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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#1541 OFFLINE   TravelFan1

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

wow, just wow. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A FESTIVUS :-) BBCA and beInSports1! NGWHD is also a decent channel and little one will love Mickey Mouse ClubHouse in HD, too!

Satelitteracer, please ask the powers to be at Directv to add the spanish version of the sports channels to the sports pak! Fox Deportes even has a SAP in English but, to me at least, soccer/football can be in mandarin or greek and I'd still watch - heck, I have watched a soccer match in cantonese :-)

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#1542 OFFLINE   shoplifter

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

Seriously, hoping and praying that both BeIN1 & 2 end up as part of the Spanish language packages so I don't have to get the Sports pack again. GolTV being still on will be icing on the cake.

#1543 OFFLINE   SPACEMAKER

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:12 AM

I looked at the website for ION and it appears that they broadcast pretty much nothing but repeats of old network crime shows.

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#1544 OFFLINE   VARTV

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

I looked at the website for ION and it appears that they broadcast pretty much nothing but repeats of old network crime shows.

Yep... Off-network programming...

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#1545 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:31 AM

So are more sports next?

fs new orleans (sub feed)

CSN Houston + over flow feeds.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet

Time Warner Cable Deportes

Pac12 1-7 channels?

CSN Philly + Comcast network Philly?

CSN NW?

CSS? (Still part time HD?)

ESPN goal line / Espn buzzer beater (part time)?

ESPN 3 part time feed?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:34 AM

So the new kid on the block , Disney Jr. goes into HD for the little kids, while us adults have to suffer through H2 in SD. H2 is a much more important and older channel. I call it a dirty deed, done dirt cheap. Why does Disney go to the head of the line?


Disney JR. at last check max beams in 720p and not 1080 anything!!
so does ION 720p only :( it'll be interesting to see how ION fits on the map...on 305 in HD and my local LIL also?



This is a pretty big BASIC addition, have not seen the likes of this festivus since WGN/Lifetime or Hallmark and ESPNU were added.
Glad to see D* catch up !!

#1547 OFFLINE   captaink5217

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:37 AM

Isn't ION also known as the Ghost Whisperer channel
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

It's like Christmas and my birthday all in one day! Sweet!
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#1549 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

Disney JR. at last check max beams in 720p and not 1080 anything!!
so does ION 720p only :( it'll be interesting to see how ION fits on the map...on 305 in HD and my local LIL also?

This is a pretty big BASIC addition, have not seen the likes of this festivus since WGN/Lifetime or Hallmark and ESPNU were added.
Glad to see D* catch up !!


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#1550 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

Enjoy.

  264 *BBCAHD FT D11  2 1060
  283 *NGWHD  FT D11  5 1060
  289 *DSJRHD FT D10  9 1050
  305 *IONEHD FT D10 10 1060
 9620 *BeINHD FT D10  3 1050

I love how this all snuck up on us. Three or four days ago it looked like DirecTV was adding BBCA HD, and then, we'll get NatGeo Wild in HD, too? Wow! Yesterday, through a few more hints and deductions, Ion HD seem like a distinct possibility. This morning, bonus, here's Disney Jr. HD.

Well played, DirecTV. It's great how you folks can keep a secret.
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#1551 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

I love how this all snuck up on us. First DirecTV is adding BBCA HD, and then, we'll get NatGeo Wild in HD, too? Wow! A few more hints and deductions yesterday made Ion HD seem like a distinct possibility. This morning, bonus, here's Disney Jr. HD. Well played, DirecTV. It's great how you folks can keep a secret.


Jr was discussed yesterday too. Detective work is fun.

And SR told us more was coming.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

Hopefully this is just the beginning of more good things to come. It appears that the new encoders that they are using is allowing a 6th HD channel on certain transponders with no noticable difference in quality. Has anyone came to a guess as to how much additional space that being able to compress 6 to a TP vs 5 can provide overall?
I was very surprised that they are adding Ion in HD. I wonder if it will be mapped down to the local channel like it is now, for instance in my area it is 44.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

I looked at the website for ION and it appears that they broadcast pretty much nothing but repeats of old network crime shows.


Well if ION is being added, chances are good that I may see a DNS feed of CW HD someday...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

Jr was discussed yesterday too. Detective work is fun.

And SR told us more was coming.


As soon as Disney Jr. started dropping off the guide, or rather, people discovered it had dropped of the guide, I had a feeling this was going to pop up today.

They put a quick SD feed up during the Viacom dispute of Disney Jr, but they simply had to do the legwork for the HD feed.

And BeIN Sports! All welcome editions in this new list of channels, and there really is something for everyone, all 5 channels draw in a different crowd!

I cannot imagine anyone NOT being pleased with this. :)
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

Disney Junior was a surprise, my daughter would love HUB in HD!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hopefully anticipating BBCA HD & NGW HD in test tomorrow! I'll be checking Sixto reports! (crosed finger smilie)


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#1557 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

My question is shouldn't the Swanni have foreseen all of this coming?

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#1558 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

My question is shouldn't the Swanni have foreseen all of this coming?

Where's Dionne Warrick when you need her?


Cue Swanni to quote Sixto in 3,2,1...

Bingo!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

Disney JR. at last check max beams in 720p and not 1080 anything!!
so does ION 720p only :(


Is this really a big deal? I have a 1080p TV in the living room and a 720p TV in my office, and I really can't notice much of a difference. Now my eyes might be getting a little older of course....

In any case, a 720p picture looks just as great to me, really. ESPN is 720p too, and it looks pretty good.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

My question is shouldn't the Swanni have foreseen all of this coming?


Swanni doesn't do his own investigative journalism on channel additions. He just waits till we at DBSTalk, with or without the help of Sixto, SateliteRacer, and others figure out what is coming down the pipeline, and then he runs with it.

Next Month: Swanni will post another article on how DirecTV is lagging behind in HD and needs to do MOAR! :D
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