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DIRECTV12 is live today 5/19/10 ... and 5 new channels roll out!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 18, 2010.

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  1. Lord Vader

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  2. sigma1914

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    Directv doesn't decrease the resolution on WGN, Travel, etc like Dish does.
     
  3. dirtyblueshirt

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    Technically, they use a lossier form of compression (MPEG 2 versus MPEG 4), not a lower resolution
     
  4. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Didn't see that you were responding to what Dish does with their HD from your post.
     
  5. RAD

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    Actually Dish uses MPEG4 on their eastern arc system and MPEG2 on the western arc, but AFAIK both arcs downrez 1920x1080 to 1440x1080.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    I thought Dish was mpeg4, too. Also, their resolution is lower...1920x1080i > 1440x1080i
     
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    I stand corrected, then... I thought E* used MPEG 2 on their entire system, still strange to split those channels up like that... and the Downres practice is truly shady... they can still advertise 1080, they just steal resolution from the vertical plane? Boo.
     
  8. wmb

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    Palps still ended up dead.
     
  9. James Long

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    Minor correction (since you're talking DISH) ...

    All DISH HD is MPEG4, regardless of arc.
    All DISH SD on western arc is MPEG2 (so old receivers can see them).
    All DISH SD on eastern arc is MPEG4 (new receivers required to view that arc).

    And now back (I hope) to discussing DirecTV?
     
  10. loudo

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    Thanks for that valuable information.
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  11. Rob

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    Troll, I watch MSNBC. Does that answer your question?
     
  12. smiddy

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    These new channels ROCK! :)
     
  13. Maleman

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    LOL :hurah:
     
  14. Lord Vader

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    I like WGN and Travel in HD, but why not... AMC HD?????

    Also, WGN looks like a part time HD channel, alot of the programming was done in HD, but isn't aired on them in HD. so they need some work.

    also more HBO, cinemax and showtime in HD.

    I am kinda tired of the regional sports networks being added, or more small cities. Directv needs to bring us national channels.
     
  16. camo

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    I'll take Smithsonian, MLB network, ESPNU, my full time HD RSN, PBS and 7 other locals in full HD anytime. Not to mention Sunday ticket, March madness, media share, multi room viewing, Directv to pc and the list goes on,any day over what Dish offered. I just left Dish with 2-722 receivers so can say this knowing Dish is trailing on the bottom line of entertainment. Now with the HR24 receiver blazing speed, even faster than my 722's that really got sluggish if recording finalizes my opinion.
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    I like Dish. I think everyone should invest in antiques!
     
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    Sports are one of the reasons I went with DirecTV over Dish, so bring on full-time RSN's!. Dish has my towns locals in HD. DirecTV doesn't. At this point I would wait a little while for more nationals if it meant I'd get my Locals in HD from DirecTV.

    Damned Californians.
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Avder...Contact your local broadcasters and request a waiver. If granted DirecTV can give you national feeds for the major networks. That way you can enjoy the networks in HD until DirecTV brings your locals online.
     
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    DirecTV Provides Moorhead with locals from Fargo. While they're not HD yet, the locals are very unlikely to grant waivers since they at least get their channels in SD. Waivers are typically only granted when the local channels are not available on HD or SD, and the customer cannot get a signal via antenna.
     
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