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dmendenjr

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...On a different note, Didn't they already do press releases when CNN-HD and later SciFi and USA HD were turned on?

Yup, they were on a Press Release dated April 18. Which begs the question, was Dish gonna hold them off til the big bang as well, but gave into demand; was the big bang suppose to happen earlier; or they just want to double milk those three for good PR. (or with any luck for our friends in Alaska, maybe today is the day)
 
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8bitbytes

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Mine actually has a 4:3 setting which works wonderfully for History & A&E, but the Turner/TBS panoramic stretch still looks wrong even in 4:3 :(
It is impossible to get that "smart" stretch to look right. I wish they would stop using it. I will not watch any channel using it.
 
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hemity

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not sure if you guys have seen this:



Press Release: Dish Network Expands HD - 22 channels.
DISH NETWORK® CHARGES FORWARD WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF NATIONAL HD CHANNEL LAUNCHES
Satellite Provider Remains on Schedule to Reach Year-End Goal of 100 National HD Channels

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – May 11, 2008 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced plans to bolster its rapidly expanding HD programming with the launch of an additional 22 national HD channels beginning Monday, May 12. These additions include:


• ABC Family HD (DISH Network Ch. 180)
• Biography HD (Ch. 119)
• Bravo HD (Ch. 129)
• Cartoon HD (Ch. 176)
• Cinemax 5 Star (Ch. 381)
• Cinemax HD West (Ch. 380)
• Comcast Sports Network Bay Area HD (Ch. 419)*
• Comcast Sports Network New England HD (Ch. 435)*
• CNBC HD (Ch. 208)
• CNN HD (Ch. 200)
• Disney HD East (Ch. 172)
• ESPNews HD (Ch. 142)
• Hallmark Movie Channel HD (Ch. 187)
• MGM HD (Ch. 385)
• Sci Fi HD (Ch. 122)
• Smithsonian HD (Ch. 374)
• Tennis Channel HD (Ch. 400)
• Toon Disney HD (Ch. 174)
• Travel Channel HD (Ch. 215)
• USA HD (Ch. 105)
• Weather Channel HD (Ch. 214)
• World Fishing Network HD (Ch. 396)

*Launch Wednesday, May 14


“We are excited to extend our competitiveness in HD by enhancing our already comprehensive HD lineup with these 22 channels, bringing our total HD lineup to over 95 channels,” said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “These launches, along with other recent additions such as the New England Sports Network (NESN) HD, reinforce our commitment to offer the best in entertainment.”
DISH Network offers new customers the opportunity to upgrade for free to a dishHD DVR receiver like the ViP722™ -- which recently received the top-ranking Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. The ViP722 is a dual-tuner HD DVR that operates two televisions in separate rooms. The ViP722 can record up to 55 hours of HD and up to 350 hours of standard definition and allows customers to pause, rewind and fast forward their favorite TV programming.
“Our HD services include innovative packages that are aggressively priced,” said Jessica Insalaco, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network. “That combined with our award-winning HD and DVR technology make DISH Network the clear choice for customers seeking the best value and quality in HD today.”
Qualified new DISH Network customers who sign up with a 24-month commitment will also receive three months of free programming (a $120 value), a free dishDVR like the ViP722 and free installation (a $49.99 value). For more information on DISH Network, visit www.dishnetwork.com or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).

# # #​

ABOUT DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides more than 13.78 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.

CONTACT:
Francie Bauer
720-514-5351
press@echostar.com
 

wassupTC

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Sep 12, 2007
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Dang!

Another afternoon stuck pounding the refresh button waiting for the next uplink report! No complaints though! :up
 

jansan

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:D LOL

On a different note, Didn't they already do press releases when CNN-HD and later SciFi and USA HD were turned on? Interesting they include them again in this list of channels turned on today.

I was asking the same thing. There has not been a official press release from Dish Network. If you look at the press releases, all have been about their 100/100 remains on track or recent HD locals. This is the official release of those channels unless someone can find that press release. Should be a great day.
 

nlk10010

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Nov 10, 2004
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I think we'd have better luck looking at the EPG (if home) or refreshing the regular forum.

Last time (CNN-HD, USA-HD, SciFi-HD) the info appeared in the general forum way before the uplink report was posted (IIRC).
 

wetz73

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Dec 7, 2007
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It does say "beginning" May 12, so this is now the official definition of SOON! The only ones with definite launch dates are the two RSN's, the rest "begin" launching May 12.
 
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