Friday, October 23, 2009
Dish Network proudly announced their opportunity to be the first pay-TV provider to air the A&E channel’s series “The Beast”, with the late Patrick Swayze. They will show it in their new HDTV 1080p formatting.
Dish Network customers have the option of watching their Dish Network channels in HD formatting, or using the new HDTV 1080p formatting on a Pay Per View, per movie basis. Dish Network has made this service easy and customer-friendly, downloading movies in the early am when there is less of a demand on the service and designing it to be used with the pre-existing remote that already comes with Dish Network service.
According to instructions, getting this high quality formatting is a simple process of selecting the DVR feature on the remote for an MPEG-4 HD DVR receiver, for customers that have it. After that, choose the DishONLINE feature. Alternatively, a customer can going to “Menu” on the remote control, selecting DISH On Demand and then DishONLINE. Look for the titles that have the 1080p after them on the list to get this feature. The HDTV 1080p movies are added to the customer’s DVR in the early morning hours, and are waiting on the customer the next day.
The first movie Dish Network aired in their HDTV 1080p is the movie I Am Legend, with actor Will Smith. Their selection has grown to include other movies available in the HDTV 1080p formatting, such as The Dark Knight, with Christian Bale, The Informers, Ghosts of Past Girlfriends, Next Day Air, Monsters and Aliens, Sunshine Cleaning, The Thaw and more. They also advertise coming movies like the new Disney Earth, being released October 16, 2009. With the enhanced imaging and surround sound quality, even the children in the home will be able to appreciate this educational and fun movie.
The new Dish Network feature has gotten positive reviews like the one from Brent Butterworth’s review, posted on CNET. Brent Butterworth is comparing the high-resolution quality to Blue-Ray, detecting only small differences. Another review posted from Sound & Video Magazine stated, “DISH 1080p immediately impressed me. [Its] brilliant colors and intricate details looked fantastic!”
These movies are stored on the Dish Network DVR, so customers have the option of using their DVR storage just for HDTV 1080p movies or using additional storage to keep their movies and their shows.
So far, Dish Network’s new HDTV 1080p formatting is a success among Dish Network customers, outshining other HD products and competing against Blue Ray quality. With more movies constantly becoming available in the HDTV 1080p formatting, there is no limit to the dramatic sight and sound improvements that come from this technological innovation.