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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#2181 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:12 AM

If your HR20 is set to "Hide SD Duplicates" and you are using a custom list, you'll have to enter them in manually. Once the HD version comes on, the SD version disappears, taking the selection with it.


Yup that's true. I wish they would fix that bug.

I mean if you had BBCA in your favorites, it should just auto map the new HD feed since it knows the relationship of it with the SD feed for "Hide HD Duplicates" and "Hide SD duplicates" to work correctly.

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#2182 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

If HLN had actual news 15 minutes each hour, it might actually be acceptable.

But since I'm stuck with HLN on the cafeteria TVs, we spend lunch laughing at whatever odd non-news segments they come up with despite all of the real journalistic news stories happening around the world.

We need a show that puts the Gordon Ramsey of journalism against the crew of HLN. Now that would be worth watching!


Love the last idea! Do it to all of them. Each show on CNN, Fox, the networks. Local shows.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

You might want to check the link... primetime ratings still beat the others listed.


yeah... but I still think HLN is a "just turn on and let it run" type of channel.... The few times I tune to it is to watch news for a bit, not to watch a specific program, and I have the feeling this is what most people do. If there is nothing else on, just turn it to a news or sports channel. :D

The link, for some reason, is blocked at my work for security reasons, apparently there is some code on there that doesn't pass the smell test of our corporate firewalls, so I couldn't see it.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

Nice to see BBC America up and running. Disney Jr is not my cup of tea, but I'm sure that there's much fanfare for that, as there is for BBC America. Still waiting on ION E.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

Nice to see BBC America up and running. Disney Jr is not my cup of tea, but I'm sure that there's much fanfare for that, as there is for BBC America. Still waiting on ION E.


Any guesses as to why IONE HD is delayed?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Dump IONHD and put up IFCHD.


From the quality I've seen on Time Warner in NYC (yes I have both TWC and D*)...IFC HD isnt anything to write home about..marginal at best, sometimes Ive seen it and it looks stretched..

best to negotiate with ION since at least they render their stuff in 720p

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:55 AM

Any guesses as to why IONE HD is delayed?


Read back a few posts. Contract not signed yet.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Read back a few posts. Contract not signed yet.


Funny

that the main site is touting its addition..!!!
http://news.directv....eye-popping-hd/

Soon continues to be NOT NOW..and without a contract signed...the new mantra of soon means not at all!!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

From the quality I've seen on Time Warner in NYC (yes I have both TWC and D*)...IFC HD isnt anything to write home about..marginal at best, sometimes Ive seen it and it looks stretched..

best to negotiate with ION since at least they render their stuff in 720p


I have IFC on fios. Very underwhelmed. But, as it is a cablevision subsidiary, why expect quality?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

Funny

that the main site is touting its addition..!!!
http://news.directv....eye-popping-hd/

Soon continues to be NOT NOW..and without a contract signed...the new mantra of soon means not at all!!


Doesn't mean that at all. Geez. Why the down spin? They are close enough that they tested the channel and announced it. Probably just. Formality that didn't get done in time for today.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

I have IFC on fios. Very underwhelmed. But, as it is a cablevision subsidiary, why expect quality?


was countering someone's want for IFC-HD instead of ION-HD..

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

Doesn't mean that at all. Geez. Why the down spin? They are close enough that they tested the channel and announced it. Probably just. Formality that didn't get done in time for today.


Then in this age of technology and precise fact...WHY TOUT IT'S ADDITION?? Remove it!!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Then in this age of technology and precise fact...WHY TOUT IT'S ADDITION??


Do you work in a large company? There is no such thing as precise fact.

Did you notice that the link you provided did not include bein even though that is live?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Do you work in a large company? There is no such thing as precise fact.

Did you notice that the link you provided did not include bein even though that is live?


Holy $h you're right Be-In isnt on there!! its a secret!!
sorry I'm spoiled.I work I/T in a finance company...all we deal with are facts & precise $monetary amounts .....not wishes..

and I co-own a bar...so on that note...I don't have anything on our menu (food or drink) that we don't serve..

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

For those that aren't current Doctor Who fans, note that there are a bunch of programs of the 'making of..' type about it. Unfortunately they don't show up in any search I've done and have to be found manually.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

I prefer Nancy Grace in SD to HD.

Actually, I prefer Nancy Grace on mute.

I would prefer a test pattern. ;)
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Funny

that the main site is touting its addition..!!!
http://news.directv....eye-popping-hd/


Whoops. Probably a case of one department not knowing what the other is doing. :D
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Then in this age of technology and precise fact...WHY TOUT IT'S ADDITION?? Remove it!!


Relax, its probably just an oversight. Obviously there was every intention to launch it, but from what another user posted earlier it looks like they couldn't get the ink on the contracts in time.

In large companies - and I work at one - it is not uncommon that stuff like this happens. Is it dumb? yeah, it isn't the smartest move to update the site when the info isn't correct.... is it understandable? Sure it is.

For all we know, ION launch was intended to move forward until last night. If someone updating the website didn't read all of his dozens of emails yet, he might not have gotten the memo not to launch that update.

Also, the update could have been queued days ago for auto-launch on the 15th.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

Holy $h you're right Be-In isnt on there!! its a secret!!
sorry I'm spoiled.I work I/T in a finance company...all we deal with are facts & precise $monetary amounts .....not wishes..

and I co-own a bar...so on that note...I don't have anything on our menu (food or drink) that we don't serve..


Really? Finance companies deal in facts and precision? How'd that banking mess up happen then? :)

And you never run out of food on your menu? You are good. Or never got an order wrong?

Geez, you are comparing a PR release to a restaurant menu or to finance? Really? I'd bet you've had mistakes in both businesses.

Oh. And YOUR post had several typos and bad grammar! You must be a horrible human being based upon those MISTAKES!

Yeesh!
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

We need a show that puts the Gordon Ramsey of journalism against the crew of HLN. Now that would be worth watching!


I still want to see congressmen fight out their differences the way they do in "Two Tribes" from Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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