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New HD Discussion: Showtime Showcase HD

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 Showtime Showcase HD. Please log all issues, indulge in gleeful exhortations, and give your suggestions!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    This has been confirmed active, 8/14
     
  3. Blurayfan

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    Showcase HD is not mapping to 539 like the SD does it's listed as 541. It's the HD version of 539 this is strange.
     
  4. Supervolcano

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    This has to be a typo by the DirecTV team in their programming guide data (or TMS).

    This is the ONLY HD channel on directv that does not currently match up with it's SD counterpart.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    I have to wonder if it will be rebranded. The way the information came down to us, we were told it would be Showtime Showcase HD (as the thread is called), so maybe they will be offering different programming soon.
     
  6. syphix

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    Yeah, I thought that was odd when I added it to the lineup...hmm...
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    For starters....just try saying the new channel name fast 3 times. :D
     
  8. Sirshagg

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    I noticed the same thingtoo. Also, I can't even find Showtime Showcase (or Sho3 for that matter) on the Showtime website.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    Does sort of sound like they asked Bob Barker to name it. :)
     
  10. say-what

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    Both the SD on 539 and HD on 541 display the Showcase bug on the screen.
     
  11. kevhow

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    When the channel was first announced to be going HD on Directv, Showcase was listed on this page http://www.sho.com/site/schedules/index.do. Now it is not listed there.

    Maybe this means something.... or maybe it doesn't.
     
  12. Ebony Blue

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    Just found the August schedule for Showtime Showcase HD here:

    h t t p : / / w w w . s h o . c o m / s i t e / s c h e d u l e s / p d f . d o

    (excuse the spaces...apparently I don't have enough posts to post URLs yet)

    I don't see many (if any) movies listed that haven't already been shown on the other Showtime channels ad nauseum. Same with the Showtime Extreme HD channel.

    What's the point of having multiple HD channels if they're all showing the same movies?

    -eB
     
  13. Dusty

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    Does Showcase = Showtime 3?

    I used to think not, but the listing on 539 = 541. The SD 539 was SHO3 like forever. Are they rebranding SHO3 to SHOWCASE? Or was it always the case? I never watch SD so can't be sure about it.
     
  14. Supervolcano

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    SHO3 has been Showtime Showcase for as long as I can remember.
    I'd bet DirecTV called it SHO3 cause SHOSHO might have seemed too wierd.
    :D
     
  15. Blurayfan

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    Both channels do display the Showcase logo bug. Also the channel ID listed by DirecTV match, looks to be just a mapping error.

    539 SHO3
    541 SHO3HD
     
  16. lucky13

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    SHO 'NUFF?
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    Tells you what I know... :lol:
     
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    GOT YOU COVERED

    http://www.sho.com/site/schedules/pdf.do
     
  19. michaelyork29

    michaelyork29 Godfather

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  20. pfueri

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    Why are the new showtime channels not in surround sound .
     

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