I hope the "Discontinued Receiver Upgrade Promotion" is something better than just offering to lease an MPEG-4 receiver at current market price, which is the deal I got from D* to replace my DirecTivo. That's the reason I'm with E* now!
Where did this memo come from?tsmacro said:Memo we rec'd today:
"As you know Dish Network is working to upgrade all of our MPEG 2 HD customers to MPEG 4 by September 17th.
To help speed this process along we will begin converting some MPEG 2 HD channels to MPEG 4 to prompt the remaining MPEG 2 HD customers to upgrade. As each channel is converted to MPEG 4, the channel will disappear completely from the EPG on any MPEG 2 HD receiver. We will be following the conversion schedule listed below.
8/13: TNT HD
8/20: HBO HD and HDNet
8/27: ESPN HD
9/3: HD Theatre and Showtime HD
All ViP series MPEG 4 receivers will continue to receive these channels.
Additionally, an MPEG 2 virtual channel will be made available to the MPEG 2 customers while they wait for their upgrade. Customers will only be informed of the virtual channels when they call in for an upgrade.
If a customer calls in missing these channels on their MPEG 2 receiver, transfer the customer to a DISH Partner Agent to participate in the MPEG 2 to MPEG 4 Discontinued Receiver Upgrade promotion."
From our contact at Dish. I work for a phone company and we sell Dish. We get e-mails from Dish letting us know what's going on from time to time. Sometimes I even get the info before reading here, but not often.dishpco said:Where did this memo come from?
You probably had to sign a 2 year contract as well, didn't you?springdale_sam said:I was blown away and they are giving me HBO and STARZ for three months free. All it cost me was a hundred bucks for the 722 because they waived some 25 dollar fee.
Yes ... and so are the 9400's that match those channels (the 9400's are marked ViP receiver only). The 6200's are there as a "last chance" for those still with MPEG2 equipment and HD. When the 6200's go away the 9400 channels should go MPEG4. (There is no reason to uplink both MPEG4 and MPEG2 versions.)Jim5506 said:Are the 6201-6204 channels still MPEG-2?
You mean after the extension on Sept 15th (now how would I know exactly what that date is?) ;-)BillJ said:There will still be some customers who procastinate and then complain when they lose the channels. Same people you see mailing their tax returns at 11:59 PM on April 15.
I look forwards to those threads.BillJ said:There will still be some customers who procastinate and then complain when they lose the channels.
For new Eastern Arc customers, they will start out that way.Bobby H said:I'm kind of wondering when all the SD channels will be switched to MPEG-4. It would figure a lot of bandwidth would be saved by converting those channels at some point.