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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#2226 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

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#2227 OFFLINE   Terry740

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

I have added the new channels to my guide but when I actually check the guide they are not there. This is happenning on both my HDDVR's.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

Cool Fro there Carl..:)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

BBCA's lineup tonight is Top Gear repeat, and the making of Copper...Gangs of NY I already saw..I'll give it a peep to check HD quality...Am I correct that Star Trek TNG is pillar boxed?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

Thanks, Santi. :) Here's a picture from my younger days, before my hair grew out.

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Hollar if you're ever in NYC, you'll drink for free...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

BBCA's lineup tonight is Top Gear repeat, and the making of Copper...Gangs of NY I already saw..I'll give it a peep to check HD quality...Am I correct that Star Trek TNG is pillar boxed?


From what was posted earlier, it looks like they split the difference....chop off a bit of the top and bottom, while retaining narrow pillars on each side.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

Thanks, Santi. :) Here's a picture from my younger days, before my hair grew out.

I'll buy you a drink if I ever run into you in your bar.


I just reached Rose on BBCA. That looks like an Auton Spock!
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

Running out of channels to complain about not having....

List is getting short….


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Interesting answer on a Facebook post from Universal Sport:

"Universal Sports is currently available in High Definition. It is up to the providers to make the bandwidth space available to carry the network in HD."


That channel is now on the TOP of my wishlist for new HD :)


It has been at the top of my wishlist ever since it was announced that they were going to HD. The Vuelta a Espana starts on Saturday. It is probably too late to even hope for the first week, but maybe by the third week, and definitely by the start of the Giro d'Italia next May.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:57 PM

On Universal Sports HD, I did some digging on Google and found this:

http://rbr.com/unive...awaiian-telcom/

In particular:

Universal Sports launches 6/29 on Hawaiian Telcom TV Ch.90 and HD Ch.1090, and will be available as a free preview to all customers for two months

So the HD channel has AT LEAST existed since June. How come we missed THAT one here? :D
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

Running out of channels to complain about not having....


I'm gonna do my Time Warner NYC & D* comparison..I have it on my MAC at home..Time to update the sheet..

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

On Universal Sports HD, I did some digging on Google and found this:

http://rbr.com/unive...awaiian-telcom/

In particular:

Universal Sports launches 6/29 on Hawaiian Telcom TV Ch.90 and HD Ch.1090, and will be available as a free preview to all customers for two months

So the HD channel has AT LEAST existed since June. How come we missed THAT one here? :D


maybe because nothing of merit is on it? not dogging it (please correct me if I'm wrong) but really guys does this channel have any exclusive anythings that are solely theirs ? You'd of thought some Olympic stuff taped would of been on it...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

maybe because nothing of merit is on it? not dogging it (please correct me if I'm wrong) but really guys does this channel have any exclusive anythings that are solely theirs ? You'd of thought some Olympic stuff taped would of been on it...


They do Olympic sports but not the Olympics. Lots of exclusive stuff. Including the biggest coverage of Olympic qualifiers. Not sure how much is live, though.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

maybe because nothing of merit is on it? not dogging it (please correct me if I'm wrong) but really guys does this channel have any exclusive anythings that are solely theirs ? You'd of thought some Olympic stuff taped would of been on it...


There is for me. This channel is the ONLY channel that broadcasts some of the winter sports competition such as speedskating, bobsledding, ski sports, etc..... There is, as far as I know, no other channel broadcasting any of those.

So for ME, this is an important channel as I love the winter sports. It may indeed not be of merit for the average football watcher, but I don't watch football or basketball. I like the less popular sports much better.

Oh, I updated the Wiki while I was at it. :)
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

They do Olympic sports but not the Olympics. Lots of exclusive stuff. Including the biggest coverage of Olympic qualifiers. Not sure how much is live, though.


