TRAVEL CHANNEL HD On E*

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rkish

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Seems like someone is getting the Travel Channel sooner than later. Any idea or word if D* will be getting it anytime soon?
 
charper1

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DirecTV doesn't usually make advanced info statements. You could check the other thread already on this topic and see what rumors they are throwing around about it.
 
Bill1767

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How many that have both services, will cancel the HD extra pack from dtv. ME! to start.
 
jgags6

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So far there has been quite a bit of hd programming on it, looks really good!
 
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Stan Sherman

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seems like the HD race is back on! Looks like dish is creeping up.

According to dish, Travel HD is an exclusive. They also dumped 10 Voom Channels tonight!
 
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seems like the HD race is back on! Looks like dish is creeping up.

Spoke too fast; there is no race. Anyway...... DirecTV already has about 100 HD chnls, capacity remaining on DirecTV-10, soon to be open for biz capacity on DirecTV-11 and yet to be launched (2009) capacity on DirecTV-12; so whats the beef again? And how is Dish going to match all that capacity? What race exactly? Why are we racing? And why are we all in a pissing contest over it? I can't believe you guys a pissing and moaning over a handful of niche chnls one way or the other! Just go watch TV.
 
VinceT3

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From what I know Dish actually has more satellites up there than directv has.. so in esscense they could create a new dish to pick up 105, 110, 118, 119, 121 and increase their capacity well above directv if they weren't going down the mpeg4 route and the eastern arc thing..

but dish coming up with new hd forces directv's hand to add more.. and visa versa directv's additions force dishs hand in adding more channels..

and in the end.. we're the ones who win :)
 
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From what I know Dish actually has more satellites up there than directv has.. so in esscense they could create a new dish to pick up 105, 110, 118, 119, 121 and increase their capacity well above directv if they weren't going down the mpeg4 route and the eastern arc thing..

but dish coming up with new hd forces directv's hand to add more.. and visa versa directv's additions force dishs hand in adding more channels..

and in the end.. we're the ones who win :)

It is not how many satellites you have, but how many licenses for transponders. They can put 5 satellites at 110 position but can only use 10 transponders. D* has alot more licenses than E*, especially in KA band.
 
DodgerKing

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It is not how many satellites you have, but how many licenses for transponders. They can put 5 satellites at 110 position but can only use 10 transponders. D* has alot more licenses than E*, especially in KA band.
Not to mention that Dish has a lot of mirrored east and west feeds, so many transponders are being used to duplicate what other transponders are already doing.
 
lern4483

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More competion the better! All I want is more HD content, period! I have both dish and Direc.
Love them both!

I might be in the monority here but I liked the voom channels. Dish just pulled off 10 voom channels without notice

Thats just horendous!
 
ArtWIS

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seems like the HD race is back on! Looks like dish is creeping up.

E* added 22 HD channels and dropped 10 HD channels for a net gain of 12. That didn't creep up on D* very much! :D
 
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Stan Sherman

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Source please.

I read it on one of the sites this morning. It showed Travel HD and WGN HD to be exclusives. Dish tech chat
Eric Sahl gives Update on HD plans for the year
* Dish Launched more HD today than ever before in our history.
* Recent HD additions CNNHD, USAHD & ScifiHD

HD Added today

Abc Family
Cartoon Network
BravoHD
bioHD
5 MaxHD
MaxHDW
CNBCHD
ESPNNewsHD
DisneyHD East
HallMark Movie Channel HD
MGMHD
Smithsonian Channel HD
TennisHD'
The Weather ChannelHD
ToonDisneyHD
TravelHD * exclusive
WGNHD * exclusive
 
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AND, Comcast HAS just launched WGN-HD (yes, the superstation version) on most of their systems downstate, so it sure ain't an exclusive, either...
 
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It could be exclusive on DBS, as only on DISH but not on DirecTV, though that may not last long, I sure hope it is the case.
 
DanLee

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He may have meant the World Fishing Network (WFN) in HD. Which is an exclusive for Dish. I am sure we are all up in arms that that one hasn't been added on D thus far.
 
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