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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#1861 OFFLINE   djzack67

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Oh yeah that would be really nice.


This was my 1st love of wanted BBCA in HD way back When
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#1862 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

Do you know that with the addition of an international dish you can get mHZ Worldview for free, with almost any basic package? It's on channel 2183 and carries newscasts from Al Jazeera, France24, Euronews and others.


It's a shame that this channel isn't on one of the 99/101/110 satellites. Most of the programming is in English and the nightly international mysteries have subtitles. I can receive it OTA on a subchannel which has poorer resolution than Directv SD (if that is possible). It's SD, so shouldn't take up much bandwidth with MPEG4 compression.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Ready for Doctor Who in HD


Doctor Who?:)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

Doctor Who?:)


Don't anyone answer. It would mean the end of the universe!
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Don't anyone answer. It would mean the end of the universe!


Did not know that.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

to paraphrase:
He's not just a doctor... He's THE Doctor! The definite article, you might say.
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.......... There are none so blind as those who can not see it in HD.
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#1867 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

Did not know that.


I not going to answer but changed my avatar, which might offer a hint.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

Whovians popup all over. And all ever.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

Never could get into Doctor Who, but love Torchwood which I saw in HD at my niece house. Will give Doctor a second look.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

I would like to suggest we take the 720p vs 1080i discussion to its own topic. It's not really related to DirecTV, nor HD channel anticipation, and completely depends on how the channel in question broadcasts.

If someone would PLEASE be so kind and create a topic in another forum - perhaps "General Satellite Discussion" - it would be much appreciated.

Thanks :)


Yes great idea! Thx
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#1871 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

Yes great idea! Thx


That was done earlier today: LINK
(Joe Spears)

Here is a thread I bumped to continue that discussion.
Another 1080p/1080i/720p discussion, pulled from D11 thread


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

From twitter...@ESPN_Pac12blog: "Pac-12 Network's Gary Stevenson said he doesn't expect to have deals with satellite carriers in advance of Aug. 15 launch.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

That was done earlier today: LINK
(Joe Spears)


Yeah just saw that thx!
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#1874 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

I also welcome The Doctor.

I would also welcome some of the original 1960's episodes.
It's fun to watch the bad acting and camera work.
I'm sure some of the B/W episodes would look pretty good in HD.
Even if only upconverted.

The first episode "An Unearthly Child" was interesting because it shows the beginning.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Would love BBCA to run old Torchwood in HD


I haven't checked lately but it used to be avaliable on Netflix.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

I haven't checked lately but it used to be avaliable on Netflix.


Still are. All but Miracle Day which is still on starz on demand.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

I remember back in the earlier days of Directv when a new channel was gonna be added, you would see it in the guide.
It would say for example

305 IONEHD begins 8/15 @ 6am and sometimes it would also air a preview loop of the channel.

I wish Directv would go back to doing that.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

I remember back in the earlier days of Directv when a new channel was gonna be added, you would see it in the guide.
It would say for example

305 IONEHD begins 8/15 @ 6am and sometimes it would also air a preview loop of the channel.

I wish Directv would go back to doing that.


well that really does not work for a channel adding a HD feed.

they did do that for MLB network any one have a video of the count down?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#1879 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

well that really does not work for a channel adding a HD feed.

they did do that for MLB network any one have a video of the count down?


Are there technical obstacles to so doing? (I understand there are a lot of other factors suggesting it's not a good idea to do that today.)
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#1880 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

I remember back in the earlier days of Directv when a new channel was gonna be added, you would see it in the guide.
It would say for example

305 IONEHD begins 8/15 @ 6am and sometimes it would also air a preview loop of the channel.

I wish Directv would go back to doing that.


Aah... the good ol' days...

I still remember when WGN (back when it was WB! programming) was shown in the guide prior to launching. I remember being so happy to get that channel... :(

well that really does not work for a channel adding a HD feed.


They could always do a banner announcing a channel coming 8/15.

I think DirecTV 7s proved to DirecTV that announcing things in advance isn't the best idea with the mentality of a lot of people out there, though...

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