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National Geography HD on channel 77?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by amitgupta_email, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. Mar 4, 2007 #241 of 456
    BubblePuppy

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    Sounds like to be someone who actually watches TV and not the computer screen.
    Not everyone suckles from the same teat.:sure:
     
  2. Mar 4, 2007 #242 of 456
    Earl Bonovich

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    Please... this is not an E* vs D* discussion.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2007 #243 of 456
    upnorth

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    I see no reason why they can not have at least 30 HD channels by the end of 2007 if all goes well with the launch of the new birds.
    I will weigh my options then.;)
     
  4. Mar 4, 2007 #244 of 456
    loudo

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    Earl, will the HR20 only talk to ViiV supported computers?
     
  5. Mar 4, 2007 #245 of 456
    Jeremy W

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    No, it will work with UPnP as well. But that is way off topic for this thread, you should take this to the HR20 forum.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2007 #246 of 456
    harsh

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    There is a lengthy thread started by Ken S who went through six receivers before they discovered that they were locking up because the network cable was connected before the installation was complete.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2007 #247 of 456
    VeniceDre

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    I see no reason either, they just need 1 bird up for now to get the ball rolling.

    Currently Full-Time National HD available:

    A&E, Discovery, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, HGTV, INHD, MTV-HD, Universal, TNT, National Geographic, HD-Net, HD-Net Movies, Wealth, NFL, Versus, Golf, OutDoor2, Spice, Playboy

    Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, Starz!, The Movie Channel

    Voom (15 channels which I don't know if DirecTV will ever get or want)

    So not including Voom, Local HD, & RSNs that's 25 National channels.

    Coming Soon:

    Bravo, Cartoon, Chiller, CNN, FX, History, MGM, Sci-Fi, Sleuth, Speed, TBS, USA, The Weather Channel.

    If they get the capacity for 50-60 they should be fine for the year.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2007 #248 of 456
    harsh

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    VeniceDre

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    harley3k

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    What is the actualy claimed number of HD Channels now?
    I know the 150 channels was changed to "Capacity for 150".
    And I heard they're backing off the CES statement of "100 New National HD Channels in 2007."

    The Emmit Brown commercial seems to only talk about 3x Capacity as compared to Cable.

    I'm trying to keep tabs, because I have a standing bet over on another forum that they WON'T deliver 50 new National HD channels by June 2008.

    -h
     
  11. Mar 4, 2007 #251 of 456
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    It's always been advertised as capacity for 150 since they first announced the HD plans back in 2005.

    As for backing off their plan, what else can you expect when a launch provider has a rocket blow up on them and damage the launch base? The original announcement said 150 capacity after D10 and D11 were launched. Assuming that it's 75 national channels on each satellite hopefully they'll be able to hit 75 this year, assuming that Proton doesn't come up with a problem with the launch.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2007 #252 of 456
    harsh

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    Hopefully you qualified whether or not HD RSNs can be considered "National HD" if DirecTV offers them CONUS.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2007 #253 of 456
    VeniceDre

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    Was your bet 50 in total, or 50 NEW HD channels that weren't avaible in January 2007?
     
  14. Mar 4, 2007 #254 of 456
    VeniceDre

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    Did it just go down? It's still listed with Verizon Fios on channel 854 here in Southern California.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2007 #255 of 456
    harsh

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    I was wrong. It certainly doesn't get very good distribution.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2007 #256 of 456
    Tom Robertson

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    Heck, I'd take that bet either way! By June 2008? No problem. :)

    Cheers,
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  17. Mar 4, 2007 #257 of 456
    VeniceDre

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    If the bet is for 50 HD Nationals in total by June '08 I think he might lose if they also put up the Voom channels.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2007 #258 of 456
    keenan

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    I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned this. During the time period Earl mentions as the time the channel will be up, that's generally what's on, paid programming, infomercials.

    I believe the "In The Womb" listing being talked about is old programming, the last of them being shown in Jan I believe. A search of the Nat Geo site doesn't show any showings for it coming up, at least as far as I could tell. It doesn't show up in the Dish guide for that channel either.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2007 #259 of 456
    VeniceDre

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    Yeah, I searched Nat Geo Friday night and saw that "In The Womb" aired back in January and hasn't been seen since.

    I've been wondering if the guide info we are seeing now could just be a test by DirecTV since it doesn't match up to Nat Geo's actual programming schedule... I'll guess we'll all find out tomorrow night 11:30 PM PST.

    :)
     
  20. Mar 4, 2007 #260 of 456
    Janice805

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    Any HD programming is nice at this point, but what "I" really want to see is more MOVIE channels in HD.

    Direct TV .... PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE
    More MOVIE channels.
     
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