I saw the announcement on CH#136. Don't know if it will help but I filled it out. I would gladly take down my 13' RS antenna if I can get HD locals from Charlie
Well Gary, I for one would like the network feeds in HD from Dish. Where I live and I would guess where a LOT of people live, getting OTA HD is very problematic. I would love to be assured that I could watch the Olympics and pro football in HD. I do get the left coast CBS-HD feed now and really like the picture quality when HD network shows are broadcast.GaryPen said:HD replication of local network programming.
Show of hands...How many would prefer those 6 channels to be TNT-HD, Bravo-HD, Max-HD, HBO-HD West, and the like, instead of the same network programming you already receive in HD via OTA or SD via Dish?
It sounds like your locals broadcast DTV
briani said:Well, Gary, there is already a DBS provider that provides all the channels you seem to want..........its called VOOM! I also agree that the premium movie channels are more
"Compelling programming" , but you also have to look at the price. What would Dish and Direct TV charge for HD network feeds? Not everyone can afford the
extra $35-40 a month for premiums.
It would be a wonderful thing. However, there is limited bandwidth. As such, if one had to choose, it makes more sense to provide HD programming that would benefit ALL HD subs rather than SOME HD subs.Grandude said:Well Gary, I for one would like the network feeds in HD from Dish. Where I live and I would guess where a LOT of people live, getting OTA HD is very problematic. I would love to be assured that I could watch the Olympics and pro football in HD. I do get the left coast CBS-HD feed now and really like the picture quality when HD network shows are broadcast.
Scott Greczkowski said:What a joke. There is not enough bandwidth available. If Dish were granted additional bandwidth do you think they would use it for HD locals? Hell no we would get more PPV and International Channels.
And IF dish were to offer HD locals, I am sure they would cost about $7.95 a month to get them.
I am thinking of registering http://www.iwantmyfirewireonmy921.com
I believe Dish is NOT serious about HDTV.
I am a satellite television subscriber and I would like to ask why there are legal difference between satellite broadcasters and cable broadcasters concerning local channels.
Living in Georgetown, I'm in the Salisbury DMA, which does not rebroadcast local channels to Dish Network or Direct TV. Yet, if I subscribe to Comcast, I can get not only Salisbury channels, but Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
I do know that it takes satellite space and bandwidth, and other technological advances to 'launch' a city, and that Dish and Direct are working on it. What I don't understand, sir, is why cable companies have the legal ability to rebroadcast across DMA lines, yet satellite can't. It seems unjust and not fair.
Also, it has come to my attention that the Satellite Home Viewers' act has come around again for renewal. One major topic is concerning a second dish to get local channels. Let me tell you my opinion, if I can get locals from anywhere.. Duluth if not Baltimore, not only would I welcome a second dish, I'd put it up myself. Let Joe Consumer decide if the second dish is welcomed. If they're too concerned, they can switch to a different provider.
I feel that satellite is getting unfair treatment in Washington, and it is interfering with free market competition. If I don't like one company, I should be able to switch to another without having to take in account that the laws don't allow certain broadcasters certain channels because they do things differently with the same end result.
Thank you sir, for your time.
GaryPen said:A-Voom's satellite is in the wrong part of the sky for me.
B-I am already a Dish customer tied to a contract.
C-I pay $17/mo for HBO/Max.
D- TNT and Bravo are not premium.
I guess you really didn't like my hand! Seems to me that there is now a HUGE amount of bandwidth devoted to small segments of the viewer population.GaryPen said:It would be a wonderful thing. However, there is limited bandwidth. As such, if one had to choose, it makes more sense to provide HD programming that would benefit ALL HD subs rather than SOME HD subs.