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Hello everyone,

I'm new to this site. I recently bought a HD television and would like to add HDTV programming from Dish. As a current customer I'm wondering if anyone could explain to me whether or not I should wait until after August 1. I have heard that the programming is going to change from that date on.

Should this change play a role in my decision? Or doesn't it matter because I'm already a Dish customer?

Any help clearing this up for me would be greatly appreciated,

Kitzhof
 

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If you are going to change to only HD channels, then you need to act either before August 1st or after August 1st depending on several factors which are discussed at length in other threads.

If you find that it would not be acceptable to be without some channels that are not in HD on Dish Network, such as Comedy Central or Fox News or FX (among others), then you will simply be adding one of two HD packages, which will not change on August 1st. One is $10 and includes any HD channels that are carried by Dish and for which you already subscribe to the SD channel. The other is $20 and also includes 7 other HD channels that have no SD equivalent.

PS People who do not currently have Dish Network are better off waiting until August 1st, and if they are in one of the Eastern markets that have HD Locals on the 61.5 satellite, then they are better off waiting even longer until the Dish 1000.4 dish is available (61.5/72.5/77).
 

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What do you think they mean by Tentative on the fllwing list of AbsoluteHD?

Golf/Vs
A&E
Animal Planet
Big Ten Network
Discovery Channel
ESPN
ESPN2
Food Network
HGTV
History
National Geographic
NBATV
NFL Network
Science Channel
TBS
USA (tentative)
Sci Fi (tentative)
TLC
TNT
HD Theater
HDNet
HDNet Movies
MHD
NHL Network
Universal
Animania
Equator
Family Room
Filmfest
Gallery
Game Play
HD News
Kung Fu
Monster


Plust this list (from a CSR) doesnt jive w what others are showing with this pkg
105 USA 9431
110 Food Network 9462
112 HGTV 9461
118 A&E 9419
119 Biography 9443
120 History 9491
122 Sci Fi 9432
129 Bravo 9492
138 TNT 9420
139 TBS 9499
140 ESPN 9424
142 ESPN News 9494
144 ESPN 2 9425
154 NFL 9426
172 Disney East 9433
174 Toon Disney 9449
176 Cartoon HD 9463
180 ABC Family 9434
182 Discovery 9487
183 The Learning Channel (TLC) 9488
184 Animal Planet 9489
186 National Geographic 9429
187 Hallmark Movies 9444
193 Science Channel 9490
200 CNN 9436
208 CNBC 9439
214 Weather Channel 9438
215 Travel Channel 9437
239 WGN 9446
362 HD Net 9422
364 HD Theater 9421
366 Universal 9427
369 MHD (music) 9469
374 Smithsonian
383 HD Net Movies 9423
385 MGM
394 World Fishing Network
398 Versus/Golf 9468
400 Tennis 9442
402 NBA 9508
403 NHL
 

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I just got HD installed and I have the Essentials pack which gives me the the HD versions of the channels I subscribe two however I get a few extra HD channels like HDNet and Universal. Will I sill get them after August 1st with the package that I currently have.
 

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reddice said:
I just got HD installed and I have the Essentials pack which gives me the the HD versions of the channels I subscribe two however I get a few extra HD channels like HDNet and Universal. Will I sill get them after August 1st with the package that I currently have.
It is my understanding that any HD channels that do not currently have an SD equivalent (such as HDNet & Universal) will be moved to the HD Platinum package (currently the HD Ultimate package).
 

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So it will cost me $20 with the package I have now. Is that correct.
 

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reddice said:
I just got HD installed and I have the Essentials pack which gives me the the HD versions of the channels I subscribe two however I get a few extra HD channels like HDNet and Universal. Will I sill get them after August 1st with the package that I currently have.
If you have HDNet Movies, UniversalHD, WFNHD, NBAHD, NHLHD, SmithsonianHD, and MGMHD, then you have the HD Ultimate, which includes the HD channels with SD counterparts. If your current package is AT??? with HD Ultimate, then it will stay exactly the same when 8/1 comes around.
 

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kal915 said:
These channels were dropped on May 12th
Funny you say this because this list was just given to me yesterday (July 24) from a DISH rep. Maybe the $10 extra with cable is not so bad...at least when they do something not-nice i can just cancel my services.

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I am getting HDNet and UniversalHD with the everything pack and Essentials. Maybe they goofed up because I don't get SmithsonianHD, and MGMHD.
 

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reddice said:
I am getting HDNet and UniversalHD with the everything pack and Essentials. Maybe they goofed up because I don't get SmithsonianHD, and MGMHD.
Of course you get HDNet, but do you get HDNet Movies? It's a separate channel.

Could be a goof... I'm not familiar with what the Everything Pack does and does not have, though.

UniversalHD is part of HD Ultimate, or when 8/1 comes around "HD Platinum".
 

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HDNet is in the "Essentials" package. HDNet Movies is part of the "Ultimate" package.

UniversalHD is also part of the "Ultimate" package... BUT I believe it may be in free-preview mode for the Olympics... so it is possible that someone could have UniversalHD for the moment without being "Ultimate" but that is only temporary.
 

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I am liking some of those extra HD channels. How much extra would it cost. I am paying $10 for essentials now.
 

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Not bad. Will I have to call them come August 1st?
 

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Good because I don't want to deal with their customer service.
 
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