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Nine New HD channels, including, BBC America and FSC are now HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by GrumpyBear, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. dclaryjr

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    My #1 wish list HD channel has been ESPNU which didn't happen. So that makes the fact that I'm a 61.5 guy a little easier to take. I'll just ride it out for awhile.
     
  2. newsman

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    Are your locals on 61.5? Why are you on the eastern arc, when you live southwest of me?
     
  3. dclaryjr

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    We're on 61.5 because we can't see 129 from here. When I first signed up, we couldn't get FSN Southwest (or FSN Houston). But they finally added those to 61.5 a year ago.
     
  4. newsman

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    LOS issues, I take it?
     
  5. dclaryjr

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    Not as in LOS problem at my house--it's all of south Texas:

    http://www.dishuser.org/pictures/Dish1000Exclusions.jpg

    This map referred to the old 129..I don't know if the replacement bird makes any difference.
     
  6. Deke Rivers

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    ditto although im a bti disappointed that a lot of content is letterboxed
     
  7. Deke Rivers

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    agreed...
     
  8. Dario33

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    Yeah, I noticed that as well. Just last night Barton Fink was letterboxed, yet Miller's Crossing was anamorphic. Oh well...
     
  9. puckwithahalo

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    I'd say calling it a disaster is a bit strong. Its not like the price went up because a bunch of channels you don't care for were added.
     
  10. MadScientist

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    I am reposting this because I really need your help on this!

    I need your help. The tech just called and seemed somewhat confused on what she needs to do with my work order. So to get your help this is what I have installed now on my house.

    I have two dishes one for the 61.5 and the other for 119, 110, and 118. She told me that I would lose channels with this new install. She said that I would lose 118.7? I do have the 44-switch installed outside.

    Can anyone please tell me what I should be getting with this new install? She did not know what the new channels where so I am somewhat nervous.
     
  11. phrelin

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    Many have channels they would like added to the Dish HD offering. Look at the list in the National HD Channels NOT On Dish Network: Version 2 thread. Certainly I've let it be known that I would like AMC and IFC, plus my PBS station in HD. (You will never be able to explain to me why anyone watches E!.)

    But I think this was a fairly good set of additions increasing offerings in most every category:

    Movie Channels: Indieplex HD, Retroplex HD and Showtime West HD
    General Programming: BBC America HD and Hallmark HD
    Lifestyle Entertainment: Tru TV HD and E! HD
    Sports: SportsmanHD and Fox Soccer Channel HD

    Yeah, some of these and ones we already have do show some letterboxed programming or programming in stretch-o-vision.

    But I think Dish did a good job of trying to give something to all audiences.

    Now, back to my regularly scheduled complaining.:D
     
  12. puckwithahalo

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    I think they need to replace your 61.5 dish with a 1000.4, and then run just the 118 off of your 500+ to the lnb input on the 1000.4. No more need for the dpp44. The only drawback I could see would be if you needed 119 or 110 for your locals. What market are your locals out of?
     
  13. GrumpyBear

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    Well the did add a Dedicated HD channel for the outdoors mans and hunter, 285 The Sportsman Channel in HD.
    Dish hit a lot of different groups with this update of NEW HD channels.
    Sorry Just getting BBCA, and FSC is GREAT, the others are just nice to have.
    Outdoor channel would be a nice addition as well, but most fix's can be handled with Vs and the Sportsman Channel while waiting for the uplinked Outdoor channel to go HD as well.
     
  14. MadScientist

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    WRAL, Raleigh, North Carolina

     
  15. puckwithahalo

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    You should be fine with my suggestion as long as all of your receivers are VIP series receivers (I almost forgot about that part).
     
  16. puckwithahalo

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    You whine more pleasantly than anyone else I know :lol:
     
  17. scooper

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    Eastern Arc w/118.5 is your solution. Only possible issue is that all your active receivers need to be VIP recievers - any older MPEG2 receivers will need to be replaced.
     
  18. ShapeShifter

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    Plus, he will need the latest generation purple smart cards (or pre-installed equivalents.) I haven't heard anything about the smart cards in a while. Is it safe to say that everyone should have one by now?
     
  19. puckwithahalo

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    If he's getting current programming he has the purple cards already, so no worries there.
     
  20. scooper

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    Probably - when I activated a 4900, they needed to send me a new purple card.
     

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