Stacy A said:Now, as long as Mr. Ergen keeps to his word, as stated on the last chat, then I will continue to support Dish and will gladly sign a 18 month or 24 month contract to get my little upgrade to a vip622, and then go turn around and buy another one since they will not let me get two on a lease. Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.
BFG said:universal HD is not going to be made to everyone and never was, someone at dish gave scott bad intelligence on that.
this olympic highlight/replay channel if it ever gets added will be made available to everyone though
Scott Greczkowski said:For what its worth I talked to one of my contacts about this and I guess Olympics was supposed to be up but then the deal was struck for the SuperBowl which pushed back the HD Olympics Channel Launch.
KeithInDallas said:You mean the same Mr. Ergen that promised all the VOOM channels by the end of 2005? The Mr. Ergen that said in November that MPEG4 is a long way off and that Dish is sticking with 8PSK? The Mr. Ergen that is having MPEG4 headers put on MPEG2 signals? I'm not sure that I would TRUST him to keep any "promise." I know that I would have no interest in an 18 month commitment! The past 18 months have not inspired a great deal of trust!
Not jumping on you Stacy... just mad at Dish... I seem to be in a perpetual bad mood about this topic!!
Scott Greczkowski said:It is still up in the air if Universal HD's Olympic coverage will be made available to all or not.
shanewalker said:Yeah, I just read this in the e-newsletter...and it still has me scratching my head.
Are we all (HD subs) getting access to the Universal HD/NBC HD combo or only those with the new MPEG-4 receivers? That's still a question, right?
Otherwise, I'm getting nothing in the way of HD Olympics from dish, because I'm just getting my local NBC HD coverage (read, abbreviated) via antenna...not the 200+ hours they're touting in the mailer.