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UPDATED: May 20, 2002 03:35 PM
May 19, 2002 - Just added new charts
listing all local channels on both Dish
Network and DirectTV. Many
thanks to Steve Jay Mehs for typing up these charts. THANKS STEVE!!!
May 17, 2002 - Added the History
Of DBSTalk page. It contains a rundown on how and why this site
was created. Makes for some interesting reading.
May 16, 2002 - Removed
CNN Sports Illustrated from the Dish
Channel Chart, DirecTV
Channel Chart and the Package
Comparison Chart. Also replaced CNN/SI with ESPN News on the
XM Radio Listing.
May 10, 2002 - Changes ahead for Dish Network HDTV. CLICK
HERE for more info!
May 8, 2002 -
Added TVN 24, removed TV Polonia and Radio Polskie 1 & 3 from the Dish
Network Channel Chart and made the same changes on the Dish
International Chart. Also updated the General
Comparison Chart and made a few minor changes on the DirecTV
May 1, 2002 - Added Showtime HD
(High Definition) to the DirecTV
Channel Chart on channel 543.
April 18, 2002 - Added
ESPN Classic back to the Dish Network
Channel Chart. Also changed the name of 'Discovery Science
Channel' to 'The Science Channel'. Added Christian
Television Network to the Sky Angel Chart.
April 9, 2002 - We've added a new
chart called the XM Radio Listing.
It's a complete breakdown of all stations that exist on the service.
Many thanks to Scott Greczkowski.
March 23, 2002 - Well, we have
officially moved to our new server and it seems to be working great.
Much faster speeds and many, many more features. I'd like the thank
all of our members who have contributed to DBSTalk over the past year both
in visitorship and through financial contributions. Without
you, we would never be where we are today.
March 20, 2002 - Updated the DirecTV
Channel Chart and Package
Comparison Chart to reflect Yankees Entertainment
& Sports (YES). Also, as you may have read, we will
be moving to a new server soon with a new discussion forum. Things
are moving along well and I know you will like the new features of the
March 7, 2002 - Added a new link to
the Links page called the Television
DMA Guide. Check it out if you get the chance. Also, if you
need to reach all of the administrators here at DBSTalk.Com, you can
use one handy e-mail address. This address reaches all of us at the
same time: AdminAll@dbstalk.com.
March 3, 2002 - Replaced
StarNet with RFDTV and added The NFL Channel on the DirecTV
Channel Chart. HBO Plus is once again called HBO2 (Jamielee).
Added channel numbers to Package
Comparison Chart. Thanks to Eric G for the help in updating
Feb 24, 2002 - Made some changes to
a couple of packages today. Removed The Limited Pak and Select Choice from
the Package Comparison Chart
since these two packages are no longer available to new DirecTV
subscribers. Also updated the DirecTV
Channel Chart with new channel numbers for The Travel Channel and
Feb 14, 2002 - Updated the Dish,
Spanish and Sky
Angel Channel Charts. Also added a link to the discussion
forum on all charts.
Feb 3, 2002 - Updated some of the
charts to reflect channel changes and prices. Everything should be
good to go. I've also added a link on the LINKS
page to an excellent web site showing different wiring diagrams for
setting up your dish. Check it out HERE.
Jan 27, 2002 - Just added a new link
to the links page. It's Dish
Stars Inc. An excellent source for satellite related
information and to find a local dealer in your area. Please check it
out when you get the chance.
Jan 20, 2002 - Lots of updates to
the channel charts to include changes that will occur on 1/22 and 2/1, in
terms of channel additions and price/package. Also added additional
Discovery and Music Choice Channels to DirecTV
Channel Chart. Added Much Music and split IFC/WE in the Dish
Net Channel Chart (will occur on 1/22). Updated Spanish
Comparison Chart with new packages (New DirecTV Packages will be
available 2/1) and more complete info.
Jan 12, 2002 - Most of the charts
have been updated with various changes. As reported at the CES,
DirecTV will be adding 10 more local cities to their lineup. They
also will be changing their packages and prices in February. Dish
Network will be raising their prices by $1 on some of their programming
packages. Be sure to visit the discussion
forum for details and news. Registrations is not required so
don't hesitate to jump right in.
Jan 7, 2002 - The
big announcement today is the eventual release of a new set top box
called Moxi. Looks like quite a product. You can read about it
on a special
web page created by our very own DBSTalk Moderator/Admin
Scott Greczkowski. Thanks Scott!
Jan 2, 2002 - Happy New Year
Everyone! Hope this year brings you good health and happiness.
With the must carry local channels going into effect, updates were
made to Local
Channels chart. Also, ESPN Classic was removed from
the Dish Network lineup changing the Dish
Channel Chart, Who
Has What and Package
Comparison charts. Many thanks to Steve Jay Shem for keeping
up on these updates. He's a valuable member of our team! I've
also added a new link to the Links
page containing information about how DBS works called DBSTech.
Please check it out if you get the chance!
Dec 15, 2001 - We've had some
channel chart changes. Added Star Net, Colours, and Safety Net to Dish
Channel Chart. Also updated Package
Comparison and Who
Has What charts as a result of the 3 new public interest
channels. Be sure to visit the Echostar
Knowledge Base to find out what new local channels you will be
receiving after January 1st. Most of the new channels will be in the 8000
block and shaded in green. The price of locals will go from $4.99 to
Dec 10, 2001 - Removed Channel 639
from Dish Net Channel Chart since TV Japan has been removed from
119. Removed Channel J from DirecTV Channel Chart. Also minor updates on
the General Comparison Chart. Hope everyone is having a great
Nov 16, 2001 - Updated the Dish
Channel Chart to reflect the Holiday Music Channel on 982.
