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mr_snerdly

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Agreed. It is a wonder that TV is not run by TV people. Anyone who considers these 22 channels as a fantastic upgrade is nuts. I will take a handful of the channels, but when Charlie talks about "compelling content", then lauches the WFN channel; I just scratch my head. Plus, I haven't seen any HD on any of these "HD" channels.

I hope Voom gets it's act together and releases new content so we can get some channels back as they were 24/7 HD. I doubt this will happen because people have been screaming at Voom to do this since Dish bought them out. So we are stuck with SD channels that have an HD logo, and when they are in HD they are downconverted to 1440 or worse.

Still, we could be in an earthquake in China, or fighting for our lives in Africa or the Middle East, so things could be worse.
 

grodd

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Now that VOOM is gone I have Bass fishing to look forward to when I get home?
Yea...uh sorry, but gutting a fish just isn't the same.:(


(And yes BTW I do fly fish....)
 

Sean Mota

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even the Demo channel with the fish tank beats the WFN channel. I have seen a couple of people who like this channel. But do they really think it has mass appeal?
 

airphotos

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It's right up there with the Weather Channel in HD
got them both programmed into my favorites, you bet!

Why watch The Weather Channel anyway? It's much easier just to go to Weather Underground, plus, you don't have to wade through 8 minutes of commercials to get a national "local" forecast.
 

Scott Greczkowski

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Its funny had it on the other day and they had this neat fishing pole for kids.

My wife called to order it for my 5 year old and was told that they don't sell to the United States, only to Canada.

I guess this channel is a Canadian channel as after that I noticed all the zip codes were the wacky w5x10t ones. :)
 

mike123abc

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It looks like "Canadian" content Dish has picked up to appease the Canadians which have leased Dish space on 2 satellites...
 

M Sparks

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Plus, I haven't seen any HD on any of these "HD" channels.

There's plenty to complain about without making up lies.

I have seen ACTUAL HD on...
*Smithsonian and MGM (obviously)
*Travel Channel (been HD every time I've turned it on)
*ABC Family
*Toon Disney (seriously, I did NOT expect that.)
*Tennis
*Biography
*ESPNews (It's completely different stylistically than the SD version, actually.)
*Hallmark Movie Channel ("Blackbeard" is in HD as I write this)
*The Weather Channel (Oddly- they run promos that say "Weather Channel HD...coming in June." But the promos are in beautiful HD, as are the weather graphics. Only the actual people are not...I assume that what they mean is "HD studio cameras...coming in June.)
*Cinemax West



I have NOT seen any on...
*WFN
*5 Star Max (we're told it's a technical issue.
*Bravo (but considering this is a "resurrection" of a channel that already existed, I'm sure they've got SOME HD.)
*Disney Channel (but since Toon Disney actually had HD, I'm sure Disney must too. I just haven't seen it.)

Questionable...
*Cartoon Network...some people have claimed to have seen HD. I've seen some things that LOOKED like HD, but I think it's just a nice, clean stretch. It's hard to tell because cartoons are weirdly proportioned anyway. In any case, the colors are beautiful, and I'm pleasantly surprised by how watchable it is. Even Scooby Doo looked great when "unstretched" at my end.

*CNBC...I've heard they put their extra screen space to good use, but every time I've tuned in, it's just been grey bars with an extra wide ticker.
 

Scott Greczkowski

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CNBC is part HD part SD, the Video is all SD, the graphics on the side are all HD.

NBC has no plans to make the video HD, thats why they call it CNBC HD+
 

airphotos

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I had CNBC on this morning and it was HD, scrolls were a lot easier to read and they had more info along both sides of picture. Very Nice. Anyone who likes the ESPN News layout will like this one as well.

Oh God help us....Jim Cramer in HD! Nooooooooooooo! :)
 
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