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New HD and 3D Channels 7/27/2011


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:47 AM

The following channels are live today, July 27:

106 ESPN3D
505 HB2wHD
520 5MAXHD
521 WMAXHD
523 @MAXHD

Who's up and watching?
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#2 OFFLINE   Rob

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:52 AM

The following channels are live today, July 27:

106 ESPN3D
505 HB2wHD
520 5MAXHD
521 WMAXHD
523 @MAXHD

Who's up and watching?


Looks like the same movies, just at different times. Wouldn't just putting the movies on HBO/Max on Demand save a lot of bandwidth to be used for HD channels people want.
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#3 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:53 AM

The following channels are live today, July 27:

106 ESPN3D
505 HB2wHD
520 5MAXHD
521 WMAXHD
523 @MAXHD

Who's up and watching?


Sorry, not me. I don't have a 3D TV. I don't subscribe to premiums.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:55 AM

Forgot Universal Sports Network on Channel 625. Free preview until September 30th per D* facebook post.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:57 AM

Forgot Universal Sports Network on Channel 625. Free preview until September 30th per D* twitter feed.


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#6 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:59 AM

Is Universal Sports Network going in the sports pack?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:59 AM

is Universal Sports Network coming off of the hd satatlites

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

Meh.

Useless.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:12 AM

Looks like the same movies, just at different times. Wouldn't just putting the movies on HBO/Max on Demand save a lot of bandwidth to be used for HD channels people want.


Some overlap, but not much. Each channel carriers a significant portion of content only on their Plex. I'll have to dig up the percentage.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

I have been watching Universal Sport Channel OTA via my AM21 box. And it is free. It is not being broadcast in HD. So why would I pay for it?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:47 AM

I have been watching Universal Sport Channel OTA via my AM21 box. And it is free. It is not being broadcast in HD. So why would I pay for it?


You wouldn't, but other may. The channel isn't available OTA in all areas.

#12 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:53 AM

I know that for some this doesn't seem meaningful (admittedly I am not a big premium watcher myself) but it fulfills promises made years ago to get all the premiums in HD. I think we can check that off the list now.
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#13 OFFLINE   sshams95

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

so does this mean ESPN3D is on 24/7?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:05 AM

Looks like the same movies, just at different times. Wouldn't just putting the movies on HBO/Max on Demand save a lot of bandwidth to be used for HD channels people want.


You would have to have a fast internet connection to enable using VOD in HD on a regular basis. Where I live, in a rural area 1.5 down is the fastest that CenturyLink offers and they are the only game in town, plus we are lucky to have that. For the urban/suburban dwellers with the higher speeds available, some telephone companies/cable companies impose bandwith caps, you would easily go over a bandwith cap downloading a bunch of movies in HD.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

so does this mean ESPN3D is on 24/7?

Yes.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:12 AM

Yup .. ESPN3D is now 24/7 .. Now, someone wanna send me a 3D TV? :D
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:13 AM

I have been watching Universal Sport Channel OTA via my AM21 box. And it is free. It is not being broadcast in HD. So why would I pay for it?


YOU don't have to and it's not all about YOU. Most DirecTV subs don't have OTA setup, so this is a good addition. It'd be better in HD.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

Yup .. ESPN3D is now 24/7 .. Now, someone wanna send me a 3D TV? :D

I have one and ESPN3D looks great but after a while it gives me a headache. :)

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

Yup .. ESPN3D is now 24/7 .. Now, someone wanna send me a 3D TV? :D


+1 as to the TV. Glad that some are getting a festivus today. Like others I do not watch many movies and the only premium I have right now is Starz for Torchwood and as soon as this finishes, I will drop it until the next season. Even with Netflix, I mostly watch British TV shows we can't get here in the US.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

Yup .. ESPN3D is now 24/7 .. Now, someone wanna send me a 3D TV? :D


I have the tv, but no glasses. No way its worth $300+ for a cpl pair of them.

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