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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#2121 ONLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:35 AM

Can somebody please post the channel numbers for the new HD channels? It would make it easier to add them back into my favorites.


Good to hear you changed your mind on cancelling :)

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#2122 OFFLINE   Sim-X

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:36 AM

NatGeo wild, awesome! This is an awful channel to watch in SD. Not sure why they even bothered adding it in SD they should have just waited. Still surprised no HLN.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

Same here. I have Sports Pack.

GOLTV works on 627 no problem.


Earlier this morning, I was getting channel 620. Added it to my personal guide and everything. Now, I can't even tune to it. The channel was only a count down to either 7:30 or 8 PM for going live, so no one is missing anything. Maybe D* took it down because it was currently pointless, though why put it up to begin with?

I have the sports pack, so I'm thinking there was some mix up on when it should go live. When was the last time DirecTV premiered a channel on it's first day?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

I just ran through my guide to see the sparkling new HD channels. The way my guide is set up, it's supposed to display only the HD channels for those avaiable in HD and not show the SD. However, for BBC America, it displays both SD and HD. It does not do this for any other channel, including the ones added today.
Question: Is there anything I can do about this?


BBC America SD was the only one displayed on the one receiver I checked at 6:05 this morning. At 6:45, BBCHD was the only one that was displayed. It might just take a few hours for the guide to straighten itself out.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:44 AM

Earlier this morning, I was getting channel 620. Added it to my personal guide and everything. Now, I can't even tune to it. The channel was only a count down to either 7:30 or 8 PM for going live, so no one is missing anything. Maybe D* took it down because it was currently pointless, though why put it up to begin with?

I have the sports pack, so I'm thinking there was some mix up on when it should go live. When was the last time DirecTV premiered a channel on it's first day?


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

I have MAS Ultra also and channels 426 and 620 were up and running until midnight, Now...could it be that DirectV might be throwing the 2 beIN Sports Channels into a HIGHER priced Tier ???:nono:

If so..we're just like before we found out Al Jazeera was coming to Town. Clueless


From beInSport's Facebook page and Press Release:

The English-language version of beIN SPORT will be offered in HD and SD as part of the DIRECTV Sports Pack. The network will also provide an entirely differentiated Spanish-language channel, beIN SPORT “En Español”, which will be available on DIRECTV Más™ in SD.


In other words, be patient until 7:30 PM EDT. :)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:51 AM

Still surprised no HLN.


I am not. There are way too many channels to add for HLN to be at the top of the list - DIY, Cooking, H2, LMN, We, Military, NASA, IFC, Universal Sports, TV Land. I would would even put Logo, OWN, HUP, and Sprout ahead of HLN. HLN should come right before QVC.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

Good to hear you changed your mind on cancelling :)

I found out Dish didn't have Voom anymore and the honeymoon was over before it started.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Totally rediculous we STILL do not have HLN HD yet, out of ALL these other additions & (other) suggestions... :mad: :rolleyes:

Now there's a proper anticipation thread post!
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

I am not. There are way too many channels to add for HLN to be at the top of the list - DIY, Cooking, H2, LMN, We, Military, NASA, IFC, Universal Sports, TV Land. I would would even put Logo, OWN, HUP, and Sprout ahead of HLN. HLN should come right before QVC.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

I am not. There are way too many channels to add for HLN to be at the top of the list - DIY, Cooking, H2, LMN, We, Military, NASA, IFC, Universal Sports, TV Land. I would would even put Logo, OWN, HUP, and Sprout ahead of HLN. HLN should come right before QVC.


You may dislike HLN, but it's ratings for 2011 beat out DIY, H2, Cooking, LMN, We, Military, NASA, IFC, & Universal Sports.

http://www.scribd.co...eriod-Rank-2011
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

You may dislike HLN, but it's ratings for 2011 beat out DIY, H2, Cooking, LMN, We, Military, NASA, IFC, & Universal Sports.

http://www.scribd.co...eriod-Rank-2011


I am looking at it more from the perspective of the video information that is presented, and whether or not there would be much of an improvement by switching to HD. HLN is a channel where the audio is much more important than the video. It would be just as good if it was a radio channel instead of a television channel. I can say the same thing about Bloomberg. It is more important to listen to those channels than it is to watch them.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:43 AM

I prefer Nancy Grace in SD to HD.

Actually, I prefer Nancy Grace on mute.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:46 AM

I prefer Nancy Grace in SD to HD.

Actually, I prefer Nancy Grace on mute.


Be grateful she's not broadcast in 3D!!! :eek2:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:47 AM

Weird that beIN Sports and beIN Sports (Spanish) would be in the GUIDE early this morning, and then they take them away.

As for the CIG issues I said I was getting back to, I'd LOVE to believe that DirecTV moving GolTV might actually allow them to correct the CIG issue with that channel. It's annoying that the system knows that I don't get GolTV channel 426, and the SD version of 620, but thinks I get the HD version. However, the most likely outcome is that I will continue to have the false results on GolTV HD #620, and gain a false reading on BeIN Sports. :rolleyes:


WOO-HOO!!!! :rolleyes:

Turns out I'm now seeing GolTV-HD on both 456 and 627 as CIG. The SD feeds display correctly... :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

I prefer Nancy Grace in SD to HD.

Actually, I prefer Nancy Grace on mute.


Watch "Drop Dead Diva" on Lifetime on the 26th. She gets slapped or punched.

I don't condone violence, but I imagine a good time was had acting out the scenes! ;)

Plus, DDD is a good show...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

For those interested, BBCA apparently will be re-airing "Luther" from the beginning. I set up a Series Link for the show...

"Law And Order: UK" is in the program guide as well, but it's not the critical darling that "Luther" is.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:03 AM

As excited as I'd be over BBCA-HD, I found out earlier today that we lost a beloved family dog yesterday. She was indeed a member of the family... :(

That's three family members in less than 12 months. :(

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:06 AM

Is anyone interested in the new BBCA series, Copper?
It premiers Sunday.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:06 AM

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