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Sony Movie Channel AVAILABLE on channel 386

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by James Long, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    They made the switch from "SMC" to "SPMAN" some time ago. SMC(used to be a network controller of choice) though kind of stuck in my mind, so when the Sony SMC went online and it is up close to SPMAN, I skipped it afew times.

    I STILL HATE THE STUPID, F'IN SONY LOGO IN THE TOP RIGHT OF THE SCREEN. At least have it fade away or something.
  2. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

    Oct 2, 2003
    The audio sync problem needs to be corrected as well......very annoying

    This minor addition does not make up for the loss of the sports channels, FX or the Disney channels
  3. bnborg

    bnborg Icon

    Jun 3, 2005
    SMC bought the Western Digital network controller division after the adoption of the 10 Base T standard. WD had a NIC that was switchable between various proprietary standards. :rolleyes:
  4. Dario33

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    Good move DISH in light of the battle with FOX. Every little bit helps...
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Yep ... SPMAN is an odd abbreviation (was SMC Sports Man Channel?). What could work better? SPRTM? SPTMN?
    I believe SMC was also a shopping channel ... which is another good reason to stay away from that abbreviation.

    For Sony I don't see why "SONY" wasn't used. MGM isn't MGMMC ...
    Consider this my complaint. :)
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    100% with you here. Sony would be much more informative in the EPG than SMC.
  7. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    The HD on SMC is crystal clear!
  8. projectorguru

    projectorguru Godfather

    Mar 5, 2007
    yes pic looks great, but wish they had more on, hopefully that will change, I looked ahead through the guide for a week, and seems movies repeat every 4-6 hour range
  9. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    More movie channels - dilutes the offerings any one can muster, but widens the choice.
  10. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I watched part of the William Castle 13 Ghosts I'd DVR'd from SMC. I had originally seen it in the Movie Theater way back when and was wondering how they would handle the ghosts appearing without the hand held ghost detector.

    Clear Sharp picture! It did seem like the audio sync was slightly off, not enough to bother me however.
  11. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Just the studios following major sports lead of having their own channels.
  12. Doug Higley

    Doug Higley Legend

    Dec 31, 2005
    never mind
  13. quietmouse

    quietmouse Guest

    I assume I'm only receiving this channel as a free preview.....

    but I must say it has got some real sharp HD picture! :) unfortunately, most
    of the movies are old. (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker had no wrinkles on her face!) :lol:
  14. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Yup it is and they have flashes of upcoming movies in the lower left corner:nono::nono:
  15. quietmouse

    quietmouse Guest

    the logos don't bother me at all..... because there's really nothing worth
    watching on this new HD channel. :(

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