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Directv adds TENNIS CHANNEL HD and CSTV HD


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#1 OFFLINE   jamieh1

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:04 AM

CSTV HD and TENNIS CHANNEL HD are now up on Directv.

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#2 OFFLINE   rrrick8

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:09 AM

Ugggh. Stretch-o-vision.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:26 AM

Ugggh. Stretch-o-vision.

I agree. It would be very interesting to hear (in programming meetings) why these channels decide to do this...

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:50 AM

Honestly, although we geeks abhor it, I suspect it's because most people would rather see a stretched picture. They feel like if they're not using the whole display, they're missing out on something.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:55 AM

Ugh...hate stretch-o-vision
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:08 AM

neither channel has come up on mine, and have not had any problems with any other hd release channel

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:14 AM

neither channel has come up on mine, and have not had any problems with any other hd release channel


I've only checked my HR20, will check h20 in a bit
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:15 AM

More then likely, for stretch-o-vision, people are a lot like my 82 year old grandmother. Who believe, that when a show is on a HDTV it's automatically in HD...stretched, pillarboxed, or otherwise...
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:23 AM

More then likely, for stretch-o-vision, people are a lot like my 82 year old grandmother. Who believe, that when a show is on a HDTV it's automatically in HD...stretched, pillarboxed, or otherwise...


My 88yr old Grandma has HR-20 and can't stand the "black bars". She'd rather watch stretch-o-vision.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:23 AM

What is cstv?



Never mind I found out.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:23 AM

Where is Dolly? She loves Tennis.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:24 AM

More then likely, for stretch-o-vision, people are a lot like my 82 year old grandmother. Who believe, that when a show is on a HDTV it's automatically in HD...stretched, pillarboxed, or otherwise...



Well that's kind of true, isn't it? The HDTV upconverts the signal...:grin:

I didn't know you hung out over here... I thought you lived in the Columbia Thread over in AVS forums. :lol:

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:30 AM

neither channel has come up on mine, and have not had any problems with any other hd release channel


Did you update your channels if you're using a "Favorites" guide?
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:34 AM

Well that's kind of true, isn't it? The HDTV upconverts the signal...:grin:

I didn't know you hung out over here... I thought you lived in the Columbia Thread over in AVS forums. :lol:


Someone has to be the voice of reason on the Columbia thread on AVS :)
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#15 OFFLINE   jlsohio

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:39 AM

What are the channel numbers?
HR21-700

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:43 AM

I get the Tennis Channel but the CSTV says I didn't purchase it.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

What are the channel numbers?


217 & 610

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:50 AM

I get 217, but 610 says it requires subscription.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:01 AM

the CSTV says I didn't purchase it.

610 says it requires subscription.

CSTV, ch 610, requires the Sports Pack or Premier Package.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:02 AM

Any chance the Uconn UCF game is in HD tonight at 8pm on CSTV?




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