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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. Aug 8, 2012 #1701 of 3975
    tonyd79

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    And that is what convinces everyone. Throw away progressive versus interlace. Just look at those number. Sorry. Not buying it. People believe what they want to. I've read for years how CBS has such great HD based on the 1080i theory yet I watch nfl games from the sources via Sunday ticket and there is no correlation between the network and the PQ.

    Watch a live game on CBS sports network. After you throw up tell me that 1080 is the big factor.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Yeah sure. Like the fact that you didn't even know what CBS broadcasts in? That you used as evidence?
     
  3. Aug 8, 2012 #1703 of 3975
    tonyd79

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    Anyway. This is worse than arguing religion or news channels. Let's end it now. If you hate 720p don't watch it. If you don't, watch it. Peace.
     
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    Like I said, the quality of CBS I was talking about had nothing to do with 720p vs 1080i. I was thinking it was 1080i but wasn't certain, and didn't want to look it up, so sue me. So tell me how 720p is better than 1080i exactly, and don't give me any progressive signal crap.
     
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    It's all repeats right now, the new season hasn't started yet has it? They have rights to broadcast every episode and have been for about 9 months.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2012 #1706 of 3975
    inkahauts

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    Just to be clear, the new six per transponder affects d10 and d11and possible the space ways too. ;)
     
  7. Aug 8, 2012 #1707 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Sporting events (in particular) can be problematic for the 1080 resolution given the amount of bandwidth given to the channel. That's not the fault of the resolution though...

    Your argument about sub-channels is another valid point. My local NBC hasn't looked as good lately, and at first I assumed it was an issue with DirecTV's feed until I checked the OTA version and noticed it was the same. My assumption is that perhaps they have given more bandwidth to their SD ABC affiliate on their sub-channel... though I have not spoken to them to verify.

    However, a proper 1080i/p feed versus a proper 720p feed is miles apart in quality.

    ~Alan
     
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    I would like to see CWeHD or CWwHD on my EPG! I do wish the CW DNS channels were out of NY & LA like the other DNS networks. I hope they add CW HD.
     
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    Thankfully my local CW feed has been in HD since 2009.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Nobody is arguing that 720p is bad and that we won't watch it...

    With the recent news that my market's CBS affiliate will be launching CW in HD next year, I started crossing my fingers and toes (they will be sore by the time DirecTV hopefully launches it).

    With the recent realization that they will most likely do this by downconverting CBS and The CW to 720p, my first thought was that I hope they will continue to offer DirecTV the CBS 1080i feed via fiber, and my second thought was how I wished I could receive their OTA signal in case DirecTV doesn't add them in 1080i from the start. I'd gladly take The CW in 720p over 480i, but I'll continue to hold out hope for DirecTV offering it in 1080i.

    I had forgotten that Ion was 720p. I'm sad that it's not 1080i, but I'm still looking forward to having it.

    ~Alan
     
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    Wait. Can't let this go. Who the heck was talking about 1080p?
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    We were discussing 1280x720 resolution versus 1920x1080 resolution.

    I've never seen a 720i picture, but I've seen 1080i/p pictures.

    ~Alan
     
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    tonyd79

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    We were discussing broadcast channels. I've never seen one in 1080p.
     
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    ROFLMAO!!!
     
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    Staying out of the Cable news debate (Right versus left) but God Help us when Dr. Drew and Nancy Grace are held up for anything other than contempt.


    CNN has some decent programming and while Drew and Grace may hold degrees in their field neither are "Serious" Journalists.

    Both "personalities" at every stop of their respective Media careers have built their names by pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Nancy Grace in Particular.

    Nothing more than a "shrill harpy"

    Getting back on thread topic , glad to see the upcoming Channels having the HD version added.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2012 #1716 of 3975
    Mike Bertelson

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    I just did a little cleanup of posts that were leading in a political direction. Let's make sure we don't go down that road.

    Back to anticipating. :)

    Mike
     
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    Good getting to far out.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2012 #1718 of 3975
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    Thanks Directv for the new basic HD channels. Keep 'em coming! :)
     
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    This is only true if Directv picks up the channel ota. Many are fiber fed and are full bandwidth regardless of ota subchannels.
     
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    Just curious....

    I saw this as part of the Wikipedia article on BBC World News, the 24/7 service:

    "In October 2011, a high definition feed of BBC World News showed up on Galaxy 13 in the United States.[6] The channel is speculated for launch in high definition in 2012."

    Does anyone know if the HD launch mentioned has happened? I thought they were still only SD on the unfortunately few systems that carry them.

    If they're available in HD, I want BBC World News HD! They would be a great addition to Directv's 24/7 news lineup which at the moment leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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