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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. APB101

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    :mellow: I can't get excited about a "Sports Mix HD" channel.

    We'd be better off with Sportsman Channel HD and/or Outdoor Channel HD and/or Universal Sports HD.
     
  2. FenixTX

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    It's a remap of the French Open mix channel which is in HD.
     
  3. joed32

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    I didn't see a date in the article, do you know for sure that it starts Sunday?
     
  4. Sixto

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    Nothing in the stream yet.
     
  5. YUMA11

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    Staring Sunday 5 am.
     
  6. Sixto

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    Yep, and nothing in test. At least not on the D1x sats.
     
  7. YUMA11

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    Maybe,sixto.
     
  8. ep1974

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    Can't remember, is the News Mix Channel still available? If so, hope they make it HD as well. Just curious, does Dish Newtork off any type of mix channels? BTW....... Are we getting closer to any more HD channel additions? Always hoping for Reelz HD, Fox Movie Channel HD and more Encore channels in HD. Also the link below from Directv mentions changes to two Cinemax Channels coming in June.


    http://news.directv.com/2013/05/23/cinemax-set-to-tweak-its-lineup-to-enhance-audience-appeal/
     
  11. JoeTheDragon

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    Will it shear bandwidth MLB MIX HD and NFL ST MIX HD?
     
  12. JoeTheDragon

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    Cinemax is just re-banding some of there channels so directv is not really doing anything other then some renameing.
     
  13. JoeTheDragon

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    Directv must be hurting for SD bandwidth to kill off sports mix SD. Any new channels coming in SD and maybe HD as well? New RSN's?
     
  14. YUMA11

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    in my opinion is stupid put sports mix in HD now,is more important put other HD channels.before that channel.
     
  15. cypherx

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    Huh? HD takes more bandwidth than SD.

    They should have the software in the reciever construct "mix" channels. A few low res thumbnail channels in a specially formatted stream, but the receiver generate the background and text. That might take less bandwidth than a full HD channel.
     
  16. coolman302003

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    205/600 SMXHD is active now but appears to simply be a remap of French Open Mix HD from channel 701...Which would explain why Sixto hasn't seen it in TEST.

    However, if you advance the Guide past the French Open you will see "HD Sports Mix" is listed in the description (beginning at 4PM ET today).
     
  17. tonyd79

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    The SD version is still there.
     
  18. ep1974

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    Why would French Open Mix be on channel 205 when it already is on 701?
     
  19. fleckrj

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    It is a remap. Once the channel that had been used for the French Open is converted to the Sprots Mix, 701 might be dropped, although they could leave it in both places, since basic sports are in the 200s and subscription sports are in teh 700s. It takes no more bandwidth to show the same thing in two locations than it does to show it in one location.
     
  20. coolman302003

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    The HD Sports Mix (channel 205/600) is up now since the French Open has ended for today.
     
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