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The "Missing HD" Discussion Thread (was "NO HD" Gripe)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by rey_1178, Dec 25, 2007.

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  1. Mar 25, 2008 #641 of 1493
    texaswolf

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    Let me see if i can help get back on track:

    Can't seem to negotiate new HD channels....

    Can't seem to get a Sat in orbit.....

    and to top it off...common sense says move an HD channel (BTN) from the already sparse AT100, to a more expensive tier.....:nono2:

    there...hows that for starters?:D
     
  2. Mar 25, 2008 #642 of 1493
    phrelin

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    And Thursday, April 3, I'm going to be watching USA and SciFi in HD!;)
     
  3. Mar 25, 2008 #643 of 1493
    texaswolf

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    you make the jump?
     
  4. Mar 25, 2008 #644 of 1493
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    Tell me you did not make the jump to the D*ark side?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2008 #645 of 1493
    rey_1178

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    FLIP THE SWITCH ON SOME OF THESE CHANNELS ALREADY! GEES!!!!:bonk1: :bang
     
  6. Mar 25, 2008 #646 of 1493
    TBoneit

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    Stray thought.
    Thread title is "The "No HD" Gripe Thread"

    Should be "The "No New HD" Gripe Thread"

    A watched pot never boils.

    I already have more HD than I can watch. I've been cherry picking from the selection as is. Despite that I managed to fill up two 500Gig EHDs and two 320 Gig EHDs.

    I've been toying with the idea of dropping down one package from the Everything package and at the same time saving some money and freeing up space on the EHDs. And since the networks have started up some new shows again I'll have even more to watch in the same time frame.

    For those that want the commercial laden Sci-Fi channel and USA I feel for you. Myself I can't recall the last thing I watched on them or FX or many of the other requested channels. It isn't because they aren't in HD as a good portion of my watching is in SD.

    And don't get me started with those censored animated logos and coming attraction plugs or squeezing the credits to plug something.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 #647 of 1493
    James Long

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    The title was based on the gripe at the time of creation ... while theoretically incorrect the gripe was focused on "where's the HD" ... not "where's the new HD". Trying to get the complainers to see the forest of available channels around the one or two "missing" channels each complainer cares about is one of the defenses against their rants. :)
     
  8. Mar 25, 2008 #648 of 1493
    texaswolf

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    If we don't get Sci FI HD by Apr. 4th, i will be making the jump to D*.........over at my friends house to watch BSG in HD...then come back home.....:lol:
     
  9. Mar 25, 2008 #649 of 1493
    James Long

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    I thought DISH was the dark side ... since the channels are dark ... :D
     
  10. Mar 25, 2008 #650 of 1493
    James Long

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    A reminder:
    Please don't waste your time posting and our time deleting off-topic messages.
    Thanks!

    :backtotop
     
  11. Mar 25, 2008 #651 of 1493
    Cappyxavs

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    I have a great idea,

    Why doesn't E just trade some of those ppv hd slots for something we all like? the ppv and premium sports pack tier is the only darn thing rapidly expanding any more and honestly i have the answer to ppvhd already called Blu-ray
     
  12. Mar 25, 2008 #652 of 1493
    texaswolf

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    Because eventually they will get a bird in the sky correctly, and it wont be an issue.
     
  13. Mar 25, 2008 #653 of 1493
    Cappyxavs

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    Failure to launch or failure to orbit:lol:
    maybe next time they should use a giant sling shot....
     
  14. Mar 25, 2008 #654 of 1493
    texaswolf

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    lol..i did say eventually!

    Watch now Direct will put back on that commercial with their sat knocking out D*s, and this time saying "a much bigger choice on HD, and we have no problem getting it up ":lol:
     
  15. Mar 26, 2008 #655 of 1493
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    So that's a potential $240 (24 * $10) plus the up front costs of Directv plus some re-wiring charges to hide the wires, etc. Most Directv installs around here are pretty sloppy wiring jobs on the outside of the home. Makes the home look pretty bad.

    So it is a chunk of change. You may not think so, but that's good for you. If I unloaded $240 plus cost of receivers and related installation charges I am looking at an extra $500 or so, not exactly pocket change to me....
     
  16. Mar 26, 2008 #656 of 1493
    harsh

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    If $10/month doesn't grab you, perhaps the actual fee(s) will. You need to carefully read the DIRECTV Equipment Lease Addendum.

    The key part of the addendum is:

    It would appear that if you had DIRECTV with HD Access installed today and decided to cancel next month (or next week), it would cost you at least $460 on top of any lease entry fees that you had paid. There would likely be some additional penalties and/or forfeiture of credits on any promotional deals.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2008 #657 of 1493
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    harsh, that's right and let me tell you, even if you return the receiver and you are well within your termination rights, dealing with DirecTV on a termination with equipment return is a disaster waiting to happen. I went through this and it took them about three months to stop sending me bills and collection agents trying to get me to pay $700 or so for this mysteriously lost receiver, even though clearly someone signed for it and they received it according to the FedEx record.

    I actually had a pretty good 12+ year long customer relationship with DirecTV before this complete customer service disaster called "HD upgrade" and then they erased over a decade of good will in just two short weeks. If any part of their business plan worked as efficiently as their anti-marketing of the customer service dept works, they would rival Microsoft for market penetration. They made instilling hatred from their customers look like some kind of perverse art. Maybe dish is just as bad, I don't know. If I ever find out, I may just set my tv on fire.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2008 #658 of 1493
    James Long

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    :backtotop
     
  19. Mar 26, 2008 #659 of 1493
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    I was assuming that you wouldn't be bailing in the first month. If that's the case, if I were you, I would avoid commitments altogether.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2008 #660 of 1493
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    I thought I'd stir the pot a little and remind everyone that the last NATIONAL HD channel to be added was: FOODHD on August 16th 2007.

    Talk about something to gripe about.........going on a 9 months folks...
     
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