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Old 09-03-2007, 06:31 AM   #1  
High Definition is the definition of life.
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I just finished reading articles on the tvpredictions blog, and see that Directv will have a total of between 70 and
100 Hdtv channels by the end of September, including
the Fox News Channel. What is Dish going to do to
keep us a subscribers. I am having serious doubts about
remaining a subscriber. I have currently had Dish hdtv
for 3 years now, and like a lot of the content, however
it seems that Directv is blowing them away with over
150 predicted channels in 2008. I currently have the
Platinum package, and feel maybe the money I am
spending could be better served with Directv. Charlie
Chat hasn't given us much..
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:34 AM   #2  
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Well, the fact is D* for the past couple of months have been all talk and no action. Meanwhile E* has been continually adding some great HD channels. I don't think there's any point in switching over to D* because after they launch their 100 channels, E* will eventually launch the same channels once they have more bandwidth.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:49 AM   #3  
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Another thing to keep in mind alot of the hd channels D* is adding are locals for other markets.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:43 AM   #4  
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Dish has been closed mouthed for several years now as to what they are and are not adding. It just seems that Dish is keeping quiet while still adding a lot of the channels Direct has promised but has not yet added. Direct is trying to talk people into switching to them before the channels are even available. I would stay with Dish because I feel actions speak louder than words. Should Direct actually have those channels available and Dish not adding anything, then I would switch.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:10 AM   #5  
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I agree with all the other comments so far. Dish has the most HD now and continues to add channels and pursue other channels as they become available. Nothing wrong with wait and see.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:46 AM   #6  
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Hi all, yea I been with Dish for a few years now; and yes they been adding channels with out me knowing. I have the HD gold and they just keep on addin. Just counted it about 55 channels for my area or maybe 48 channels not including the local HD locals. Not planning to switch any time soon. And boy they look pretty
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:19 PM   #7  
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Hi all, yea I been with Dish for a few years now; and yes they been adding channels with out me knowing. I have the HD gold and they just keep on addin. Just counted it about 55 channels for my area or maybe 48 channels not including the local HD locals. Not planning to switch any time soon. And boy they look pretty
Could you list the 48 non local channels? That's way more than I've ever seen posted before.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:20 PM   #8  
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Could you list the 48 non local channels? That's way more than I've ever seen posted before.
This is the list and channel numbers as reported on ekb. Some are not available to all customers as well as the list for rsn's (which Direct is very quick to include in their listings). And some are uplinked and should be available within the next week.

A&E 9419
TNT HD 9420
Discovery HD Theater 9421
HDNet 9422
HDNet Movies 9423
ESPN-HD 9424
ESPN-2 HD 9425
NFL HD 9426
Universal HD 9427
Natl Geographic HD 9429
HGTV HD 9461
Food HD 9462
GolfHD / VersusHD 9468
MHD 9469
Discovery HD 9487
Learning Channel HD 9488
Animal Planet HD 9489
Science Channel HD 9490
History Channel HD 9491 Coming Sept 4
Rave HD 9470
Equator HD 9471
Gallery HD 9472
World Sport HD 9473
Animania HD 9474
World Cinema HD 9475
Rush HD 9476
Treasure HD 9477
Ultra HD 9478
Kung Fu HD 9479
Film Fest HD 9480
Monsters HD 9481
HD News 9482
Game Play HD 9485
Family Room HD 9486
HD Pay Per View 531 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 534 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 535 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 536 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 537 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 539 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 540 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 541 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 542 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 9428
Showtime HDTV 9430
Starz! HD 9435
HBO HDTV (East) 9440
Dish HDTV Demo 9443
HBO HDTV (East) 9456
MAX 9458
Showtime HDTV 9460
NHL-HD 9463 110
HD Event 1 9465 110
HD Event 2 / NBA HD 9466
HD Pay Per View 9467
RSNs:
FSN Prime Ticket 361
FSN Rocky Mountain 364
FSN Arizona HD 365
FSN Southwest 366
FSN West 367
FSN Midwest 368
FSN South 370
Sun Sports 372
FSN Florida 373
FSN Northwest 376
FSN Cincinnati 377
FSN Pittsburgh 378
CSN Chicago 379
FSN Detroit 380
Sportstime Ohio 381
FSN North 386
Sports South 387
SNY HD 388
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:31 PM   #9  
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I have E* and there HD and I still don't include the odd ball HD channels that can from that all HD service, such as the fashion HD channel and the Video Game HD channel. I never watch them yet I have to pay $20 for the "Most HD anywhere". Sometime's I wish that they had a couple of teirs of HD, like a sports teir or a movie teir and simply charge like $5 a teir. I know I sound like a cry baby its just frustrating sometimes and today is one of those times.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:57 AM   #10  
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As per Echostar (Dish Network)
Coming in September:

A&E
Animal Planet
Big Ten Network
Chiller
CineMax East
CineMax West
CNN
Discovery Channel (simulcast)
Food Network
HBO West
HGTV
History Channel
MHD (MTV)
NFL Network (Full-Time)
Science Channel
Showtime West
Starz! East
Starz! West
Starz! Edge
Starz! Comedy
Starz! Kids & Family
The Movie Channel
The National Geographic Channel
TBS
TLC
Versus/Golf

October 1st

The Weather Channel

November:

RFD TV

Fall 2007:

Bravo
Cartoon
CNBC
FX
HBO2 East
HBO2 West
HBO Family East
HBO Family West
HBO Latino East
HBO Signature East
MoreMax East
Sci-Fi
Sleuth
Speed
USA

21 Regional Sports Networks:

Blackout Rules still apply!

