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Sony Movie channel HD is live now


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#26 OFFLINE   Hdhead

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:57 AM

Now, to stay on topic :D, is SonyHD 720p or 1080i?


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

1080i. :)


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

:lol: DirecTV adds new HD channel, they get bitched at. They don't add a new HD channel, they get bitched at :lol: Endless source of amusement for me, even better than watching TV, is watching the snits on this board.
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#29 OFFLINE   erosroadie

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:50 AM

It is.


I do not have HD Extra Pack, but did open up my Guide to include these channels for the upcoming free preview. I noticed that all of them are dimmed out except for SONY HD, which is as bright as the channels I do receive. However, when I tune to 563, I receive the notice that the channel is not purchased...

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:07 AM

If anyone understands what you’re saying, it would be me. I’m so sick of HD additions that cost the customer more. What a shocker, SonyHD is not a “freebee”. If you want to watch it, you’ll have to pay $4.99 a month (above and beyond your normal monthly bill). However, I’ll take this channel in a heartbeat over a number padding redundant PPVHD channel.


My "normal monthly bill" includes the $4.99 for the HD Extra Pack. I've found value in it since the beginning. Additions to it are welcome.

I would "assume" SD only customers would be "sick of" all the HD additions too, since it benefits them not at all......

Years ago I went car shopping. As much as I lusted after a brand new Corvette, my checkbook bought me a new Camaro. And I was pleased.......

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:14 AM

I,agree with most that this is a good addition to HD Extra Pak. In reference to redundance of airings most others do as well but, that,s what is good about cruising the guide and record the gems to DVR. In noting already scheduled The Graduate to record this week a very good one also,mentioned by someone with access to this channel before said logo was anoying.It seems less as anticipated since it.s some what translucent.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:15 AM

My "normal monthly bill" includes the $4.99 for the HD Extra Pack. I've found value in it since the beginning. Additions to it are welcome.

I would "assume" SD only customers would be "sick of" all the HD additions too, since it benefits them not at all......

Years ago I went car shopping. As much as I lusted after a brand new Corvette, my checkbook bought me a new Camaro. And I was pleased.......


+1
I added HDEP the week it went live. Sony makes it even a better value.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

Well, this one channel will cost you about $0.63. You get eight HD-only channels for a mere $4.99. If you don't want it, don't pay for it. A great value though.

Edited by Hoosier205, 18 October 2010 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

Had to refresh my DVRs to get it, but it is working now.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:42 AM

Checked the guide and there is nothing I care to watch at least for the next 14 days.


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:54 AM

November looks more promising at their website --The Natural, On the Waterfront, Das Boot, Taxi Driver, Starman.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:07 AM

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I suggest in the future though, start a counter or different opinion thread as not the encourage dissension in a thread of one direction. I suspect it will encourage like minded individuals to build on their opinion even more, instead of encouraging contention. We should all play nicely with one another...

Smiddy, I respectfully disagree... should I start another thread to say that? To have a thread where everyone agrees would be painfully boring, something like

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It's the discussion, agreement, debate, disagreement, differences of opinion and the back-and-forth on a topic that makes most threads, and this board in general, interesting. I don't believe that is inconsistent with 'playing nice' with each other, is it? After all, if we can all agree that when we do disagree, to do so agreeably. On any given topic, where there are different views, let us not separate our opinions into pro and con threads, but rather, enjoy a spirited exchange of ideas?

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#38 OFFLINE   Mark L

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:12 AM

Great, isn't it so exciting to welcome Sony to D*!- NOT :nono2:. This month's featured movies are Dick & Ghostbusters II. Let me make some popcorn. Wow, what year are we in? It gets better, can you guess what movies premier next month? The Natural, Oliver, Multiplicity and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Ok, to be fair more old-ass lame movies premier next month along with these, but I couldn't stomach the urge to type any more of these garbage films. We already have plenty of crap channels, but D* goes, what's one more to throw at us to alleviate the upcoming rise in fees.

I know, I know, people are going to disagree and say this is like the Lord's second coming. That's because you're used to mediocre garbage and you think it's cool to add another channel to the HD number even though it's as relevant as an infomercial channel in regards to how much time you're going to spend watching it.

I don't know about you, I'll stick with watching new things that are current with this century. These old films, are well old and non seem to be blockbusters that would solicit a second watch.

This is a complete waste of space, air, channel, and my time writing this post. How about a national HD channel for goodness sakes.

Disclaimer - This is one person's opinion. Those who are thrilled about this channel, ENJOY! Those who would rather have a new national HD channel, get stoked about the upcoming hike in programming fees because this Sony channel ain't freee!



No problem adding it here.

As opposed to the normal practice, I sure hope Sony is paying DirecTV to air this channel. I looked through the movies for as far forward as my guide would go (maybe a week). I couldn't find one I wanted to watch. What a waste of bandwidth.



I'm with you guys.

I rarely see any decent movies on the movie channels.

Of course everyone has their own subjective tastes, but can I please get some 'Coming to America', 'Trading Places', 'Beverly Hills Cop' :D

I can only take so much 'XXX' (Vin Diesel flick, get your minds out of the gutter :lol:) and 'Step Brothers'

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

Why did this channel not get added on a Wednesday? Isn't that unusual?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

Why did this channel not get added on a Wednesday? Isn't that unusual?


