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#61 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

We seem to be morphing into a new HD anticipation thread.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:19 PM

Why would they be splitting off Cinemax West HD from Cinemax West SD?? That's stupid and is the first red flag of this thread. DirecTV prides itself on having the receiver decided which to tune to, putting both the SD & HD on the same channel number. And where's Cinemax EAST HD? I only see "Cinemax East" (assuming SD)... No other channels are listed as splitting their SD & HD to separate channels.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

I sure the hell hope the DirecTV doesn't waste HD bandwidth on both an east coast and west coast feed of the same channel. Its just delayed 3 hrs, we have DVRs for a reason people.

Pick one or the other, don't waste valuable bandwidth on both east and west feeds of the same thing.


If the capacity is there, having both the east and west feeds is useful, so I would say add them (at least for now) and then in the future if there are other unique channels that could be added to the premium packages and capacity is an issue, most people would gladly lose a west coast mirror channel in exchange for the addition of a new unique channel.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

We seem to be morphing into a new HD anticipation thread.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

Possible New Channels and New Channel Locations

I assume we will get all current available Channels in HD
* New Channel.
This would use up 35 of the soon to be available HD slots

501. HBO HD
502. HBO2 HD
503. HBO Signature HD
504. HBOW HD
505. HBO2W HD
506. HBO SignatureW HD *
507. HBO Family HD
508. HBO FamilyW HD
509. HBO Zone HD *
510. HBO ZoneW HD *
511. HBO Latino HD
512. HBO LatinoW HD *
513. HBO Comedy HD *
514. HBO ComedyW HD *
515. Cinemax HD
516. CinemaxW HD
517. MoreMaxW HD *
518. MoreMax HD
519. ActionMax HD *
520. 5StarMax HD *
521. @Max HD *
522. ThrillerMax HD *
523. OuterMax HD *
524. WMax HD *
525. Starz Kids and Family HD
526. Starz Comedy HD
527. Starz HD
528. StarzW HD
529. Starz Edge HD
530. Starz in Black HD
531. Starz Cinema HD *
532. MoviePlex *
533. RetroPlex HD *
534. IndiePlex HD *
535. Encore HD
536. EncoreW HD
537. Encore Love
538. Encore Westerns
539. Encore Mystery
540. Encore Drama
541. Encore Action
542. Encore Wam
543. SHO2 W HD *
544. Showtime Next *
545. Showtime HD
546. Showtime2 HD
547. Showtime Showcase HD
548. ShowtimeW HD
549. Showtime Extreme HD
550. Showtime Beyond *
551. Showtime Women *
552. Showtime Family *
553. The Movie Channel HD
554. The Movie Channel W HD
555. The Movie Channel Extra HD *
556. Flix
557. Sundance HD
558. IFC HD
559. Fox Movie Channel HD
560. MGM HD
561. HD Net Movies
562. Epix HD *
563. TCM HD
564. Hallmark Movie Channel HD *




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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:55 PM

Maybe I'm being optimistic, but the fact that there is now room for 14 HBO channels may mean that they plan on adding every HBO channel that is currently available (7 channels * 2 feeds of each). Hopefully they will do that and have them all in HD.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

Why would they be splitting off Cinemax West HD from Cinemax West SD?? That's stupid and is the first red flag of this thread. DirecTV prides itself on having the receiver decided which to tune to, putting both the SD & HD on the same channel number. And where's Cinemax EAST HD? I only see "Cinemax East" (assuming SD)... No other channels are listed as splitting their SD & HD to separate channels.


I'm thinking it was most likely a typo. Max East HD is actually the only HD channel that is called out on the list at all (other than HDNet Movies), all the rest talk about the channel itself and I assume they mean both the HD and SD channel will move. I'm thinking Max West will be 516, MoreMax East will be 517, and MoreMax West will be 518 (assuming they are added).

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

Why would they be splitting off Cinemax West HD from Cinemax West SD?? That's stupid and is the first red flag of this thread. DirecTV prides itself on having the receiver decided which to tune to, putting both the SD & HD on the same channel number. And where's Cinemax EAST HD? I only see "Cinemax East" (assuming SD)... No other channels are listed as splitting their SD & HD to separate channels.

I'm thinking it was most likely a typo. Max East HD is actually the only HD channel that is called out on the list at all (other than HDNet Movies), all the rest talk about the channel itself and I assume they mean both the HD and SD channel will move. I'm thinking Max West will be 516, MoreMax East will be 517, and MoreMax West will be 518 (assuming they are added).


