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Round 3 of HD channels is now available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. BigJ52

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    Yes 640 was in HD last week. As you said the Texas-Iowa State game is in HD at 11:30 am Central, but unfortunately that station is showing the Northern Illinois game starting at 4:00 pm so I don't think you will be able to get the Mizzou-OU game on that station unless they join it in progress or show it on tape delay which stinks.

    Unless Directv puts the HD version on like channel 96 I don't think you will be able to get Mizzou-OU in HD anywhere.

    Here is a good site that shows what stations all the games are on each week:

    http://mattsarz44017.tripod.com/football2007.html
     
  2. THX

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    How "full" is D10 right now?

    In other words, how many more HD channels can they fit on there?
     
  3. Spanky_Partain

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    Now we need scratch-n-sniff on 231-1..... :lol:
     
  4. Sander

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    I'm hoping for MSNBC.

    I am disappointed in SciFi-HD. Although broadcast at 1080i, the programming is not in HD.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    With so many HD choices now we've just added one more factor in our decision matrix .. Time to go pull my hair out .. :D
     
  6. tonyd79

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    I sure hope you are joking. She will make a multi-year change because something is weeks away? I really don't get this reasoning but I see people who change their providers on a yearly basis because of slight variations. I don't get that kind of logic nor do I understand why anyone would completely upheave their lives (including the time it takes to get an installer and learn a new system) for such minimal difference.

    Oh, just tell her that you WANT to watch the BTN game on one of the alternates and you are unhappy too. Maybe that will work...
     
  7. bwaldron

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    Not to mention that HGTV-HD will possibly show up on DirecTV before the E* system could be installed. ;)

    I was surprised that HGTV didn't show up with its Food sibling today. Expected them to show up as a team.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Or he could simply commit to watching BTN on SD until HGTV-HD arrives .. :grin:
     
  9. MercurialIN

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    I think this is a very exciting time to be a Directv customer. I have been very happy to see the new HD channels roll out. I am especially pleased with the Smithsonian channel and now the MGM channel. Only disappointment for me is no FSN Indiana in HD. I guess that channel isn't considered important enough, come to think of it, it's not Colt's coverage so guess it's not. Thanks Directv though for adding all the new HD!
     
  10. hockeynut07

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    Tough crowd. Sounds like D* will never make everyone happy. I for one am very pleased with the rollout so far. That is, as long as I get my FSN Midwest very soon. Watching the Blues game tonight in SD was just brutal.

    I know Chiller is not scheduled until next year, but that will be a good one to look out for.
     
  11. sandgk

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    Does anyone know if the BTN roll-over channels will be HD in the future?

    Presently only BTN is HD, roll-overs are all SD. (Yet when they replay games on BTN it clearly is the case that they were originally transmitted in HD).
     
  12. Radio Enginerd

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    I am truly impressed by what DirecTV has been able to accomplish with MPEG4. The new channels look GREAT!

    The 231-1 channel number for Food HD is not a hit in my house :) but we're learning to deal.

    I explained to my wife and 7 month old that Food HD is a separate channel and that's why it has a -1. They suggested (at least my wife did) that DirecTV move the shopping channel on 232 and put it there. :p
     
  13. donshan

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    I am very glad D* is rolling out these new channels in batches. We are in DVR overload with HD recordings!

    Each time we sample one of these new HD channels either my wife or I see a program or HD movie we never watched before and it gets added to the DVR "To Do" list. More than once unwatched programs from last week get deleted to make room for new stuff from this week's new HD channels . There is more new HD than we have time for.

    We are waiting for HGTV-HD too, which is one of our favorites. But until it arrives ( and it will) we are in HD heaven right now just trying to watch the new HD channels we already have ! :D :D :D
     
  14. BigCat

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    It's a very exciting time indeed. My wife and I have created about 5 new series to record since the rollout started. Looks like we'll need one of those 750GB eSata drives soon :lol:

     
  15. Reak N. Romulan

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    This morning my TIVO had a message announcing that about seven other HD channels were being added, including FX, SPEED and FOOD(?) (two of my favorite things). However, these TIVO notes are usually days early. I am really hoping that SPEED will be HD before the Brazillian Grand Prix next weekend. Does anyone know if the F1 races will be in HD?
     
  16. k95zt01

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    Are we ever going to get AMCHD? I want to watch Mad Men in HD. My parents have it in HD on Comcast.
     
  17. Reak N. Romulan

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    I think that was on the list that I saw this morning, but I can't remember clearly (it was, after all, morning:rolleyes: ).

    If I did not delete the message, I will post the list here tonight.

    UPDATE: I deleted the message, so no details. I must believe that if enough people are watching AMC (and they know who you are) then the HD will be rolled out soon enough.
     
  18. Wisegoat

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    At this time, it looks like all of the NBC Universal channels that are in HD are on D* right now. You can see the uplink info on their website: https://www.nbcunetworks.com/default.aspx Click on the Technical Specs link.
     
  19. Bill888

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    Hey! Another F1 fanatic! I doubt that Bernie Ecclestone would spring for HD on the world-wide feed, but maybe next year at some of the Asian races the electronics manufacturers will show-off their stuff for the GP world with some state of the art mini HD cameras on the cars. Enyoy the Brazillian GP - it's going to be a true horse race to the end! Love to see Hamilton pull this off as a rookie.
    Bill.
     
  20. robnielsen

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    Just wait until the Mediacom customers will have to rent digital boxes because their analog tuners won't work anymore. This will push many of the customers to DirecTV
     
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