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Old 03-30-2010, 09:09 AM   #1  
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Default No frills HD Channel Count (DISH & Directv)

Greetings, all.

In the wake of ubiquitous smear ads, running by both Directv and DISH, I found it appropriate to really release the rock solid data customers / prospects need and want about HD channel content.

This article lists all of the national HD channels offered by both DISH Network and Directv. The data are compiled using the official published information released by both DISH and Directv.

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How many HD Channels are there? How many HD channels does DISH Network or Directv actually offer?

I think this info really flies in the face of what is advertised on TV about HD content. Enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:16 AM   #2  
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BRAVO !! A very concise listing of who has what. I'm really surprised that DISH has not used this in their commercials. I didn't realize that there was this big of a difference in the national HD channels offered by DISH and DIRECT. Thanks for the hard work you put into this.
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They may need to correct that list a little because Directv has Pallidia, UniversalHD and MGMHD in fact they had those before Dish! IMHO.
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BRAVO !! A very concise listing of who has what. I'm really surprised that DISH has not used this in their commercials. I didn't realize that there was this big of a difference in the national HD channels offered by DISH and DIRECT. Thanks for the hard work you put into this.
Thanks.

It would almost appear to me like Directv is purposefully muddying the waters using psychologically contaminating techniques like "Most future HD capacity (200 channels)", using words like "full-time and part-time HD channels", and then saying things like "Directv has 130 HD channels, all HD, all the time."

Those statements, presented in the way they are on the commercials, cannot be taken as anything but highly misleading. Thanks for the feedback!
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So,,,when can we buy just the HD channels? Not interested in SD and really not interested in PPV,,,and really,,really,,really not interested in "the following is a paid advertisement"!!! Don't want no bells and gimmicks,,,don't really give a hoot about DVR,,,,don't really care about the locals (me gets them for free). How about a "package" that sells just maybe,,only about 20 of those HD channels (viewer chooses) for about $60 bucks a month???? Me guess is that it would be hugely popular.
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So,,,when can we buy just the HD channels? Not interested in SD and really not interested in PPV,,,and really,,really,,really not interested in "the following is a paid advertisement"!!! Don't want no bells and gimmicks,,,don't really give a hoot about DVR,,,,don't really care about the locals (me gets them for free). How about a "package" that sells just maybe,,only about 20 of those HD channels (viewer chooses) for about $60 bucks a month???? Me guess is that it would be hugely popular.
We [DISH] have packages like that. They're called DISH America. And there are three levels; Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

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They may need to correct that list a little because Directv has Pallidia, UniversalHD and MGMHD in fact they had those before Dish! IMHO.
I fully expect to update this list as time goes on, and things change. However, those channels you claim are not present on their public website, Directv.com. I'm using published data to compile my list. So, I'm a little uncomfortable using personal testimony vs. their official website.

Not that I don't believe you, in fact I do, but an article like this needs corroborative, and substantiated proof. Hence the independently verifiable sources.
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We [DISH] have packages like that. They're called DISH America. And there are three levels; Bronze, Silver, and Gold.



I fully expect to update this list as time goes on, and things change. However, those channels you claim are not present on their public website, Directv.com. I'm using published data to compile my list. So, I'm a little uncomfortable using personal testimony vs. their official website.

Not that I don't believe you, in fact I do, but an article like this needs corroborative, and substantiated proof. Hence the independently verifiable sources.
Got a link to "Dish America"?
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You should also compare to cable, fios and U-verse. Although cable can vary from system to system so that may be difficult.

The U-verse national HD lineup (less locals) is here:
U-verse HD lineup

I don't know where to get a FIOS lineup, but I keep the U-verse up from my channel guide. They have a bunch of HD.
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I'm a Fios customer, we get a ton of HD. Im very happy with the quality of the picture too.

Here's a pic off my TV.


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I'm a Fios customer, we get a ton of HD. Im very happy with the quality of the picture too.

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Great signal!
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Where's the love for IO Cable? We have over 100 HD channels, and don't have to pay extra for HD.
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Great signal!

Thanks DSS, how are ya?

I never heard of your cable co before. I'm on their site right now checking it out.
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Thanks DSS, how are ya?

I never heard of your cable co before. I'm on their site right now checking it out.
Good GB. Local NY cable co. Picture has gotten better over the last few years, and their prices are competitive.
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Good GB. Local NY cable co. Picture has gotten better over the last few years, and their prices are competitive.
Can you post a pic?
BTW, I sent you a pm.
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Thanks.

It would almost appear to me like Directv is purposefully muddying the waters using psychologically contaminating techniques like "Most future HD capacity (200 channels)", using words like "full-time and part-time HD channels", and then saying things like "Directv has 130 HD channels, all HD, all the time."

Those statements, presented in the way they are on the commercials, cannot be taken as anything but highly misleading. Thanks for the feedback!
Hmmm,,,you quoted in an earlier post that dish had a la carte menu's. So me found your web site and all me found was that one could add a HD package on top of another package,,,basically doubling up on channels that folks don't need, don't watch,,,and really,,really don't want. Is that also not purposefully muddying the waters????
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