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HD Discussion: National Geographic Channel HD (Channel 276)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    New channel has been confirmed.
  3. unr1

    unr1 Legend

    Jul 16, 2005
    does D* puts this on a higher tier package? (as E* does)
  4. djzack67

    djzack67 Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    New channel, runs for Media room......
  5. rrrick8

    rrrick8 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2007
    No. It's in the family package which is the lowest base package.
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    I didn't see this one this morning...my son won the battle of the remotes and put it on Noggin. I'll have to check it out later today. How was the PQ? The previews looked stunning a while back, but I saw that this channel was going to be 720p and not 1080i. Can someone confirm this?
  7. Bowtaz3

    Bowtaz3 Legend

    Sep 8, 2007
    Only paid programming right now but it does show as 720p
  8. upnorth

    upnorth Godfather

    Jun 21, 2006
    Yes it is in the family package then removed in the choice pkg and added in the choice plus pkg.
    Go figure that one???.;)
  9. JerryElbow

    JerryElbow Legend

    Jun 14, 2007
    When I glanced at NGC-HD this morning, it seemed like it was showing a non-HD infomercial of some kind so I really don't know what the picture quality will be like. Glad to see we're finally getting it and am looking forward to watching more of it starting tonight!
  10. mhking

    mhking Legend

    Oct 27, 2002
    Took 'em long enough. Now if they can put on some actual HD programming...
  11. gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    No stretch: Good.

    More nature channels: "Bored now. Can I play with the puppy?" -- Willow
  12. jwebb1970

    jwebb1970 Legend

    Oct 3, 2007
    I had NGCHD via Comcast for several months (just switched to D* this week). They don't stretch anything, but some programming (and most NGC promos for their other shows) are zoomed/upconverted SD.

    Overall, though, NGCHD was one of the most watched channels I had w/ Comcast whenever I watched "live" (non-DVRed) TV. Nice that I only had to live w/o it for a couple of days.

    Considering the number of HD stations I have now via D* (and seeing 4 new HDs pop up just this morning), it's a wonder this long-time Comcast-er hasn't had a heart attack from all the excitement :).
  13. RyzzWLC

    RyzzWLC New Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    I'm glad NGC finally went HD, looks good. Hopefully they have plenty of HD content.
  14. AlanSaysYo

    AlanSaysYo Legend

    Aug 22, 2007
    I'm surprised to hear the part about the upconverted SD. I read awhile back that NGC prepared to go HD for more than a year by recording their programming in HD long before they were ready to show it in HD. I was under the impression that almost all NGC originals were HD.
  15. GP_23

    GP_23 Legend

    Sep 13, 2007
    Go on vacation and come home to more HD! Good to see the NG HD finally, explorer looked great, but then again anything has today after watching no HD for 10 days!
  16. PeeWee10

    PeeWee10 AllStar

    Dec 13, 2006
    This is the one I've been waiting for. Thanks DirecTV !
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