Some of it is, some of it isn't. Speedskating is usually not live, but I did catch some live action earlier this year. I think they just catch the raw feed and put commentary on afterwards for broadcasting, instead of having an on-site crew for live coverage.

That is OK for me though. These results are usually easily to avoid spoilers of. :D
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

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. :(

~Alan


Very Sorry for your loss Alan...:( Been there myself several times and it's not the same afterwards when a beloved one passes away. It's like a part of you goes with them. Hope everyone is doing well.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

Running out of channels to complain about not having....


And that is a good, good, thing!

We could always complain about not having enough to complain about! :lol:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:23 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.


BBC axed the Confidentials this season because of funding. A lot of fans of the show really don't like them that much by what i see at some of the U.K. DW forums.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

Here is the Time Warner comparison...of what is on TWC in NYC that isn't on D* in HD
includes channels not carried by D*


289 IFC HD
290 Sundance HD
292 FEARnet HD
464 Pac-12 National HD
486 Fox Deportes HD

647 MAV TV HD
665 Outer Max HD
680 gmc HD
682 OWN HD
683 Reelz HD
687 Live Well HD
688 DIY HD
689 Style HD
690 TV Guide HD
691 Fuse HD
692 G4 HD
693 Game Show Network (GSN) HD
697 H2 HD

712 Oxygen HD
722 The Hub HD
723 Investigation Discovery HD
730 Bloomberg HD
733 QVC HD
739 HSN HD
751 Cooking Channel HD
757 EWTN HD
758 Headline News HD
759 WE HD
769 Galavision HD
770 C-SPAN HD
771 NHK World HD
776 C-SPAN 2 HD
777 C-SPAN 3 HD
783 Ovation HD
787 Africa Channel HD
790 TV One HD
794 TV Land HD

the list did get smaller...no fooling with the Premium additions...it did shrink..

Edited by Santi360HD, 15 August 2012 - 02:50 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

I back up Maartena, while you may think that Universal Sports only replays Olympic items, that's not true. They cover many of USA Swimming Grand Prix events, they have great winter sports coverage of skiing and snowboarding, including many international events. I would put US at #3 on my wish list behind The Pac 12 and DIY HD.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

Here is the Time Warner comparison...of what is on TWC in NYC that isn't on D* in HD

289 IFC HD
290 Sundance HD
292 FEARnet HD
464 Pac-12 National HD
486 Fox Deportes HD

647 MAV TV HD
665 Outer Max HD
680 gmc HD
682 OWN HD
683 Reelz HD
687 Live Well HD
688 DIY HD
689 Style HD
690 TV Guide HD
691 Fuse HD
692 G4 HD
693 Game Show Network (GSN) HD
695 Destination America HD
697 H2 HD

712 Oxygen HD
722 The Hub HD
723 Investigation Discovery HD
730 Bloomberg HD
733 QVC HD
739 HSN HD
751 Cooking Channel HD
757 EWTN HD
758 Headline News HD
759 WE HD
769 Galavision HD
770 C-SPAN HD
771 NHK World HD
775 SCIENCE HD
776 C-SPAN 2 HD
777 C-SPAN 3 HD
783 Ovation HD
787 Africa Channel HD
790 TV One HD
794 TV Land HD

the list did get smaller...no fooling with the Premium additions...it did shrink..


Small correction. Directv has Detination America on 286.

Oops. And Science. 284.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

Here is the Time Warner comparison...of what is on TWC in NYC that isn't on D* in HD

(List omitted to save space in reply post)

the list did get smaller...no fooling with the Premium additions...it did shrink..


Since you are at it, can you also post a list of what IS in HD on DirecTV, but NOT on TWC NY?

And Premiums are also HD, fyi.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

Small correction. Directv has Detination America on 286.


noted

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

Since you are at it, can you also post a list of what IS in HD on DirecTV, but NOT on TWC NY?

And Premiums are also HD, fyi.


way ahead of you... that's my next post

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

Directv has Destination America HD channel 286

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