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HD Discussion: Showtime / The Movie Channel (Channels 537-545)

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

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  1. Doug Brott

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    TMCHD - Channel 544
     
  3. jj4u0

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    Is anyone having problem with chennal 544 in HD, im getting message chennel not purchased when im able to get that chennel 544 in SD?
     
  4. speedy4022

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    This is happening with Starz channels as well. I am not having this problem but others are.
     
  5. EaglePC

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    No Starz in HD 721

    I call CSR waited like 40 minutes do a little of this n that with her on my HR20-700 then lost all my HD access;my HD access came back after she reset my account .she did more research a bit more and says D is aware of this. it will be taking care of later today
     
  6. jj4u0

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    Im getting all Starz chennels in HD without any problem. Only problem in The Movie Chennel HD.
     
  7. elvistcb

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    No problem here. Got them all. How great is it that we have both coasts in HD!!!! Brotherhood, Dexter, Weeds, Californication, Meadowlands.......... They all usually conflicted for me and I had to wait a day or two to catch the repeat. Not any more.......... same day now in HD!!!!!

    This is awesome!
     
  8. Indiana627

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    Are we getting both the Showtime and TMC channels for free this weekend? Or just the Showtime channels?
     
  9. nafl_mangler

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    Anyone know when the free preview begins/ends for Showtime and/or TMC?
     
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  11. gpg

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    Nevermind my problem is solved. Does anyone know if 537 is MPEG2 mirrored from 71 or is it MPEG4 from D10?
     
  12. Indiana627

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    Is it just the Showtime channels? Or does it include the TMC channels too?
     
  13. Indiana627

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    I think it's MPEG2 mirrored from 71. I wish it was MPEG4.
     
  14. gpg

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    I think so too. No point in moving SLs to save drive space if it's MPEG2.
     
  15. Herdfan

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    I wonder why Into the Blue is not listed as being in HD at 12:30? I know there is an HD transfer available since the movie is available on BD.
     
  16. Blurayfan

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    Could just be a guide data issue. Many reports of inaccurate guide data have been found today.
     
  17. man_rob

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    A work around would be to watch/record the new Showtime West HD.
     
  18. Herdfan

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    That seems to be it. It sure looks HD.
     
  19. Indiana627

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    Good call. Thanks.

    On a separate note: I know we are getting the Showtime channels free this weekend. Are we also getting the The Movie Channel (TMC) channels free too (channels 544 and 545)? Thanks.
     
  20. Milominderbinder2

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    Can anyone confirm if their is a Showtime Freeview this weekend?

    Maybe they are doing this so that people will see that ShowTime now has:

    Showtime HD (71 or 537)
    SHO Too HD (538)
    Showtime HD West (540)

    This also gives a great opportunity to compare

    Showtime HD (71) MPEG2

    to

    Showtime HD West (540) MPEG4

    I have only done limited testing but it will be hard for DIRECTV to defend the MPEG2's as not being HD-lite. Especially now that we can compare the exact same feed in lite and regular.

    - Craig
     
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