It's been fixed in on the PDI website (and in the graphic in post #8 since that just hotlinks to the PDI website). Now MAX-W SD and HD are both shown as moving from 514 to 516, but they could also remove the MAX-W HD row entry since none of the other rows differentiate between SD and HD.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

Possible New Channels and New Channel Locations
559. Fox Movie Channel HD
560. MGM HD
561. HD Net Movies
562. Epix HD *
563. TCM HD
564. Hallmark Movie Channel HD *


Two problems here:
1. The 500 channels are reserved for Premium movie channels- the ones you pay extra for. FMC and TCM are in basic packahes and MGM, HDNew and (one would presume, Hallmark Movie Channel) are in the HD Extras pack. Why would they put them in with the premiums?

2. Channels 559-569 are the test channels-DirecTV just moved them there a few months ago, why would they suddenly move them again?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:56 PM

Two problems here:
1. The 500 channels are reserved for Premium movie channels- the ones you pay extra for. FMC and TCM are in basic packahes and MGM, HDNew and (one would presume, Hallmark Movie Channel) are in the HD Extras pack. Why would they put them in with the premiums?

2. Channels 559-569 are the test channels-DirecTV just moved them there a few months ago, why would they suddenly move them again?


Hey it’s all just a guess. I was only pointing out that now D* could add every premium channel east coast feed and many West coast feeds. I added FMC and the others because I wanted to put all of the commercial free channels together. Truthfully I think D* will add all 14 HBO’s in HD, All of the max channels I listed, Encore East and West HD, Sundance HD, IFC HD, and maybe the two Plex HD channels. I think most people would be very happy if the made these additions to the premium lineup.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:01 AM

A few things.

The original list is not entirely accurate.

No, not every slot will be filled with channels as some have projected here.

The 500's is not just for Premiums, hasn't been in ages and still will have some other diversity

More to come. In the end, this is a good thing as some additional channels will be coming to this channel range, but too much speculation (I know, it's fun) at this point. Announcement soon enough on what is coming and it won't be the final announcement.

Hang tight, good things ahead very very soon.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:52 AM

A few things.

The original list is not entirely accurate.


Yes, as has been discussed in the thread, the original list has changed at the source link to fix one inaccuracy, and still seems to have some "issues".

No, not every slot will be filled with channels as some have projected here.


I don't recall any such projections. Just pointing out of what there is room for and speculation of how that room could be used.

The 500's is not just for Premiums, hasn't been in ages and still will have some other diversity


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:00 AM

Would love to see this.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:56 AM

They should put Epix HD in the hd extra pack.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:10 AM

A few things.

The original list is not entirely accurate.

Announcement soon enough on what is coming and it won't be the final announcement.


Are the channels going to start moving next week as indicated or will we at least get a heads up before they move?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

Are the channels going to start moving next week as indicated or will we at least get a heads up before they move?


better yet, are the HR series links going to be smart enough to record on the new channels or are we going to have to delete the current series links and manually re add them on the new channels?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:47 AM

Would love to see this.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:19 AM

I sure the hell hope the DirecTV doesn't waste HD bandwidth on both an east coast and west coast feed of the same channel. Its just delayed 3 hrs, we have DVRs for a reason people.

Pick one or the other, don't waste valuable bandwidth on both east and west feeds of the same thing.


I respectfuly disagree. Having those west feeds helps me to avoid sheduling conflicts. Especially on Sunday and Thurday nights when I have both tuners recording from 8 to 11.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:27 AM

I respectfuly disagree. Having those west feeds helps me to avoid sheduling conflicts. Especially on Sunday and Thurday nights when I have both tuners recording from 8 to 11.


At this point, it makes sense for the premiums to start scheduling with the DVR users in mind. They should be repeating their primetime premiers a few hours later in the wee hours of the morning. This would let west-coasters pick it up in primetime and allow DVR users (on both coasts) to pick up real-time viewing at a reasonable time. The primetime window is fairly small, so repeating it on the same channel would be somewhat easy.

This would eliminate the need for duplicate channels for each coast. The space used for the duplicate channels could be used for more programming, more than making up for the programs shifted out of the late night hours on the original channels. A few channels have drifted toward this way to handle their schedule for a while now. Outside of primetime, does anyone care if premium channel content is shifted for the west coast or east coast?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:47 AM

I respectfuly disagree. Having those west feeds helps me to avoid sheduling conflicts. Especially on Sunday and Thurday nights when I have both tuners recording from 8 to 11.


It seems that most cable channels already do reruns 3 hrs later. Between the two DVRs in my house, my wife and I have multiple times where there are more than 4 programs set to record at a single time. The DVR, via its priority settings grabs the next showing and records it.

I am not a premium subscriber, however, during the freeviews i do check out the guide and it is constantly full of reruns. You may not get the 8pm recording (unless its at the top of your priority list) but you'll get the 11pm or 2am recording. Unless your goal is to start watching at 8:30p and FF through commercials (which premiums don't have) I'm failing to see a problem here.
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