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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. FYRPLG

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    Hey thanks YUMA11, called DTV, and nobody was able to give answer.
    I have stuff to record on MAVTV as well as speed. So I am hoping Genie will track.
    Always seems as to go to DBSTALK to find out whats going on.
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    And where will MLB / NHL ALT go?
     
  3. APB101

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    Thank goodness in particular for Sixto! (I'm not familiar enough with Doctor J.)

    We haven't been told *s* from DirecTV about many of the channel additions, in the format of high definition, for the last three years. Some press release here or there. In other cases, nothing was mentioned until the day a given number, from different periods, were officially launched in high def. This is true with the 08.15.2013 additions of QVC HD, Galavision HD, Playboy TV HD, and beIN Sport Espanol HD. And I don't recall being told, ahead of time, about the April additions of Bloomberg Television HD and Oprah Winfrey Network HD.

    Again…I am grateful to Sixto. (And if I need to be giving more credit to Doctor J…then Doctor J as well.)
     
  4. APB101

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    At this point, I don't consider any programmer's high definition, not yet carried by DirecTV, to be an issue of concern.

    When I joined here at DBSTalk.com, in September 2010, that topic was touched on a lot. But I've had HD from DirecTV since 2006, and the problems were more evident back then. Now, in 2013, I find no problems with picture quality. (Any issue that comes up is attributed to a live sports broadcast or a need to readjust the satellite dish.) I wasn't greatly impressed, back in 2011, when I saw Independent Film Channel HD on my area Comcast's system. Added by DirecTV in January 2013, IFC HD looks great; like there was never any problem. We'll find that also to be the case with fellow AMC Networks programmers We TV HD and Fuse HD, which I've seen from Comcast, whenever DirecTV gets around to finally adding them. (I haven't seen Sundance Channel HD, from Dish Network, because my area retailers have *s* display setups for one wanting to check out Dish Network in general.)

    I expect HD, especially from DirecTV, to look really good. And, yes, QVC HD is "crystal clear." As is Home Shopping Network HD, which I've seen on both Comcast and AT&T U-verse cable systems, whenever DirecTV finally gets around to adding it.
     
  5. Santi360HD

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    also we are Day 1 ' ing

    Fox Sports 1, and the news sources say it'll day 1 in HD . So any test on ESPN Deportes would be i'd assume on the back burner .
     
  6. tonyd79

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    also we are Day 1 ' ing

    Fox Sports 1, and the news sources say it'll day 1 in HD . So any test on ESPN Deportes would be i'd assume on the back burner .




    Not sure how they are related. No test necessary for FS1. Connections are already made. All they need to do is change the channel number and name on the stream. Part of it is already done. The feed from Fox and up to the satellite and back stays the same.


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  7. YUMA11

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    September 2 fox soccer channel(619)will be FXX.


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  8. Robin112

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    Damn i was thinkin there was a chance of espn deportes hd go live tomorow since the fs1 gonna get added and channel change
     
  9. Robin112

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    Damn i was thinkin there was a chance of espn deportes hd go live tomorow since the fs1 gonna get added and channel change
     
  10. oldcrooner

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    I'm pleased to learn that Al Jazeera America will be on Directv. However, I was very unhappy to learn that they will be blocking the internet stream of Al Jazeera English for US viewers once AJA begins on 8/20 and that there will be no internet stream of AJA available. The AJE stream has had quite acceptable wide-screen resolution lately and was great to have when on the computer or tablet. I am also wondering if what we will see on AJA may go too far in the direction of "Americanization" and lose the journalistic qualities I have appreciated with AJE. I have no idea whose idea it is/was to block the AJE stream in the US but I think it is most unfortunate. I concur with your hope for an HD version. I know there is already a widescreen version available and the resolution seems something better than SD if not actual HD. I do know they converted a lot of their news and sport facilities to HD last year, so I'm guessing an HD feed is available. ......Not AJ related, but news viewers might be interested to know that there is now a Sky News International HD channel on the Roku box, live 24/7 with excellent picture quality if you're on broadband.
     
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  11. Jacob Braun

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    That may make me have to pick up a Roku! And that's really crummy that they are blocking the AJE feed when AJA launches.

    AJE was my go-to source for news last year during the Arab Spring. I watched it online or when it would show up on MHz World View I watched it on channel 2183. I too am worried about it being overly "Americanized" as we already have too much sensationalistic crap on our news channels, and it will be nice to have something that is just good unbiased news.

    Edit: Here's a good article from Reuters on AJA. 6 minutes of commercials an hour at first, instead of the 15-16 most news outlets have! They say they are willing to lose money at first to stay in for the long haul. Sounds good to me!
     
  12. p010ne

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    I was extremely impressed with the Al Jazeera complex in Doha that was pointed out to us by our guide during our April/May cruise from Mumbai to Safaga/Hufaga/Cairo. We were supposed to be impressed with their Corniche (the Cultural Village is on the Katara Beach which is a part of their corniche) which I only know from game hens?
    I never did learn why we were denied online request for joint Oman/Qatar visas from their Hukoomi site because we are over 60?
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Good to see Fox Sports1 HD up and running on channel 219. When and what channel will Fox Sports 2 be on? Also, where did MAV TV move to?


    FS2 is on 618. Mav moved to 214.


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  14. ep1974

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    Good to see Fox Sports 1 HD (219) and Fox Sports 2 HD (618) up and running. Just wish Directv would have assigned them channel numbers close together. Maybe this will change in the near future.
     
  15. Laxguy

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    You could make a custom list for just sports, and they may fall close together.... or may not. Or put them in the Quicktune,
     
  16. ep1974

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    I like your Quick Tune idea.
     
  17. fleckrj

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    Perhaps it is just temporary, but I was just watching FS1HD on 619 and FS2HD on 618. Does it really matter, though, where they are as long as we have them>
     
  18. ep1974

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    You're right. Just thought they could have been grouped together, much like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN NEWS.
     
  19. acostapimps

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    619 is still FSC so how are you watching FS1 if its on 219? But they should group them together like it was before the change, Except for FXX which should be on 259 where Cinemoi used to be next to FXM if they ever decide to go HD, since their both movie channels, and would be nice to change FX HD to that spot also
     
  20. oldcrooner

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