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South Asian Indian Channels Directv vs Dish Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by prashp1, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. jaguar414

    jaguar414 Cool Member

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    sony HD set asia uplinked to dish still not available. channel 9663(695) - SET [MPEG4 HD] added to Anik F3 118.7W TP 23 ConUS beam
     
  2. dilchahtahai

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    Hello Friends,

    I got a shocking news today after moving to new house. dish network technician reported that there is no way he can get signal to satelite pointing to international channels. This is a huge set back for me. I was also surprised because I could see lot of dish network dishes pointing in the direction where my house is. I can get clear signal in South direction. Is there a possibility technician made a mistake? What are my options if not dish network to see indian channels in HD.

    I have optimum package where I get sony, zee, star plus etc but they are not in HD and hence need your suggestion. Please help.

    Thank you,
     
  3. James Long

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

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    DISH has a IPTV service ... no dish required.

    http://www.dishworld.com/

    DISH, DishWorld and the Satellite Beacon Logo are Licensed Trademarks of DISH Network L.L.C.
    DishWorld is only available in the US
     
  4. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

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    Thank you James.

    1) Would you or anyone else know what are the range of co-ordinates required to get international programming? I am surprised because we can get whole range from South East to South West

    2) Would you know whether Dishworld broadcasts willow tv in HD or not?
     
  5. gireeshbhat

    gireeshbhat AllStar

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    1. You can request a follow-up visit by a supervisor to confirm that you do not have line of sight for getting the DISH installed. Tell them you are going to get the mega pack and HD equipment and they "should" be falling over themselves to get somebody over.
    2. One of my colleagues has Dishworld and while quality is ok obviously the satellite route is much better as you will ALWAYS get the best possible picture (other than weather events which are rare).
     
  6. glamanks

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    Search on Google for DishPointer site and use that site to see if you have line of sight by selecting 118 satellite and your address. Also, there are other options to install the dish - on the ground, on the side of the house, or even on the roof to bypass any obstructions. Dish should be able to do this. Talk to them.
     
  7. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

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    They tried on the side of the house but it seems it can range only South and south east direction and to point to west was not feasible...I will try though calling them again and see if I can give angles through compass to make any sense. Thanx
     
  8. quizzer

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    Go ahead with dishworld IPTV. I changed to DW 3 months back and the HD quality (Willow HD) is almost same as satellite feed. I assume you have a good internet speed. You get more channels at a lower cost.
     
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  9. Nina

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    Sony is HD now. channel 695...Movies Ok on channel 727
     
  10. James Long

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

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    FYI: DISH made SET (Sony Entertainment TV) available in HD today (via satellite 118).
     
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  11. satexplorer

    satexplorer Superstar

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    Try to point at 118.75 W aim at a direction South (off coast of Southern California). Obstruction of trees or tall buildings my block your view. Try dishpointer com.
     
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    warko01

    warko01 New Member

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    Any chances or idea when Life Ok could be telecast in HD on Dish?
     
  13. Pagali

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    For quite a while now I've subscribed to the Dishnetwork Elite Hindi pack, and the English News pack. Today I see that NDTV is gone from the News pack. Anybody know why?
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    the contract is expired
     
  15. Pagali

    Pagali AllStar

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    You mean NDTV's contract? But yet I see it's still listed in some other packages... in fact, it's in the International Basic pack. Hmmm.
     
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    glamanks

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    It seems that Radio City is being discontinued from Dish Network. Anyone knows the reason for this and whether the channel would be listed again in the near future?

    In addition, it has been a while since we have had new additions. Any news on which channels we may be able to see in the near future?
     
  17. glamanks

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    @satexplorer. Do you know why Radio City was discontinued? It was one of the better channels in Megapack and different from nonsense drama that is on across most of the channels. Would love to have it back or something similar.
     
  18. glamanks

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    Sanjeev Kapoor's Food2 is uploaded and part of mega pack. It's available on 713. JusCo uploaded on 743 today.
     
  19. jaguar414

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    news18 on channel 711 and halla bol indian kids channel for north america on channel 728 are uplinked today. still not available to viewers.
     
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    quizzer

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    I think the channel is available from yesterday. Hows the news channel?

    Do anyone know which package its on in Dishworld?
     

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