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#26 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

Ask at AVS or in the cable forum here ... this is a DirecTV vs DISH listing - not an all comers listing. :)
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

DirecTV adds Longhorn and Fusion ... in HD only. Charts updated.
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

I think DirecTV has also launched Buzzer Beater in HD.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for the reminder. Updated!
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:09 AM

DirecTV added NBC Universo in HD (formerly mun2) on January 30th. 

 

NHL Network is now available in Xtra package & above for DirecTV. LINK  LINK #2


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DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the updates and the link ... I wish that more of the channels were "real" and not alternates turned on or off as needed. The extra channels have pushed the chart to four pages. I've moved a few other channels around to make room for more "basic" channels.
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

Unless I am somehow tuning in an SD channel by accident, Sundance is in SD only on DIRECTV®.

 

Laxguy, now it's available in HD! ;) :)


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DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

DirecTV added We TV HD, BBC World News HD [HD only] and SundanceTV HD on March 6th.

 

Also, NHL Network is now available in Xtra package & above for DirecTV. (Chart shows Ultimate package)

http://www.dbstalk.c...08-nhl-network/

http://www.dbstalk.c...n-xtra-package/



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:35 AM

File updated.
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

Sundance channel, 557 is still showing in gray in the pdf.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Sundance channel, 557 is still showing in gray in the pdf.


Thank you for the correction ... I meant to delete that gray line since Sundance is now available in basic packages (and is not unique to the Showtime package).

A few other minor corrections have been made.
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:11 PM

A couple of updates ...
DISH no longer caries MavTV but added WeatherNation and MBC (international channel).
DirecTV added Fox Deportes.
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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:01 AM

DirecTV added Nick Jr. HD on June 1, 2015.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

A general DirecTV question as I look at this chart - for the alternate RSN's, such as Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Carolina, etc.  I know they are subfeeds of Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports South.  Does DirecTV keep a 24/7 SD feed of all the subfeeds, then only turns on HD for games?  Or do people in those areas go to the main RSN's and the subfeeds are only turned on during a game?



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

A general DirecTV question as I look at this chart - for the alternate RSN's, such as Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Carolina, etc.  I know they are subfeeds of Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports South.  Does DirecTV keep a 24/7 SD feed of all the subfeeds, then only turns on HD for games?  Or do people in those areas go to the main RSN's and the subfeeds are only turned on during a game?

 
No, they don't keep any of the subfeeds SD or HD on 24/7, it's game only (and usually the pre and post game shows). Occasionally there are times where they might have the SD subfeed active for content other than a game (special news conference etc.) and may not have the HD subfeed active but it's a more rare case. The subfeeds don't really exist 24/7 either, as it's just switched remotely for cable companies at the master headend by FOX Sports. KyL416 has explained it in more detail before: 

 

It's not just Wisconsin and it's because of how they originate. The 24/7 versions of FS Wisconsin, Kansas City, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Carolinas and New Orleans that you see on cable are created on the fly by Fox remotely controlling the receivers at the cable headend and switching between the main North, Midwest, South or Southwest feed, random alternate feeds for individual events and a national base feed if the main Fox Sports channel is airing something that can't be shown locally. There's even more local variations because the NBA, NHL and MLB don't have uniform territories. (i.e. FS Midwest distributes schedules for 11 variations)


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:02 AM

Thanks - that is what I needed to know, and that extra tidbit from KyL416 is extremely interesting - never knew those RSN's were so complicated, but makes sense given how each of the different sports leagues have different territories for different teams.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

Another point of reference: We have Comcast Sports Net in the greater Bay Area, and they have dead air but not a lot. But they rebroadcast the baseball games and the pre and post shows; that takes up 4-6 hours! 

 

I must say that the local CSN broadcasts are very high quality, better than Fox's national offerings. Both on field camera work and announcers are way better than Fox ever has been, except maybe playoffs in the Fall. 


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Agreed - I live just outside of Chicago, have CSN Chicago, and I agree - the only time there is "dead air" is the early morning hours with the Paid Programming.  We have the replays of Sox, Cubs, Bulls, and Hawks games, and we have the talk shows as well as Sportsnet Central.  CSN Chicago also has the rights to our high school championship games, so we get Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, 8 classess of football playoffs.  This past year, CSN Chicago Plus went to a full time channel, and it is full of programming.  So I definitely agree on the Comcast side of things






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