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RSN Discussion: Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD (640)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 67
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Discussion thread for Comcast SportsNet Chicago Regional Sports Network

    Topics: PQ, Programming, etc.

    And don't forget our coverage of the new DIRECTV HD channels:
  2. Oct 3, 2007 #2 of 67
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    CSN Chicago (640) confirmed
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #3 of 67

    miller24 Legend

    Jun 25, 2007
    AWESOME! Can't wait for next season FINALLY seeing my Cubbies in HD!!!!
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #4 of 67

    ARKDTVfan Icon

    May 19, 2003
    Silly Cubs fan

    you can see them for 3 games on TBS HD until they're swept out ;) :p :lol:
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #5 of 67

    hoosierfan227 Cool Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Call me crazy but I have had this channel in HD ever since my HR20 got installed in July.
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #6 of 67

    420greg Cool Member

    Sep 23, 2006

    Perhaps because this is the RSN for your area? Some RSN's have been in HD via spot beam for the channels normal viewing area.
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #7 of 67
    keep amonte

    keep amonte Legend

    Oct 1, 2002
    So as most of us die hard Hawks fans await the resolution decision of whether the Wirtz family will finally bradcast home games, does the HD RSN Chicago mean that I will get all away games on my CI in HD? I do not subscribe to the sports package, just Center Ice.
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #8 of 67

    djzack67 Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    I agree....
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #9 of 67

    mhking Legend

    Oct 27, 2002
    Those of us in the outer Chicagoland suburbs (i.e., Atlanta) can get it now, where we couldn't before.... (I grew up in Gary watching Jack Brickhouse, so I, too, am a die-hard "Northsider")
  10. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    If you had been receiving...

    Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD (Channel 640)
    Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD (Channel 629)
    New England Sports Network/NESN HD(Channel 623)
    SportsNet New York HD (Channel 625)

    ...in MPEG2 on your HR10/H10, will you lose it now?

    - Craig
  11. ONUOsFan

    ONUOsFan Cool Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    I also had this channel on 640 from the get-go, but I'm confused now, because the channel that was in my favorites (CSCH) is now on 680, while a new version of the same channel (CSNCHD) is now on 640. I assume the 680 version is a spot beam while the new 640 is CONUS, but does anyone know if they're both MPEG4? Just trying to figure out if I should favor one or the other in my favorites...

    I guess a side question would be this: I saw the games on the old 640, will I still seem them on the new 640, or will I have to change to 680? Wondering, since the new 640 is a national feed, if they'll black them out...
  12. aktick

    aktick Legend

    Sep 1, 2006
    So are all Hawks games in HD?

    I've gotten CSN-Chicago for the last few years IN ADDITION to FSN-North, I guess because I'm halfway between Minneapolis and Chicago? Anyways, I never got CSN-Chicago in HD like a lot of you more local guys seem to have. I see Sportsrise is in HD, though I can't stand watching it because all they talk about is Cubs and Bears. :nono2:
  13. BigJ52

    BigJ52 Godfather

    Jul 29, 2007
    I live in Iowa and Comcast Chicago is my local RSN but I've never been able to get the HD version of the station so I'm quite happy about this! Bulls, Cubs, White Sox (maybe Blackhawks?) in HD now...sweet!
  14. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

    Oct 24, 2005
    Well, "wait till next year" is pretty well ingrained into a Cubs fan. ;)
  15. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    We'll watch the playoffs and series on HD this fall.
    We'll finally be able to watch the World Champion Cubs in HD on CSN next year. Now if WGN Superstation will also expand their coverage to HD things will be great.
  16. HoosierBoy

    HoosierBoy Legend

    May 25, 2007
    Ch 680 was the CSN-C overflow channel prior to yesterday.
  17. rlnoonan

    rlnoonan Legend

    Jan 5, 2007
    Living in the Chicago area, I have had this channel in HD ever since I got my HR20 last December. If I remember correctly, last season there were about 3-5 Blackhawk games that were broadcast in HD. Comcast made a pretty big deal about it each time. Unfortunately the quality wasn't very high. The games on HDNet were MUCH better (but Blackhawk games on HDNet are blacked out to me).

    So, hopefully this will be better quality and more frequency of HD broadcasts.
  18. bakerfall

    bakerfall Godfather

    Aug 23, 2006
    Nope, 668 was the overflow channel.
  19. HoosierBoy

    HoosierBoy Legend

    May 25, 2007
    My bad. I stand corrected.
  20. Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    I don't know about the others, but I never received 640 on my HR10. It was broadcasted in MPEG4 on 103a.
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