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NEW HD to come in October

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mattgwyther, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. mattgwyther

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    D* announced a group of channels that would be online in October, just so I am clear as to what to look/hope for on the next 3 Wednesday mornings.


    Announced for October and Not Online:

    Cartoon Network
    Fox Business News
    Fuel
    FX
    HGTV
    NBA TV
    Speed



    Is this correct?

    Of course to have to add in a few HD PPVs, RSNs, and D* Self promotion channels to get to the 70 announced.
     
  2. Crypter

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    We may also get some surprises thrown in there ala MGM...
     
  3. Sirshagg

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    They are still saying over 70 by the end of October and the count is currently in the mid 40's so there gonna have to be WAY more than that short list.

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  4. cariera

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    Don't forget to count the NFLST channels, the PPV they will probably add and the NHLCI -1 channels that are in the guide but not displaying programming.

    Once these are included that "70" number gets eclipsed pretty easily.:)
     
  5. Sirshagg

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    I'll be surprised if they count the NFLST or NHLCI towards the 70. Seeing as how E* is counting PPV I see D* doing the same. I'd also imagine they will count the RSN's once they are all up.
     
  6. Smooth Jazzer

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    I want Speed as much as you want but unfortunately it won't happen until 2008 just before the Daytona 500. The same can be said of the Spike Lee channel, also in 2008.
     
  7. MikeR7

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    Will the Knicks be on this channel?:lol:

    jk
     
  8. Cyclone99

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    They have 46 now. The 6 listed above (Speed has been delayed) gets them to 52. They should be able to 70 with RSNs; no need to count PPV, NFLST, or NHLCI. That's if they can get 18 RSNs up by the end of the month.
     
  9. gcisko

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    I am sure D* will make SpeedHD available soon. But you are correct that Speed will not start their HD until 2008. In the mean time there is no reason not to start watching Speed HD.
     
  10. gcisko

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    How do you know Speed HD is delayed?
     
  11. millertime

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    Hold on there tiger! Speed will go live this month however it won't be full hd til feb. It will be upconvert til then. In my book upconvert is better than no convert. Go Harvick!!!!
     
  12. dvisthe

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    As I posted in a different thread,

    On Zap2it.com they already have listed ...

    248 FXHD
    606 OutdoorHD2 (different programming than SD)
    607 SpeedHD
     
  13. Sixto

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  14. Azdeadwood

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    Remember these are the same people that in January said, "Over 150 HD Channels coming soon!"

    I'm happy that we have some more channels but D* does have a tendency to over promise. 70 would be nice, heck even 60 would be nice!
     
  15. Sirshagg

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    In January they didn't have an operational satellite in orbit capable to doing it.
     
  16. Sirshagg

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    FX :)
    Another one on my continually shrinking HD wish list.
     
  17. Sixto

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    A satellite exploded which delayed the launch of D* D11. Seems like a reasonable cause for a delay :)
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Don't count them out just yet, October's really only half gone and look at all we've gotten.
     
  19. mattgwyther

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    I think your book is missing a chapter. That chapter is called "Why SD upconvert Can Look Nearly As Good As HD". Of course, the quality of the final product is directly proportional to the quality of the original.
     
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