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The official "More HD in 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Jan 4, 2009 #361 of 2558
    Hutchinshouse

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    I think that is the root of the beef. Most CMTHD programs are marked as HD. Just like Dances with Wolves which is playing this very second in 4:3 SD. However, it's marked HD.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2009 #362 of 2558
    reweiss

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    As someone with a large HD TV, even if a station does not carry HD content, the picture improvement between an SD and HD station is very noticeable. I would like to see a station like TVLand in HD just to allow the shows to appear sharper.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2009 #363 of 2558
    harsh

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    DISH Network, Comcast, Charter, Time Warner, Brighthouse, Uverse and FIOS don't carry the MTV channels that don't offer HD content so there is a decided difference.

    Maybe you could offer some examples of widely touted non-HD carrying HD channels?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2009 #364 of 2558
    harsh

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    The message of HD versions of the channels seems to be coming from the carriers. It isn't MTV Networks that is pushing the HD channels; it is DIRECTV, Cox and Cablevision.

    For their part all MTV is doing is allowing that some of their content being recorded in HD.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2009 #365 of 2558
    Jeremy W

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    Are you kidding? By your definition, nobody is pushing their HD channels, the providers are doing it all. MTV Networks is the one making the channels available, it's not like the providers are upconverting SD channels and calling them HD. If they were, you would have a case.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 #366 of 2558
    Jeremy W

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    Cartoon Network HD.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 #367 of 2558
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    That's true. The SD programming on TVLand would benefit greatly from HD bandwidth.

    It would also benefit if the speeding-up effect of time compression were eliminated, but that's another subject.:)
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 #368 of 2558
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    Guess D* is to blame for sunspots, cancer, heart disease, hurricanes/typhoons and the heartbreak of psoriasis.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 #369 of 2558
    sigma1914

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    MTV has had HD shows. An HD episode of Cribs aired Thursday night. RW/RR Challenge: The Island was HD. VMAs were HD.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2009 #370 of 2558
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    Many think SD/HD is determined by the viewable screen size, but it is not so, it is the resolution that determines it.
    If it is 4x3 video and the resolution rate is 480i, it is SD.
    If it is 16x9 video and the resolution rate is 720p, 1080i or 1080p it is HD.
    If it is 4x3 video and has pillar bars added to make it 16x9 and the resolution rate is 720p, 1080i or 1080p it is HD.

    It is the video resolution of the screen that determines if it is HD, not the viewable screen size.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009 #371 of 2558
    harsh

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    Exactly how is it any different?
     
  12. Jan 5, 2009 #372 of 2558
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    Any word, news, annoucements etc. lately on the HD channels that many have been waiting for (ESPN, Travel, AMC, etc.?).

    With the holidays and some recent travel, I've been a little out of touch on the new-HD front. Although, with the glacial pace of new HD offerings, one could probably miss a few months of news, and still miss nothing at all. :lol:

    Jeff
     
  13. Jan 5, 2009 #373 of 2558
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    If I were a billionaire, I'd pay to have your post put on billboards in every town in America. This isn't common knowledge, but it ought to be. A lot of folks expect 16:9 all the time when they get an HDTV.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2009 #374 of 2558
    harsh

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    In this instance, the source material is SD, not pillarboxed HD. Upconverting does not magically improve resolution by a factor of six.

    Kind of like putting a BMW emblem on a Nissan Sentra.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2009 #375 of 2558
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    Not to nitpick, as there has been precious little, but I know the Brave and the Bold and Ben 10 were HD this weekend.

    My five year old was my excuse...er...reason to watch.;)
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    +1

    Simply put, garbage in, garbage out.
     
  17. Jan 5, 2009 #377 of 2558
    harsh

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    Satelliteracer mentioned the already launched MLB Network and one unnamed channel this week.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1916008&postcount=33
     
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    And even more think that if they stretch a 4:3 picture, it becomes HD.
     
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    I wish they were working together on carriage of Travel Channel HD which, according to a PR blurb at launch last January, was “the most anticipated new
    HD cable network among current HD subscribers . . . the second most anticipated new HD cable network among shoppers committed to purchasing and subscribing to an HD service; more than half of HD subscribers who are Travel Channel viewers are likely to arrange for programming service that included Travel Channel HD; 70 percent of HD VOD users are interested in Travel Channel HD VOD; and Travel Channel HD VOD content ranks 4th among HD shoppers.”
     
  20. Jan 5, 2009 #380 of 2558
    Piratefan98

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    Wonder if the Hindi Channel was the first most anticipated new channel. :)

    Jeff
     
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