Moderately unusual by recent practice, but not unprecedented.

Some evidence they meant to go live last Wednesday and hit a snag of some sort that pushed it back a little.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:30 AM

personally i want to thank directv for adding this channel. i am a movie lover and to see a new hd movie channel is gold in my eyes. Not everyone watches sports all the time. Hopefully they add epix in the future. i too would like to see bbca, amc, fox movie channel and tcm in hd. thanks directv....


Now I'm truly disappointed. All this time, I thought everyone watched sports at every opportunity. :nono: Really? D* has more movie channels available? When would I have time to watch them?:rolling:
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:35 AM

Smiddy, I respectfully disagree... should I start another thread to say that? To have a thread where everyone agrees would be painfully boring, something like

+1
+1
+1
+1

It's the discussion, agreement, debate, disagreement, differences of opinion and the back-and-forth on a topic that makes most threads, and this board in general, interesting. I don't believe that is inconsistent with 'playing nice' with each other, is it? After all, if we can all agree that when we do disagree, to do so agreeably. On any given topic, where there are different views, let us not separate our opinions into pro and con threads, but rather, enjoy a spirited exchange of ideas?


Couldn't agree more. This forum and AVS are among the most genteel forums I have visited. Try a baseball forum and you'd be amazed at the rudeness and crudeness of the members.

Without dissent what's the point? We'd be like sheep. This country came to be because of open dissent.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:41 AM

I'm with you guys.

I rarely see any decent movies on the movie channels.

Of course everyone has their own subjective tastes, but can I please get some 'Coming to America', 'Trading Places', 'Beverly Hills Cop' :D

I can only take so much 'XXX' (Vin Diesel flick, get your minds out of the gutter :lol:) and 'Step Brothers'


I've seriously considered canceling my Premier Package. Just because of the redundant content. The only excuse I have for keeping it is the various series such as Dexter, et al.

I just watched Spartacus, Blood and Sand on NetFlix and it was much better than watching it on Starz. Not sure why, perhaps the better PQ, but it was definitely a better experience.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:42 AM

Checked the guide and there is nothing I care to watch at least for the next 14 days.


Disappointing, no?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:45 AM

Well, I guess a kibble is better than nothing.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:47 AM

If someone has an issue with a particular channel being added by DirecTV, they should direct their angst towards DirecTV. This would be more productive than complaining to members in a thread who are simply reporting that a channel has been added. Basically, don't shoot the messenger. If you want to complain, but cannot be bothered to let your provider know that or change providers...then you must like to hear yourself complain.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

How about a national HD channel for goodness sakes.


...Sony Movie Channel is a national HD channel. :rolleyes:
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:50 AM

:lol: DirecTV adds new HD channel, they get bitched at. They don't add a new HD channel, they get bitched at :lol: Endless source of amusement for me, even better than watching TV, is watching the snits on this board.


Well, this one channel will cost you about $0.63. You get eight HD-only channels for a mere $4.99. If you don't want it, don't pay for it. A great value though.


Well, I guess a kibble is better than nothing.


If someone has an issue with a particular channel being added by DirecTV, they should direct their angst toward DirecTV. This would be more productive than complaining to members in a thread who are simply reporting that a channel has been added. Basically, don't shoot the messenger. If you want to complain, but cannot be bothered to let your provider know that or change providers...then you must like to hear yourself complain.

Interesting to see the feedback posts every time ANY new HD channel is added.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:13 PM

Looks fine on this end 1080I Doby 5.1 watchable movies,it must be a Hdextra pack addition it's in that area.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:45 PM

No problem adding it here.

As opposed to the normal practice, I sure hope Sony is paying DirecTV to air this channel. I looked through the movies for as far forward as my guide would go (maybe a week). I couldn't find one I wanted to watch. What a waste of bandwidth.


I've seen things there worth watching. Some that I may watch for the better HD picture as I watched or have them on VHS or Beta Max.

I'm not a fan of most of the newer movies. I've never watched any of the 3D ones for example, I've never seen Avatar or had a desire to do so.

Think that's bad, one of the best movies I've ever seen isn't even a talkie. Don't think I'd laughed so hard during a movie in a long time, as I did when I rented The General. What's sad is when someone won't watch something because it's in B&W, or saying it's a waste of a Blu-ray. An old B&W movie, properly restored etc, can look fantastic in HD. The resolution is there, even if it isn't wide-screen.

Makes me feel kind of old, liking old movies made in the 80's or 90's, in the last century. I'll take Back to the Future over Hot Tub Time Machine any day.


When I was younger I used to watch the old Classic silent movies with a piano accompaniment on one of the local PBS Channels, I do not remember which one of the three it was unfortunately. I used to look forward to that night for them.

Enjoy the Sony Movie Channel and if you don't want to watch it, be nice and don't dump on those that do. That sounds like the if it isn't Wide-screen I'm not interested type of person that caused Stretch-O-Vision.

If I had youngsters in the house I'd be all over that Muppet movie.
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