Its too bad for all the Dish America subs who don't even get the sd version for their children and family. We still pay the same and get offers to upgrade to an SD package when we ask when our channels will be back.
(that's right, they won't turn on free HD for you or anything, pay extra or bind yourself for another 2 years to get that when you are "upgraded" to a Top package).
Dish you are dead to me after the first of the year.
Couple that nasty lawsuit with the resounding thud of no discussion about it these days, and I think you are dead on. I doubt we'll see any of these back in HD anytime soon. And with the lack of howling about it, Disney et.al. isn't exactly in the catbird seat either.
Don't be so sure. I was ready to move because of this and the RSN fiasco sealed the deal.
I can't see Dish losing the ESPNs. Unlike the RSN's, ESPN has a bunch of content during the day that the mainstream viewer is expecting to watch. RSNs are very limited in their material, just about one to three sport teams around the year.Anyone know when this is? If I was to lose these two during college football season I'd be gone in a heartbeat.
But you didn't, and that is pretty true of most that were ticked off. The larger majority didn't even consider it. The verbiage was very slight as these things go at first, and has nearly died totally off since then. Probably right after the parents found out the kids actually didn't care if it was HD or not.
Moving because of the RSN situation makes more sense as that was an actual loss of content. Were I more into the sports on those channels, I might have considered it too.
I can't see Dish losing the ESPNs. Unlike the RSN's, ESPN has a bunch of content during the day that the mainstream viewer is expecting to watch. RSNs are very limited in their material, just about one to three sport teams around the year.
I can. If they are already paying $4 per sub per month for ESPN and Disney decides they want $6 per month per sub, I would think E* will say no way, Jose. Maybe E* should just abandon all sports and become the true lower cost alternative.