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04-03-2008 09:06 PM #1
Will Hawaii ever get Full HD Lineup
I live on the Big Island and have two Dish HD Dvr's (we have no cable service). We get a limited # of HD channels from the 110 and 118 satellites. Does anyone know if Dish has any plans to expand HD service to the Islands
Thanks and Aloha from the Big Island
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04-04-2008 09:33 AM #2
I doubt that Dish has concrete plans at the moment to expand HD service to Hawaii.
Have you heard about Dish's Eastern Arc Plan? This plan involves Dish converting all transponder space at 61.5, 77 and possible a third slot for an ALL MPEG4 service that includes alot of Local HD markets, every SD Core Channel as well as a 100-150 National HD Channels service. This plan will likely phase in over the rest of this year. Now I know you can NOT receive signals from 61.5 in Hawaii so why did I bring it up, well because Dish will not be able to service all of the US with this plan for Local into Local HD.
Its likely that Dish will have a Western Arc Service utilizing 148, and 157. If true then its likely Hawaii will be able to get every single service that is available to Main Land Subs. The likelihood of this is fairly good. Timing is another story, its unlikely this will happen until the end of 2009 at the earliest.
04-04-2008 09:47 AM #3
When the E-11 satellite is launched to the 110 W location scheduled for this June/July, there maybe more HD for Alaska and Hawaii.
04-04-2008 09:48 AM #4
If you switch to Directv and put up the required 2- 1.2 meter satellite dishes.
04-04-2008 09:57 AM #5
I particularly liked Dishnetwork hardware, but the offset for us is about thirty more channels in HD, not counting regional sports, and premium channels that are available in HD.
In Hawaii, Direct requires two dishes which are about 1.2 meters each in odrer to receive all of their programming. Some places take exception to the larger dishes.
04-04-2008 10:11 AM #6