Dish Net / Direct TV Users?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by GregCole, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. GregCole

    GregCole Extra

    Feb 13, 2004
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    How many channels do you get in DD 5.1?

    I am only geting about 5, counting HDTV. Is this the norm?

    Dish Network 811

    Thanks- Greg
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

    Apr 15, 1999
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    I've got DirecTV. HDNet and HDNet movies are 5.1 all the time, Discovery HD usually is, HBO and Showtime HD feeds are sometimes, depending on what's on, and a few of the SD premium movie channels also do 5.1 from time to time.

    At any given time during primetime I may find a total of 5 or 6 channels that are doing 5.1, it's about the norm.

    One of my ota digitals, the ABC affilliate has 5.1 24/7 on their HD channel, even when the original programming is not 5.1. Most all ABC HD programs are 5.1. None of my other locals can do 5.1 yet.

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