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Opening Ceremony on special HD channel?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Trav2003, Feb 10, 2006.

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  1. bhenge

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    Make sure your looking at the "All Channels" listing first. It won't show up in "All Subscribed" (at least it didn't for me). Once you find it you can add it to favorites. If you still don't see it in the "All Channels" list, go to installation and do a check switch or do a soft boot to get the new channel mapping.
     
  2. Grampaw

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    Just re-checked, it's there now. Added to my favorites list.

    Walt
     
  3. Laverne

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    OK, the ONLY HD channels that will have (HD) Olympic coverage are Universal HD and our local NBC station (which we actually have to get OTA, not delivered by E*)?

    So far this mystery "special HD olympic channel" has not materialized, unless they're referring to Uni HD.. :confused:

    And, from the Universal website, I see that the opening ceremonies AREN'T in the schedule tonight.


    So that means the only way to see the Opening Ceremonies in HD will be via our local NBC station OTA?? Is this right?????
     
  4. James Long

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    Apparently so.
     
  5. langlin

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    I have 9426 on my 921, looks great, Thanks Dish
     
  6. GrumpyBear

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    Considering that NBC, has the Olympic coverage rights, can't really blame E* for just giving us UniHD, in both MPEG2 and MPEG4. At least E* didn't keep the Olympics on a MPEG4 channel. If you want to be upset with anybody call and complain to the people at NBC for not allowing there channels to be broadcast out in HD to everybody.
     
  7. IowaStateFan

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    I generally agree with you. The problem I have with E* is the press release they put out this week. It made it sound as if E* and NBC had reached an agreement to carry the entire NBC network coverage in HD. I've read the thing about 10 times and they sure did put a lot of spin into it if they aren't going to let us see the HD coverage of the main network. The good thing is that I'm a huge hockey fan and most of the hockey will be on UNI HD :)
     
  8. Laverne

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    Well (if you're referring to me) I'm not really upset. (Actually very appreciative. :) Thanks, Charlie! :grin: )

    I just needed to get things clarified once and for all so I could figure out if I needed to run out and get a little better rabbit ears so I'd have a better lock on the signal! :D
     
  9. IowaStateFan

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    Wish I had that option. Without E* (or D*) I wouldn't get any NBC let alone HD
     
  10. Trav2003

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    Good stuff. I've got UniHD now.

    I'd take UniHD over the olympic HD highlight channel assuming they don't black out the extra non-olympic content.

    So for a month I'll get full access to UniHD then?

    Any possibility of them keeping it on mpeg 2 for us 811 or non mpeg 4 receiver owners?

    Hopefully by then i'll move to mpeg 2 though.
     
  11. moonhawk

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    Anyone know when Battlestar Galactica is on on UHD?
     
  12. Jerry G

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    Here's what I just did. I went to Google. I typed in "universal hd". Guess what came up?
     
  13. moonhawk

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    Doh!

    (Thanks...)
     
  14. harsh

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    100 hours spread over 16 days averages out to 6.25 hours/day. As for content, it does indeed seem like a whole lot of hockey -- ice hockey that is.
     
  15. SteveinDanville

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    I just scrolled out about 5 days and all I see is hockey, hockey and more hockey. Is this for real? Without starting a war; it's the Olympics, for crying out loud! Why don't they just call it the Torino Hockey Tournament and call it a day????? How about some Alpine skiing or speed skating or biathlon or ski jumping or SOMETHING????
     
  16. Laverne

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    Well, to be fair, it's obviously NBC making the programming choices, and not E*. But I do hope Charlie didn't give a lot for it.
     
  17. SteveinDanville

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    Dude, 2390 posts in 359 days? That's almost 7 every single day!
     
  18. Steve Mehs

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    I think you may mean dudette :D

    When I was more active here, I think I averaged ~12 a day.
     
  19. SteveinDanville

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    Mea culpa: dudette.
     
  20. Larry Caldwell

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    As far as I can tell, there is no generally available HD feed for the Olympics. UniHD is broadcasting women's hockey, but that is it. I know what Charlie said, but he was talking through his hat. The Olympic HD feed never materialized.

    A couple of major markets are getting NBCHD, but that is not generally available.
     
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