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Dish Network has 28 HD channels?

allisons006
06-19-2006, 07:34 PM
What up with that d*? I've been a direct tv customer for like 6 years and I'm highly pissed that they are lagging like this! What the heck is going on and when are they going to get some more channels in HD?

hitdog042
06-19-2006, 08:07 PM
What up with that d*? I've been a direct tv customer for like 6 years and I'm highly pissed that they are lagging like this! What the heck is going on and when are they going to get some more channels in HD?

Then go to Dish.

Beck38
06-19-2006, 08:27 PM
What up with that d*? I've been a direct tv customer for like 6 years and I'm highly pissed that they are lagging like this! What the heck is going on and when are they going to get some more channels in HD?

Go to the DISH site and figure out WHERE those '28' HD channels/transponders are. Then figure out how many dishes/LNB's it take to pick all of them up. After figuring, of course, if they are 'visable' from your location/house.

Then come back and make the blanket statement. Also, check with your HOA/City Ordininces on having that many dishes on your structure (remember, FCC Regs say you're allowed ONE 1meter dish before local regs kick in). Of course, your 'significant other'/landlord may have something to say at the point at which you have enough dishes hanging off your walls/roof to make your property look like a an adjunct to the Very Large Array, or the NSA station in the West Virginia Mountains (the national 'quiet zone' area).

I've had DTV for over 10 years, and DISH for about 5 years in the middle of that. I gave up at 4 Dishes/6LNB's, and still had one sate that simply wasn't visable from my current location, with an additional 7-8 of those HD channels. Turned it all off 2+ years ago.

Ka-band will make this all obsolete, in fact is doing so now with 'locals' on spot beamsfrom the two Spaceways, soon to be joined by DirecTV10/11. DISH continues to 'expolit' it's Ku/DBS capacity spread on some 9 sats spread across the North American heavens while, to my knowledge, not deciding on any Ka-band builds or licences.

Go to it. A year from now, DirecTV will have at least 5 times the national Ka-band HD capacity (and at one narrow look angle), and be well on the way to providing local HD converage for all or virtually all the SD channels it currently serves.

I'll bet on DirecTV for both now and later.

hitdog042
06-19-2006, 09:43 PM
Go to the DISH site and figure out WHERE those '28' HD channels/transponders are. Then figure out how many dishes/LNB's it take to pick all of them up. After figuring, of course, if they are 'visable' from your location/house.

Then come back and make the blanket statement. Also, check with your HOA/City Ordininces on having that many dishes on your structure (remember, FCC Regs say you're allowed ONE 1meter dish before local regs kick in). Of course, your 'significant other'/landlord may have something to say at the point at which you have enough dishes hanging off your walls/roof to make your property look like a an adjunct to the Very Large Array, or the NSA station in the West Virginia Mountains (the national 'quiet zone' area).

I've had DTV for over 10 years, and DISH for about 5 years in the middle of that. I gave up at 4 Dishes/6LNB's, and still had one sate that simply wasn't visable from my current location, with an additional 7-8 of those HD channels. Turned it all off 2+ years ago.

Ka-band will make this all obsolete, in fact is doing so now with 'locals' on spot beamsfrom the two Spaceways, soon to be joined by DirecTV10/11. DISH continues to 'expolit' it's Ku/DBS capacity spread on some 9 sats spread across the North American heavens while, to my knowledge, not deciding on any Ka-band builds or licences.

Go to it. A year from now, DirecTV will have at least 5 times the national Ka-band HD capacity (and at one narrow look angle), and be well on the way to providing local HD converage for all or virtually all the SD channels it currently serves.

I'll bet on DirecTV for both now and later.

I won't defend any company and don't have DISH. But Beck, you continue to spread inaccuracies on this board.

You do not need more than ONE DISH for DN.

I'm not sure where you get the info that you spew, but you are incorrect.

Not only are you incorrect, you are told that by multiple posters, yet you continue to blather the inaccuracies.

If you needed 4 dishes to pick up DN,then my advice would be to move out of the forest.

Ironhardt
06-21-2006, 07:48 AM
As a Dish subscriber, I have 2 dishes on my house. One is for HD and the other is for SD. Since I still had my old Voom dish up, it was no big deal. I simply replaced the Directv and Voom dishes with 2 new Dish Network dishes. Both are small and the HD dish is smaller then the Directv dish was. Who ever is spewing that Dish needs 3,4, and even 5 dishes is full of it.

