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Viacom HD (Comedy,Spike,CMT,MTV,VH1,Nick) Now Live

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by space86, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 #21 of 182
    ehb224

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    I just checked all the new channels and I did not see any HD content. At least it was not stretch o vision!
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 #22 of 182
    JohnH

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    TNA Wrestling :)

    Couple of others.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 #23 of 182
    JrVtecAccord

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    Nice, I have been waiting for NICK.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 #24 of 182
    archer75

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    I have turboHD bronze and I have comedy central, CMT and spike.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2009 #25 of 182
    GrumpyBear

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    I am not home yet, so I can't check. Does anybody know if the Map downs are working yet?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2009 #26 of 182
    archer75

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    They are for me, for the channels I get.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2009 #27 of 182
    CoolGui

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    The map downs are working for me too.

    I have to admit I'm a little annoyed with myself for believing everything I read in these forums about them not adding any channels to HD Absolute and switched out of mine. On the other hand the main reason I did it is to get my RSN so I can't complain too much since I'm sure they will still never add that.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 #28 of 182
    CoolGui

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    I'm getting some weird black artifacts/banding on Comedy Central HD. I guess they might not have worked out all the bugs yet. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  9. Apr 9, 2009 #29 of 182
    MarcusInMD

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    Outstanding! The picture quality on all of the other HD channels took yet another hit. Can't wait to get more hd-lite channels.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2009 #30 of 182
    ZBoomer

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    Looks like I'm getting them all with AEP + Gold HD.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2009 #31 of 182
    archer75

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    Yes, I saw that too.

    I haven't seen any difference on other channels on my projector. Any specific channel that is most noticable?
     
  12. Apr 10, 2009 #32 of 182
    Nonno

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    Do I have this right ..... Nick, MTV and VH1 aren't available in the Turbo packages? This will be the second time they have done this. First time was with Fox News channel. What is the sense in getting the Turbo Gold and the crappy Platiumn addon if you don't get HD channels as they add them. Well, I do enjoy the picture quality and the dvr but if this is what they tell me when I phone them tomarrow I will pay the early termination and go back to cable. This is deceptive and flat out wrong!
     
  13. Apr 10, 2009 #33 of 182
    Stewart Vernon

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    South Park repeat was in HD earlier.. forgot to check out wrestling on Spike. I did see black speckles on Comedy Central, so I guess they are working some glitches out of the system still.
     
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    GrumpyBear

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    Looking forward to UFC on Spike.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2009 #35 of 182
    Lincoln6Echo

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    Damn, here I am checking DBSTalk nearly everyday for new HD channels and stuff, and the day I didn't check it, new national channels go active.

    Just saw these new channels Thursday night as I had had my guide set to All HD and watching VS-HD and saw MTV-HD, VH1-HD, and Spike-HD there on the same page.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2009 #36 of 182
    phrelin

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    Yeah, there they are. Get to substitute Comedy Central HD for Comedy Central SD in my favorites list. Big deal.

    From what I understand from the posts so far is that Nick, MTV and VH1 aren't in the TurboHD packages? That can't be right as they are available in the Classic Bronze for the new customer six month introductory monthly price of $9.99 with HD added for $10.00 bring the total to $19.99. After six months it would be $44.99 as compared to TurboHD Bronze of $29.99. Hmmmm. Well, we'll see how this play out tomorrow.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2009 #37 of 182
    MarcusInMD

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    I have seen more pixelation on just about every network I watch - FoodTV, History etc. Just a few months ago I thought that they had really improved on quality from a year ago but it was short lived. :(
     
  18. Apr 10, 2009 #38 of 182
    James Long

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    Many program providers require their channels to be bundled. Those channels are only available in packages that have the other channels Viacom wants sold together.

    Thanks to Viacom's restrictions DISH cannot offer those HD channels without also providing the SD channels Viacom wants bundled. That restriction limits DISH to selling the channels only as part of a SD+HD package. The same situation applies to Fox News (a Classic Bronze+HD channel that is not in the Turbo packages).

    It is one of the risks of offering a HD only package ... trying to get providers to allow the delivery of only the "HD" channels from a bundle. Sometimes a deal can be done.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2009 #39 of 182
    kokomogator

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    Why? Direct has had these channels for quite some time:) We also don't require an elite package to get all of them.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2009 #40 of 182
    david_jr

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    It seems to me that it also makes sense for DISH to keep some channels out of the cheaper packages otherwise no one would subscribe to the higher tiers. Obviously they have to weave this around the agreements they make with the content provider. When you decide what package you are going to buy you decide if it is worth the upgrade and what channels you definitely want to have. Sometimes it is the cheapest package and sometimes it isn't. I don't think it's fair to ask DISH to put all HD in the cheapest packages.
     

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