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why am I not getting 16:9 HD picture on Ch. 352 News Mix channel?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by quietmouse, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. quietmouse

    quietmouse Guest

    why am I not getting 16:9 HD picture on Ch. 352 News Mix channel?
    I have two HR21s and one HR20 HD DVRs... they only get a 4:3 SD picture
    on channel 352....???:confused:



    (picture below is from DirecTV's own website)
    http://cdn.directv.com/images/assets/interactivechannels/d-news_mix.jpg
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  2. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    Because that's either a mockup of a new version of the news mix that's not being broadcast yet or it's a cropped version of what's being broadcast.

    Right now, the Mix channels are all SD
     
  3. jleupen

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  4. Grentz

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    When they do special mix channels (sporting events, etc.) they tend to do them in HD. For some reason they have the full time mix channels all in SD though still.
     
  5. Jeremy W

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    They would have to give up two HD PPV channels in order to do the Mix channels in HD full-time. Clearly, this is unacceptable.
     
  6. paulman182

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    I know you're being sarcastic, but I agree. I might actually watch one of the PPVs, as opposed to a Mix channel which I find useless.
     
  7. bscott

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    I have noticed that to. Press the "format" button on your remote until you see stretch. I believe D* broadcasts those channels natively as a SD 4:3 signal so unless your format is set to stretch it will display as 4:3. Other's here are correct. They tend to mess with the signal when they do special events like the election coverage, the upcoming inauguration and other sports specials like the Masters golf and Tennis events and then it will go 16:9. It would be terrific if they would just make these permanently HD but I can't vouch for how much bandwidth it would take to do it and what they would have to sacrifice possibly to enable it.
     
  8. jdspencer

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    Currently ch 352 is SD. There is no blue background behind the screen. It is also not interactive. You can switch between the screens to hear the audio, but you can't select the highlighted channel.
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    Because they're showing an ad instead.
    Must be something up with your receiver, because I am able to select channels.
     
  10. bwaldron

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    Chance of me watching either approaches zero. :)
     
  11. jdspencer

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    Still the same ad, but is in SD.

    However, the interactivity is working now.
     
  12. GP245

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    I can't figure this out.

    When tuning-in the various Mix Channels, on my H21-100, when first tuned in, each of the 8 screens appears in 4.3, after a moment, they widen into 16.9. Then when I start to change channels, the screens go back to 4.3.

    That's fine with me - but here is my problem:

    On my HR21-100, the screens are always in 4.3, they never widen to 16.4.

    Why on one set (both set are HD LCDs, both receivers set-up the same way)
    do I get 16.9 and not on the other?

    Stange!
     
  13. ARKDTVfan

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    perhaps your "bad" receiver is set to the incorrect TV shape

    try going into the display menu and see if it's set to a 16:9 TV
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    The H21 currently has a bug where channels with interactive content are stretched, regardless of how you have 4:3 content set to display. It will be fixed soon.
     

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