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Old 08-01-2008, 09:50 AM   #16
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What is the difference between ppv and vod
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I'm kind of bummed out, because I was really wanting to switch over to the Standalone HD Turbo Silver package. Currently I have Am Top 100 Plus with HD Ultimate. Just got off the phone with 2 different reps and this is not an option for existing customers......just new customers.
My bill would have dropped by $25 a month while still receiving the same HD channels and getting rid of the SD channels that I never watch. Man I hope this isn't the way its going to be.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #18
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I realize the VOD is 1080p, but has anyone seen the improvement in pq on the HD channels or do you think this turbo thing is a gimmick? Dish claims the HD content is better?

TurboHD uses a cutting-edge 8PSK-Turbo code to stream more data to your satellite receiver at a faster image processing rate, which results in a superior picture and sound for all your home viewing. You won’t find this technology anywhere else.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:58 PM   #19
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Ive been TURBOCHARGED too!!!
How do I tell if I'm turbocharged? I'm on the road for two weeks away from my Dish. What do I look for when I get home?
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This is bullshit. There is no noticable difference in pic quality on any station I have seen. Plus, a vast majority of the new offerings are movie channels, which many people do not subscribe to.

And, at 5 bucks a pop for a VOD "bluray quality" movie I'd rather just go to blockbuster and pay 4.50 for an ACTUAL bluray rental. I can't wait for my DISH subscription to run out.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #21
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After talking with two seperate dish reps, in order to get the turbo HD you must be a new customer only. the new channels are included based on what package you had before. this is what you get for being a dedicated customer. also NO REGIONAL SPORTS for current dish HD only customers.

oh i should'nt complain I at least have the new lifetime channel! Horaayyyyy!!!!!!!!!@$#!@#%$
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:24 PM   #22
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This is bullshit. There is no noticable difference in pic quality on any station I have seen. Plus, a vast majority of the new offerings are movie channels, which many people do not subscribe to.

And, at 5 bucks a pop for a VOD "bluray quality" movie I'd rather just go to blockbuster and pay 4.50 for an ACTUAL bluray rental. I can't wait for my DISH subscription to run out.
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Broadcast is still 720p, it will be a hell of a long time before it's 1080p.

1080p is for VOD, which will hurt blu-ray disc sales.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:28 PM   #23
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What is the difference between ppv and vod
I guess PPV is the old regular stuff at 480p, and VOD is the new stuff that will run at 1080p.
WHat channles are VOD on anyway? is it even ready yet? I still have to check everything.
VOD is not something I need anyway, I have Blockbuster online, I can get 8-10 movies a month for $21.54 a month, plus 3 free store rentals. And I play my DVD's on my 5.1 system and 480p is good PQ anyway.
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PPV is broadcast at scheduled times just like regular channels, but you pay to watch.

VOD is pushed to your receiver and stored on the hard drive, if you want to view it you can watch at any time just pay and watch.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #25
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PPV is broadcast at scheduled times just like regular channels, but you pay to watch.

VOD is pushed to your receiver and stored on the hard drive, if you want to view it you can watch at any time just pay and watch.
I wouldn't get to excited about viewing the VOD program you pay and record. I went to the link to order "I am Legend". They have been touting it all day at $2.99 so you can check the quality.

I have yet to find a link to this movie. I did find "semi pro" for $2.99.
HOWEVER, you can only view it for 24 hours after you purchase it.

I have talked to 2 phone reps and one chat rep, and was told the only thing broadcast in 1080p was VOD purchases.

To add even more confusion, I saw a few more VOD movies for $4.99. It does not mention anything about being a limited view offering.

I'm going to try again to get a clear answer.

If it cost's 5 bucks, and it's only good for 24 hours, and it does have BR quality, it's only good for saving you a trip to rent a movie you are thinking of buying.

If you can record the VOD 1080p and keep it on your DVR for as long as you wish, that is a good deal IF the quality is OK in your eyes. A $5
download of a keeper movie beats the Hell out of $25 for a BR disk.

One other thing that I want to know is how much more HD storage will a 1080p take compared to 1080i.

I had planned on recording ALL of the movies I want to own via my 722 with a 50" Sami. I have already planned on buying a external 750HD, and paying DISH the one time $49 fee needed to enable my 722 to download my movies to my External HD. If DISH is going to allow me only 24 hrs to view what I paid for, that plan is up in flames.

Right now I'm going to sit back and see how this plays out. Any of the above should gives us much better prices to buy BR disk.

If you folks have answers to any of the above, feel fee to post away.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:29 AM   #26
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After talking with two seperate dish reps, in order to get the turbo HD you must be a new customer only. the new channels are included based on what package you had before. this is what you get for being a dedicated customer. also NO REGIONAL SPORTS for current dish HD only customers.

oh i should'nt complain I at least have the new lifetime channel! Horaayyyyy!!!!!!!!!@$#!@#%$
The reps told you wrong. My system automatically upgraded to the turbocharged HD.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:42 AM   #27
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I noticed UniversalHD is red now, what's up with that, they turned it into a premium channels? I have the top 250.
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I noticed UniversalHD is red now, what's up with that, they turned it into a premium channels? I have the top 250.

They put it as a premium, I just checked, damn they suck: http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/o...HD/index.shtml
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:36 AM   #29
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We have also been "Turbo Charged" so it isn't just for new customers.... I didn't notice any huge difference in the picture quality as I was flipping through last night, but did notice a slight audio improvement.

I do also remember there being a link to "I am Legend" but becuase our broadband internet/high speed has a cap on how many MBs of data we can download in a 24 hr period it is just not a viable option for us to utilize this function...
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Screw all that ...I would still rather have VOOM back.
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