Speed HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by calgary2800, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. calgary2800

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    Anyone chance of Speed HD before this decade ends? :)
     
  2. Cyclone

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    It should be here any day now. Charlie had a logo of it up on the last Charlie Chat.
     
  3. phrelin

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    Does that mean "SOON"?:rolleyes:
     
  4. Cyclone

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    Yep, its right around the corner. Should be soon. At least before Summer.
     
  5. Schizm

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    I really hope it's up before the last weekend in March. That is if F1 is still racing in Melbourne.

    Watching the races on an overly compressed SD feed from E* was tough to watch after a few races from FoxHD OTA.
     
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    Oh darned! Now they have a date to allow to pass by before adding News Corp. channels HD.:sure:
     
  7. James Long

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    It depends ... do you define decades as fractions of a millennium or did the decade start 1/1/2000 with the millennium starting 1/1/2001?

    There is a better chance that the channel will be on DISH Network by 2011 than by 2010 ... if only because there is another year to negotiate.
     
  8. phrelin

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    One thing I know for certain. The new season of "Damages" returns to FX January 7, so I have to believe we won't see any new News Corp. HD channels before February.
     
  9. FastNOC

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    man, of all the HD channels i want, this is in the top 2. CW being number one.

    During the Nascar season i'll be in heaved with SpeedHD
     
  10. tcatdbs

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    Direct from Charley Chat link:

    "May Launch": In discussion/negotiations with ...
    BET, CMT, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, FX, Spike, Speed, Nickelodeon, Showtime

    I'm sure the intent was "Maybe", but is more likely to mean the month of May. :D

    How "soon" is "soon"? To me it means TODAY. To Dish it means "by the end of the year". They just left out that the year was 2010. :mad:
     
  11. James Long

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    Being the one that typed the chat summary, may launch means could launch not the month.

    The statement was along the lines of "these channels may launch" not "these channels are scheduled for a May launch". I'd have to go back and listen for the exact wording. The impression was that the channels could be on at any moment.

    Summaries are summaries ... they are not intended to be exact quotes. Sorry for any confusion.
     
  12. FastNOC

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    Whoa, comedy central would be great too! I don't watch the others. though I'm surprised the music channels weren't hd a long time ago based on their content.
     
  13. James Long

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    "Music" channels are practically "reality TV" channels ... if you call that world reality.
    It seems that the only music channels left are the 116 audio channels on DISH and 67 on DirecTV ... except Palladia - which is a music HD channel.

    Reality TV has been behind in converting to HD production.
     
  14. FastNOC

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    yeah I guess I remember the good ole days. I remember when MTV first came online. it use to be all videos.
     
  15. GrumpyBear

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    I woke up this moring with our San Diego Local CW station in HD today.
    Hopefully we will have speed in early Feb.
     
  16. davethestalker

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    I'm expecting to have it in Feb. when the new bird goes online.

    Along with this Eastern Arc debacle, if we start the new NASCAR season without SpeedHD, I may be slamming the door on Charlie and his BS.
     
  17. tasmithe

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    That's ALMOST as useless as giving QVC in HD? Uhm...who on EARTH would need to see that junky jewelry in HD???

    Yeesh :)
     
  18. ZBoomer

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    Same people who would want to watch FISHING in HD? lol

    Add me to the list who puts Speed HD near the top of their wanna-haves.
     
  19. renpar61

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    I know it's :lol:
    but I was reading some time ago that QVC pays higher fees to cable/sat companies to have larger broadband space, so the quality of the image is better. Apparently it helps their sales. If you think about it, it actually makes sense...
    If all this is true, I would not be surprised if they launched in HD.

    As far as I'm concerned, I put my +1 for Speed HD! :D
     
  20. champion6

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    I **HOPE** that E* has SpeedHD before the start of the 2009 NASCAR season!
     

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