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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

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  1. Jul 9, 2010 #681 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    I don't know. If they added every possible HD channel available next Wednesday...what the heck would we do with our time? Never mind. I don't want to imagine a world without HD anticipation. It's just too difficult.
     
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    Then we could anticipate having every channel in 3D!
     
  3. Jul 9, 2010 #683 of 4782
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    I would be surprised to see it this month.

    Keep cheering.

    Enjoying more HD shows.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    I would think that HD-Lite is better then the over compressed SD we get now. ;)
     
  5. Jul 9, 2010 #685 of 4782
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    My gut tells me we will see BBCA HD the wednesday before the new season of Being Human starts.

    DirecTV is advertising the BBCA season premier of BH in their episode descriptions of BH on 101.

    My gut has lied to me before though.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2010 #686 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    They did the same thing about Top Gear as well. It led some to the same hopes.
     
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    SD is much better than the distorted stretched upscaled SD on Cooking Channel HD. Whenever I see stretch-o-vision, I immediately tune into the SD channel to keep watching the same program
     
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    Makes ya wonder. With our capacity now well-endowed, why not bump-up the SD quality? :whatdidid

    DIRECTV SD Sux! :lol:
     
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    Not if ya compensate for it using your TV’s settings. ;)
     
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    Hoosier205

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    I just change the format option for my display to drop it back down to 4:3...I undo their stretching. Then I go back to the preferred format mode (Just Scan for my display) afterward. Doing that provides me with better picture quality than the SD version of any channel.
     
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    Because almost all of the SD comes from the 101 satellite, which is full.

    Most SD customers don't have a dish pointed at 99 or 103.
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    Stop making sense. :lol:
     
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    Most TVs cannot pillar box 16:9 programs on HD channels. They are able to change formatting on SD channels, but HD channels are usually left as they are transmitted
     
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    Watching HD channels on an SD TV is not a problem. Directv giving every sub HD receivers and DVRs would be the hold up. You can't get the HD channels on an SD receiver.
     
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    Until the rules of business are repealed, I find it highly unlikely that the Emmy accolades toward AMC will have any impact on when/if we see the HD feed.

    Unless the transition is already in the pipeline, I don't think it could or will be fast-tracked. These negotiations take time, unfortunately.

    We will see it when it appears, and not a day before.:(
     
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    My TV isn't capable of unstretching S T R E T C H - O - V I S I O N... :(

    Was D12 available then?!

    I give it the same 50%/50% chance I gave AMC... :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
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    New agreement, satellite off the ground, successfully in separated from the booster, just needing to be tranferred to GSO. Three possibilities come to mind...

    1. The agreement did not include HD.
    2. They are still working on getting a reliable stream for all channels from Rainbow's shop to the uplink facility.
    3. The agreement for HD broadcast start specified a specific date, and that date has not arrived yet.

    Option 1 is short-sighted by both parties, and I doubt it is the case. Of options 2 and 3, I'm betting on 2. Trying to remember the Sixto report, seems AMC test channels have been in the mix before, but aren't now. That may mean there are issues with the data, and they are awaiting something to fix it, like better data lines.
     
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    but then when everything is in 3D what would you do?
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Take up golf.... :D

    ~Alan
     
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    Was just reading a few pages upstream that D* current contract for AMC took effect 1/1/2010. Didn't realize it was that recent. It is very hard to imagine that provisions for HD weren't part of that given it was that recent, and D12 was already in t/h/e/ a/i/r/ orbit.
     
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