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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#401 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

For those who like their VOD with HD resolution... well, you can be a little happier! :D


SERIOUSLY?!

Nobody commenting? Everyone's at work?! :D

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

I'm actually at home..watching TV...Lower Manhattan is without power still so I cannot goto work (yet) ..I live in Northern Manhattan...not affected by the storm or power issues..

Ive worked the Bar everyday since the hurricane hit..hiccup..

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

SERIOUSLY?!

Nobody commenting? Everyone's at work?! :D


Haven't looked yet. Am I to take it there's a lot more Hi Definition Video On Demand this morning?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Ive worked the Bar everyday since the hurricane hit..hiccup..


:lol:

Haven't looked yet. Am I to take it there's a lot more Hi Definition Video On Demand this morning?


Several HD channels got HD VOD, and several SD channels got HD VOD.

coolman302003 will need to do some updating! ;)

Oh wow I just noticed this COOKING, Food, Travel Channel, BET, Spike, VH1, Nick, Comedy Central, TNT, LOGO, VH1 Classic, Reelz MTV all have HD VOD content now!!! :)


It was only about a week ago I checked and only the following Basic networks had HD VOD content:
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A&E
History
AXS.tv

So after looking through all the VOD channels here is my updated list for networks with HD VOD content:

Basic:
1229 HGTV
1230 DIY
1231 Food Network
1232 Cooking Channel
1238 Reelz
1239 Audience
1241 Spike
1245 TNT
1249 Comedy Central
1265 A&E
1269 History
1272 LOGO
1277 Travel Channel
1300 Nick
1329 BET
1331 MTV
1335 VH1
1337 VH1 Classic
1340 AXS.tv
Premium:
1501 HBO
1515 MAX
1527 STARZ
1535 ENCORE
1545 SHOWTIME
1546 Showtime Free Sampler
1554 TMC
1561 HDNet Movies
1100 MGM*
1563 Sony Movie Channel
1565 Smithsonian
1568 Shorts
Seasonal Sports:
1005 NFL Sunday Ticket
3D:
105 n3D

*They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), its quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Not me, I'm just a poor unemployed college student. :)


I'm one for three... :lol:

I was just playing in the Guide before work this morning and noticed the addition of some to one channel, and then did a quick browse through the list to find additional channels/content.

I also noticed the shutting down of one VOD channel and the beginning of another VOD channel.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

*They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), its quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website


Any specific titles? I didn't look through all 10,000, but didn't see a one that's 1080p and free.

Also, the website is difficult to get that info re resolution or PPV.

I don't know what package the server thinks I don't have: I have all of them, I thought, except Spanish channels.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

I don't know what package the server thinks I don't have: I have all of them, I thought, except Spanish channels.


This is a bug that's affecting me as well...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

I'm one for three... :lol:

I was just playing in the Guide before work this morning and noticed the addition of some to one channel, and then did a quick browse through the list to find additional channels/content.

I also noticed the shutting down of one VOD channel and the beginning of another VOD channel.


Is the season of Bomb Girls up, yet?
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

you forgot they added history 2 on demand in hd also, sure would be nice if they could add the premium movie channels in 3d like twc has :( history 2 is 1271

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Is the season of Bomb Girls up, yet?


I don't know... didn't check. Perhaps they'll put S1 up if they air S2...

you forgot they added history 2 on demand in hd also, sure would be nice if they could add the premium movie channels in 3d like twc has :( history 2 is 1271


BINGO!! We have one new addition mentioned... :)

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Is the season of Bomb Girls up, yet?


