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HD Discussion: The Discovery Channel (Channel 278)

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

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  1. davring

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    As I understand it was shot this way to give the best results for SD and HD. I suppose it is a slight compromise for HD. If you see the same program in SD it is letterboxed 4x3.
     
  2. John W

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    It fills the screen in normal aspect on my Dish receiver.
     
  3. Johnboat

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    Ahh good :). I've noticed it's only certain shows too. When I took that pic How it's Made was on, after that Cash Cab was on and it filled the whole screen. Oh well no biggy I guess.

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  4. armophob

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    I see this in movies also. Now that we are in true HD land, I believe we are subject to filming ratio. Just like watching Gladiator in anamorphic widescreen, you will still have blacked areas of the screen.
     
  5. bobpenn

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    I think that the shows which have the odd framing are in fact upconverted SD shows which have been zoomed in and cropped and probably slightly stretched to give the appearance of a normal frame. It's well done, but I am pretty sure it's just a nicely upconverted SD program.
     
  6. gphvid

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    SD shows that are upconverted to HD get softer as a result of trying to get 720x486 in the 1920x1080 frame. It has to be expanded or "blown up" to work. Some upconversions are pretty clean but you can still tell the difference.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    At one point, I was able to find something on the Discovery site that said that Mythbusters was NOT in HD. Clearly it is, at least the newer ones.
     
  8. NYSmoker

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    It isn't in HD but is streched and I am still loving it. Tell me how I never heard of Cash Cab before. I am on the lookout for him and his taxi. I can't imagine how long they must wait for someone to actually help them on the street shout outs. :)
     
  9. Johnboat

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    Cash Cab is a great show. My wife and I love it.
     
  10. tealcomp

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    Hi All:

    I was watching Mythbusters on 278HD tonight; I was noticing some major corruption/pixelation with the 9 and 10PM broadcasts tonight; I did experience my first 771 error, so I did a reboot from the menu (sorry forget the acronym we finally settled on)..it doesn't help about not using the red button LOL, when it is the first thing the HR-20 says to do in the help screen...Anyway, anyone else see any problems with Mythbusters tonight?

    -Dan
     
  11. Johnboat

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    Yeah I'm getting a sound stutter during mythbusters. <aybe some issues gong on tonight :(.
     
  12. tealcomp

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    As long as it was not my issue; I feel better now
     
  13. ChicagoTC

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    Issues here as well, 771 error but not bothersome enough to reboot. I'll try again tomorrow
     
  14. vegasflyby

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    Anyone watch Stormchasers last night? The last few episodes have been HD. I'm watching on the DVR now and there are 1.5" bars on the side and the picture looks distorted (squished together). Just wondering if anyone else noticed.
     
  15. bosco10021

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    I am having audio lip sync problems right now watching Myth Busters...anyone else ?
     
  16. vegasflyby

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    I had major lip sync issues on Mythbusters, too.
     
  17. PoitNarf

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    Anyone else getting a pretty severe video delay on 278 right now? The video seems to be about 250ms behind the audio.
     
  18. corey

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    I am having lipsync issues on multiple shows on this channel on both a HR20-100 and a H20-100 Any ideas. It seems to be the only channel that has them.
     
  19. PoitNarf

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    Looks like it's fixed right now. Nothing you can do about it really, seems like it's a problem on D*s end of it.
     
  20. mridan

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    Audio lipsync problem on Mythbusters tonight.Also recording of Dirty Jobs from Tues has lipsync issues.Storm Chasers tonight looks ok,no lipsync issues.
     
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