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HD Discusson: CNBC HD (Channel 355)

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

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  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1 of 120
    Doug Brott

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    Stuart Sweet

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    New channel has been confirmed.
     
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    jwt0001

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    It's unbelievable how much information they're trying to squeeze in.
     
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    lovswr

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    Yes, it is alot, but is is a good use of the increased area of 16x9.

    I say kudos to CNBC.
     
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    Deadpool

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    My God, it's an information overload...
     
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    garoo

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    i like it :new_Eyecr
     
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    AFH

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    No cudos to CNBC b/c this is not a HD channel. It's an upconvert according to a CNBC rep. There's a whole thread over at AVS dedicated to this channel. From my 1 minute look at it, the tickerer across the bottom is small and moving at a snails pace. I'll just continue to watch the regular station.
     
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    lovswr

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    Hey they even keep the stock info up during the commercials! I am like the worlds smallest investor of AMD stock, but if I were more heavily in the market, I would look at this as a wonderful value added addition.
     
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    Darn! blocked by my own Internet access filtering rules :lol:
     
  11. Oct 10, 2007 #11 of 120
    Dr. Media

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    Wow! I have just seen the first images of CNBC's new HD product. Now THIS is brilliant! They are using the 4x3 image - but it is upconverted. Their studio stuff looks gorgeous. They've pushed it over to the left and have created a double width panel which is being populated with charts and other types of financial data. Not only this, but I see that they plan on using the SAP (separate audio program) to let you listen to a secondary video window.

    Sure, there will be cynical people out there who take pot shots at this because they didn't think of it - but what a GREAT use of the 16x9 format - and perfect for non-entertainment programming. As an investor, I feel like I've finally got the fantastic TV tool I've always wanted.

    KUDOS to CNBC for doing this - it's brilliantly innovative.
     
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    msmith198025

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    i think it looks pretty good. Good way to not use stretch-o-vision, just fill up the area with useful info
     
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    philslc

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    Thank goodness for the pause live TV button. :)
     
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    Jeremy W

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    The only part that's upconverted is the video. All of the graphics are very clearly HD, they're too sharp to be upconverted SD.
     
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    kmill14

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    LOVE IT. Now if only you could customize it yourself!
     
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    generalpatton78

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    So how many shares of Universal do you own???:hurah: :D
     
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    RadioCityMike

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    I am not sure I will get used to the very small top and bottom tickers. I hope they increase the size of those.
     
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    rmetcalf

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    Absolutely fantastic. CNBC HD+ gets my vote as the best addition thus far...
     
  19. Oct 10, 2007 #19 of 120
    spiderman865

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    I agree. Watching it about 8 feet away on 42" plasma, it looked a little too small.
     
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    mhking

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    People have been complaining about CNBC not being "real HD", but this is not a bad use of the HD real estate. I'm really impressed.
     
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