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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#3751 OFFLINE   mnassour

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

And if you don't have a Roku, it streams on their website.

http://www.mhznetwor...-worldview/live


Indeed. I wound up with the second dish simply on inquiry, I asked if they would come out and install and they agreed. My point is to have the latest newscast from AJE, FR24 and Euronews available on my HR24. Online and Roku are fine for viewing, not so much for recording ;).

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#3752 OFFLINE   DViper2399

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Yes


H2-HD news? rumors?, or hints?

#3753 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:28 AM

What about the secondary networks to the main ones you have in HD? Like Style because we have E. IFC, We and Fuse because we have AMC. Cooking because we have DIY. HLN because we have other turner properties. And H2 because we have A&E and History.

Etc... Etc...

I thought some of these content owners required you to carry these networks together. Hence the whole "a la cart won't work" argument.

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#3754 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:33 AM

Yes


Hopefully SR will drop some more hints as to additional HD. H2, HLN, FMC, LMN or TVLAND would be nice additions.

#3755 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hopefully SR will drop some more hints as to additional HD. H2, HLN, FMC, LMN or TVLAND would be nice additions.


If he does those hints will likely be something not decipherable to the human brain.

#3756 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

If he does those hints will likely be something not decipherable to the human brain.


Or he may not provide us with any information at all if he is treated with so much disrespect.

#3757 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

If he does those hints will likely be something not decipherable to the human brain.


Gotcha, but still fun to guess.

#3758 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

Yes


But what exactly did it stand for?

#3759 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

What about the secondary networks to the main ones you have in HD? Like Style because we have E. IFC, We and Fuse because we have AMC. Cooking because we have DIY. HLN because we have other turner properties. And H2 because we have A&E and History.

Etc... Etc...

I thought some of these content owners required you to carry these networks together. Hence the whole "a la cart won't work" argument.


This is part of why I suspect that D* has some HD licenses in their pocket they've simply chosen not to implement as of yet for priority, bandwidth budgeting, and infrastructure costs reasons.
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#3760 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

But what exactly did it stand for?


Gee, I thought it was clear it was "Strike Up the Band" for his previously favored band icon to announce imminent HD launches. . . and I thought that before we knew for sure something was launching (nor was I alone in that thinking).

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#3761 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

Or he may not provide us with any information at all if he is treated with so much disrespect.


Yeah like the BBCA-HD announcement we learned from Charles from D*'s FB page, not him...He only chimed in and agreed with it afterwards.

He (SR) mentioned why he left this site for a while. I've never sent him any private messages to insult or pick on him...a sarcastic PUBLIC snide is all he's ever gotten from me..so in that I say Man up and deal with it.

Private messages to him (if they emanate from DBS msg system) to de-moralize or other forms of disrespect are tasteless and deserve whatever the mods here see fit to do so.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

Gee, I thought it was clear it was "Strike Up the Band" for his previously favored band icon to announce imminent HD launches. . . and I thought that before we knew for sure something was launching (nor was I alone in that thinking).

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#3763 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

+1


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I'm only going by Carl Spock's reply a page ago that it wasn't defined as to what it meant.

#3764 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:29 AM

H2-HD news? rumors?, or hints?


How well do you know your states?! :lol:

I'm only going by Carl Spock's reply a page ago that it wasn't defined as to what it meant.


I disagree with Carl on this... I think it was most likely defined.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

Or he may not provide us with any information at all if he is treated with so much disrespect.


Care to elaborate?

#3766 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

Care to elaborate?


There's not really much to say. If we want industry insiders (such as Satelliteracer) to take part in this forum, then they need to be treated with respect. It's a valuable resource and shouldn't be taken for granted.

#3767 OFFLINE   seern

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Well so far all that IonE has put up is SD. DYI on the other hand has some nice looking HD shows.
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#3768 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Well so far all that IonE has put up is SD. DYI on the other hand has some nice looking HD shows.


Ah, I looked yesterday and everything was in Hi Definition. Criminal minds, flashpoint, etc...

#3769 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

Well so far all that IonE has put up is SD. DYI on the other hand has some nice looking HD shows.


Everything on ION is 720p, but that is a far cry better than 480i, especially when the 480i is over compresed as it is on the DirecTV SD version, and it is no different from what ABC and ESPN broadcast.

Much of the programming, though, is probably upconverted SD; however, they do show reruns of shows that were originally 1080i (e.g., Leverage). I did not watch Leverage on ION last night, but I expect that it was HD.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Well so far all that IonE has put up is SD. DYI on the other hand has some nice looking HD shows.


Everything but infomercials have been in HD on IONEHD every time I've tuned to the channel. :confused:

DIY will stretch upconverted SD programming though, so I've seen some of that... :rolleyes: It's great when it is HD though...

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#3771 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

Much of the programming, though, is probably upconverted SD; however, they do show reruns of shows that were originally 1080i (e.g., Leverage). I did not watch Leverage on ION last night, but I expect that it was HD.


It was.

#3772 OFFLINE   R0am3r

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Yes


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#3773 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

I'm only going by Carl Spock's reply a page ago that it wasn't defined as to what it meant.

I think it stood for Strike Up The Band, too.

You were looking for an official explanation. That I don't think you'll ever find, which is why my previous response.
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#3774 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

I think it stood for Strike Up The Band, too.

You were looking for an official explanation. That I don't think you'll ever find, which is why my previous response.


Agreed. He used a band icon for the previous set (beIN et al).
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

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