Some HD to go OFF THE AIR at 4am... (1 Viewer)

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Scott Greczkowski

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Dish will be shuffling things around in the morning so that they can "Turbo Charge" their HD customers. Here is the info I just recevied.

HD Channels Going Dark

In order to complete the massive system upgrade, DISH must turn off certain HD transponders for approximately 60 minutes in order to Turbo-Charge our HD customers. HD programming will go dark at 4am EST and turn back on at approximately 5am EST.

Ten HD channels will go dark. Local channels and pay-per-view channels will not be affected.

The ten channels going dark are:
A&E
Bravo
ESPN
ESPN 2
HBO
History
National Geographic
Showtime
TBS
TNT

During the blackout, standard definition programming will be available to all DISH Network subscribers, including SD simulcasts of HD channels.
 
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hockeynut5150

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isn't the turbo charging thing moving to MPEG4? why are some MPEG4 channels part of this update (like ESPN2) while MPEG2 channels as HD Theater isn't?
 

allargon

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Some lipsynch issues were present this morning on the standard def channels (I believe Style network) according to my girlfriend around 6:40 AM CDT.

I was in the shower.
 
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