Dish Network adds Sci Fi HD, USA HD, CNN HD – Finally

April 18, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

Too bad they didn’t have it for the start of the Battlestar Galactica season, but Dish has finally added HD channels for Sci Fi, USA Network and CNN.

I just double checked, and Sci Fi HD at least is on my receiver. Unfortunately, no guide information yet — I may just have to manually start recording Battlestar Galactica tonight. It’s also great news for those tuning in for the season launch of Doctor Who, also.

Along with USA, this finishes out most of my HD must-haves — what are you still waiting to see in HD?

Dish 942 HDTV PVR – First Look

May 18, 2005

After last week’s comedy of errors, DishNetwork came out today and hooked up (among other less interesting receivers) my Dishplayer 942.

I’ve had an HDTV for about 2 1/2 years now, but have never bothered to get an HD tuner (if I couldn’t have a PVR, I wasn’t interested), so this was also my first look at real genuine HD in my living room.

Okay, first up, a warning — stay away from HD.

For the first ten minutes, it looks stunningly gorgeous. Then it looks normal. After that, all of the non-HD content you watch like looks like crap.

All kidding aside, it took about 10 minutes for me to get on the “everything needs to be in HD yesterday” bandwagon, and instantly memorize where all of my HD channels were.

‘Cause the 942 is all about the HD.
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