Where is the demo channel for HDTV?

BlackHitachi

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Hello i am hooked up to three different birds 110 119 and 148. I just thought that the HD demo channel was on 61.5 and 148? I dont see it so it must be just on 61.5 is this correct? Also since i have been hooked up to the 148 bird i get two hbo's and showtimes. why is it that dish cannot put different HD on the 148 why have the same as just a 500 system?
 
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BlackHitachi said:
Hello i am hooked up to three different birds 110 119 and 148. I just thought that the HD demo channel was on 61.5 and 148? I dont see it so it must be just on 61.5 is this correct?
HD demo is on 61.5 only
Also since i have been hooked up to the 148 bird i get two hbo's and showtimes. why is it that dish cannot put different HD on the 148 why have the same as just a 500 system?

huh? shouldnt be
 
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thank you for the reply about the demo channel.. Yea i have two Hbo's and two sho's channels are HBO 9440 9456. Sho's 9430 9460. They both work when i select them.. I just thought this was very wierd.. I was going to ask simple simon i am pretty sure he is also hooked up to the 148.
 
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BlackHitachi said:
thank you for the reply about the demo channel.. Yea i have two Hbo's and two sho's channels are HBO 9440 9456. Sho's 9430 9460. They both work when i select them.. I just thought this was very wierd.. I was going to ask simple simon i am pretty sure he is also hooked up to the 148.

yep, the same happened to me once I got a second dish added pointed at 148. I also thought it was weird until I realized that not everybody get all sats up there so they need to have same channels in different sats.
 
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you're right
9430 & 9440 are on 148
9456 & 9460 are on 110

Wonder why they are duplicated like that? They arent on 61.5
 
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I think it has to do with moving things around. I seem to remember a blurb in the EPG some months ago about those HD's moving OFF 148. That of course means NBC & FOX HD West could drop right in to those spots.

As to why some things here vs. there - it has to do with which birds can be easily seen from where.

And of course, a lot of this is sheer speculation - nobody knows what they're really going to do.
 
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You get a better look at 148 in Alaska and Hawaii. Maybe they left hBO and Showtime there so that those folks could make use of them.
 
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Maybe if Dish left the TPs empty, the FCC would take em back.
 

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