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

you forgot they added history 2 on demand in hd also, sure would be nice if they could add the premium movie channels in 3d like twc has :( history 2 is 1271


Nice! Now if we can only get the H2 channel in HD we'll be all set.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Several HD channels got HD VOD, and several SD channels got HD VOD.

coolman302003 will need to do some updating! ;)

Thanks Alan! :)

NEW HD VOD content:
1252 Lifetime
1253 LMN (New VOD channel, ALL content is HD)
1266 BIO
1271 H2 (New VOD channel, ALL content is HD)
1303 TeenNick
1304 TVLand
1885 Nick@Nite (1 show, New VOD channel)

HD VOD content NO longer available:
1245 TNT (was only 1 title before, probably expired)

VOD NO longer available:
1803 Film Festival (No Longer in service message)



I had high hopes for "Misfits" HD content when you said LOGO HD VOD, but alas, only 1 of the 3 or 4 episodes available had an HD tag associated with it. :(

2 episodes in HD now! (S2E3&4)

Edited by coolman302003, 01 November 2012 - 11:09 PM.
Checked LMN again, more then 1 HD movie showing in the iPhone app

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25 ($30 with HBO) | 3=$35 ($40 with HBO) | 4=$43 ($48 with HBO) | All 5=$55 per month 
 
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Any specific titles? I didn't look through all 10,000, but didn't see a one that's 1080p and free.

Also, the website is difficult to get that info re resolution or PPV.

I don't know what package the server thinks I don't have: I have all of them, I thought, except Spanish channels.

Did you follow the link in my post?

This direct link (notice it says 1080p&ppv=false at the end) --> http://www.directv.c...1080p&ppv=false <-- should take you to a list of only 100 titles, you might have to be signed out of the D* account or clear cookies, but when I view that link I see 100 titles and then I can use Smart Search on the DVR to begin downloading them; usually if your signed in it thinks you don't have access to these but they are indeed free 1080p/24 content from MGM.

I normally just look through the website and find a title then Search and begin downloading directly on the DVR, you can also find them on Channel 1100 but you have to page through tons of other Non free content since you can't filter only 1080p & Free on the DVR directly.

EDIT: I think I understand now what your saying Laxguy, you can't set a remote download of these via the website/smartphone apps because it thinks you don't receive them as part of your programming package, however when you search directly for one of the specific titles on the HD/DVR then press [Record] it will add the movie to your playlist (displaying ch 1000 MGM as the source) and begin downloading, then you can watch the movie free and in 1080p HD resolution.

Edited by coolman302003, 01 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25 ($30 with HBO) | 3=$35 ($40 with HBO) | 4=$43 ($48 with HBO) | All 5=$55 per month 
 
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks, Cool. I think I'll get to it later tonight....

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

Wife downloaded the HD movie on LMN VOD (1hr 27min) it completely finished in 25 minutes on our 30Mbps connection, that's some of the fastest VOD download speeds we have ever had I think. Picture quality honestly looks a little soft (that maybe why it downloaded so quick?), it's probably more like LMN HD on Dish (we have both D* & E*). Regardless, it looks loads better then the SD linear channel on D*...

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25 ($30 with HBO) | 3=$35 ($40 with HBO) | 4=$43 ($48 with HBO) | All 5=$55 per month 
 
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

Thanks Alan! :)


Hopefully all new HiC and HD episodes (premiering 11/28/2012) will be available the same week via HD VOD if TV Land HD isn't added prior to then.

Nick@Nite's 1 HD episode of "See Dad Run" (really bad show, BTW) when I looked was rather weird, as I thought Nick's VOD channel had more episodes than that. I don't know if it's been filled out any more yet, but it probably will be shortly.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Hopefully all new HiC and HD episodes (premiering 11/28/2012) will be available the same week via HD VOD if TV Land HD isn't added prior to then.

Nick@Nite's 1 HD episode of "See Dad Run" (really bad show, BTW) when I looked was rather weird, as I thought Nick's VOD channel had more episodes than that. I don't know if it's been filled out any more yet, but it probably will be shortly.


I'm hoping the same. Reels has added Wirld Without End very quickly.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

I'm hoping the same. Reels has added Wirld Without End very quickly.


Well, not quite. They added the first 4 episodes, but now it is down to episode 3 and 4, so they dropped the first two and haven't added any new episodes.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well, not quite. They added the first 4 episodes, but now it is down to episode 3 and 4, so they dropped the first two and haven't added any new episodes.


I have episodes 5 and 6 on my playlist. And I see 8??? is available now.

Yes, 1 and 2 rolled off as will all eventually. 5 and 6 are good until 11/14
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