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post #151 of 2570
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Originally Posted by doogiehowser View Post

But if parents give it a second thought it's not bad because there are alternative choice. There is discovery channel, TLC, animal planet and better educational choices.

I totally agree - but in reality, parents today don't typically make that kind of rational, well thought out judgement call. Toon and Nick are the resident babysitter, and if it shuts up the kids, they can't live without it.

The channels you listed, along with all the children's programming required by the FCC's KidVid requirements from all the local broadcasters and the dedicated kids programming on most markets' PBS subchannels, provides more than enough children's programming.

Couple that with the advent of the DVR, and you should have enough programming to cover three times as much television as your kids should be watching.

Having said that, I still think those two are necessary for widespread consideration.
post #152 of 2570
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Originally Posted by Cole5 View Post

Curios if this will be available for existing customers as well. I'm a current customer, not under contract. I wonder if you can switch your package if you are already an existing customer without a new 2 yr commitment.

I would like to dump the unwatched SD channels that I'm paying for.

They allow existing subs to switch to DVR Advantage without a contract as long as you have auto pay, hopefully they will do something similar with this.



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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post

They're not going to do any of this. Look at the photo in post 49. Very simple, 40 HD channels (39 plus one PPV) for $29.99/month, ...

Its a blurry photo where we are trying to guess the channels included by logo and the fine print is unreadable. We won't know all the details for sure until its available.
post #153 of 2570
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Originally Posted by hezagenius View Post

I just called to get the Cinemax deal and was told I didn't qualify since I already have get the premium channels. The only reason I do is because I was comp'd 3 free months of premium channels last week since I was on hold forever last time I called. Customer Service didn't budge. I'm not a happy camper right now.

If you currently have Cinemax or had Cinemax in the last 6 months, you will not qualify for the Cinemax penny offer.
post #154 of 2570
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Originally Posted by kb7oeb View Post

Its a blurry photo where we are trying to guess the channels included by logo and the fine print is unreadable. We won't know all the details for sure until its available.

We've already identified the 40 logos/channels. The only fine print reads:

ALL YOU NEED TO GET THE BEST SPORTS & MOVIES IN HD!
Over 40 Great HD Channels
Contains HD Channels Only



MORE CHANNELS TO COME IN 2008!


Over 22 Regional Sports Networks in HD - $5.00/mo.
Requires a subscription to America's Top 100 Plus or Higher
post #155 of 2570
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

For anybody that is not aware of this deal with E*, you can get Cinemax for $.01/year if you sign up for Autopay and Paperless billing. It will automatically renew for the second year at $.01. That's 2 years of Cinemax for $.02. That's a good deal. Just call E* and ask for this deal. It only took me 5 minutes on the phone and now I am getting 6 Cinemax channels including Cinemax HD.

What if you already have autopay and paperless for over a year? Can I still get in on this?
post #156 of 2570
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Originally Posted by Cole5 View Post

What if you already have autopay and paperless for over a year? Can I still get in on this?

I did.
post #157 of 2570
Any updates on USA-HD starting on Dish Network? I read quite a bit about this and Sci-Fi HD starting in December, but nothing since.
post #158 of 2570
they are uplinked to the sats (well place holders are) But their are rumors that they are waiting to turn them "on" when they redo their HD prices beginning of feb. We will see beyond that no one really knows anything.
post #159 of 2570
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If you E* guys will help me out with channel numbers, MPEG2/MPEG4, etc. - I'll copy the format of the D* rollout thread (first post) over here.
post #160 of 2570
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

If you E* guys will help me out with channel numbers, MPEG2/MPEG4, etc. - I'll copy the format of the D* rollout thread (first post) over here.

This page might be a good start, not sure how up to date it is, haven't checked it completely but it looks pretty accurate.

http://ekb.dbstalk.com/dvse-HD.htm
DirecTV vs Dish Network HD Comparison
post #161 of 2570
"DISH Network today said it will increase its national HDTV channel count from 76 to 100 in 2008."

Shouldn't they worry about getting to 76 first? Why not make 150 blank channels with E*HD logos and say they now have 226 hd channels?
post #162 of 2570
Here you go CP:

All are MPEG4 unless indicated:

402 NBA TV HD
403 NHL Network HD
9419 A&E HD
9420 TNT HD - MPEG2
9421 HD Theater - MPEG2
9422 HDNet - MPEG2
9423 HDNet Movies - MPEG2
9424 ESPN HD - MPEG2
9425 ESPN2HD
9426 NFL Network HD
9427 Universal HD
9429 National Geographic HD
9431 USA HD - Not available yet
9432 SciFi HD - Not available yet
9435 Starz HD
9456 HBO HD - MPEG2
9458 Cinemax HD
9460 Showtime HD - MPEG2
9461 HGTV HD
9462 Food Network HD
9465 HD Events - MPEG2
9467 HD PPV - MPEG2
9468 Versus/Golf Channel HD
9469 MHD
9470 Rave HD
9471 Equator HD
9472 Gallery HD
9473 Treasure HD
9474 Animania HD
9475 World Cinema HD
9476 Rush HD
9477 World Sport HD
9478 Ultra HD
9479 Kung Fu HD
9480 Film Fest HD
9481 Monsters HD
9482 HD News
9485 Gameplay HD
9486 Family HD
9487 Discovery HD
9488 TLC HD
9489 Animal Planet HD
9490 Science Channel HD
9491 History Channel HD
9499 TBS HD
9500 Big 10 Network HD
post #163 of 2570
Here are the RSN's:

