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The problem with 4K Superbowl coverage is it'd piss off local affiliates. Not sure how you bridge that gap.

The 4K Olympic coverage being delayed is annoying in trying to solve the local affiliate issue.
 

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The problem with 4K Superbowl coverage is it'd piss off local affiliates. Not sure how you bridge that gap.

The 4K Olympic coverage being delayed is annoying in trying to solve the local affiliate issue.
So delay the 4K Super Bowl coverage by one day, just like the VOD event that allows you to watch just the Super Bowl commercials without watching the game. In fact, there should be two delayed 4K Super Bowl events: one for just the game without commercials, and one for just the commercials without the game. Yay, Super Bowl commercials in 4K!
 

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Speaking of commercials, (sorry not 4k related)
Since when/how has dish had local commercials in the non local channels?
Ie a local furniture company ad in a diy channel?
 

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Speaking of commercials, (sorry not 4k related)
Since when/how has dish had local commercials in the non local channels?
Ie a local furniture company ad in a diy channel?
Those commercials are recorded to your DVR hard drive while it is in standby, and then triggered by a signal that Dish adds to the cable channel broadcast. If you are bored, you can watch the exact same channel in both windows of side-by-side PIP, and you will see the inserted ad in the left window with audio, while the original ad (that is being covered up by the inserted ad) plays in the right window without sound.
 

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Those commercials are recorded to your DVR hard drive while it is in standby, and then triggered by a signal that Dish adds to the cable channel broadcast. If you are bored, you can watch the exact same channel in both windows of side-by-side PIP, and you will see the inserted ad in the left window with audio, while the original ad (that is being covered up by the inserted ad) plays in the right window without sound.
Thank you for the info, I wondered how they did that.
The streaming providers like MLB.TV and NHL.TV have started being able to insert local commercials into the breaks for the games. Kind of irritating that I pay for the stream but still get commercials.
 
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Well, Dish has now announced that they WILL be carrying the 4K HDR Olympic coverage, which is good news. However, the 4K channel is still not showing, and there is no 4K schedule as of yet. Any ideas on when we might expect something?
 

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Well, Dish has now announced that they WILL be carrying the 4K HDR Olympic coverage, which is good news. However, the 4K channel is still not showing, and there is no 4K schedule as of yet. Any ideas on when we might expect something?
...or which channel it will be on? Dish has two 4K channels in testing right now. (539 and 540)
 

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...or which channel it will be on? Dish has two 4K channels in testing right now. (539 and 540)
Direct is going to have a 4K channel and a 4K HDR channel. I would expect the same on Dish. 4K has always been on channel 540 so I would expect one or the other would be on that channel while the remainder would be on 539.
 

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Direct is going to have a 4K channel and a 4K HDR channel. I would expect the same on Dish. 4K has always been on channel 540 so I would expect one or the other would be on that channel while the remainder would be on 539.
Darn, I was hoping that the two channels were because Dish was going to be carrying two different 4K events at the same time, not just two different versions of the same event.
 

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Darn, I was hoping that the two channels were because Dish was going to be carrying two different 4K events at the same time, not just two different versions of the same event.
The 4K showing is from a common feed to all providers. Only selected events will be 4K and those will be shown a day late... Except, maybe the Opening Ceremonies...
 

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The 4K showing is from a common feed to all providers. Only selected events will be 4K and those will be shown a day late... Except, maybe the Opening Ceremonies...
I didn't mean different Olympic events. I meant something completely different, like the college basketball they used to show, or some other special event.
 

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Thanks for the commercial info.
I'm not getting email updates to this message =(

So at the moment I do not even see channel 539 or 540 in my guide; but i also turned off the sports pack that had the channels during college football.
 

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Thanks for the commercial info.
I'm not getting email updates to this message =(

So at the moment I do not even see channel 539 or 540 in my guide; but i also turned off the sports pack that had the channels during college football.
For the Olympics, an America's Top package should be all that is required. (Or maybe just local channels, if they only have delayed events that originally aired on NBC.) No sports pack should be needed.
 
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Thanks for the commercial info.
I'm not getting email updates to this message =(

So at the moment I do not even see channel 539 or 540 in my guide; but i also turned off the sports pack that had the channels during college football.
You won't see those channels until they come out of test and are released to the masses....
 
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You won't see those channels until they come out of test and are released to the masses....
Thanks.
I did see 540 back when CFB was airing, I guess they left it on all week, just aired 1 game, hen back to just a slate.

Just seeing if I needed to shell out more $$ for 4k Olympics or not.
 
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The original press release lists “NBC Olympics 4K HDR” on both 540 and 147.05. It also says “NBC Sports Network is channel 159 on DISH. To watch the Olympics on NBCSN, choose this channel on your guide and you’ll be directed to channel 147.01. The Hopper Olympics App will be available on channel 159 and will be listed under NBCSN on your TV guide.” This makes no sense to me. Looking ahead to Thursday, 159 does have Olympic events such as curling scheduled, but how does this translate into the “Hopper Olympics App”? 540 and 147.05 (or any 147.x channel) so far are no-shows, and there is nothing under Apps, either.
 

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