National HD Poll Week of 5-28-08

How many new National HD channels will be avaialble by Monday

  • None (0) - Get real, we just got 22 new HD channels.

    Votes: 162 69.5%
  • A few (1-3) - Dish will throw us a bone or two or three.

    Votes: 44 18.9%
  • Several (4-8) - Dish is trying hard but there were legal/technical/strategic issues.

    Votes: 11 4.7%
  • Abut Half (9-12) - Here's the Summer batch but don't get used to it.

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Most of them (13-17) - The rest will be available "soon" (AKA the Fall).

    Votes: 5 2.1%
  • The Full Monty (18-20+) - OK quit whining and start watching.

    Votes: 10 4.3%

  • Total voters
    233
  • Poll closed .
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TalonDancer

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 13, 2006
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It's Uplink Tuesday - you know, the day before the "normal" Wednesday uplinks -- when antsy Dish subs start wondering out loud about what new National HD (if any) Dish will make available. And this Tuesday, we have 20 MPEG4 HD temp channels that were up-linked last week. So place your bets on how many of these will be available by next Monday. The winners get bragging rights on calling the shots :)

Talon Dancer
 
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hendrix04

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jan 16, 2008
601
0
unless something has changed, very few of those temp channels have anything streaming to them.
 
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TalonDancer

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 13, 2006
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unless something has changed, very few of those temp channels have anything streaming to them.
So does that mean you aren't the person that voted for the Full Monty? :rolleyes:

Talon Dancer

Edit: Now there are two complete wackos err.. flaming optimists. So you have cover:)
 
socalpanman

socalpanman

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Feb 12, 2005
501
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San Rafael CA
Where's the option:
Put up XX take away yy HD channels?

This new Dish math is fun.:)
 
mike123abc

mike123abc

Too many cables
Supporting Founder
Sep 25, 2003
24,334
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Norman, OK
I voted for the 4 they uplinked but did not launch when they did the VOOM switcheroo.
 
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TalonDancer

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 13, 2006
933
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Where's the option:
Put up XX take away yy HD channels?

This new Dish math is fun.:)
Good Point!

I should have worded the poll to clearly mean NET new National HD channels by Monday AM :)

Of course by Monday evening....

Talon Dancer
 
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Cantonsurroundsound

SatelliteGuys Guru
May 22, 2008
124
0
without voom HD you are better off at directv with 90 HD for a cheaper price as most of dish is up converted anyway so those 22 channels are not really HD at all!
 
gadgtfreek

gadgtfreek

SatelliteGuys Master
May 29, 2006
22,105
862
Lower Alabama
Yeah, I dont know that he's a troll, but he does not understand how hd channel launches work and whos fault it is. Saying that the new adds look bad because Dish is upconverting makes me shake my head. Its the SAME as on D* genius.
 
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10fthdscreen

SatelliteGuys Guru
Feb 13, 2008
142
0
pa
I vote none, Charlie is not smart enough to give us more HD
 
tsduke

tsduke

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 6, 2007
1,624
2
Iowa
I voted zero, but the only one I see as possible is WGN because I think it was mentioned that the video feed has been up there.
 
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EricBskiVT

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 25, 2007
252
0
without voom HD you are better off at directv with 90 HD for a cheaper price as most of dish is up converted anyway so those 22 channels are not really HD at all!
We thought you were halfway intelligent until you posted this. D* gets the same source material that E* gets. Any upconverting is done by the supplier.
 
RandallA

RandallA

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Dec 13, 2004
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San Francisco Bay Area
We just got 22 - 15 =7 new HD channels a couple of weeks ago and it took them over 6 months to do so. Why would we expect anything this week?
 
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Dugout Doug

SatelliteGuys Guru
Apr 18, 2008
143
0
They have to answer for the Voom, they know it.

They have to make the Ultimate package worth it.

They will throw some up this week.

A few in the essentials, a few in the ultimate.

Thats where my money is.
 
james_k_p

james_k_p

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 11, 2006
232
0
Slidell, LA
Just curious...but are you making up a June 1 deadline for this poll, or was there some rumor or indication that June 1 (like May 1) might bring good things?
I also voted none.
 

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