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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#26 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

I believe it's been demo'ed. Supposedly... the first products are supposed to hit next year.

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Was basing my view on the recent 8/15/12 date of this article where the standard seems like its all still on paper.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

the hub is the only channel I watch that isn't in HD. Of course a decent amount of their programming is older stuff like Wonder Years and Alf, but the new programming like My Little Pony and Transformers would be great to have in HD.

Also, I'd watch G4 if that was available.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

the hub is the only channel I watch that isn't in HD. Of course a decent amount of their programming is older stuff like Wonder Years and Alf, but the new programming like My Little Pony and Transformers would be great to have in HD.

Also, I'd watch G4 if that was available.


But are you wanting the 2012 G4 or the 2013 rebranding?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

H2 please. This would pretty much complete my list.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

H2 please. This would pretty much complete my list.


Very quiet lately. Hopefully, some HD news soon. H2, LMN, FMC, HLN, ID, or TVLAND would be welcome additions.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

Other than the sports channels my #1 pick would be TV Land in HD. Wife would like the Style Channel.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

I would like

H2
HLN
FMC
TV Land
The Hub
The Nicks (the ones we currently don't have in HD)
Cooking
and a CW-DNS for Alan.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

FMC and TVLand would both be welcome HD additions.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

H2
Cooking Channel
OWN
TV-Land
And CW-DNS for Alan.
[Disclaimer] The definition of "soon" is based solely on DirecTV's interpretation of the word, and all similarities with dictionary definitions of the word "soon" are purely coincidental and should not be interpreted as a time frame that will come to pass within a reasonable amount of time.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

LMN watch it all the time. Then HLN, H2, and I dont care about GSN but what the heck DirecTV owns 60% of it what gives.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

vh1 classic! old videos in high def. maybe i dont want it ....

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'm going to guess anything we don't get in October, won't be showing up until at least 2013.

So, with that timeframe in mind, I'll hope for H2, FMC, and TVLand in October (and would be pretty happy to get even one of them --as far as I'm concerned, it's been a very good year already). The fact that DirecTV Facebook has been "pimping" H2 with multiple posts lately, including full graphics and H2 logo, has me hoping that H2HD might actually be on the way in that timeframe.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

I've got to agree with VH1 Classic although I don't think it is offered in HD.

How VH1 HD can have such sub-standard programming compared to VH1 Classic is beyond me. I could understand if I wanted to see the original MTV Unplugged episodes which were filmed in SD, but it's the later stuff that is only on VH1 Classic that I don't get. I don't understand why that stuff doesn't appear on VH1 HD.

For example, VH1 Classic has been showing a documentary on the making of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here . It was obviously put together for the album's recent re-release. That's got to be in HD, even though the aspect ratio is 1.33:1 as much of the film is archival footage. But does this documentary appear on VH1 HD? Nope.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

Very true VH1 Classic is broadcast in HD. I wouldnt mind adding it if it did though. And I so wish they would come out with a channel like the old TechTV was I miss that.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

This year has been pretty good so far. :)

I still want:

Cooking
Encores
FMC
GSN (60% owned by D*)
H2
HLN
Hub
IFC
Outdoor Channel
OuterMax
TV Land

Sports:
CSN-Houston
Pac 12
TWCSN

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

But are you wanting the 2012 G4 or the 2013 rebranding?


2012. Well actually...2011 with Candace Bailey and Kevin Pereira as hosts of Attack Of The Show.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

Add HD version:
Cooking Channel
Encore Action
Encore Drama
Fox Movie Channel
H2
Lifetime Movie Network (for the wife)
Sundance Channel

Add channel:
Comedy.TV
NHK World TV

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Have to's

  • Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia, plus overflows.
  • Time Warner Cable Sportsnet/Deportes - Los Angeles
  • Comcast Sportsnet Houston
  • FS New Orleans subfeed.

*NBA season starts 10/30, I'd anticipate launches closer to then.

Want to's

  • H2
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Fox Movie Channel (when available in HD)
  • Telemundo DNS

Like to's

  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • Galavisión
  • beIN Sport en Español
  • Encore Action and Drama
  • MoviePlex
  • Pac 12 Network, with football and basketball subfeeds
  • MavTV
  • TVLand (don't know what is on HD in that channel)
  • CW HD-DNS for Alan

Is D* waiting for the full slate of Encores to launch in HD?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Overall pretty happy these days, but would like to see.....

TVLand
HUB
Chiller (I think there's an HD feed, but not sure)
more Encore channels.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

Chiller (I think there's an HD feed, but not sure)


Nope. NBC had planned to upgrade Chiller and Sleuth (now Cloo) to HD back several years ago, but cancelled plans when the economy took a nose-dive.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:33 PM

And thanks to Alan for compiling the list!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

I presume because of the Christmas movies? All Christmas movies made by Lifetime (and/or broadcasted by Lifetime) will also show on the regular Lifetime network in the Christmas period, so you don't have to worry about missing them in HD.

You mean the man-hater channel, don't you? :)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

Very true VH1 Classic is broadcast in HD. I wouldnt mind adding it if it did though. And I so wish they would come out with a channel like the old TechTV was I miss that.

Yeah, this would be a great channel to add, in HD! Nothing like some Diamond Dave and the rest of Van Halen, with their great video's. I can dig it!!!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

Other than the sports channels my #1 pick would be TV Land in HD. Wife would like the Style Channel.

Yes, TVLand sans the extra commercial over-runs in HD!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

And I so wish they would come out with a channel like the old TechTV was I miss that.

Never going to happen, and all the good TechTV people are better off now anyway, at least most of them.




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