Tomorrow when you wake up Dish Network is going to have "Turbo Charged" your HD experience. What that means I have no clue, however I do know one thing 1080p will start rolling out!
Here is how its going to work..
You will tune to channel 501
You will be asked if you want to order the movie in 1080p (as shown below)
Selecting the Rent Open your receiver will then do a test to make sure your HDTV can handle 1080p resolutions. Your screen will go black for up to 15 seconds.
If your television is 1080p compatible and passes the test your recevier will begin outputting 1080p resolution video. The screen will confirm that you want to order the event, if you select no or don't do anything within 15 seconds your screen will go black again and your resolution will drop down to its original resolution.
If the customers television is not 1080p compatable and fails the test the following message will be shown.
If you select yes to this your Dish Network HD DVR will downconvert the movie for you in a resolution your televsion can handle.
And thats how 1080p will work on Dish Network. While the Turbo Charging is scheduled to start tomorrow it could be a week or two before most people see the new 1080p content made available to them.
Interesting. Suppose I want to rent, and do so from my main, 61" 720p HDTV. And then want to actually watch it on my (future) 1080p smaller screen in my bedroom. How would that work? Given a ViP722 and the option of TV2 or a separate HD DVR receiver at the bedroom TV. Just learn to "rent" from the TV where you plan to watch?