Since I live in Baltimore, I'm able to get both Baltimore and Washington locals via an OTA antenna. That brings my HD content to 45 channels. I pay $110.99 a month. With DTV, I was paying $109 per month. But now I have DVR and the 622 box is loaded with new and handy features that I didn't have with DTV.

I'm not doing a sales pitch for Dish. I'm just telling you my own experience with my recent switch to Dish. Heck, the NFLHD and NGHD channels were worth the switch.

hitdog042
06-21-2006, 08:18 AM
As a Dish subscriber, I have 2 dishes on my house. One is for HD and the other is for SD. Since I still had my old Voom dish up, it was no big deal. I simply replaced the Directv and Voom dishes with 2 new Dish Network dishes. Both are small and the HD dish is smaller then the Directv dish was. Who ever is spewing that Dish needs 3,4, and even 5 dishes is full of it.

Since I live in Baltimore, I'm able to get both Baltimore and Washington locals via an OTA antenna. That brings my HD content to 45 channels. I pay $110.99 a month. With DTV, I was paying $109 per month. But now I have DVR and the 622 box is loaded with new and handy features that I didn't have with DTV.

I'm not doing a sales pitch for Dish. I'm just telling you my own experience with my recent switch to Dish. Heck, the NFLHD and NGHD channels were worth the switch.

DTV has NFLHD. Channel 97, debuts in August.

stchman
06-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Go to the DISH site and figure out WHERE those '28' HD channels/transponders are. Then figure out how many dishes/LNB's it take to pick all of them up. After figuring, of course, if they are 'visable' from your location/house.

Then come back and make the blanket statement. Also, check with your HOA/City Ordininces on having that many dishes on your structure (remember, FCC Regs say you're allowed ONE 1meter dish before local regs kick in). Of course, your 'significant other'/landlord may have something to say at the point at which you have enough dishes hanging off your walls/roof to make your property look like a an adjunct to the Very Large Array, or the NSA station in the West Virginia Mountains (the national 'quiet zone' area).

I've had DTV for over 10 years, and DISH for about 5 years in the middle of that. I gave up at 4 Dishes/6LNB's, and still had one sate that simply wasn't visable from my current location, with an additional 7-8 of those HD channels. Turned it all off 2+ years ago.

Ka-band will make this all obsolete, in fact is doing so now with 'locals' on spot beamsfrom the two Spaceways, soon to be joined by DirecTV10/11. DISH continues to 'expolit' it's Ku/DBS capacity spread on some 9 sats spread across the North American heavens while, to my knowledge, not deciding on any Ka-band builds or licences.

Go to it. A year from now, DirecTV will have at least 5 times the national Ka-band HD capacity (and at one narrow look angle), and be well on the way to providing local HD converage for all or virtually all the SD channels it currently serves.

I'll bet on DirecTV for both now and later.
Where do you get your info? I have DISH with the HD Platinum package. I have ONE dish on my roof. The dish has 3 LNBs. I get my programming from the 110, 119, and 129 satellites. I also have a UHF corner reflector in the attic to get my HD OTA locals. I have 34 HD channels total. Before spouting info, make sure you have your facts.

Jimbos
06-21-2006, 12:25 PM
DTV has NFLHD. Channel 97, debuts in August.

As far as I am concerned, we don't need HDNFL till then anyways

Jimbo

Pana50
06-21-2006, 03:11 PM
I have Directv but a friend of mine recently added HD to his Dish subscription and now has two dishes.

hitdog042
06-21-2006, 04:47 PM
I have Directv but a friend of mine recently added HD to his Dish subscription and now has two dishes.

The installer probably didn't take down the old Dish and ran new wires from the new dish.

This way, you get more connections without a multiswitch.

But, it's not needed.

If that was truly needed for DISH HD, nobody would have Dish Network.

Ironhardt
06-22-2006, 07:01 AM
"As far as I am concerned, we don't need HDNFL till then anyways

Jimbo"

Jimbo,
I see that there are a few NFL fans in this forum. I remember when I was a kid and there would only be about one hour a week of NFL films available on TV. Now I'm 45 and love having NFL material available 24/7.

It's something that guys I knew would bring up; they would say “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a channel that was nothing but football?". Well it happened, and having it in HD, but not available, was driving me nuts.

I was watching WorldSport last night. They had a CFL game on. I know it’s just the CFL but, the picture quality was so amazing that I actually got into the game.

I'll try Dish for while. When DTV provides better service than Dish, I'll go back.

Jimbos
06-22-2006, 09:02 PM
"As far as I am concerned, we don't need HDNFL till then anyways

Jimbo"

Jimbo,
I see that there are a few NFL fans in this forum. I remember when I was a kid and there would only be about one hour a week of NFL films available on TV. Now I'm 45 and love having NFL material available 24/7.

