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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1 of 1602
    Mike Bertelson

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for your being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 #2 of 1602
    Coca Cola Kid

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    First poster!

    I'll take HLN, H2, ID, and NGW.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #3 of 1602
    lparsons21

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    For me, just BBCA-HD.

    I have made a firm commitment to myself that I will not watch another season of Doctor Who in SD!
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #4 of 1602
    Davenlr

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    All the channels I have to pay Xfinity for: HLN, H2, DIY, G4, WILD, Comcast Sports South, BBCA would be a good start...
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #5 of 1602
    TheRatPatrol

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    Here we go again. :beatdeadhorse:

    BBC
    Cooking Channel
    DIY
    E!
    Encores
    FMC
    G4
    GSN (D* owns a portion of this, why are we still waiting?)
    H2
    HLN
    HUB
    IFC
    NGW
    Outer Max (why didn't we get this with the other Cinemax's?)
    Outdoor Channel (available only in the sports pack, why are we still waiting?)
    Sportsman Channel
    Sundance
    TCM
    TV Land

    We may see a few of these this year, but my prediction is that we will see many of these added mid to late 2013 or 2014, after the new satellites are launched.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 #6 of 1602
    MysteryMan

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    TCM HD, FMC HD, H2 HD, BBCA HD, The Military Channel HD.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 #7 of 1602
    sigma1914

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    Any HD.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #8 of 1602
    slimoli

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    Anything is welcome if it doesn't hurt the bitrate of other channels. I already have all the channels I actually watch in HD but I don't mind Top Gear on BBCA joining the club.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 #9 of 1602
    crawdad62

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    TCM,BBCA,FMC,HLN in my top tier.

    COOKING, H2, DIY in my second..
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 #10 of 1602
    Paul Secic

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    MTV-U would be good. Yesterday I went to a mall.. Radio Shack had a 55" SHARP AQUAS HDTV with MTV--U booming.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 #11 of 1602
    sigma1914

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    You want DirecTV to add MTV-U in HD? Will you switch from Dish, then? I don't even think MTV-U has a HD channel.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 #12 of 1602
    fortnerw

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    All channels that shoot programs in HD but D only has SD. When this happens we now have black bars on all four sides if you do not expand and cause more blurring. With a 46 in TV its like watching a 32 in TV. Come on D lets get with it!! I do have a few other options but I like D!!
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 #13 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    NON PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (44):

    1. BBC America
    2. Bloomberg Television
    3. BYU TV
    4. C-SPAN
    5. C-SPAN2
    6. Centric
    7. Cooking Channel
    8. DIY
    9. EWTN
    10. Fox Movie Channel
    11. Fuse
    12. Galavision
    13. Game Show Network
    14. Gospel Music Channel
    15. H2 (formerly History International)
    16. Headline News
    17. Home Shopping Network
    18. IFC
    19. Investigation Discovery
    20. ION East
    21. ION West
    22. Jewelry TV
    23. Lifetime Movie Network
    24. Logo
    25. MTV2
    26. NASA TV
    27. National Geographic Wild
    28. Oprah Winfrey Network
    29. Outdoor Channel
    30. Ovation TV
    31. QVC
    32. Reelz Channel
    33. RFD-TV
    34. Sportsman Channel
    35. Sprout
    36. Style Network
    37. Sundance Channel
    38. The Hub
    39. TBN
    40. Turner Classic Movies
    41. TV Guide Channel
    42. TV Land
    43. TVOne
    44. WeTV

    NON PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (3):

    1. Fox College Sports (2012???)
    2. TVG Network (2012)
    3. Universal Sports (2012)


    DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

    1. CW East (WDCW)
    2. CW West (XETV)
    3. PBS

    SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (8):

    1. A Toda Musica
    2. Azteca America
    3. Azteca Mexico
    4. ESPN Deportes
    5. Fox Deportes
    6. Telemundo
    7. TeleNoticias 24
    8. Television Espanola

    SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

    1. Encore Espanol (2012????)


    NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (27):

    1. Africa Channel
    2. BBC World News
    3. BlueHighways TV
    4. Catholic TV
    5. Comedy.TV
    6. C-SPAN3
    7. Disney Jr. [March 23, 2012]
    8. ES.TV
    9. Fashion TV
    10. FearNet
    11. FUNimation Channel
    12. G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
    13. Halogen
    14. Havoc TV
    15. Longhorn Network
    16. MavTV
    17. MyDestination.TV
    18. NHK World TV
    19. NuvoTV
    20. Pentagon Channel
    21. Pets.TV
    22. PixL
    23. Recipe.TV
    24. SWRV
    25. Veria HD
    26. WealthTV
    27. World Fishing Network

    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (5):

    1. HBCU Network (February, 2012)
    2. Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
    3. Pac-12 Network (August, 2012)
    4. RLTV (2012)
    5. WWE Network (???)


    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

    1. Encore Action
    2. Encore Drama

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

    1. Epix 1
    2. Epix 2
    3. Epix 3
    4. Indieplex
    5. Retroplex
    6. OutMax

    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
    1. Fox Sports Ohio
    2. Fox Sports Cincinnati


    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

    1. Longhorn Network
    2. Comcast Sports Northwest

    RSN CHANNELS THAT COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (8):

    1. Pac-12 Washington
    2. Pac-12 Oregon
    3. Pac-12 Northern California
    4. Pac-12 Southern California
    5. Pac-12 Arizona
    6. Pac-12 Mountain
    7. Time Warner Cable SportsNet
    8. Time Warner Cable Deportes


    "ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

    1. Hustler HD
    2. Playboy HD




    Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.
    Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer, except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
    Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2012 #14 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    Things change... :(

    The quarter before last's thread, I had a bunch of channels I was hoping for... and while I still hope for many of them (I no longer really care about the Encore channels since I no longer subscribe to Total Choice Ultimate), their importance is considerably less.

    The only ones I TRULY still hope are coming this year are BBCA-HD, CW HD-DNS, and TV Land HD.


    ~Alan
     
  15. Apr 1, 2012 #15 of 1602
    TheRatPatrol

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    I still wonder why this is a quarterly thread? With so little HD additions the past few years, it seems it might be better to do a yearly thread instead.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 #16 of 1602
    revm1m

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    DIY HD
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 #17 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    Quarterly cleaning! :)

    ~Alan
     
  18. Apr 1, 2012 #18 of 1602
    loudo

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    Still looking for ID and DIY.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    Does it even have videos? Or is it nothing but mindless reality shows?
     
  20. Apr 1, 2012 #20 of 1602
    lacubs

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    what about just about getting WGN HD back? lol
     
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