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New HDs Finally rolling in...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by gumball69, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. gumball69

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    Hey Guys,

    While keeping an eye on the Blu-ray & HD-DVD war formats I saw this very intersting post on another site. Dig in.

    DirecTV's new MPEG4 channel show up in guide (in engineering mode)

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    Ahh, the anticipation of new HD channels. DirecTV has many new channels planned in the coming months and unfortunately we'll have to wait to enjoy them. One well respected AVSForum member got a little treat after work today when he noticed that all the new channel assignments were showing up in the guide. Before you go running to check your guide, you should know that this particular person has a card which enables him to view what the engineers see -- hence the name engineering mode. We're not sure if he works for DirecTV, or how he obtained this card, but we'll be following this closely 'till all the HD goodness is delivered. Check out the full list of channels and their assignments after the jump.9800 CSTV
    9801 FSN Midwest
    9802 FSN Bay Area
    9803 FSN Houston
    9804 Disney Channel
    9805 Animal Planet
    9806 FSN North
    9807 FSN New England
    9808 FX
    9809 Toon Disney
    9810 ESPN News
    9811 FSN Northwest
    9812 FSN New York
    9813 CD USA "The 101"
    9814 Cinemax HD
    9815 National Georaphic
    9816 FSN Pittsburgh
    9817 MSG
    9818 MTV
    9819 HBO West
    9820 NBA TV
    9821 FSN Rocky Mountain
    9822 SportsNet New York
    9823 A&E
    9824 Starz Edge
    9825 NFL Network
    9826 FSN South
    9827 YES
    9828 Starz West
    9829 Starz East
    9830 NHL
    9831 FSN Southwest
    9832 Science Channel
    9833 History Channel
    9834 Showtime West
    9835 Outdoor
    9836 FSN West
    9827 SportsSouth
    9838 Discovery
    9839 Movie Channel
    9840 Tennis Channel
    9841 FSN Prime Ticket
    9842 Speed
    9843 Fuel
    9844 HGTV
    9845 Spike
    9846 Sun Sports
    9847 Starz Comedy
    9848 Big Ten
    9849 CNN
    9850 Comcast SportsNet Chicago
    9851 FSN Ohio
    9852 Sho Too
    9853 The Weather Channel
    9854 TBS
    9855 Cartoon Network
    9856 FSN Cincinnati
    9857 Starz Kids & Family
    9858 Bravo
    9859 Comedy Central
    9860 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
    9861 FSN Florida
    9862 TLC
    9863 CSN West
    9864 Versus
    9865 MASN/ SportsTime Ohio
    9866 Altitude
    9867 Cinemax West
    9863 Sci-Fi
    9869 MHD
    9870 FSN Arizona
    9871 Chiller/ SAC MNT
    9872 ABC Family
    9873 USA Network
    9874 Nickelodeon East
    9875 FSN Detroit
    9876 NESN
    9877 CNBC
    9878 The Food Network
    9879 VH1
     
  2. wismile

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    I'm ready...bring it on!
     
  3. NoNameEMT

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    Very cool, can't wait to see these start showing up for real. VOD, new hd channels, remote booking.... my HR20 just keeps getting better :)
     
  4. cnmsales

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    Already posted.
     
  5. EaglePC

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    yes i get all these channels
     
  6. UTVLamented

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    There is an interesting channel buried in that list: 9817 MSG.

    This is the Cablevision owned home of the Knicks & Rangers. Didn't think we would see that HD channel on D*.
     
  7. robdec

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    That's great news .. thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Steveknj

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    Yes, I saw that too, and FSNY is there too. That's GREAT news if its all true. The other intriguing one is NHL. As a huge hockey fan, is that the NHL Network? I know that has been rumored to come to the US for years, but I haven't seen it. I wonder if that will be available only to those of us who have the CI package (and, with the CI package, will we get the CBC/TSN broadcasts in HD as well?)

    Man, I'm so excited by this!!! Are those channel functional or just in the list right now?
     
  9. CPanther95

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    Not functional - just placeholders at the moment with no associated feeds attached. Also note that inclusion in this phase doesn't guarantee a corresponding channel in the short term when they fire up the HD channels.

    The only absolute thing is it marks the completion of a necessary step before the first wave of HD channels start coming online.
     
  10. TimGoodwin

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    I see some of us on here are questioning the RSN's that are showing up. They may be there as a placeholder for whatever Superfan package ( Baseball, Basketball, or Hockey) in the near future.
     
  11. TomD

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    Really! Are you testing or were you joking?
     
  12. SParker

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    Finally! Looking forward to having access to FSN Detroit HD. I only get the SD version because only Detroit has it on their spotbeam..
     
  13. cuibap

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    No Fox News Channel???
     
  14. durl

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    Have they announced HD intentions? I can't recall.
     
  15. Fish Man

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    I noticed yesterday that my HR20's, on the check signal strength screen now, in effect, show "two" satellites at 103, namely "103(a)" and "103(b)". I'm assuming this represents a-band and b-band.

    The "(a)" is what has always been there. The "(b)" has lots of transponders defined, all of them read "0".

    Getting close! :)
     
  16. bobpenn

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    I read that that Fox News isn't scheduled to go HD until next year.
     
  17. Cage

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    wow
     
  18. gumball69

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    There already is a satellite at 103. This new satellite at about the same location is for the new HDs. - I think!
     
  19. admiral39

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    What the hell is "Sho Too" ?
     
  20. Splendor

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    Really? I can see the bull**** just fine in SD on my TV. ;)
     
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