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MPEG2 -> MPEG4 Transition Discussion: HDNet Movies

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    This is the discussion thread for HDNet Movies' MPEG-4 transition. Please log all issues, indulge in gleeful exhortations, and give your suggestions!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    Please commence discussing!
     
  3. Grydlok

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    It's on an School Daze looks good.
     
  4. ccr1958

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    HDNET movies looking good here
     
  5. dphil9833

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    Just have to wonder why 552? I mean MGMHD is at 255 and Universal HD is at 259, and all are in the same package. Or maybe there are plans down the road to move MGMHD to 553 and Universal HD to 554 or something.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Universal to the 500s would make no sense. All the 500s are premium commercial free movie channels. UHD is basically suped up TNT.

    MGM is the odd man out but it is near the "basic" movie channels like FMC.
     
  7. oldschoolecw

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    I believe I see a difference in quality from channel 78 to 552. 552 looks very sharp compared to a blurrier look of 78. I can’t wait for JAWS this Saturday night in MPEG 4:joy: ;)
     
  8. d max82

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    No wonder I couldn't find it. I still think it should be grouped with HDNet. Heck for that matter I think all the HD Extra Pack channels should be grouped together.
     
  9. techdimwit

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    +1000

    I've jumped all over the place looking for stuff this morning. The channel line-up needs some organizing.

    All that said, "The Music Man" looks terrific.
     
  10. dphil9833

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    Yeah, I agree, Universal HD was more worth watching before they added commercials. I guess my disconnect is that D* groups all HBO's together, all Starz, etc. They are in the process of grouping the sports channels as well. Now they break what they appear to be going for by spacing the HD Extra channels all over the place. Why cant the HD Extra Pack be similarly grouped?
     
  11. ChrisPC

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    It does look much better than the MPEG2. "The Jerk" did too, almost as good as my HD DVD.

    The channels are being reorganized; the 70s and 80s were an even bigger mess! ESPN2 before ESPN? :rolleyes:
     
  12. tonyd79

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    At least ESPN2 had a "2" in it (72).
     
  13. murry27409

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    Watching 2010 now.......IS NICE!!
     
  14. rcman2

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    I watched this as well. Picture was great:)
     
  15. tonyd79

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    Anybody notice that the channel name (the full one if you search for the channel or if you move the cursor to the name on the left in the guide) says

    HD Net Movies (D11)

    The D11 mark is also on HD Net.
     
  16. dcowboy7

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    yes.
     
  17. tzphotos.com

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    Watched part of JAWS! and it looks great! I look forward to watching the whole movie in the next couple of days.
     
  18. Scarpad

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    To Me HD Net movies it looking awfully compressed with alot of artifacting of late.
     
  19. SPACEMAKER

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    Looks pretty good to me.
     
  20. carlt

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    How long is the mpeg2 version going to hang around?

    I currently can't receive D11 due to alignment and I am wondering how quickly I need to resolve this before I start loosing channels.
     

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