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USA HD by Monday night....wishfull thinking???????????

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Ressurrector, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. Ressurrector

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    Here it is Friday night and its not there yet............. Is 2 days gonna make the magic difference??? And if it is a Monday night surprise wonder whose to REALLY thank?? Dish or Vince Mcmahyons bank roll????

    We know there bandwidth is screwed till they get 3 more birds up and we all know that ain't happening anytime soon SO whats that leave?? have to trade something out................. Will they "trade" something for us a USA-HD channel OR are we to wait MONTHS till new birds hit the sky before we are given ANY new HD channels?? What do yall think??
     
  2. gazzie4

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    DTV has it, why not switch
     
  3. Ressurrector

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    You remember when the kindergarten teacher told you " If you don't have nothing good to say then don't say nothing at all" ?????

    I don't recall the topic of this thread being "Dish doesn't have USAHD yet should I switch to Direct state your opinions "

    Therefore your reply to this thread is irrelevant and utterly useless, much like your existence I imagine............
     
  4. bartendress

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    Oh... SNAP!

    I appreciate your logic... but... this is E*. Logic need not apply.

    (I'll cross my fingers for you just the same.)
     
  5. Henry

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    I'll stay put, thanks. I have no intentions on getting on the HD see-saw ... today you're on top, tomorrow you're not. As long as I think E* has the better equipment, I'll stick around.

    I do wonder though, how much money the switchers (in either direction) have to fork over everytime they jump ship? And how much leftover hardware is there? And do they end up with side-by-side D* & E* dishes when it's all over - or do they pay to have an installer come out and de-install/re-install?
     
  6. bartendress

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    To some it seems a hobby like candle making or macramé...
     
  7. Henry

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    :lol:
     
  8. jacmyoung

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    When we had D* three years ago, the HDDVR would cost $800 to upgrade, Comcast came out with no cost HDDVR lease two years ago, we switched. A year later E* came out with $199 622 lease, and a lot more HD than anyone at the time, we switched and got a second 622 for free on lease. This time around we need a 3rd 622 but I could not get it unless I pay E* $550 no matter what I tried. So I waited until D*'s HDDVR price drop.

    Our D* service will be installed tomorrow with the following, after an AAA member special:

    $20/mo. off for the first year,
    $10/mo. off for the second year,
    One year free Showtime,
    Three months free all movies packs,
    $50 visa card with autopay,
    $50 cash card paying with American Express,
    $99 for the first HDDVR.

    All 87 HDs we can have!

    Now after this I intend to call D* to get free 2nd and 3rd HDDVRs or at as low cost as possible, but even if I have to buy two from Costco, it would be $340-$100 rebate at the most.

    At the meantime we will have both E* and D* until I can switch completely over to D*. I have a feeling when I call E* to cancel they will offer me the 3rd hddvr free, but I will not be able to keep two services going, that's just too bad.
     
  9. texaswolf

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    WOW...this has gone completely off topic!

    to answer your question Res....i think they still have room for a few, and i think USA, and Sci fi are going to get first bids when they add, but probably not until the beginning of FEB. when they start the new HD packs...but God only knows with E*
     
  10. starcrossedpimp

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    yeah i wouldnt hold your breath for USA HD on Monday,i guess ill have to wait till Friday to watch Smackdown in HD on my OTA.
     
  11. James Long

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    Sounds good to me. It is a much better answer than starting the 200th thread (exaggerated count - typical for HD) on the subject. It actually provides a response that would get you the channel and content you are demanding (although it is probably too late to get DirecTV installed by Monday Night).
    Let's not get personal. I don't want to have to spank anyone and give them a time out.

    Math done in a couple of other threads shows space for at least 10 more channels. The transponders where Sci-Fi HD and USA HD are pointed certainly have space for those two channels.

    Whatever is keeping these two channels off of the service isn't bandwidth.

    BTW: While channels HAVE been activated on Mondays in the past, I would not expect that this time. Sorry Ressurrector (and others) for the brutal facts.
     
  12. texaswolf

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    yeah, i wasn't really expecting them this Monday...maybe a couple more weeks give or take.
     
  13. phrelin

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    Yes, well that is the mystery, isn't it. Presumably it is a technical problem. They need to fire the pr people issuing the pointless press releases and hire a techie who can flip the right switch.
     
  14. rey_1178

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    i really don't think dish cares what channel is putting what program beginning on a certain date to put a channel in their lineup. i honestly think next month is when we'll see some additions.
     
  15. phrelin

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    I hope you're right. It just seems a shame that they couldn't have added SciFi and USA when their popular shows started up again in January. But I have a feeling they tried.
     
  16. kstevens

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    Personally, I don't think this thread had anything to add in the first place.

    Glor
     
  17. Deke Rivers

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    ditto...
     
  18. booger

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    CNN HD would be a nice addition as well. With politics in full swing. I watched it during one of the primaries and Wolfe told viewers that those watching in HD would see additional information on both sides of the screen.

    It would have been nice.

    Oh well.

    How is USA HD? A lot of stretch-o-vision or what?

    Thanks,
     
  19. Indiana627

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    USA HD does not stretch, it's all OAR (same as SCI FI HD). And USA does have a lot of true HD.
     
  20. booger

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    That's good to hear. Thanks.
     
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