speed hd

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by surfdude85, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. CoriBright

    CoriBright Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Actually if you're on the left coast, F1 starts this SATURDAY.

    Don't forget, first practice TONIGHT!!! Qualifying TOMORROW!!!

    :)
     
  2. Schizm

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    ^^2.5 hours away! Hopefully the audio still doesn't sound like it's broadcast through a can and string.
     
  3. PghGuy

    PghGuy AllStar

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    It's amazing how many people consider Speed HD a "deal breaker".
    I hope Dish reads this thread and acknowledges our prayers
    F1 starts THIS SUNDAY!!!



    I am also one who is hoping for Speed HD, but do you really there is that many that consider it a deal breaker? Honestly I think if dish read this they would see the opposite, that there isn't that many and they don't need to alter their timing...this thread is only two pages, even if there were 100 people (or even 1000) who consider it a deal breaker, I don't think it is even close to what dish would consider a risk to their long term goals.
     
  4. surfdude85

    surfdude85 AllStar

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    yea, I agree. But if enough subscribers bow out, and go elsewhere. I think "E" would have to take a second look at negotiating A deal with Speed.
     
  5. davethestalker

    davethestalker Godfather

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    They have the technology to do so. Why doesn't [E* take the pulse of the Speed viewers by gathering data to see just how many Speed viewers we have and how many of us have HD.
     
  6. kucharsk

    kucharsk Godfather

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    I think it's more a question of being willing to deal with Speed's owners or not.
     
  7. davethestalker

    davethestalker Godfather

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    Yeah, I know, unfortunately. I think Charlie needs to realize how important this channel is to us.
     
  8. commodore_dude

    commodore_dude AllStar

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    What the heck was going on with F1 qualifying this morning? For most of Q1 it seemed like a lot of the graphics weren't protecting for 4:3 (which I would have loved when I had D* and Speed HD) and then it switched... I guess F1 is putting out two separate broadcasts now so they don't have to protect for 4:3 in 16x9 countries and Speed was just cropping the 16x9 broadcast for a while or something?
     
  9. davethestalker

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    I really don't understand why Speed doesn't just broadcast the HD programming in widescreen for the SD feed. Yes, that would mean bars at the top and the sides. Thus allowing us to ZOOM the picture so it fills the screen AND we can see all of the the picture. Speed already does this for some of their programming such as Pinks!, Drag Race High, etc. There's no excuse.

    It's really aggravating knowing there is content behind those black bars when we are stuck watching 4:3 images :(
     
  10. dunkonu23

    dunkonu23 Legend

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    Michigan....
    Don't laugh... I'm in a rain storm right now and have lost 119 transponder 17. PO'ed to the max! Like an earlier poster, my local cable company doesn't carry Speed. Uverse isn't available here, so if it wasn't for the fact that I love the 722, I'd be back to Direct TV in a heartbeat.

    Scott
     
  11. davethestalker

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    I NEARLY WET MYSELF!!!

    I'm surfing the web with NASCAR qualifying on in the background while waiting for F1 qualifying. I glance over at the TV to watch the Michael McDowell wreck from last year and see the screen filled. OH MY GOSH WE GOT SPEED HD!!!!






    Uh no. I had the picture zoomed from watching SD widescreen programming from earlier.

    From super surprise to the feeling you'd get when a bully smacks your ice cream to the dirt in the push of a button :( Thanks Charlie, you owe us all ice cream. I like Edy's Loaded.
     
  12. Wolo

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    Anyone else have problems with Speed HD? About the only thing I watch regularly is F1 (qualifying and race day). I get an inordinate amount of audio breakups and video pixelation/hiccups rending the programming unwatchable.

    And that sucks.
     
  13. Schizm

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    ^^Yes. F1 is the only thing I watch regularly on Speed & the audio is terrible. I have to toggle my receiver by disabling the surround sound and forcing the audio to two channel stereo. That's the only way I can stand the excessively compressed audio.

    I've complained to Dish but any email I send them regarding Speed is either ignored or I get the regurgitated reply.
     
  14. commodore_dude

    commodore_dude AllStar

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    I've been getting stuttering video occasionally during F1 broadcasts, I thought maybe it was just something with the sat feed from Australia last week but I saw it again this morning and since the Speed ticker was stuttering too, it has to be something between their facility and Dish I guess.
     
  15. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

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    hang on. When did you get SpeedHD?
     
  16. mrmaico

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    The reason I am here snooping around the forums was to see if Dish had Speed HD yet. Bummer to see they don't, F1 in HD is awesome!

    After many years with Dish I went to cable a few years ago but have regretted it to varying degrees since. Anyone that complains about a Dish dvr should try one of the Motorola DCT/DCH HD/dvr boxes sometime. Junk! After using my brothers Dish dvr (not sure which model) I remembered how nice a dvr can work....and my first Dish dvr was the Dishplayer.:p When I left Dish I had a 501. I still have some recordings on it I watch now and then. I can only imagine how nice the latest ones work.

    The main reason I am considering Dish again is because the local cable provider is in a pi$$ing contest with Fox over prices so the have been off air for over a week now and it's getting pretty aggravating. Also all of our locals are HD except Fox and the ota signal is marginal with the setup I have now. It was bad enough when all the Nascar programming, practice, qualifying, NNS, CWTS were HD on other channles and come Sunday it's crappy SD but now it's even worse watching it ota.

    I sure hope Dish will get on the ball and pick up Speed HD soon because I'd love to switch back but that's the only thing holding me back at this point.
     
  17. ratfester

    ratfester New Member

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    I was about to switch to Dish before the F1 season started when I saw no SpeedHD and Cox had just added it so decided to stick with it. Well apparently everything on the channel is in HD except for F1, loooks the same as it does on the sd channel except its not strecthed. My question is, is it like this everywhere or for some reason does Cox not get F1 in HD? Either way it looks like crap and is definitely not HD so I'll be switching to Dish soon.
     
  18. commodore_dude

    commodore_dude AllStar

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    Speed broadcasts F1 in widescreen SD, which is how much of the world gets it. It's not HD, but it's less compressed than the SD channel, IMO the colors are better and of course you get more of the action!
     
  19. davethestalker

    davethestalker Godfather

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    Having a DVR that is able to upscale helps a bit ;)
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    Now this is REALLY funny news. F1 the reason so many people want Speed in HD, isn't even in HD.
     

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