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Olympics in HD

ZigletOne
01-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Watching Charlie Chat I heard a mention of a special channel that will be available during the upcoming winter olympics where you watch all the events in HD and I thought I heard there would be no extra charge. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

jldhawk
01-16-2006, 07:40 PM
I heard on Charlie Chat that the people who currently have the HD package will get the Olympics HD channels with no new equipment or programming packages.
My guess would be they will put them up on the HD PPV channels.

9465, and 9467 (9466 is NBAHD)

garys
01-16-2006, 08:20 PM
Charlie also said current customers do not need to upgrade their equipment to get it. Channel should appear on Feb. 1st. Probalby to show previous clips before the olympics actually start. Should see it in plenty of time before the event.

pghjeeper
01-16-2006, 10:41 PM
Olympic Hockey in HD, I can't wait!!!

HDFANATIC
01-16-2006, 11:15 PM
Well it seems all grand.. But those who had Dish last Olympics will also remember how often that they ran the Olympics WAY BEHIND from live actual events... You could find out what happend before they showed on HD dish.. Usually was 1 day behind. Also, I guess I seen opening ceremonies ohhh about 100 times.. They showed it almost every single night. Unreal.. I hope this year that it will be better since this isnt the first year of Olympics HD.. I can see running reruns AFTER the olympics is over for that day or something.. Late at night perhaps.. But during LIVE events... IT SHOULD be just what it is.. LIVE events.. But on the good note... Everything did look AWESOME!! EVERYONE that remember this.. PLEASE POST THE REPLIES!!! Thanks

mr9iron
01-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Sounds really cool. I can't wait to see the Olympics in HD. I don't really care if they are a day behind. ;)

Nightowl
01-17-2006, 06:50 PM
My impression is that this is the NBC Network feed, not something Dish is putting together. A search on the web brought up the following article: http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6416846.html

I'm interesting in watching this, though not so interested in seeing NHL pros in what should be an amateur sporting event. Never again will we have a miracle on ice, and it's a darn shame that its happened that way.

Anyhow, I'll be watching the non-pro events, and very happy to do so in HD. ;)

technoguy
01-17-2006, 10:44 PM
I heard on Charlie Chat that the people who currently have the HD package will get the Olympics HD channels with no new equipment or programming packages.
My guess would be they will put them up on the HD PPV channels.

9465, and 9467 (9466 is NBAHD)
jldhawk:
The Olympics will be broadcast in a special ch sloth and you're right will be on MPEG2 irds and FREE for all HD costumers.

jldhawk
01-18-2006, 07:09 PM
That's OK too, thanks for the heads up!

And who ever made the "Miracle on Ice comment" THANK YOU!!!!
Great point.