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Nfl Hd

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Ken Green, Nov 2, 2005.

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  1. Ken Green

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    Oct 6, 2005
    Does anyone have any info on this channel? It began to show-up on the EPG about a month ago (Dish 9464), at which time a message came up saying "This is a special event which is not available for purchase. For further information press the 'info' button." No further information is provided when the "info" button is pressed.
    I looked at it again today (8:00pm/CST), and it had this past weeks Rams-Jaguars game (in HD) with different announcers and commentators than was on CBS on Sunday. They also had several different cameras and microphones to see and hear what the players were saying during the game.
    The station ID (in the corner of the screen) said NFL HD.
    Then I checked it again at 9:30pm/CST and the "...special event..." message displayed. :confused:
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I don't have any in-depth knowledge of the NFL channel, since it is new to us Dish folk... but from what I've seen, this HD channel is only active for two days a week, and only about an hour each day. On Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9pm EST, they show a "game of the week" highlighted in HD from the most recent weekend. You just happened to get lucky tonight when you switched it on at the right time.

    The rest of the time there isn't anything to see... because of that, Dish shares this channel with NBAHD and their HD PVV channel for preserving bandwidth. I dunno what would ever happen if there were an NBAHD game on at the same time as an NFLTV highlight show... but so far they turn off PPV movies during that time when NBAHD or NFLTV is active.

    NBAHD works pretty much the same way, incidentally... but NBAHD actually shows an entire game live and in HD whenever it is turned on... so it is usually active for 3-4 hours whenever it is on. Should see some games as the NBA season is now underway, I believe there is a schedule of NBATV HD games on the NBA Web site.
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