I posted a week or 2 ago -reported that half of the games on Dish have been on standard programing but not on Hi-Def.
I called the Di*& Network last night -and after waiting 10 minutes i finally got to talk to a live person (so that was good)- the guy couldn't help me at all, but he gave it a good effort.
Called again -trying to figure out why the Di*& Network isn't showing my favorite team in HD. The next guy i talked to was a complete jerk. He reported numerous times that i didn't understand and i kept agreeing that this was quite true. I asked "why doesn't the Di*& Network carry all the reds Broadcasted games in HD when other providers do?". He reported that the Reds would not sell the games to the Di*% Network. I asked if the price was too steep to pay -he said "no, they just won't sell them to us". I replied -"they will sell some of the games (to DN), but not others...that doesn't make sense". I asked to talk to his supervisor -he hung up on me.
Called again and got someone who filled me in --it appears that the Reds sell the games on a per week basis (the HD games). DirectTV and numerous cable providers have purchased all the games that have been broadcasr in HD whereas Di*& Network has purchased about half. The last guy i talked to said he thought that would continue.
So if you are getting a Hi-Def Tv and you wanna watch every game the Reds broadcast in HD- BUY THE DIRECTTV package. Otherwise, you'll be sitting at home wondering "why do all my friends get the games in HD and i don't?".
It's a sad tale--someone had to tell it (my contract is month to month -i'm changing to DirectTv).