It's something that guys I knew would bring up; they would say “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a channel that was nothing but football?". Well it happened, and having it in HD, but not available, was driving me nuts.

I was watching WorldSport last night. They had a CFL game on. I know it’s just the CFL but, the picture quality was so amazing that I actually got into the game.

I'll try Dish for while. When DTV provides better service than Dish, I'll go back.

I remeber thiose days, do you remember when you had to wait for Monday Night Football halftime to see the highlights from Sundays games..... I'm sure you do.
then came the invention of ESPN and then CNNSI, and then the demise of CNNSI, then FOX sports.
And to think, most thought ESPN would be a fad and not be around long afterall, how could you possibly show sports for 24 hours a day. That was unheard of ..........................

And here we are today. scores and highlights at the click of a remote or mouse... we even have ESPN NEWS in case your in a real hurry!

Jimbo

wrecker06
06-22-2006, 11:50 PM
Go to the DISH site and figure out WHERE those '28' HD channels/transponders are. Then figure out how many dishes/LNB's it take to pick all of them up. After figuring, of course, if they are 'visable' from your location/house.


I switched from Directv to Dish.

Only takes 1 dish to get the 32 HD channels. 28 National and 4 Local HD networks. MPEG4 Dual tuner HD DVR. All for cheaper than I was paying w/ Directv.

bustardvan
06-23-2006, 02:19 AM
Hitdog402, what a bitch comment, "go to dish then". Obviously the guy likes Directv but is unhappy with their lack of HD programming. He's just saying what most of us Dave customers feel.

hitdog042
06-23-2006, 07:04 AM
Hitdog402, what a bitch comment, "go to dish then". Obviously the guy likes Directv but is unhappy with their lack of HD programming. He's just saying what most of us Dave customers feel.

Grow up dude. If you feel that way, switch.

Or, are u the kind of guy who just likes to complain.... as u put it, like a little bitch?

Grab a pair of boxers and take off your thongs.

Ironhardt
06-23-2006, 07:13 AM
I remeber thiose days, do you remember when you had to wait for Monday Night Football halftime to see the highlights from Sundays games..... I'm sure you do.
then came the invention of ESPN and then CNNSI, and then the demise of CNNSI, then FOX sports.
And to think, most thought ESPN would be a fad and not be around long afterall, how could you possibly show sports for 24 hours a day. That was unheard of ..........................

And here we are today. scores and highlights at the click of a remote or mouse... we even have ESPN NEWS in case your in a real hurry!

Jimbo

Yes I do! My dad started taking me to the old Baltimore Colts games in 1967. The only way of knowing what was going on around the league was to listen to the post game report on the radio. You could catch scores on local news television, but there wasn't much film.

Watching the highlights at halftime on Monday Night Football
was the only way to actually see other teams from around the league. If the game was a blowout, it was a reason to stay tuned.

Getting cable TV and watching ESPN was like seeing HD for the first time. And I do remember people saying that an all sports station will never work. Thank God they were wrong.

Robert

Jimbos
06-23-2006, 07:24 AM
Yes I do! My dad started taking me to the old Baltimore Colts games in 1967. The only way of knowing what was going on around the league was to listen to the post game report on the radio. You could catch scores on local news television, but there wasn't much film.

Watching the highlights at halftime on Monday Night Football
was the only way to actually see other teams from around the league. If the game was a blowout, it was a reason to stay tuned.

Getting cable TV and watching ESPN was like seeing HD for the first time. And I do remember people saying that an all sports station will never work. Thank God they were wrong.

Robert


Ohh the days, ahh yes, those were the days !!!!:yippee: :thumbsup: :bowdown:

Jimbo

hitdog042
06-25-2006, 11:46 AM
I switched from Directv to Dish.

Only takes 1 dish to get the 32 HD channels. 28 National and 4 Local HD networks. MPEG4 Dual tuner HD DVR. All for cheaper than I was paying w/ Directv.

That's correct. I believe the people that have multiple dishes have legacy dishes and never got the SuperDish installed (maybe it's called Dish 1000)?

But if you keep your DISH 500, no way can that hit 61.5 or 148. So, peoplel who already had DISH legacy just had another dish put on.

It's also possible that if they have a lot of trees, and can't hit them all from one location, the big dish won't work. Therefore, they'd use multiple dishes.

The problem stems from the old VOOM being at 61.5, from what I understand.

But, if you are unobstructed from one location, u can use only ONE dish.