All are MPEG4

359 Comcast SportsNet West (Sacramento)
360 Altitude
361 FSN Prime Ticket
362 MSG - Not available yet
363 FSN New York - Not available yet
364 FSN Rocky Mountain
365 FSN Arizona
366 FSN Southwest
367 FSN West
368 FSN Midwest
369 FSN Bay Area - Not available yet
370 FSN South
372 Sun Sports
373 FSN Florida
374 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
375 FSN Ohio (Statewide)
376 FSN Northwest
377 FSN Ohio (Cincinnati)
378 FSN Pittsburg
379 Comcast SportsNet Chicago
380 FSN Detroit
381 Sports Time Ohio Network
385 Comcast SportsNet New England
386 FSN North
387 SportSouth
388 SportsNet New York
post #164 of 2570
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I assume the "Not Yet Available" means they've been announced as coming soon, or are showing up with guide placeholders? If so, can you tell me which are which?

Give me a few hours to reformat (more if the games are particularly exciting today )

Working on it in the post testing area if you have any additional comments.
post #165 of 2570
Not yet available means that the channels are uplinked and we are waiting for E* to turn them on.
post #166 of 2570
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What about DNS?

Here's the current format:
Distant Network Service (MPEG2)
Available nationally, but must meet qualifications
  1. CBS East (80) - WCBS New York, NY
  2. NBC East (82) - WNBC New York, NY
  3. ABC East (86) - WABC New York, NY
  4. FOX East (88) - WNYW New York, NY
  5. CBS West (81) - KCBS Los Angeles, CA
  6. NBC West (83) - KNBC Los Angeles, CA
  7. ABC West (87) - KABC Los Angeles, CA
  8. FOX West (89) - KTTV Los Angeles, CA
post #167 of 2570
I'm not sure if E* has DNS. Hopefully, somebody else knows the answer.

Here's a good chart of all of the channels:

http://ekb.dbstalk.com/dishlist.htm
post #168 of 2570
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

I'm not sure if E* has DNS. Hopefully, somebody else knows the answer.

Here's a good chart of all of the channels:

http://ekb.dbstalk.com/dishlist.htm

You can get sd DNS on Dish. No hd.
post #169 of 2570
I just got the Cinemax deal. What's up with the lack of DD? They don't seem to use anything other than stereo.
post #170 of 2570
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Over 22 Regional Sports Networks in HD - $5.00/mo.
Requires a subscription to America's Top 100 Plus or Higher[/b]

If Im reading this right this is pretty bad news for sports fans. No HD RSN without Americas Top 100?

Good luck getting sports fans to sign up for this HD only package Dish. This definitely counts me out..
post #171 of 2570
Thread Starter 
First post updated.

Let me know if you see corrections that need to be made.
post #172 of 2570
CP - First post looks great.
post #173 of 2570
E* refers it's HD-DNS customers to another outfit, can't remember the name, at least they did awhile back.

Have SciFi and USA actually been "announced", or are they just uplinked? If it's just uplinked it's hard to tell if/when they will go live. I know FSNBA-HD was uplinked for a long time, and as far as I know, Dish still doesn't carry it.
post #174 of 2570
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Originally Posted by keeper View Post

I just got the Cinemax deal. What's up with the lack of DD? They don't seem to use anything other than stereo.

Only Cinemax-HD has DD
post #175 of 2570
Hopefully the rumor of $10 for 1 HD feed of each premium channel is true, 1 HBO, 1 Cinemax, 1 Starz and 1 Showtime.
post #176 of 2570
who started that rumor?
post #177 of 2570
satelliteguys.us but I don't know where exactly the thread is.
post #178 of 2570
Too bad this package does not include RSN HD right?. The only reason i still want SD is to watch Kings in my RSN and Dish has CSN West HD, news on CNN, Fox etc, and some kid channels like cartoon network. Otherwise this is a good package to have.


edit. After reading post above, it says we still need to subscribe to top 100 which is like 40 bucks. on top of that another 5 dollars to get em in hd.
post #179 of 2570
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

We've already identified the 40 logos/channels. The only fine print reads:

ALL YOU NEED TO GET THE BEST SPORTS & MOVIES IN HD!
Over 40 Great HD Channels
Contains HD Channels Only



MORE CHANNELS TO COME IN 2008!


Over 22 Regional Sports Networks in HD - $5.00/mo.
Requires a subscription to America's Top 100 Plus or Higher

That "Requires a subscription to America's Top 100 Plus or Higher" line of fine (and blurry) print makes me nervous. If you need AT 100 Plus to get the $29.99 deal we're talking about a $69.98 plan. I hope that line just refers to getting the RSNs.
post #180 of 2570
Thread Starter 
It only refers to the RSN package.

Even with fine-print/marketing slight of hand, there's no way it could refer to the $30 HD Package because of the line that says "Contains HD Channels Only".
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