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*** Non-HD HD Channels List ***

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by parzec, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. parzec

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    I thought it might be useful to post a list of the HD channels that never broadcast "True-HD" content: To be on the list, the station must be designated as an HD channel, but must never broadcast any "True-HD" content.

    "True-HD" is defined for the purpose of this thread as 16:9-Full-Screen, Originally mastered as a non-stretched 720p, 1080i or 1080p recording.

    If the station shows even one show in "True-HD", it will be removed from the list, as such a broadcase proves it has the necessary HD technology, even if it lacks an abundance of content. This list might be useful to those that only watch "True-HD" and do not want their favorites cluttered with non-HD content, but want to immediately add the station if/when the station starts to broadcast in "True-HD" without having to monitor them on a regular basis.

    Bravo HD - 273 - Possibly some Law and Order Episodes???Awaiting Time/Date verification
    Cartoon Network HD - 296
    CMT HD - 327
    MTV HD - 331
    Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite HD - 299
    *REMOVED* TBS HD - 247 -- Stretch-O-Vision almost exlusively except the 2007 MLB PLayoffs in True-HD
    VH1 HD - 335

    Please post the name, air-date and time of the first True-HD broadcasts on these stations, and it will be removed from the list. If I missed any other non-HD HD stations, please post their name and channel number and it will be added. Hope this helps some people clean up their favorites lists. Thanks in advance for your support :)
     
  2. curt8403

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    does a 1080 or 720 broadcast but in 4:3 count? or are you only counting 16:9
     
  3. parzec

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    Just 16:9 720p or 1080i content that is not stretched to fill the screen. 4:3 content at any resolution would not count.
     
  4. curt8403

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    ok, well we will be waiting for a while on that then, there is limited 16:9
     
  5. reweiss

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    I thought baseball playoff games on TBS were in HD...
     
  6. durl

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    I would recommend changing part of your criteria. Eliminate the "designated as an HD channel by Directv..." since HD is not an arbitrary designation assigned by Directv.
     
  7. parzec

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    Done, DirecTV reference removed.
     
  9. curt8403

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    true 1080 and 720 signals are considered HD
     
  10. parzec

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    This thread is intended for those that purchased their HDTV and HD receivers for 16:9 HD content. Those that are satisfied with stretched or 4:3 content are not the intended audience for this thread.
     
  11. parzec

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    I am not denigrating the channel, just trying to filter the channels out of my lineup that aren't broadcasting 16:9, at least some of the time. This is a personal preference that I and other people share. Sure, 4:3 Cartoon-HD looks better than 4:3 Cartoon-SD, but I don't want to watch either on my 16:9 HDTV, though I'll watch it on my legacy 4:3 CRT TV and keep it on the lineup for that TV. However, this thread is to help people that prefer to use their 16:9 TV for 16:9 content and addresses their concerns, not a debate about the picture quality of various 4:3 formats.
     
  12. rkr0923

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    I agree..........if it's not 16:9 it's not HD, IMO
    That's why I bought 50" plasma
     
  13. curt8403

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    you may be sorry about that Plasma, they loose the gas over a few years time.
     
  14. tcusta00

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    Now that's not a very nice thing to say! Not like he can do anything about it now.
     
  15. JeffBowser

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    point taken, posts deleted.

     
  16. Kansas Zephyr

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    Hollywood feature films, until 1952, were shot in 4:3.

    So, if 'toon network rescanned a 1946 "Tom & Jerry" into 720p or 1080i, while keeping the original aspect ratio, you would not consider it being in HD?

    What if TCM did the same thing?

    I would consider them in HD, since the source film has a resolution that exceeds HDTV, regardless of the aspect ratio.

    I do hate stretch-o-vision on CN, though.

    ...and War Eagle rkr (six in a row)
     
  17. sore_bluto

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    I'm looking forward to seeing Seinfeld in HD. I don't know which format will be offered (720p or 1080i) but it will be 4:3, just like Northern Exposure.
     
  18. Kansas Zephyr

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    Was it shot on tape or film?

    If it was shot on film, there is the possibilty that it could be rescanned into 16:9.
     
  19. Thaedron

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    Pseudo-HD channels...

    I agree with the point being made, but would add that at least the upconverted 4:3 broadcast "HD" looks better than the equivalent SD channel.
     
  20. Thaedron

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    Then you should probably qualify 16:9 HD content in the title. 1080i or 720p broadcasts are HD whether they are 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.

    I don't like stretched content any more than you do, but 4:3 HD is superior to 4:3 SD.
     
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