Blu-Ray Programming On DISH Network
Do you have a 1080p
(Ten-Eighty-P ) television ? Don’t know what that is ? OK, no problem. Let me try and
explain it in layman’s terms. You have 720p and 1080p. I’m talking about those LCD and plasma TV’s by the way. When
you buy one try and get the 1080p ones as those are the ones that have the best picture quality. Ever watched a
Blu-Ray (or HD-DVD) before ? Notice how amazing the images are ? Well, that is due to the superior imaging quality
of 1080p projectors. Don’t get me wrong, 720p’s are also great, but I’d go with the 1080p’s if given the chance
(and the money).
Why am I urging you to opt for one and not the other ? Dish Network, the nation’s (America, that is) 3rd largest pay-TV
provider, has partnered with television network A&E to provide its popular series, The Beast,
in 1080 resolution ! That is an industry first ! All Dish Network subscribers who have a 1080p TV (which aren’t
that expensive anymore so no excuses), an MPEG-4 HD DVR, and enjoy watching The Beast (starring
Patrick Swayze) can catch their favorite episodes in BluRay-like quality. Oh yea, one last thing. You need a
broadband internet connection for this.
The way it works is that on the day following the airing of an episode you
will go to Dish Network’s Internet Protocol Video-On-Demand platform and download whatever episode you want to
watch. Yes, I said download ! You need a DVR in order to be able to take advantage of this “privilege”. You can’t
do that with your DVD player, can you ? Thought so.
Dish Network’s ViP®722 HD DVR has won more Editor’s Choice
Awards than any other receiver in the industry. One can store up to 500 hours of programming. OK, back to the main
focus of this article; 1080p (or “BluRay” programming).
If you are already a Dish Network customer this is how to access your
Press the DVR button on your remote control
Select DishONLINE. You will then be presented with a list of programming
followed by “1080p” after the titles.
Select what you want to watch,
Watch it !
Easy as 1-2-3 (and 4) !
Dish Network also has the industry’s first and only all-HD programming
package known as TurboHD. This comes in three separate tiers (TurboHD Bronze, TurboHD Silver, and TurboHD Gold)
starting at a low monthly price of $24.99. With this you can also get 1080p programming, where