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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by space86, Aug 10, 2008.
or by the end of this year ?
Maybe some Fishing shows in1080p via VOD?
And at the same time a few Voom channels return but in SD format to save bandwidth. :lol:
Oh boy, this thread again. What a good idea, especially considering there's a Sticky thread on just this right at the top of the forum.
The voom thread is no longer stickied.... IMO, this is a good thread but I realize those in the know can't say but wish we knew which stations were coming and when. I'm sitting on the fence, debating E* or D*. The turbo HD look good but I haven't been able to get a clear answer on signing up for multisport with Turbo HD. Plus, I would have to give up two of our favorite stations to go Turbo as E* does not yet carry them in HD. I'll likely go wih D* if E* does not acquire FX and Fox HD by this fall.
I believe they are claiming going from current @ 114 to up to 150 by year end. Of course I have no idea where they get the 114 number. But clearly we should expect something to be added by the end of the year.
My guess they'll add whatever D* has to keep up (like FX, Spike, VH1, CMT, Nick, Speed). I am already happy, but those would make my day. My wife wouldn't mind seeing Soap and WE added.
I could see them adding 6 channels and claiming 150.
According to the Dish earnings conference call, more HD is coming when E11 comes on line (probably waiting for E8 to come online at 77 so it can be mirrored on the eastern arc). Maybe the beginning of September.
E11 HD does not need to be mirrored on 77° ... E11 HD will be available to all current customers via it's placement at 110°.
For Eastern Arc 110° HD is being mirrored at 72.5° (and there is room for more). Eastern Arc shouldn't slow down the addition of new HD for the rest of us. There is also space available at 61.5°/129° for channels (if all else fails). 61.5° space would serve existing customers as well as the Eastern Arc.
As far as the base question will E* customers get any new HD? YES! DISH is heavily advertising 100 now and 150 by the end of the year. This fall is what is on the calendar before the end of the year.
September would be nice. Hopefully we don't go a month without some new HD.
The explicitly say up to150 by the end of the year, I laughed when I heard the radio ad since it is pretty much pointless, they can add 1 channel and call it good if they want.
I am looking forward to more HD channels unless they are Stretch-O-Vision crap like CN and CBS C. I hope they add more HD premium channels and Disney Channel West.
hope they bring back Kun fu HD and Ecuador HD
I think they will push for trying to round up the hd to make it more appealing for hd only packages, so more kid channels, mtv, and probably bring back some voom content
Kung Fu and Equator, the Voom channels? I'd like that too but don't hold your breath.
When is History International going to be in HD ?
Actually, they can add none and satisfy the claim.
To be fair, however, Dish has added more national HD than I thought they would and even one or two that I like that D* doesn't have (e.g. TravelHD). Yes, they still don't have my RSNs in HD, they cut VOOM and have just cut GolTV and don't have the Fox HD channels (FX-HD/SpeedHD/FBN-HD, etc.) but I would guess we'll get at least a few more national HD channels by the end of September.
I wonder how much space truly will remain on 110 with the E11 arrival, and 61.5. Hopefully it holds out. My fear is that we will see, after the Ciel 2 launch, HD added to 129 and 77 (as they run out of space on 61.5 and 110). Then us "legacy" systems with 119/110 and 61.5 will be out in the cold.
With the current "114" claim, we can expect "up to" 36 more channels. A good question I'll pose is: can anyone propose a way for Dish to get space for 35 more linear HD channels given the limitation of 7 per TP, using only 110 and 61.5? I say 35 as that requires exactly 5 transponders. And while I know some claim E11 can do 8/TP, I remain skeptical.
So there will be 36 more HD Channels this Year ?
If they all all the RSN's to HD, as Direct just did, that adds 16 or 17.
Unfortunately DISH's count already includes the RSNs ... so it doesn't matter if they are game only or 24/7, the upgrade isn't going to change the number.
DirecTV moved from 95 to 130 this past Wednesday with the addition of 28 channels. Including:
9 upgraded RSNs that were previously not counted by DirecTV,
4 actual new channels (2 regular and 2 premium movie)
and of course 15 more "PPV" channels (now 30+ HD PPV channels)
And yes, I did say 95 to 130 with the addition of 28 ... It is channel counting math! :lol:
36 new channels by the end of the year? Probably not "channels" I'd want to count. :sure:
On the Tech Forum Dish said that E11 should be operational by September 1st. I hope that means that there will also be more HD on that date. Personally I hope the new HD oncludes Fox News HD as that is the only channel I watch that is not HD.
The new Fox Business Network that started last year is in HD on D*.