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. aloishus27

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    I'll bet those who couldn't wait to jump ship are really stating to think if that was such a good idea.

    Like the catsup commercial says, "Best things come to those who wait."
     
  2. GB1

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    Imagine the smiles on the faces of us who jumped FROM cable (comcast) to Dish. I have had more HD channels added in one week here than I did in two years with cable. ...and dont get me started on the 722 vs the motorola boxes!
     
  3. Cappyxavs

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    no not at all. it was the end of my contract and dish was really stroking me with getting my 612 units installed.
    it was not so much a matter of hd content as it was customer service.

    with my current hardware configuration and no discounts taken into consideration i am getting a far better price when compared to dish. i had the 100 package with dish and i have the hd-dvr choice extra pack with D which is the equivelant of the dish 250 tier. one huge price cruncher here is the dvr fees are waived at this level and not what is considered an everything pack. since i have 3 hd-dvrs this saves 21 dollars right off the top and this level also includes hd-access in the package price.
     
  4. rey_1178

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    besides the fact that E* is always late for everything it would be nice for once to be the 1st ones to have what becomes available and have no worries if negotiations are going to get done or if suddenly we'll wake up one day to find one of our favorite channels gone because of a dispute. maybe others go for the sports packages that D* has. for whatever reason someone goes it must be for something they're not getting from E*.
     
  5. phrelin

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    That's a very promising list.

    The puzzling thing right now is the missing Charlie Chat Viacom group: BET, CMT, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1.

    Not puzzling is the missing Rainbow Media Group: AMC, IFC. Maybe Charlie could get them to trade dropping four VOOM channels for AMC, WE, IFC, and the recently purchased Sundance Channel.:roundandr
     
  6. James Long

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    CMT, MTV and VH1 are not HD ... just upconvert. I can see Viacom wanting all five and DISH saying "no" to the low/no HD channels. I believe people will be more happy with the ones that are "pending" than Viacom's group. Channels with HD ... a few with a lot of HD.
     
  7. jimborst

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    If the Travel Channel is one of the channels, and if it is turned on soon it will be before Direct Tv (at least from the Travel Channel's website it says not available on Direct TV). If this does come on this week I can go all HD:D .
     
  8. Cappyxavs

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    besides since i had the 100 tier with E most of these new channels i may have never seen unless i give some extra cash for a better tier or the whole hd tier. as it was i was paying 21/month for dvr fees now i actualy pay less and get more programming. anything that comes to D in HD i will get at my current cost. outside of specialty sports packs like ST.

    what really got me was i settled on being happy to get thursday night FB from NFL-HD in HD and then charlie took that away from me so i guess in response to that and losey CS all i did was take my funding away from charlie so we are even.
     
  9. phrelin

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    Makes sense to me.

    Now on to these:
    Most everything in the Charlie Chat list but Viacom and Rainbow Group channels are uplinked now. I know they won't all be turned on. Overall it seems like a good mix, though admittedly I'm not going to spend alot of time watching fishing or tennis.

    Regardless, the Charlie Chat list included no News Corp. channels and it appears we aren't going to see any. (That's everything that begins with "Fox" plus channels like Fx and SPEED, ignoring regional sports and locals.)

    Since Lifetime will soon be in HD, that might be a good audience focus to add. I don't know of any issues like lawsuits that would stand in the way. Figuring out what Dish might actually do is always so complicated, what with the lawsuits and all.
     
  10. Cappyxavs

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    your'e not missing anything not having these three. there are a lot better "quality" HD channels out there that i wish D would shut these off and get something in true HD that's useful.
     
  11. Oblong Desoto

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    MHD has a nice mix of content from MTV, VH1, and CMT, so I am in no hurry to get those. Does Nickelodeon actually have any HD shows?.
     
  12. James Long

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    Speed HD is the most missing HD channel, in my opinion, and (of course) not on the lists. :)

    Perhaps that's just because next week's races are exclusive to Speed? :lol:
     
  13. rey_1178

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    close this thread! :sure:
     
  14. UKWildcatFan

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    Thats the 1 channel that I want. Then its gonna be only HD package for me.
     
  15. ShawnL25

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    yes
     
  16. phrelin

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    Just a reminder, none of the following News Corp. owned cable channels have been listed among the various HD "soon" lists:

    Fox Business Network
    Fox Classics
    Fox Movie Channel
    Fox News Channel
    Fox Reality
    FX Networks
    SPEED Channel
    FUEL TV

    No information about this is available, but the lawsuit which most assuredly displeases Rupert Murdoch probably doesn't help.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

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    The graphics were updated again sometime today on the Dish Web page. I believe all the new additions are there, and the SciFi and USA logos are now on the HD-only pack page.

    More telling, perhaps are what icons are now missing!

    Ultimate only has 5 of the Voom channel icons: Monsters, Kung-Fu, Rave, Rush, Equator

    HD-only has 6 Voom icons: Monsters, Rave, Rush, Equator, Gameplay, Family Room

    Not sure if this is a freudian slip or what since Kung-Fu is in one place and not the other... while Gameplay and Family Room are on the opposite place but not the other. I still have all of the Voom channels on my receiver... but it makes you wonder. It is one thing to forget to add an icon but to take half or more of them off?
     
  18. lionsrule

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    So.......

    Dish set TWO records today: Added the most HD channels in one day and DROPPED the most HD channels in one day.

    You'll also notice that www.dishnetwork.com no longer lists a "stand alone" hd package as an option.
     
  19. HobbyTalk

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  20. calgary2800

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    Than explains this

    DishHD programming is available only in conjunction with the following packages: America’s Top 100, America’s Top 200, America’s Top 250, America’s “Everything” Pak.

    You still have to get at least AT 100 correct?
     
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