Speed HD

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

  1. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    I want Speed HD before Barrett-Jackson '09 but that means it needs to be up withing 30 days, I remember last year I was hoping for it before Palm Dale and that of course didn't happen. FWIW we got CW HD a month or two ago, it was kind of sad not having Denvers CW in HD when all the other network channels are and it is Dish's home town. I'd also love FX ASAP, out of the above list Spike is the only other one I'd really have to have.
  2. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    You're wrong. There won't be any new HD channels until next year.
  3. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I'm waiting for Comedy Central HD. I don't care about TVLAND much because they veered to reality. Tthere's lots of old TV Classics on AOL like Father knows best, Superman, Dick Van Dyke. Real good PQ.
  4. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    There's MTV HITS, MTV HITS, VH1 SOUL & CMT-PC that plays video but not in HD.
  5. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    This is a Dish Network forum ... kindly discuss DISH Network ... thanks.
  6. PghGuy

    PghGuy AllStar

    Oct 13, 2006
    :confused: ummm...if this is what you really want, why the need to reference channels on DirecTV??? ;)

    Originally Posted by James Long
    "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
  7. newDishguy

    newDishguy New Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    I had a nice chat with the tech while he was installing in my new Turbo HD dish on the roof (I handed it to him) and I told him I read the new bird was up Dec 10th
    and he said the new satellite will be in full swing in Feb and there will be a big increase in HD channels!!!!!! :hurah:
  8. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Yes there are some missing HD channels, Speed just being one of them. In the meantime we can use DLB, PiP, Autotune. We don't have to suffer through advertising banners everytime we bring up the guide, and we aren't forced to see channels we don't get if we don't want to, and have a nice Archive feature as well($40 to activate is a little much, but it has proven useful.
    So while we are waiting for the new bird, and for Dish to make agreements, we can live with Superior Hardware.
  9. Schizm

    Schizm Legend

    Jul 31, 2007
    ^^good point about the guide advertisements. That ticks me off when I use others' D*

    The past two Charlie Chats he has mentioned E* were in talks & IIRC, they hoped to get it done by the end of the year. They even stated gauging the importance of new HD channels comes from customer requests. So send a programming request asking for E* to add SpeedTV in HD. Once SpeedTV HD is online I'll stop complaining...I think :p
  10. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    There cannot be a BIG increase in HD channels, because there aren't that many HD channels out there to be had.

    Many that we now "have" are spotty for HD as it is and are mostly upconverted SD zoomed to fill the 16X9 screen.
  11. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    QVC has been in HD since May on U-verse & Directv I think.
  12. ericboutin

    ericboutin Cool Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Aww man!! You had to say this!! I hadn't thought of how great that would be!!
    Dang maybe next year!!
  13. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
  14. paja

    paja Godfather

    Oct 22, 2006
  15. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    I am probably going to get U-verse, and keep Dish. I want the 18megabit download and 10mb up limits. they told me I have to get the whole package including tv, so i'll get it and just not hook that part up.

    I wouldn't part with dish right now for any carrier that I can think of. They've been great to me so far (1.5 years)
  16. davethestalker

    davethestalker Godfather

    Sep 16, 2006
    I looked at the U-Verse site a couple of months ago and it's still not available in my area. The troubling part is the max upload speed I saw was the same as I have now, 768k. 10megs up?

    This crap makes no sense. ATT and Dish are partnered up, I have "ATT Dish" service (started with a Homezone and went to a 722 for HD). If News Corp struck a deal to allow ATT to run Speed on U-Verse, then why would that not be leverage to put the channel on Dish? We even HAVE Speed, so what's the problem!!!???

    I'm expecting SpeedHD and the other channels shown during the last Charlie Chat to go live with the new Sat does.
  17. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    It's not like AT&T owns Dish, they just have a marketing agreement, that ends at the end of January 2009. It would be AT&T would need to force Charlies hand to add it and Charlie doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do.

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