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HD NFL Ticket

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by EaglePC, Sep 1, 2007.

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  1. Sep 1, 2007 #1 of 15
    EaglePC

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    ok 1st i thought there was no more room for anymore HD Channels to D10 sat is in orbit.
    so if DirecTV don't get the D10 ready by 9-9 how can there be HD Football ????
     
  2. Sep 1, 2007 #2 of 15
    Brandon428

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    The NFL games are staying mpeg2 this year.
     
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    That means no HD ,glad i did'nt buy the NFL Ticket
     
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    FHSPSU67

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    No, they're in HD -just not MPEG-4. Same as the HD you're getting now such as ESPN, HDNET, TNT etc.
     
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    Brandon428

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    Yep....just a week away from all the splendid NFL HD!
     
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    thanks me need to read the forum better

    so mpeg-2 is HD -Lite mpeg-4 is HD
     
  7. Sep 1, 2007 #7 of 15
    schlar01

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    Does anyone know if the HD channels are free for the first week? I'm holding off on buying the SuperFan package but I might just have to do it............its total BS but whatever. Anyway, I figure if its free for the first week I can check it out and decide then. I know the red zone channel and some of that crap is but I'm unsure of the HDs.
     
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    generalpatton78

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    They usually shut off all the PPV's and a HD channel sometimes to make room for all the games in HD.
     
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    Just call and tell them you want to cancel ST because the only reason you want it is for the HD game and since you dont get that you dont want it. Tell the you dont feel you shouldhave to pay extra just to get the HD games. They will give it to you.
     
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    I like the red zone channel and it's supposed to be in HD this year. Also, I like the shortcuts but they will not be in HD.
     
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    I believe I read that they said they weren't doing that this year, that no channels would be shutdown to make room.
     
  12. emrmc

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    You have this backwards. mpeg2 is truer HD, mpeg4 is so called lite or compressed. most of d* will be going to mpeg4, you will need a 5lnb dish to get all mpeg4 channels.

    the Sunday ticket was all broadcast in mpeg2 last year, looks like this year too. they only have a few extra games (CBS/Fox expanded the HD games this year), the ST only adds CBS and FOX games, free HD games on NBC (local or OTA), ESPN and NFL Network games. Week 1, NBC has 2 games, ESPN has 2 games, the rest are FOX and CBS.

    Week 1 HD schedule EST

    Thursday NBC-HD 8:30pm, 1 game

    Sunday CBS-HD 1pm, 5 games
    Sunday FOX-HD 1pm, 3 games
    Sunday FOX-HD 4pm, 3 games
    Sunday NBC-HD 8:15pm, 1 game

    Monday ESPN-HD 7pm, 1 game
    Monday ESPN-HD 10:15pm, 1 game

    Hope that helps
     
  13. pdxBeav

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    Why is mpeg2 "truer" HD than mpeg4?
     
  14. emrmc

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    mpeg2 has a higher bit rate than mpeg4. Most OTA Hd is mpeg2. Cable/SAT providers have switched to mpeg4 so they can fit more channels on the same amount of space. I think its 3 or 4 to 1 ratio. 4 mpeg4 channels for the same space as 1 mpeg2 channel.

    check wikipedia for more technical differences.
     
  15. pdxBeav

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    But mpeg4 is a more efficient compression algorithm and it also depends on how DirecTV configures the mpeg4 encoders vs. their mpeg2 encoders. Both can look great and both can look bad depending on the encoder configuration.
     
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