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Projected: DirecTV HD list

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by VeniceDre, May 7, 2007.

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  1. purtman

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    Which filing is that? I didn't see this new posting.


    --> Never mind. I found it. With all of the posts, it was buried a ways back. Thanks!
     
  2. bonscott87

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    One only has to look at OTA stations analog vs. digital. Digital signal is WAAAAYYYY better in PQ. That's all I'm saying. It's a fact that SD when on an HD upconverted channel looks much better then the SD version of the channel. I've been watching these channels for over 5 years now and it's the way it is. When I first got HD only one of my local channels even did HD and all there was on DirecTV was HDNet and HBO. It's come a long way.
     
  3. Smthkd

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    Yeah, I remember those days!! HDNET was AMAZING!!! Far from what it looks like now but hopefully that beautiful PQ will return with the new sat up.;)
     
  4. tonyd79

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    It can and does work. It depends on your scaler.

    I have an upconverting DVD player and the difference between 480p output of it and 720p or 1080i is like night and day. And mine is not a high end unit. Some of the high end DVD players are beautiful.

    Even outputting upconvert from the HR20 makes a difference on SD input on my TV.

    Enhancement techniques of video and photographic data is not new. Techniques project what the extra data will be from the data around the data received. This is especially important along edges in a picture/video.

    Even the simplest picture programs have dither control that can adjust the sharpness and the natural feel of a transition from one color to another (the edge).
     
  5. purtman

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    TonyD,
    Which DVD player do you have? I have a Samsung and I can't wait to get rid of it.
     
  6. EaglePC

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    list is old we need a update as of now :)
     
  7. VeniceDre

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    List is still current, nothing to update at the moment... Patience grasshopper.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Sony DVP-NS90V.

    I bought it for a few reasons. One, I like the Sony DVD interface and I am used to it. Second, it was reasonably priced for an upconvert. Third, it has 5.1 line out as the AVR I had at the time did not have Dolby Digital input but had line inputs for full surround.
     
  9. Littledude

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    Just watched an HDNET commercial on blue ray (The Host). I have to admit, it does look better than what I have been getting the last couple of years on D*. If the MPEG4 can come close to this, I'll be sitting pretty.
     
  10. Cols Dave

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    The wait is painful, and it might kill me. For real.

    I signed up for D* last November in anticipation of the HD roll-out. I know it will be here in just a few short weeks, but does anyone else feel like time has just sorta, well, stopped?

    I must learn patience...
    On the outside, I am putting on a strong grown-up face..
    but on the inside I am jumping up and down like Verruca Salt yelling "I want it now now now".

    Dave

    PS - I feel better now that I have shared my Verruca secret.
     
  11. Fred Gish

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    I am confused by this bonscott: If there is no separate Versus HD channel, and Vs HD and Golf HD have been merged into one channel, how can "Comcast [have] one or the other" and make only one available to Directv?
     
  12. mtnagel

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    :) Probably one of the funnier posts I've read all day :)

    I'm excited, but no where as excited as you. I do watch some things on some of those channels, but probably 75% of what we watch is on locals and I already have those.
     
  13. Sirshagg

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    Ever since I went HD I've found that I watch alot of stuff I would have never thought about watching simply BECAUSE it's HD. Good example - PBS.
     
  14. Cols Dave

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    I would say that a great deal of what I do watch comes from my locals also... but this really is because the PQ is far better than SD.

    ... this being said, I just got a new TV (delivered earlier today), and the PQ on SD has improved dramatically... virtually no color banding or artifacts... It still doesn't hold a candle to HD though.

    I think, in my heart of hearts, that once basic cable jumps on the HD bandwagon (channels like SciFi, FX, USA, etc) we will begin to see an even faster exodus from the broadcast networks... but who knows, I could be way off base still.
     
  15. mtnagel

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    In the beginning I did watch some stuff because it was HD and I was looking for some HD stuff to watch. But not so much recently. To me, content is still king. I'd much rather watch a good show in SD than a bad show in HD.
     
  16. jgrade

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    I agree. I have the HD960. Even though it up converts to 1080p, it rarely syncs with the HDMI on my new Sammy. It takes two to three tries syncing to get the picture viewable. SO Sammy to Sammy does not work what hope do we have?:nono2:
     
  17. tonyd79

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    I have had zero issues with Sony DVD into Sony TV via HDMI and now Sony DVD into Sony TV via Sony AVR via HDMI. (I had to adjust the sound delay when I was feeding HDMI right into TV and sound via discrete analog 5.1 into AVR but that is gone now that I am all HDMI.)
     
  18. msmith198025

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    I know before i post this, it came from a CSR so take it with a grain of salt, but i saw it posted before that a CSR had told them this too.
    The retention CSR said when i asked that it would be late september for the new HD lineup, then changed and said Labor day. sooooo that gives us what? the whole month of september! Just FYI
     
  19. bto4wd

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    Does RFD TV actually have HD programming?
     
  20. Steve Rhodes

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    I didn't see PBS in the list. Does it come across in HD along with the local HD channels?

    Also, I expected to see an official list on the DirectTV site of what's available now and what has been announced. Does anyone know if this exists and where it would be? I've got my HR20 on order now.
     
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