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New HD Channels Discussion: 100 HD! 12/28/07

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Tom Robertson, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Sep 21, 2007 #1 of 901
    Tom Robertson

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    Woohoo!!! They are here, the first group of many new HD channels from DIRECTV!

    Tell us what you think about them as a group. But, please no "I got them!" posts here, see if you are up to The "I Got Them!" Challenge

    For a full list of the channels and their individual discussion threads, check out the The list of Launched Channels.

    If you are having problems, you might want to start with the Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels].

    Oh, and if your favorite channel wasn't launched yet, check out the following discussion thread:

    HD Discussion: Channels that didn't launch - 9/26/2007


    Enjoy!
     
  2. Sep 26, 2007 #2 of 901
    VeniceDre

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    Surprised no National Geographic and MHD in the first wave since we've seen previews over the past few months.

    Also Food and HGTV absent, both are -1 channels. Any thoughts. Still working out the kinks maybe?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2007 #3 of 901
    shotdisc98

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    So, just to get this straight... The old channel numbers are still simulcast in MPEG2 and the new numbers MPEG4? So, ESPNHD 73=MPEG2, ESPNHD 206=MPEG4; HBOHD 501 now MPEG4?
     
  4. Sep 26, 2007 #4 of 901
    fpd917

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    thats what i think is going on with mpeg2 and mpeg 4
     
  5. Sep 26, 2007 #5 of 901
    fpd917

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    i am happy with the new channels, but the wife wanted food and hgtv, she will not be happy about that, but at least she got animal and tlc
     
  6. Sep 26, 2007 #6 of 901
    Madison Hawk

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    I'm thrilled to have the new HD programming. My only (minor) issue so far is that the default channel on my H20 receivers is the SD channel. For example, if I input 220 for the Big Ten Network, I get the SD channel and I need to hit up for the HD channel. I don't have this issue with my HR20 receivers.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2007 #7 of 901
    mtnagel

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    I know. MHD was probably the only one I was looking for. Now bring on FX so Nip Tuck will be in HD
     
  8. Sep 26, 2007 #8 of 901
    kslates

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    Damn it, I can't get a signal on most of the channels...
     
  9. Sep 26, 2007 #9 of 901
    bighaubs

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    What I had to do to fix this was to set up my favorites and to only show the channels that I get. For those channels that have the SD first, I just remove the SD channel and only show the HD channel. It's a pain, but works great after the initial setup.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2007 #10 of 901
    Bigworm

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    They look awesome, thank you Directv
     
  11. Sep 26, 2007 #11 of 901
    Guttboy

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    WHOOOHOOOOO!

    Cant wait to see them!
     
  12. Sep 26, 2007 #12 of 901
    MonyMony

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    I totally agree. The only downside for me, if you can even call it that, is now I have to redo all my Season Passes to record the HD feed. All in all though, I will happily do that as the picture looks great! :)
     
  13. Sep 26, 2007 #13 of 901
    wilmot3

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    I thought disney was suppose to be HD ....went to d* web site there not even showing it by the end of the year...kids were looking forward to that
     
  14. Sep 26, 2007 #14 of 901
    ljnskywalker

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    Awesome..DirecTV Thank You!!!!
     
  15. Sep 26, 2007 #15 of 901
    miller24

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    Somebody up there loves us...
     
  16. Sep 26, 2007 #16 of 901
    ddpoohndave

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    Anyone know anything about NESN in HD. I was told that it would be included in the 1st rollout. I called and the CSR from retention said I should be getting it. I have all the other new HD channels but not that one.
     
  17. Sep 26, 2007 #17 of 901
    loudo

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    I am on vacation this week, can't see them yet. Having to look at old grainy analog cable this week. Looking forward to getting home and check them out.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2007 #18 of 901
    TimGoodwin

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    Disney is coming in January.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2007 #19 of 901
    wilmot3

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    ok thanks
     
  20. Sep 26, 2007 #20 of 901
    jasonblair

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    I waited as long as I could, but had to leave for work at 5:50AM... Otherwise the DC traffic on 270 would have eaten me alive!

    So with any luck, I will be post #4928976401 stating "I got them, and they look great!" when I get home at 7:30 tonight.
     

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