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post #421 of 442 Old 07-10-2008, 05:14 PM
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Here is a Link to Dish's new channels announcement at Sat Guys US:


http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-net...-schedule.html

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Thanks! I see a couple on there I might like. Just wish we could get Comedy Central already!
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dont like this new plan at all
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Well Charlie HAD to do something about all those subs. switching from $60+ programming packages to the $30 HD-only package.

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D* = DirecTV
E* = Echostar or Dish Network

E* = Echostar which is now separate from Dish Network

Probably better just to say Dish for Dish Network these days.
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E* = Echostar which is now separate from Dish Network

Probably better just to say Dish for Dish Network these days.

"E*" is still Dish Network regardless of the origins. I think we are way past the point of changing the shorthand at this point.
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"E*" is still Dish Network regardless of the origins. I think we are way past the point of changing the shorthand at this point.

Are you hearing anything? Any chance Monsters shows up somewhere else?
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The list looks like more of the same old same old to me.

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Sorry to high jack the thread like this, but I need some help with a DISH DVR. Thank you!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post14287291
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well after much thought and viewing, i believe the voom for science channel tradeoff is a winner for me.

i find myself watching lots and lots of science channel programming. my kids enjoy it too. way more viewing than we were getting from all our voom channels combined.


only down side is science hd is not on par with voom hd, but the content is better

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I've been trying to sift through this thread.

I need to ask if anyone has noticed a drop in signal quality in channels that were available "before" VOOM being dropped.

For example, the 3 HD channels my wife and I watched the most were ESPN, HGTV, and FOOD Network. NOW these channels seem grainy compared to before the VOOM drop. I'm just trying to determine if its a problem with my equipment or if Dish seriously cut back the quality on these channels.

I have noticed this also and can't wait now until my current contract with dish ends. I've been with them about 9 years now and upgraded to HD 1 year ago. However, since the "VOOM change" the quality does blow and the HD is more like SD+. Very grainy. I'll be canceling and moving on when my 18 month upgrade contract ends but I don't know what to yet.
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well after much thought and viewing, i believe the voom for science channel tradeoff is a winner for me.

i find myself watching lots and lots of science channel programming. my kids enjoy it too. way more viewing than we were getting from all our voom channels combined.


only down side is science hd is not on par with voom hd, but the content is better

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I think ScienceHD coexisted with VOOM for a long time, so there was no tradeoff.

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From Broadcast Engineering

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DISH Network said July 10 it plans to launch 17 additional national HD channels, surpassing its goal of reaching 100 national HD channels five months ahead of schedule.

The new HD channels include: ActionMax HD, HBO Family HD, CBS College Sports HD, HBO Latino HD, Lifetime HD, HBO Signature HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, HBO West HD, Planet Green HD, HBO Zone HD, Encore HD, Starz Comedy HD, HBO 2 HD, Starz Edge HD, HBO Comedy HD, Starz Kids & Family HD and Starz West HD.

DISH Network also said it would introduce TurboHD, an all-HD pay-TV programming service.


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^^ If we're going to accept this dubious channel count for the thread title, we should probably note in a sticky thread that DirecTV is now claiming "130 HD channels this summer."
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^^ If we're going to accept this dubious channel count for the thread title, we should probably note in a sticky thread that DirecTV is now claiming "130 HD channels this summer."

Hey, I think I heard Primestar will have 273 HD channels by next fall.....

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my father-in-law was planning on calling and requesting a new subscription for the all HD package 29 + locals... roughly $40/month.

Can he still get this, or is this turbo plan going to cause a ripple? Would you wait on a new subscription if you were not already on one?

What benefits can someone get with a new subscription now? Cinemax for a penny.... $75 pre-paid visa, who other items can you haggle for?
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New satellite launch successful.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - DISH Network Corp's (DISH.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) plans to roll out more high definition video channels received a boost in the early hours of Wednesday after the successful launch of its EchoStar XI broadcast satellite.

DISH, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV operator, needs to roll out more HD channels to be able to compete with larger rival DIRECTV Group (DTV.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) as well as cable and phone companies' video services.

The Denver, Colorado-based company's HD plans were set back in March when a satellite launch by SES Americom failed to reach its intended orbit following its launch on board a Russian Proton Breeze-M launch vehicle. The SES Americom satellite was entirely contracted by DISH sister company EchoStar Corp (SATS.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

DISH said earlier this month it would add another 17 national HD channels bringing its total to 100 ahead of its original year-end target. DIRECTV has said it will have 150 HD channels by the year-end.

DISH also said it would introduce TurboHD, an all-HD programming package.

The satellite operators are aggressively pushing HD as a way of differentiating themselves from cable operators, who are also launching more HD channels at a rapid pace but are on average still behind the satellite operators.

"Offering a wide variety of HD channels is important among pay-TV providers and is really important in today's market," said Thomas Eagan, analyst at Collins Stewart.

"DISH would have been at a disadvantage to its competitors if this satellite did not launch successfully," he added. (Reporting by Yinka Adegoke, editing by Dave Zimmerman)
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Good thing it was a success and not a failure or they'd be screwed...big time.
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It has been a week since the announcement and I'm not seeing any new channels, and most of the HD channels I do have look like crap. It's cloudy here - not stormy, just overcast - and I can't get sat 129.
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Aug. 1st is when the new ones come on
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Good thing it was a success and not a failure or they'd be screwed...big time.

Actually they are kind of screwed, maybe big time depending on how many eggs they had in the Eastern Arc basket.

Just the day before Echostar 11 was sucessfully launched to geosynchronous transfer orbit, "EchoStar 2...experienced a substantial failure that appears to have rendered the satellite a total loss."
http://dish.client.shareholder.com/s...50134-08-12791

The loss will not impact their August 1st HD additions, but it's another setback for their Eastern Arc project which was already hit by the failed launch of AMC-14. Echostar 2 had been scheduled (based on FCC filings) to provide service from the 77 degree orbital position for the Eastern Arc (a new service from the 61.5, 72.5 and 77 degree orbital position that would complement their current Western Arc (110, 119, 129) service).
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Who is the idiot who picks what channels they air, I want speed, spike and f/x in HD. It drives me nuts watching the hd logos on the screen while watching it in what looks like 280p. World fishing network weather channel in HD and then just adding to subscription movie channel hd lineups is a big thumbs down to me.
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