NGEO-SD is in the top 180 (soon to be the AT-250) package. It seems that corresponding HD channels are only in their SD package teir. ESPN, ESPN-2, Food, HGTV, etc are all in the AT-60 package. Get it?ehren said:Why is it not in bronze? Pretty upsetting I was told I would get all the new MPEG 4 channels when I purchased the 211. What makes National Geographic so special?
There is no requirement that basic cable or satellite channels go HD in 2009. Only OTA TV must go digital and there is no requirement that it be in HD. What the new law states is that OTA must go digital and analog channels must be shut down by Feb 17, 2009.Link said:At least someday there won't be any paying extra for an HD channel or package because the only feed will be the HD one after SD is obsolete and all receivers are MPEG-4.
Come Feb, the entire HD package will be an additional $20 to any other package. I'm sure if you want to pay more, Dish will take your money.dvbfan said:I wonder if the technology allows Dish Network to provide it as ala carte and just charge the subcriber as such?
Meaning, if somebody wants a pick any top 10 channels in HD that he/she wanted to subscribe, technologically through Dish receiver, is this possible?
Eg. I would pick: TNT-HD, Discovery-HD, Nat-Geo-HD, HDNet-Movies, HBO-HD, Starz-HD, Food-HD, HGTV-HD, NFL-HD, HD-News plus local channels in HD.
I won't mind paying $25~$30 just for this.
That's all I need.
Back in 96 when E* was just starting out, they offered DishPix which allowed one to pick 10 channels from AT40 ($19.99/mo in 96) except Disney for $10/mo, and additional channels for just $1/mo each. It was not long before Viacom started requiring their channels to be sold together, if you purchased 1 Viacom channel you were required to buy all of them (TV-Land, MTV, Nichaloadian etc.). It was not long until DishPix was $15/mo for your choice of 10 channels and single channels for $1.50/mo with many restrictions until E* finaly discontinued the package.culbjn said:I think dvbfan was talking about just the HD with no other channels. I remember that my brother had Dish many yeras ago on a pick 20 channels for $20. I don't know what kind of list he had them to pick from, but I would be like to pick 20 from the Gold package with HD's and pay $30 now. I don't wactch over 20 channels now so it would be easy to pick 20.
LOL you will once the "gee-wiz" wears off and you see how little "real" content is in HD. Most people find the HD content they watch is from the networks LOLehren said:Guess I will be getting it in Feb, and no I don't want the Gold package, I don't want ANY friggin SD channels!
I disagree, I've had HD for 3+ years and just added my second HD set. I find that I will watch things in HD that I wouldn't normally watch just because it looks so good. I have nearly abandoned watching any SD except some sports where I have no choice. I liken it to the DVR experience, once you get used to it you find you will only watch shows that have been recorded (again, live sports is the exception), even going as far as watching something off the DVR while a show you want to watch is being recorded instead of watching it live.koralis said:You might appreciate the compelling picture, but I guarentee that you'll eventually come to the realization that most HD content (non-network) is dull. That's what he meant... eventually you'll realizing that watching inferior graphics is neccessary to actually be entertained.