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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. inkahauts

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    Spam block? :)
     
  2. Fog627

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    Nice to see the pages filling up...There is always a b**ch!! If it's not "I want my channel" it's "Why didn't my channel show up on time?"

    Gotta love it...human nature, never satisfied, always a b**ch to be made.
     
  3. maartena

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    Yeah I was surprised as well. If you "like" Universal Sports on Facebook you can probably see the comment.
     
  4. maartena

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    From Twitter:

    Swanni ‏@SwanniOnTV
    #DIRECTV web site promoting addition of ION HD, but thus far, it hasn't been added.



    ONE guess as to where he found that out. :D
     
  5. Santi360HD

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    as Horseshack would say "ooooooo oooooooo oooooo I know!! "

    damn he really combs this site huh?
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Sure does.

    BTW, been fun. I'm laughing during our convo. I think (hope) you are, too.
     
  7. Terry740

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    I have added the new channels to my guide but when I actually check the guide they are not there. This is happenning on both my HDDVR's.
     
  8. Carl Spock

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    Thanks, Santi. :) Here's a picture from my younger days, before my hair grew out.

    I'll buy you a drink if I ever run into you in your bar.

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  9. Santi360HD

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    BBCA's lineup tonight is Top Gear repeat, and the making of Copper...Gangs of NY I already saw..I'll give it a peep to check HD quality...Am I correct that Star Trek TNG is pillar boxed?
     
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    Hollar if you're ever in NYC, you'll drink for free...
     
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    From what was posted earlier, it looks like they split the difference....chop off a bit of the top and bottom, while retaining narrow pillars on each side.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    I just reached Rose on BBCA. That looks like an Auton Spock!
     
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    Running out of channels to complain about not having....
     
  14. fleckrj

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    It has been at the top of my wishlist ever since it was announced that they were going to HD. The Vuelta a Espana starts on Saturday. It is probably too late to even hope for the first week, but maybe by the third week, and definitely by the start of the Giro d'Italia next May.
     
  15. maartena

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    On Universal Sports HD, I did some digging on Google and found this:

    http://rbr.com/universal-sports-network-signs-hawaiian-telcom/

    In particular:

    Universal Sports launches 6/29 on Hawaiian Telcom TV Ch.90 and HD Ch.1090, and will be available as a free preview to all customers for two months

    So the HD channel has AT LEAST existed since June. How come we missed THAT one here? :D
     
  16. Santi360HD

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    I'm gonna do my Time Warner NYC & D* comparison..I have it on my MAC at home..Time to update the sheet..
     
  17. Santi360HD

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    maybe because nothing of merit is on it? not dogging it (please correct me if I'm wrong) but really guys does this channel have any exclusive anythings that are solely theirs ? You'd of thought some Olympic stuff taped would of been on it...
     
  18. tonyd79

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    They do Olympic sports but not the Olympics. Lots of exclusive stuff. Including the biggest coverage of Olympic qualifiers. Not sure how much is live, though.
     
  19. maartena

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    There is for me. This channel is the ONLY channel that broadcasts some of the winter sports competition such as speedskating, bobsledding, ski sports, etc..... There is, as far as I know, no other channel broadcasting any of those.

    So for ME, this is an important channel as I love the winter sports. It may indeed not be of merit for the average football watcher, but I don't watch football or basketball. I like the less popular sports much better.

    Oh, I updated the Wiki while I was at it. :)
     
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    Some of it is, some of it isn't. Speedskating is usually not live, but I did catch some live action earlier this year. I think they just catch the raw feed and put commentary on afterwards for broadcasting, instead of having an on-site crew for live coverage.

    That is OK for me though. These results are usually easily to avoid spoilers of. :D
     
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