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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Mono Channels? I think not! That is outdated Technology. Go with XM Satellite. 100 Crystal Clear Audio Channels in Hi-Fi Stereo for Home and Car. I heard it, I have one and It's awesome.
 
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The mono channels are designed for businesses to use. ie, the music you here over the PA at a department store. Since this is what theyre intended to be used for thats good theyre mono. E* offer 19 of the 25 or so mono Muzak channels in AT150 as a filler. Yes I hate the quality of these channels too but unfortunatly theyll never be in stereo. :(

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Where the choice of radio stations is limited (even mono over nothing is preferred). So it is a nice option.

I just wish they were included in the count of 150 for the AT150. Everyone that I tell about the AT150 gets real excited but then they learn the 50 of the 150 are audio and they lose their smile. :(
 
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Well it depends how you want to count the channels.
There are 95 real unique channels on Dish's AT150 that every one gets.
If you want to count the west feeds of Disney and Nickelodeon that makes 97.
This is not counting the P.I. channels on 110° and 119° that would take the count up to 110 real video channels.
If you count the two P.I. channels at 61.5° that would bring the count to 112 real video channels.
How about counting IFC and Romance as two channels (which Dish does--Just like DirecTV counted WAM and Love Stories as separate channels when they shared bandwidth) that would bring the count to 113.
You may want to count the shopping channels. Eventhough "no one" watches them, they are quite popular. That would bring the count to 122 channels.
There are also the Dish information channels. There are 5 different (not duplicated) ones. That's 127.
CNN FN and CNN international share a channel directly from CNN. Is that another channel? 128.
Then there are the 2 ESPN and four Fox Sports alternate channels. We're up to 134.
Then there is the Fox Sports Regional Channels and Turner South. This one's tricky because some people get none of the regionals, most people get one channel, some people get two channels, and a very few get 3 channels. So that brings the grand total to 134, 135, 136 or 137 video channels available on AT150.

From there you can add the 50 audio channels.

See ya
Tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
THe only ones I would definately not include are the Dish information channels, and all the Fox Sports channels other than the Average of 1 that a person can get. Especially where there was the $5 package to get all the Fox Sports channels outside of your allowed ones. Does that All Fox Sports package still Exist???

I hate to include any of the Shopping Channels and the Shared channels as 2 channels, but I guess I have to bite the bullet on those :(
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Imagine the excitement going lower when a new sub who buys a Dish500 thinks he or she is getting 500 channels and then discovers that he or she will get far fewer than 200.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Especially where there was the $5 package to get all the Fox Sports channels outside of your allowed ones. Does that All Fox Sports package still Exist???
Yup, it still exists. The only reason why this package would be good is for time shifting of Fox Sports News and local sports that arnt blacked out (local auto racing, HS sports, Arena Footbal, college hockey, ect) Some college football and basketball games arnt black out either. As what Brian said about new subs expecting 500 channels, I wonder how many expect to see all regional pro sports games in the clear for $5/month.

Steve
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
If they have a Pirated Card and get every channel on the system, they might be able to get 500 channels (but of course most of them would just be all the locals) <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/image/emoticons_classic/happy.gif ALT=":D">
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
If you included all locals, Muzak, barkers, alternates, PPV, PPV sport, interational, adult and HD there is a total of 520 channels (including 61.5)

Steve
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
61.5 channels dont count. They are not available with a single dish Dish 500 that gets basic dish programming. At $19.99 a piece, claiming of offering hundreds of channels to you, then you find out each one is $19.99. 61.5 international alacartes or dish's imposed packages dont count.

I'd count 50 music channels,
the number of basic channels and PI channels in Top150,
mega movie package(all premiums), dish latino, and multisports, then add those up with the number of channels offered to see how many channels you really get with a dish500.
 
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There are about 470 channels on 119 and 110 combined, 153 of them are locals (158 if you included the 5 supers)

Steve
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Fox News
Fox Sports World
Fox Sports World Espanol
FX
22 Regional Fox Sports Net affiliates
Most of the 210 DMAs also have local Fox stations

Steve
 
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