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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. tonyd79

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    For completeness, DIY goes away on remove SD dupes on iPad.
     
  2. coolman302003

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    I know cypherx will be happy about this one I think it was #1 on his wishlist. :)

    The wife has been watching DIY HD for a while now on DISH (yes we sub to both), nice to see D* 'should' be launching this one soon, and of course in better picture quality!
    Each new addition slowly chips down the amount of difference between the two services we have. If the following HD were added we could probably make do with just D*:
    GSN (Watched A LOT at our house)
    LMN (Wife watches this one A LOT)
    ID
    Cooking
    HLN
    H2
    OWN
    EPIX (We could do without the linear channels if we wanted since the EPIXHD.com Online Streaming is included with our Internet service, but the picture quality is better with DISH then the streaming)
     
  3. George_T

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    As one who has wanted DIY HD for a loooong time, this is great to see.

    Amy Matthews in HD....finally!:)
     
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    Refer to Alan Gordon's list early in the quarterly "HD Anticipation" thread.
     
  5. BuffaloTF

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    Missing channels - from what I can tell - in no particular order, minus locals are:

    Outdoor Channel
    HLN
    IFC
    Fuse
    QVC
    HSN
    RFD
    G4
    Investigation Discovery
    The Hub
    EWTN
    OuterMax
    FearNet
    GSN
    Style Channel
    Cooking Channel
    H2
    Gospel Music HD
    Bloomberg
    Sundance
    Reelz
     
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    C-SPAN (1 & 2) HD
     
  7. tonyd79

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    A quick look says you also missed

    Oxygen
    Lifetime Movie
    Women's entertainment
    Documentary
    Ovation
    OWN
    TVLand
    TV One
    More MTV stuff
    NASA
    BYU
    Gala vision
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    My list is probably far from complete as well, but it adds a few more to your list...

    ~Alan
     
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    The sad thing is... I have all but the last 3 in my own list that I was copying. Whoopsie.
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    How many more satellites are needed to put them are on 4K HD?
     
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    Like to add:

    AntennaTV
    MeTV
    RTV
    THIS


    All oldies channels, with programming that used to be carried by Nick At Night and TVLand, but not anymore.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    I believe all of those are locals only. No cable/satellite channel. They are subchannel nets and not in HD.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    tonyd79 is 100% correct... hence their exclusion from the list.

    ~Alan
     
  14. mreposter

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    Alan - minor edit - I think it's called OuterMax, not OutMax.

    OuterMax is Cinemax's channel focused on scifi/horror/fantasy. OutMax, sounds like something more targeted at the Logo audience.
     
  15. MikeW

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    Wow...That's impressive... Google, or are you stalking our favorite racer?
     
  16. coolman302003

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    I'm not aware of D* carrying the full time CSS channel SD or HD at all. They do carry some college football/basketball games that are orignally broadcast on CSS via cable and are then redistributed through ESPN Gameplan/Full Court PPV sports subscription but these are limited and SD only. So technically D* does not carry CSS at all, but I guess you could say they carry select events in SD part time?

    Another Spanish language HD sports channel you could add is Univision Deportes Network HD; U-Verse is carrying it in HD now.
     
  17. cypherx

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    Holy Crap DIY!

    See what I miss not visiting this site at all yesterday? Been busy. THis is a great surprise. My #1 wishlist item is on its way. This is just fantastic! Right at the time of my 2 year anniversary too.

    I know there's more HD that we want in our house as well, but DIY is like 80% of my weekend TV viewing, so that really fills a big hole for me!


    Bring out that G.D. festivus pole!!!!!!
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    well CSS may show up on some of the CSN / FS channels or some of the CSN + / FS + overflow feeds.

    CSS HD is not full time.

    This is also a Houston feed of CSS that may become the new CSN Houston with may a part time over flow feed of CSN Houston showing CSS stuff.

    CSS Houston has SportsNite (CSN's signature program).

    The network shows live college football and basketball games, primarily from Conference USA, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Southeastern Conference.

    and you have http://www.chron.com/sports/article/TV-radio-notebook-CSN-Houston-lands-C-USA-3687269.php

    "Thus, the switch of these C-USA games from CSS (in the five-state region) to CSN Houston."
     
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    These channels do not have a national broadcast license, and are only available as sub-stations in certain markets. They have been added to DirecTV in some of the bigger local markets, here in Los Angeles MeTV is carried.

    But there are too many markets to carry this channel in every DMA. If this channel were to apply for "superstation" status with the FCC and become a full-fledged national network, it might be different. At the moment however, their main source of income is LOCAL advertising.
     
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    Currently, no one broadcasts in 4k HD, and it isn't expected that any U.S. TV station will till at least the 2016-2018 range. There was some experimental feeds with the 2012 Olympics, but none that were publicly available to anyone, only a university in England and Japan received those feeds, and were for testing to see if signals could be broadcast around the world.

    DirecTV has stated it will be ready for 4k HD when the time comes. They have satellite launches in 2014, 2015 planned, and another satellite somewhere after that with an unplanned date.

    A 4kHD station requires about 4 times the current bandwidth. With adapting newer compression methods, and techniques (a lot of green field or blue sky is easier to deal with), it is estimated that a good quality 4kHD stream is going to be about 25-30 Mbps, so that would put it at 1 4kHD per transponder, perhaps combined with 2 "normal" HD stations.

    For now, however, there is no reason to anticipate this. The first 4kHD TV has been released, yes.... but only if you have $12,000 in your pocket. The first 4k BluRay player has also been released, and you WILL need a new player that supports it. We are a LONG way from 4kHD becoming a mainstream standard. As I said, the earliest it is expected any type of commercial broadcasting is 2016-2018 or so, and will probably start with a 4kHD PPV movie channel or something like that.
     
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