Dish RSN HD Now 24 Hours (1 Viewer)

zippyfrog

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I have a VIP211k, and it still has both the SD and HD version, but the EPG on the HD channel is now filled for all 24 hours. No more "Off Air" in the middle of the night.
 
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Now I can't accidentally record the SD channel instead of HD. :clapping

Great to turn on NBC Sports Chicago this morning and see the show in HD! Not recording SD by mistake, and, in the summer, no more issues of having a west coast baseball game go late due to a rain delay or extra innings and having to tune into the SD version of the channel to watch the end of the game.
 

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Now the next step would be to completely remove the SD feeds from Eastern Arc.
what i heard is that dish needs the SD channels for rain fade or if dish can figure a way to downconvert the HD signal when it rains it would be better.
 

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Now the next step would be to completely remove the SD feeds from Eastern Arc.

My guess would be that the SD versions stay on EA due to NBA League Pass, Extra Innings, and Center Ice - at least for the remainder of this season since LP and CI were SD/HD at the beginning of the season. There is the SD and HD channels for those packages for the most part just mirror the RSN channels. Will be interesting to see if Extra Inning this spring is HD only (or at least some verbage saying EA is HD only) - that would be more of a sign to me that the SD RSN's will disappear.
 

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I had assumed when you got the "switching to SD" message, it was going to another satellite. So if the HD feed was on 129, and you experienced rain fade, it would tune the SD channel in off 119 or 110. I don't pay enough attention to uplink reports to know if HD & SD feeds are on different satellites.
 
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I have no idea what satellites carry which channel in which definition. It may very well switch to another satellite when it tunes to the SD equivalent when it looses the HD feed.. and maybe that’s why it works. My feeling is that as long as my hopper knows which satellite to tune too, that’s all I need. :)
 

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