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HD Channels by Years End?


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#1 OFFLINE   Spike

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:04 PM

The clock is ticking toward the end of the year. We only have one month and a couple of days to go. What HD channels are possible by years end?
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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

Which ones are you looking for?

There are a few (like Biography that will go active tomorrow).

Most of the major other channels are not expected until Q1 (like Disney and the rest of the HBO's)
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#3 OFFLINE   Spike

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:08 PM

Bingo, you hit the one that my family is anxious for, Disney. Earl, are we pretty well set with the line up we currently have for family oriented HD channels?
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#4 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:09 PM

Bingo, you hit the one that my family is anxious for, Disney. Earl, are we pretty well set with the line up we currently have for family oriented HD channels?


Well I don't know all the details of what is left for the year.
But just based on national announcements of available channels.

I am not sure where else they would come from.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:14 PM

Earl have you heard anything about locals in ohio being released in hd
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:21 PM

Earl, I thought I had read awhile ago that the "MoreMax" cinemax channel was going HD as well. Any idea when this channel will launch?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:23 PM

The following channel has been confirmed to launch on Wednesday, November 28, 2007:

Biography HD (Channel 266)

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:34 PM

Isn't RFD supposed to go to HD? Is Noggin going to or am I just thinking about it going to a 24-hour little kids only show? I would love to see the Travel Channel (which I know isn't available until next spring).

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:42 PM

RFD is supposed to go HD on Monday.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:47 PM

Tennis Channel goes HD mid-December.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:25 AM

Does anyone know if ABC-Family will be available in HD any time soon?

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:22 AM

Which ones are you looking for?

There are a few (like Biography that will go active tomorrow).

Most of the major other channels are not expected until Q1 (like Disney and the rest of the HBO's)


I'm still waiting for:

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:26 AM

Earl have you heard anything about locals in ohio being released in hd


they are in central ohio , all but pbs and CW ....anyways ...which part of ohio are you in , i thought most of the major cities in ohio were out there on dtv in hd ...
thats a shame ,

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:29 AM

Does anyone know if ABC-Family will be available in HD any time soon?


It would be nice to have this ASAP since they're fixing to play a bunch of Christmas movies... I know they won't be in HD... but at least maybe they'll look better...

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:34 AM

It would be nice to have this ASAP since they're fixing to play a bunch of Christmas movies... I know they won't be in HD... but at least maybe they'll look better...


I thought they are scheduled for a 2008 launch.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:18 AM

they are in central ohio , all but pbs and CW ....anyways ...which part of ohio are you in , i thought most of the major cities in ohio were out there on dtv in hd ...
thats a shame ,


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:28 AM

Does anyone know if ABC-Family will be available in HD any time soon?

Disney probably knows, but they're not talking. When the announcement was made back in March, there was no time frame associated with ABC Family.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:35 AM

Boomerang HD in December?

I'd like so much they add Anime Network as well in SD and why not in HD :D

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:53 AM

Tennis Channel goes HD mid-December.


Given the quality of most SD offerings on the Tennis Channel, I hold little hope that the move to HD will be anything other than symbolic. The Sampras Federer exhibitions from Korea/Maylasia/etc. looked as if they were taped using a cheap VHS-C camera circia 1995. I'm not sure what advantage blowing up that grainy, blurry, smeared mess to HD would be.

I hope when they start their HD service, they buy some cameras worthy of the format.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 12:43 PM

I live in Dayton,OH


I work at the Dayton station that houses the Directv local channel eqipment. Last week the Chief Engineer told me that D* has sent him an inquiry about additional rental cost for them adding another rack of equipment for HD locals. So possibly first quarter 08?




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