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On the basic packages i know that the music channels are being added to Americas top 60 or 100 then what channels will be added to Americas top 120 or 200 then?

Anyone know?
 

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We need a question mark in the title. I thought this was an announcement and I'm sure others will think the same. Perhaps a mod can edit it.
 

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You will be getting about 32 Cd music channels that no one wants ,that used to be available to only top 120 and above. Oh and maybe some other shopping channels etc to fill up to make about 100 channels. ARen't you blessed? Did you really think that Dish would give you something with no price increase? This is to help repackage the programming pack so they can say Top 100 instead of Top 60. Same when they repackage the top 120 to the top 200 and so on.
 

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Hey, just in case I actually do switch, does the Dish program guide work like D*s? Do I have to manually step thru all those flippin music channels and individually delete them from my favorites?
 

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TreeFarm said:
Hey, just in case I actually do switch, does the Dish program guide work like D*s? Do I have to manually step thru all those flippin music channels and individually delete them from my favorites?
It actually works a LOT better than Direct's in my opinion. There is the "all channels" (Direct's Default), then there is an option called "all subs" listing all the channels you subscribe to only, and then you can build a favorites list, where it starts empty and you go through and add what your favorites are. Also if you have High Definition, there is an option on the listing to list only HD channels
 

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Other than the "All Channels" and "All Subscribed" lists, one has to make the effort to ADD new channels to their personal favorites lists. If you really hate the CD channels and want to eradicate them from your system there is a small effort required to go into locks and lock out the channels where they will never be able to be tuned or appear in an EPG.
 

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Other than the "All Channels" and "All Subscribed" lists, one has to make the effort to ADD new channels to their personal favorites lists. If you really hate the CD channels and want to eradicate them from your system there is a small effort required to go into locks and lock out the channels where they will never be able to be tuned or appear in an EPG.
The hide locked channels feature is my favorite. It removes all the ch's that i never watch from the guide and makes sure that the kids can not order any PPV or porn.
 

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For those wondering what the new channels will be because of the renaming of the AT packages, please remember the following:

AT60 -- To be called AT100-- at this moment, right now has over 80 channels. (I counted 91 including the barker channels). Add the 32 music channels and that is well over 100.

AT120 -- To be called AT200 -- at this moment, right now has over 210 channels. (I counted 225 with the barker channels)

AT180 -- to be called AT250 -- at this moment, right now has over 270 channels. I counted 285 with the barker channels)

So, NO NEW CHANNELS ARE COMING. At least not to reach the numbers on the packages.

See ya
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It does show up in the all channels or all subbed list NO MATTER what you do to lock it out.
Odd. It locks out easily on my 622, 211 and 501 (I have not tried my 301). Stays locked out even after forced reboots. When is yours magically reappearing? Have you tried locking it out lately?

EDIT: Had to take the 211 off of the list. That one is magically reappearing. :sure:
 

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Mike D-CO5 said:
You will be getting about 32 Cd music channels that no one wants ,that used to be available to only top 120 and above. Oh and maybe some other shopping channels etc to fill up to make about 100 channels. ARen't you blessed? Did you really think that Dish would give you something with no price increase? This is to help repackage the programming pack so they can say Top 100 instead of Top 60. Same when they repackage the top 120 to the top 200 and so on.
How about some channels with logs burning or fish swimming ? That would increase the numbers also. I sure would like my RSN in HD as I am sure a lot of others would also.
 

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People seem to link price increases with new channels. There are LOTS of costs of doing business, and people want raises and so forth too... so that goes into each price increase as well.

Plus, I'll notice that when Dish adds a channel during the year (as they did add several HD and SD over this year) people conveniently forget about those and keep asking "when are you adding channels".

For that matter, you can have this same discussion in the DirecTV forum as well as Cable forums... everybody is raising rates... and everybody adds some channels during the year.
 

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James Long said:
Odd. It locks out easily on my 622, 211 and 501 (I have not tried my 301). Stays locked out even after forced reboots. When is yours magically reappearing? Have you tried locking it out lately?

EDIT: Had to take the 211 off of the list. That one is magically reappearing. :sure:
On both of my 622 dvrs it will not lock out. THis has been discussed on another thread and others reported the same. Maybe it only plagues some of the 622 owners.
 

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How about some channels with logs burning or fish swimming ? That would increase the numbers also. I sure would like my RSN in HD as I am sure a lot of others would also.
Well at night the Dish hd demo channels shows swimming fish in HD no less.
 

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Mike D-CO5 said:
You will be getting about 32 Cd music channels that no one wants ,that used to be available to only top 120 and above.
The programming on the Muzak channels is often far superior to the Sirius channels. That has not always been true but, for the last few months, Sirius music has been programmed by drooling idiots.
 
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