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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. petergaryr

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    ...and that's a very good point. If you compare the old SciFi channel for example with the SciFi HD one, the SD material on the HD version is actually watchable!
     
  2. bigwad

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    It's a shame we are getting all these new HD channels, but I still can't get my locals in HD. Where I'm at it's difficult to get good solid OTA reception. I'd rather see my locals in HD than most of these others. But, of course, those that have their locals already look at this as just whining!
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    I wanted to say a special thanks to Tom who posted all the new info this morning!
     
  4. Casey21

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    When will they launch the Rocky Mountain RSN and Altitude for Colorado fans?!?
     
  5. nich0142

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    Any word of when FSN North will be in HD on 641? By the end of this year? There are a few HD offerings on ch. 98 but I am assuming that eventually 641 will be the main channel.

    Thanks
     
  6. machavez00

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    FSN Arizona, please.
     
  7. ronrico51

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    Yep, all this excitement about new HD channels, but not a word about any new HD locals. Seems like D* has just forgotten about that. Hasn't been a new LIL in months, hardly any in the last year.
     
  8. Jeremy W

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    DirecTV hasn't forgotten about them, they've just chosen to focus on the national channels. It's way more bang for their buck. Now that the national HD expansion is slowing down, they can turn their focus to the LILs.
     
  9. loudo

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    I think I saw where a good portion of D-11 will be used for them.
     
  10. Jeremy W

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    Both D10 and D11 have an equal amount of spot beam capacity, although some of D10's is unavailable due to technical problems.
     
  11. 1953

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    We've noticed that there are a wide variety of screen shapes and sizes on the new HD programming. Of course our Sony KDF46E2000 has a manual aspect setting but the effect of the wide zoom is seemingly more noticeable on the new HD that the preexisting SD channels.

    Are we imagining this or has anyone else noticed this?
     
  12. tealcomp

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    LOL, I did for YEARS, probably 10 or better; but about 2 years ago I realized that I was watching crap on HBO that I already had on disc; SO I canceled all of the premiums...I mean for the number of premiums there were, there were still plenty of times there was NOTHING to watch. If you were going to add any of them back, what would you lean to? I am thinking about going with STARZ again..?

    -Dan
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    I just signed up for Starz this week. With the $25 gift card offer for new subs, I couldn't afford not to subscribe! :lol:

    I really think that with the addition of the Starz HD channels, it's the indisputable leader when it comes to movies.
     
  14. ATARI

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    I'm a bit disappointed in FXHD.

    Damages was not broadcast in HD. Surely they filmed this show in HD knowing that FXHD was coming later this year?
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    I have a feeling that FX doesn't have their HD playout system ready to go just yet. But I would be shocked if they weren't ready by the 30th for Nip/Tuck's season premiere.
     
  16. davesrave

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    I'm watching American History X right now on FXHD. The picture is better than their SD channel, but still letter boxed 4x3. The most noticeable difference is in the sound. The HD channel is broadcasting DD 5.1 whereas the SD channel sound is analog. Sound is one of the best benefits of digital broadcasting IMO. Ever since DVDs came out in DD5.1 and D*TV gave a tease about 3 years ago to even SD viewers with the right equipment, I've been hooked. High Definition sound is equal to high definition picture in terms of enjoyment of movies and some other programming, IMO.
     
  17. loudo

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    FXHD is in 720p format vs 480i for FXSD.
     
  18. tedvan

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    They don't carry them full time in HD and there is no need to. Channel 97 on the spot beam carries all HD live events from both channels. And, I believe, although I know some here can correct me, that for the rest of the country the live events are on their respective packages in HD, mlb extra innings, nhl center ice and nba something something......
     
  19. davewolfs

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    Any rumors on the NHL Network HD being added?
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    Yes, rumors are that it will be soon.
     

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