVR.

    And they don't edit for content for most of their movies. IFC puts that disclaimer up before they start every movie.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    What are you even talking about?

    This is a thread announcing new channels in HD... If you don't like them, why even bother posting? I'm sure there are channels you like that others don't want... and the same would be true if they posted in a thread for channels you like.

    What Kool-Aid? Dish added some new HD feeds of channels... Please stay on the topic of the thread. Thanks!
     
  10. Inkosaurus

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    Ive seen nudity and heard some swear words that im almost positive should be censored on other channels. So aside from the commercials I dont think they cut anything.
     
  11. Wildblue

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    Thanks, Stewart--I've checked my guide using "All Channels", and don't see any of the new HD equivalents at those numbers. I've reset my receiver (Hopper) using the reset button, and then again by unplugging it for 10 seconds. I've called customer service, and did a search here and in the manual, but can't see any options. Is there a way to force my receiver to update the program guide?

    I checked, and it does have the latest software update. (S234 for Hopper)

    Thanks-
     
  12. garys

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    Is your mapping feature turned on? I thought it was always on but I could be mistaken. They may be at the highest numbers, check around 9578. 9587 and 9589.
     
  13. BonefishPaul

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    Any chance we'll see ESPN News & Disney Channel brought back in HD during our lifetime?? :confused:
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    I just noticed you are in Alaska... I would have to go back and look at the uplink... they may not have uplinked these new feeds for Alaska yet.
     
  15. dennispap

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    Depends how old you are.:lol:
     
  16. James Long

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    Good catch ... All three HD feeds are on 129 ConUS transponders that do not cover Alaska. 129 has some spots that cover Alaska and Hawaii but the new channels are not on those spots.
     
  17. BonefishPaul

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    That's what I am afraid of :eek2:
     
  18. Wildblue

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    Hey, thanks for helping on this, fellas. This is strange. There's some channels that don't come through up here in Alaska because of what satellite they're on. But up until now, they've still been displayed on my program guide, and if I select the channel, I've gotten a sort of on-screen message that it was trying to tune the channel. Examples were like 302HD, 305HD, and lots of others in the 300's.

    But now, literally as of like today, I'm now not only seeing these new channels like 128HD, but all those other channels have disappeared from my program guide too. (the other channels were there yesterday) Very strange/interesting. Maybe Dish just updated how the receivers handle this situation. I'm also not seeing the new channels for NHL Center Ice, which should be 885-899. (I don't have any option to watch NHL games other than the one NHL Network channel)

    Garys, I'm not sure what the "mapping feature" is, but no, I don't see 9578, 9587 or 9589, or copies of the new channels around that area. But yes, you're right in that up here in Alaska we do get duplicates of many of those non-available channels up the high 8000 and 9000's and some do come through. But I'm not seeing IFC, WE, or Fuse HD. (or at least, not yet)
     
  19. garys

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    Alaska does not have the channels located in the guide at the same location as they do in the continental US. I don't believe the new HD is available in your area, at least not yet.
     
  20. James Long

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    Mapping depends on receiver ... on the Hopper the channels that are mapped down do not appear on their high numbered channels. 9578, 9587 and 9589 don't show up.

    The Hopper also has collapsible channels ... so all of the NHL channels appear as 475 and a subchannel, all the NBA channels appear as 470 and a subchannel. If you don't have a Hopper the channels would appear in the 9500s (HD). And in Alaska many of them would come up "error" as they are on the 48 state beam of 129.
     

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