Nov 11, 2001 - Updated charts to
reflect the name change of Fox Family to ABC Family.
Nov 10, 2001 - Sky Angel chart
updated. On another note, the Dishplayer has recently been
giving a lot of people trouble due to bad software downloads. I encourage
everyone reading this to e-mail Charlie Ergen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and voice your displeasure. In the long run, it might help us
get some results.
Nov 4, 2001 - Added new acronym
page. This page will help you understand the meaning of some of the
abbreviated terms commonly used in these kinds of forums. Please let
us know if you think there should be any added to the list.
Nov 1, 2001 - Added Record
International, to Dish Channel Chart and Dish International Chart. New
package pricing on Brazilian Package (Thanks to Tony). Removed
Dish On Demand channels 526-529.
Oct 28, 2001 - Today we've added a
DirecTV Commercial Systems Forum. This new forum was created
upon request because there were some commercial installers out there that
needed a place to exchange ideas. DBSTalk is happy to provide a
place for them to gather. DBS users are also encouraged to
participate in the discussion since our user base is filled with some
"street smart" individuals who know a lot about DBS
Oct 25, 2001 - Removed The Early
Childhood Network and added University Of Washington TV to Dish Channel
Chart and Package Comparison, also added Shop At Home to DirecTV Channel
Chart and Package Comparison Chart.
Oct 19, 2001 - Updated the Dish
Channel Chart to reflect new Korean Channel.
Oct 12, 2001 - Did some updates
today to the channel charts. Hope you are all enjoying DBSTalk.Com.
Since our inception at the end of June, we have had over 135,000
hits. On behalf of myself and the moderators, a big thanks to everyone for
making this site such a success.
Sep 25, 2001 - Removed PPV Guides
from channels 299 and 411 from Dish Network Channel Chart and added
Starz W to General Comparison chart.
Sep 16, 2001 - Added The
Israeli Network (channel 656) to both Dish Network Channel Chart and Dish
International Chart. Added new "The War Against
Sep 13, 2001 - Updated Sky Angel
chart. Replaced channel 9716, Family Net with Liberty Broadcasting.
Sep 7, 2001 - Updated the Spanish
Comparison chart, the DirecTV Channel chart and the General Comparison
Sep 6, 2001 - Updated DirecTV
channel chart. Took out the Tivo and MS UTV demo channels since they no
longer appear on DirecTV's guide on their website and added the Wink
interactive in the 490s channel range. "Who has what?" chart also updated.
Also added a link on the links page to a web site that has information
about hooking up 1 Dish to receive both Dish Network and DirecTV at the
same time. Check out that page HERE.
Sep 5, 2001 - Updated Dish Network
channel chart with new shopping channels, removed Pleasure added Hot Zone
and added the non-spanish international channels still up on 119.
Many thanks to Steve Jay Shem for the update.
Sep 3, 2001 - Added a link to the
Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA) listing. Should help you in
determining where your city ranks in the great scheme of things and when
you should expect to have locals on DBS. Only about 35 or so are
available so if you rank at number 157, you have a long wait.
Sep 2, 2001 - I would like to say
thanks to everyone who has taken the time to contact us about corrections
to the charts. We really appreciate it! We continually strive
to make them as accurate as possible. Thanks again!
Aug 28, 2001 - Hey folks! How would
you like your very own DBSTalk E-Mail address? You can choose whatever
name you like with the @dbstalk.com extension so it would look something
The great thing is that you don't need to change your existing e-mail
address. All e-mail addressed to email@example.com will get
automatically forwarded to your "real" e-mail address. As a
registered user, this works great if you would like to place a visible
e-mail address in your user profile without revealing your actual address.
Also works great in other places on the net such as newsgroups or other
If you would like to have an e-mail address, just e-mail me your requested
username and your "real" address so I can set you up (
firstname.lastname@example.org ). Since this is a private venture, you will not
receive any SPAM messages from me unless it's an important announcement.
Sign up today and hurry...good names are going fast!
Aug 24, 2001 - General Comparison
page has been updated with some additional information. We also
obtained permission from Skyreport.com
to reprint their news articles in the forums so you will be seeing entire
news stories instead of just links.
Aug 20, 2001 - Today we've added
some more charts. As you can see the links on the left are
growing. Lots of good information. Don't forget that under the
satellite news links, you can link directly to Yahoo and it does an
automatic search of both Echostar and DirecTV news. Makes it much
easier than having to go to Yahoo and type in the search words.
Aug 19, 2001 - Okay, I've been
doing some tweaking on the site all weekend and I think it's really
starting to take shape. I've been getting some really good feedback
so thanks to all who have given your 2 cents. There is still more to
add to this site so please bare with us during the construction. As
always, thanks for visiting and have fun!
Aug 18, 2001 - Welcome to the new
DBSTALK.COM home page. We hope you find this page informative and
useful. Many thanks to Steve Jay Shem for providing the info thus
far. Over the coming weeks we will be making additions and
improvements to this page so stay tuned!
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