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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. Jun 1, 2010 #621 of 633
    smiddy

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    I'd be more excited it that had a test channel (leaked information) running, but alas there isn't one that I'm aware of, yet. From BBC America HD: http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/373/hd.jsp

    I'd say keep sending you requests for BBC America HD to DirecTV and eventually we'll have it. :)
     
  2. Jun 1, 2010 #622 of 633
    TheRatPatrol

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    My local cable company just added BBCA-HD this morning. So now cable and E* have it, come on D*! I know I know, soon. :rolleyes:
     
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    DaveC27

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    I can't figure out the desire for BBCA-HD do you really need to see Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares in HD ;) and Doctor Who will soon complete its run
     
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    jefbal99

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    Dr Who just started back up, we are only 3 or 4 episodes in

    Edit in: nix that we are 6 in and half way thru

    However, I'd like all the reruns in HD or 16x9 SD and Top Gear in HD would be great.
     
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    trying to think of the episode names.
    1. The 11th Hour (first episode)
    2. (The one with the star whale)
    3. The one with the stone angels
    4. Part two of the above
    5. The Vampire fish//

    Which one am I missing
     
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    jefbal99

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    Victory of the Daleks, WWII Episode.

    Between the Star Whale and the Weeping Angels.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2010 #627 of 633
    oldcrooner

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    At least the channel would be watchable if we were getting an HD stream. The SD feed has been abysmal for a long time, especially when viewed on a large screen TV. I have purposefully not been watching it so I could watch all the re-runs with decent video quality when/if Directv gets their *ss in gear and adds them in HD. There's no excuse for the HD channel not being added after all this time....the same applies to them not adding BBC World News. :mad:
     
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    tonyd79

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    Daleks and Winston Churchill.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 #629 of 633
    MysteryMan

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    Anyone have a update on the status of D10?
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 #630 of 633
    SPACEMAKER

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    Have you checked the D10 thread?
     
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    DaveC27

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    The abysmal picture quality is the main reason I hardly watch the channel, I see that they'll be showing "Come Dine With Me", I quite like that show, though no doubt I'll tire of it by the 15th time it gets shown
     
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    A big reason (for me) is that they (the Brits) have been using widescreen PAL for a long time.
    HD up-converts should look very good.
    Also, they're producing more and more shows in HD (Top Gear, etc.) and I'd like to be able to watch them that way.

    - LoopinFool
     
  13. Jun 2, 2010 #633 of 633
    Stuart Sweet

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    OK.... I think this thread has gone the distance. Please feel free to start a new one on any topic appropriate to this forum :)
     
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