Altitude
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
FSN Arizona
FSN Bay Area
FSN Detroit
FSN Florida
FSN New England
FSN North
FSN Northwest
FSN Ohio
FSN Prime Ticket
FSN Rocky Mountain
FSN South
FSN Southwest
FSN West
New England Sports Network
SportsNet New York
SportsSouth
Sun Sports
YES

December 2007:

The Tennis Channel

Spring 2008

Disney Channel
Toon Disney
ABC Family
ESPN News
Hallmark Channel
MGM
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:16 PM   #11  
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Where did you find this out?
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:11 PM   #12  
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As per Echostar (Dish Network)
Coming in September:

A&E
Animal Planet
Big Ten Network
Chiller
CineMax East
CineMax West
CNN
Discovery Channel (simulcast)
Food Network
HBO West
HGTV
History Channel
MHD (MTV)
NFL Network (Full-Time)
Science Channel
Showtime West
Starz! East
Starz! West
Starz! Edge
Starz! Comedy
Starz! Kids & Family
The Movie Channel
The National Geographic Channel
TBS
TLC
Versus/Golf

October 1st

The Weather Channel

November:

RFD TV

Fall 2007:

Bravo
Cartoon
CNBC
FX
HBO2 East
HBO2 West
HBO Family East
HBO Family West
HBO Latino East
HBO Signature East
MoreMax East
Sci-Fi
Sleuth
Speed
USA

21 Regional Sports Networks:

Blackout Rules still apply!

Altitude
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
FSN Arizona
FSN Bay Area
FSN Detroit
FSN Florida
FSN New England
FSN North
FSN Northwest
FSN Ohio
FSN Prime Ticket
FSN Rocky Mountain
FSN South
FSN Southwest
FSN West
New England Sports Network
SportsNet New York
SportsSouth
Sun Sports
YES

December 2007:

The Tennis Channel

Spring 2008

Disney Channel
Toon Disney
ABC Family
ESPN News
Hallmark Channel
MGM
This is Direct TV's proposed channels, not DishNetwork's list. However, Dish already has several of the channels on that list and they added HistoryHD today with more to come by the end of this month. Many channels on that list don't even exist yet, so time will tell when they become available. I am confident that many of the same channels will be offered by both DBS services.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:12 PM   #13  
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I just finished reading articles on the tvpredictions blog, and see that Directv will have a total of between 70 and
100 Hdtv channels by the end of September, including
the Fox News Channel. What is Dish going to do to
keep us a subscribers. I am having serious doubts about
remaining a subscriber. I have currently had Dish hdtv
for 3 years now, and like a lot of the content, however
it seems that Directv is blowing them away with over
150 predicted channels in 2008. I currently have the
Platinum package, and feel maybe the money I am
spending could be better served with Directv. Charlie
Chat hasn't given us much..

dish is the best and if you get the right c/s that is good too.

Dish displays and direct promises.

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Old 09-05-2007, 03:02 PM   #14  
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This is the list and channel numbers as reported on ekb. Some are not available to all customers as well as the list for rsn's (which Direct is very quick to include in their listings). And some are uplinked and should be available within the next week.

A&E 9419
TNT HD 9420
Discovery HD Theater 9421
HDNet 9422
HDNet Movies 9423
ESPN-HD 9424
ESPN-2 HD 9425
NFL HD 9426
Universal HD 9427
Natl Geographic HD 9429
HGTV HD 9461
Food HD 9462
GolfHD / VersusHD 9468
MHD 9469
Discovery HD 9487
Learning Channel HD 9488
Animal Planet HD 9489
Science Channel HD 9490
History Channel HD 9491 Coming Sept 4
Rave HD 9470
Equator HD 9471
Gallery HD 9472
World Sport HD 9473
Animania HD 9474
World Cinema HD 9475
Rush HD 9476
Treasure HD 9477
Ultra HD 9478
Kung Fu HD 9479
Film Fest HD 9480
Monsters HD 9481
HD News 9482
Game Play HD 9485
Family Room HD 9486
HD Pay Per View 531 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 534 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 535 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 536 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 537 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 539 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 540 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 541 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 542 Uplinked Aug 29
HD Pay Per View 9428
Showtime HDTV 9430
Starz! HD 9435
HBO HDTV (East) 9440
Dish HDTV Demo 9443
HBO HDTV (East) 9456
MAX 9458
Showtime HDTV 9460
NHL-HD 9463 110
HD Event 1 9465 110
HD Event 2 / NBA HD 9466
HD Pay Per View 9467
RSNs:
FSN Prime Ticket 361
FSN Rocky Mountain 364
FSN Arizona HD 365
FSN Southwest 366
FSN West 367
FSN Midwest 368
FSN South 370
Sun Sports 372
FSN Florida 373
FSN Northwest 376
FSN Cincinnati 377
FSN Pittsburgh 378
CSN Chicago 379
FSN Detroit 380
Sportstime Ohio 381
FSN North 386
Sports South 387
SNY HD 388

When are the HD PPV channels that are uplinked be available?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #15  
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I had been a loyal customer of the Dishnetwork for 9 years. This week I made the switch to Verizon FIOS and I couldn't be happier. First of all The cost I was paying for the dish (one High def television and two standard) and with the locals and HBO movie package was no longer cheap. My total dish costs was $115. per month. with my new FIOS service I have the same set up but instead of a few HBO channels I have 45 movie channels (Starz, showtime, encore) for a cost of 45% cheaper.
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