DISH to deliver Olympics in 4K HDR (1 Viewer)

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Pepper

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Pepper see you did get switched, I was going to say my 2 year lock gave multiple packages to choose from during period. You can find agreement after login on lower left side of page under My Preferred Agreement.
I haven't done it yet, wanted to talk to DIRT about the implications I mentioned above, I know it would only cost me a net $9 more per month (or less since the Olympics lasts less than a month), and whether a "downgrade" fee applies and if there is any violation of the "agreement" by downgrading after I upgrade. Just don't want to get stuck in something I can't get out of easily.
 
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I'm not seeing how you're getting only a $9 difference. I too have the Flex pack with $16 of add-ons and when I switch to AT200 in the tool I'm seeing a $24 difference, even after removing all the add-ons and locals, and assuming the price lock. Also, my eAutoPay savings of $5 disappears when I switch over to AT200. So even if the eAutoPay remained, it would still be a $19 difference.
 

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I'm not seeing how you're getting only a $9 difference. I too have the Flex pack with $16 of add-ons and when I switch to AT200 in the tool I'm seeing a $24 difference, even after removing all the add-ons and locals, and assuming the price lock. Also, my eAutoPay savings of $5 disappears when I switch over to AT200. So even if the eAutoPay remained, it would still be a $19 difference.
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Yeah, I assumed a price lock of 69.99, since I'm not being offered the price lock when I switch, likely because I have had the Flex pack since it became available (before the price lock was introduced).

I guess that is also why I'm losing the eAutoPay discount on the potential switch.

I currently have $26 in add-ons but one of them is temporary and will be removed today. So my switch would go from $48.02 to $80.02

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Wow, when I plug in change from Flex to top 200, bill goes from $81 to $106. Not worth it since Olympics looks pretty darn good just in HD.
 

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Wow, when I plug in change from Flex to top 200, bill goes from $81 to $106. Not worth it since Olympics looks pretty darn good just in HD.
exactly how I feel, if dish was smart they offer to all as a teaser in effort to get people to switch as 4k programming becomes more popular. on a side note their advertising for 4k Olympic programming makes it sound like it available to all.
 
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Wow, when I plug in change from Flex to top 200, bill goes from $81 to $106. Not worth it since Olympics looks pretty darn good just in HD.
Are you removing any add-on packs that contain channels already in the AT200? My increase was also $25 until I drop the News and Heartland packs for $16, most of those channels are already in AT200.
 

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Are you removing any add-on packs that contain channels already in the AT200? My increase was also $25 until I drop the News and Heartland packs for $16, most of those channels are already in AT200.
The only add-on I have it's the movie pack.
 

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Weird how the price is so different for so many people. I guess I'm lucky with the $9 difference, to be honest I didn't realize I was that close, might just leave it at AT200 until the promo runs out. I went ahead and pushed the button after "JamesL" on the facebook chat assured me that he is a member of the same department where DIRT is, and I won't lose the promo pricing just by changing the base package. I'll miss BBC World News and a couple other channels I hardly watched, but now I have all the Olympic channels and saw the HDR popup on my set for the first time tonight.
 

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Just Hopper 3. I don’t think 4K Joey can do HDR. At least not yet.
 

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BTW, the Opening Ceremony is currently streaming live at NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app.
 

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It does 4K, just not HDR. This is the first time Dish is attempting HDR. Ever.
 

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It does 4K, just not HDR. This is the first time Dish is attempting HDR. Ever.
One of my 4K Joeys is attached to a regular HD TV. Shouldn't I still at least get the guide with channel 147-05 and 540? They are not there.
 
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I am watching the Opening Ceremony right now. And I think it will look amazing in HDR!
 
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One of my 4K Joeys is attached to a regular HD TV. Shouldn't I still at least get the guide with channel 147-05 and 540? They are not there.

No, it’s only available on Hopper 3.

I can only speculate, but I suspect it is technically difficult if not impossible for the Hopper or 4K Joey to convert HDR to non-HDR 4K on the fly: the bandwidth is just too high!
 
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guys there will be no streaming in 4k ok just to let you know i found that out yesterday NBC is not allowing it for the olympics.
 
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