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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-12 Thread)


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#141 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:25 PM

The reason why I posted it is because it will become ONLY HD, the SD channel will no longer exist.


So you don't get NASA at all now?

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#142 OFFLINE   Terry K

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

ESPN's networks no longer have SD channels. What you see is the HD version letterboxed. Same for FOX News, fX, CNN, and quite a few other channels.

In the case of ESPN and FOX News/FX, they have gear at Directv's end that outputs the HD feed on one output, and converts to a SD version (letterboxed) to another. Its one feed, it just depends on where you hit it.

SD only feeds are going away slowly, but they're dying.

#143 OFFLINE   Bonneville44

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

I want TCM in HD.

I have also heard totally unconfirmed possibly completely falisfied rumors that Disney Junior would launch in HD on Directv when it replaces SoapNet since Directv carries all the other Disney owned simulcast HD channels.

Edited by Bonneville44, 24 January 2012 - 05:02 PM.


#144 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

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All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

#145 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

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Fuse?
GMC?
Ovation?


LOL!! Sorry... I don't get the meaning, and I figured it was only a matter of time before somebody starts interpreting, so I figured I'd get a jump start! :D

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#146 OFFLINE   Bonneville44

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

Fuse?
GMC?
Ovation?


LOL!! Sorry... I don't get the meaning, and I figured it was only a matter of time before somebody starts interpreting, so I figured I'd get a jump start! :D

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At least they are not tiny violins! :)

#147 OFFLINE   stoutman

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Or the music is just the sign that something big is about to happen. Tomorrow is a Wednesday. Maybe, the prelude has begun and the show will start shortly.

#148 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

At least they are not tiny violins! :)


LOL!! I was thinking that... :lol:

Or the music is just the sign that something big is about to happen. Tomorrow is a Wednesday. Maybe, the prelude has begun and the show will start shortly.


Nothing new from Sixto, so I doubt we'll see anything tomorrow.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

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always love those cryptic music from SR. here's my guess. season 18 of top gear is currently airing on bbc2. its only a matter of time before it shows up on bbc america. i'm thinking bbc america goes hd in the next few weeks at the same time we get season 18 here?

#150 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:07 PM

always love those cryptic music from SR. here's my guess. season 18 of top gear is currently airing on bbc2. its only a matter of time before it shows up on bbc america. i'm thinking bbc america goes hd in the next few weeks at the same time we get season 18 here?


So... The Beatles?!?! ;) :P :D

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

I'm guessing TruTV since March Madness is only about six weeks away.
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#152 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

I'm guessing TruTV since March Madness is only about six weeks away.


I would say that sounds logical, or that DirecTV just came to a deal with another channel and while it won't be on tomorrow, it will be on soon, maybe giving us tru and another one or two channels.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

I'm guessing TruTV since March Madness is only about six weeks away.


that would be logical, although, i can hope for bbc america hd too! :)

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

So... The Beatles?!?! ;) :P :D

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yeah, yeah, yeah

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

OR maybe my totally false rumor that has no substantial information behind it about Disney Junior launching in HD is correct.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

I want TCM in HD.

I have also heard totally unconfirmed possibly completly falisfied rumors that Disney Junior would launch in HD on Directv when it replaces SoapNet since Directv carries all the other Disney owned simulcast HD channels.

Well since it was after this message.........

#157 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

yeah, yeah, yeah


Perhaps it was implying that we can do without BBC America (and others), as all we need is love. :D

OR maybe my totally false rumor that has no substantial information behind it about Disney Junior launching in HD is correct.


Perhaps...

Good for those that want it I guess.

If so, hopefully, there will be more than just Disney Jr. and TruTV coming... :rolleyes:

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#158 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

OR maybe my totally false rumor that has no substantial information behind it about Disney Junior launching in HD is correct.


That wold not surprise me in the least. When does that happen though, sometime in march right?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

That wold not surprise me in the least. When does that happen though, sometime in march right?


NON PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (4):

  • Disney Jr. (currently SOAP TV) [March 23, 2012]


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

Please!!!.....no more channels from the evil empire! Give us BBC America HD!
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