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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Jun 6, 2011 #3361 of 4112
    Impala1ss

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    That's available on ROKU.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 #3362 of 4112
    pablo

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    That and they're more of an entertainment channel now.
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    APB101, good list. (I trimmed it down to ones I think I want the most. I haven't watched any SD in so long they might not be what I think they were...) :) Some may quibble with your list, yet it is a great starting point for discussion. :)

    Of your entire list, not my short list, yes I can see one or more being added this year. I don't know nor have any real whispers or hints, other than I think the focus on premiums is about done for the moment. (Though I think you cheat in excluding TruTV...) :)

    All in good fun and speculation.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    Lucid504

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    Theres a few channels i either see having a limited market (CSPAN1,CSPAN2 and HSN) or barely having any HD Material (GSN)
     
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    electrober6

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    That would be great
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Good luck with that. What a shame!
     
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    maartena

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    Al Jazeera does not broadcast in HD.

    Al Jazeera as a media organization also has a few sports channels for the middle east, and those are in HD, and in arabic. Neither their Arabic Al Jazeera news channel nor their English Al Jazeera news channel is in HD.
     
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    Drucifer

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    Yeah, I am one that never understood the clamber for HD versions of stations that mostly broadcast SD content. Yes, I would like everything in HD today, but we're still years away from when everything is broadcast in HD.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    Said this alot but get to say it again:

    Because SD shows on an HD channel still look better then SD shows on an SD channel.
     
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    mws192

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    Not when they're stretched or otherwise distorted. Until networks air 4:3 content as 4:3 in the HD feed, I will continue to flip to the sd broadcast to watch it in OAR.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    But alot dont do that.
     
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    SD, SD-Lite, Stretched, Black bars, HD-Lite..... whatever!

    The bottom line is, and I have said this before..... that HD improves the quality of the PICTURE, but not the quality of the PROGRAM. I just turn on the television and tune in to what I want to watch. If it is in HD, GREAT!, but if it is in SD, I am not going to refuse to watch it.

    SD has worked for over 60 years, and is still able to provide us with decent programming.

    Yeah it would be cool to see the "Dukes of Hazard" in glorious HD, but it just.... isn't going to happen. :D
     
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    If they are an even stretch, using non-native format and changing to 480i/p usually makes them back to 4:3 and they still look better than the SD channel. I do that on a lot of the older History channel stuff.
     
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    You can set your DVR to show 4:3 content in 4:3 on HD channels. Go to menu-->parental, fav's & setup--> system setup-->HDTV-->video. Under screen format change it to pillarbox.
     
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    Doesn't help when the channel does it themselves like TNT, and TBS for example. They even use a non-linear stretch so even if your TV can take a 16:9 picture and squish it back to 4:3 it will still look messed up.
     
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    espnjason

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    I put my display settings on 'Native' resolution, but the SD is still subpar.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    I guess you'll have to watch Saved by the Bell reruns on another channel then. :lol:
     
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    tonyd79

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    Hahaha. Just saw Mr Belding at a minor league baseball game yesterday. HD is not his friend.
     
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    I love BSG
     
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    I have to tell you, I wasn't a big fan of AMC, and never watched any programming on it until I started watching "The Killing". Great show but looks crap in SD!

    Maybe now I'm on the AMC bandwagon!
     
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