I guess you havent read any of the D* press releases.. Yes they are trying to roll out locals in HD, becuase some people just cant get them with an antenna.. I've had issues in Pittsburgh becuase i'm in the center of a few stations and need a rotor, which means if i wanna watch ABC in one room no one else can watch any other locals in HD in my house. It's a huge PITA.ChrisDuncan said:If E* picks up some of the Voom channels then I'll definitely be subscribing, and hopefully can get a good deal on a DVR. I'm also hoping their OTA tuners in their STBs work as good as Voom's.
I'm actually rooting for Dish right now to do something big. I currently have D* (as well as Voom obviously) and as far as I know the only plans for more HD in the near future are LIL HD channels which I couldn't care less about. That seems like they're only trying to compete with cable, and nothing more.
I'd love to see E* ramp up their selection of national channels and force D* to do something besides their unimaginative plan of LIL HD.
It appears you will still be making new in HD!hdshooter said:"What a long strange trip it's been", more true words have never been spoken. bow
I am an employee @ HD News and it's been a crazy year for sure. on one hand, we are constantly breaking new ground and going further than anyone expected us to go in a year's time. It has been one of the most memorable years of my life. We have a great group of people all working together to make this thing happen. And I'm really touched by all of you out there with nothing better to do than sit around and watch our work. Some of you need a life , but I am really grateful all the same.
On the other hand, and I can't for the life of me figure out why, we seem to be dieing at the very hands that could make it HUGE if we were left alone to do what we do best. And believe me - you can't begin to know our collective frustration.
But through it all, and with very few exceptions, we are all sticking it out to the end - or a new beginning - and continuing to produce quality programming for you. We will be here shooting, reporting, writing, editing, and getting it all on the air until they tell us to go away.
Thank you to all the people who make it happen and thank you to or dedicated (if not obsessed) viewers.
cmslick3 said:You know what as much as I loved Voom for it's offering of HD channels and the PQ, I have reached the end of my rope!!!! At this point F Voom, why couldn't they tell us 2 weeks ago that they would be giving channels to Dish and at the same time cut some sort of deal for us "loyal customers" to get a discount on moving to Dish. I have just come to the point of giving up on getting HD at reasonable cost without putting up lots of money up front.
Right now I am staring af a fuzzy Comcast picture and cursing Voom for shutting down!!! I really tried to get people to realize what a value Voom was but I am beyond words now!!
Sorry for the vent and rant but I would have moved to Dsh had it worked out in advance!!!
I actually have read the press releases, but they've stated no actual dates and no actual channels, other than locals in HD. The best I've been able to actually confirm is that they'll have some national channels up by 2007. I'm not willing to wait that long.zombie said:I guess you havent read any of the D* press releases.. Yes they are trying to roll out locals in HD, becuase some people just cant get them with an antenna.. I've had issues in Pittsburgh becuase i'm in the center of a few stations and need a rotor, which means if i wanna watch ABC in one room no one else can watch any other locals in HD in my house. It's a huge PITA.
Beyond that they are comitting to roll out more National HD programming, i believe the expected capacity is something like 100 National channels (don't remember off the top of my head)