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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#2126 OFFLINE   gutshot74

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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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#2127 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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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.

#2128 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

Good to hear you changed your mind on cancelling :)

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#2129 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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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.


Don't forget Investigation Discovery.

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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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#2132 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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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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#2135 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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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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#2139 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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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

Posted Image You can't be a leader in sports TV without it.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

Is anyone interested in the new BBCA series, Copper?
It premiers Sunday.


Come Monday I'm sure there will be a thread discussing it.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:11 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.

~Alan


Thanks for the tip.

And I did have to re-do my Doctor Who series links this morning (it was recording the SD version).

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

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


That's mostly because HLN is one of those channels you can just turn on in the morning and forget about it. It plays news most of the day, ideal for airports, coffee shops, office lobbies, dentist/dr. offices, you name it.... everywhere where people sit, and where there is a TV (and isn't catered to sport), a news channel, and specifically one that has actual news at least 15 minutes of every hour is a great choice.

It's not really a channel one would turn in to for a specific program. You turn it on for the morning news, whether you watch that half an hour at 6, 7 or 8 AM.

I don't believe, for instance, many people would DVR content from HLN to watch the next day or in the evening.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

DirecTV's twitter feed is oddly quiet. First tweet of the day was asking who Jeannie's master was in I Dream of Jeannie.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

You can't be a leader in sports TV without it.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:17 AM

I prefer Nancy Grace in SD to HD.

Actually, I prefer Nancy Grace on mute.


Nancy Grace is the main reason I don't dare to tune in to HLN, for the risk of seeing/hearing her when I tap that channel is just to great. :D
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

Mav TV. You can't be a leader in sports TV without it.


Yes you can. Just like DirecTV can be the leader in sports without Longhorn Network and CSN Philly.
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#2148 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

Yes you can. Just like DirecTV can be the leader in sports without Longhorn Network and CSN Philly.


At least the two you mention show real sports. ;)
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

We are assuming beIN will be back by 7:30 pm et?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

...
And I did have to re-do my Doctor Who series links this morning (it was recording the SD version)....

I also had to redo the link, but not unexpected.
What was unexpected was that when I did the search the HD channel didn't show in the list. Only the VOD selections. I had to go to the guide and select the recording from it. And yes, the HD version is in my favorites list.

Had to set up "Copper" using the guide as well.
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