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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#401 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

While none of these 8 were on my want list, I welcome the additions and will at least watch Encore Action in HD.

I still would like to see Epix added and Reelz in HD though.

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#402 OFFLINE   lacubs

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

While none of these 8 were on my want list, I welcome the additions and will at least watch Encore Action in HD.

I still would like to see Epix added and Reelz in HD though.


do you think we will ever see Epix? or is it too expensive too add it? (i think it 1 Million Dollar)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

IFC would be amazing!

#404 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

8 new HD channels is a great way to ring in the new year! :)


Agree! Any chance we'll see these channels this week or is it more likely next week?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

do you think we will ever see Epix? or is it too expensive too add it? (i think it 1 Million Dollar)


Well I won't be holding my breath! :)

But yeah, Epix should be on the radar for D*. But either as a subscribed Premium or add to the HD Extra pack.

the $1M was from the negotiations and appeared to be to add it to at least one of the base packages. D* rightfully rejected that imo.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Agree! Any chance we'll see these channels this week or is it more likely next week?


my guess is next.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

After this batch of HD channels is added I will no longer be recording anything in SD. :D


Unfortunately, I will still have The CW programming, but the addition of TV Land will cut several of my SD Series Links...

Oh, I still have a few more channels I'd like in HD.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

When the 8 new channels launch I predict my backup Comcast connection will be dropped down one or two notches....which is a good thing!
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Same here. Last shows I record in SD are the new tvland comedies.


For me it's Hot in Cleveland on TVLand and Nadia G's Bitchin Kitchen on Cooking.

And I'll probably start recording more on both of those channels as well as stuff on IFC.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

For me it's Hot in Cleveland on TVLand and Nadia G's Bitchin Kitchen on Cooking.

And I'll probably start recording more on both of those channels as well as stuff on IFC.


I record "Hot In Cleveland", "Happily Divorced", and "The Soul Man" on TV Land (used to record "Retired At 35" before it was cancelled). Never could get into "The Exes"...

Cooking, like Food Network (I have a Series Link for "Rachel Vs. Guy" on FOOD from last year, but haven't caught any of them this year) is something I just turn on and watch... I don't have any Series Links set up for it.

I may try "Portlandia" once IFC HD is added...

I bet this Wednesday (1/16), based on the last few HD additions.


Satelliteracer mentioned they wouldn't all be coming at the same time, but maybe one or two will pop up. :)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Aquarius...Hmmm Maybe more later this month or next?


The sign of Aquarius is Jan. 20th till Feb. 18th. Since they usually go live on Wednesdays, I'm guessing Jan. 23d.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

...However, if all goes well, then you'll see multiple channels on multiple days launched soon. The dates are locked in...


This seems to mean that the eight channels are not all going live at the same time, correct? We might need to speculate on what's first, second, etc. :)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

This seems to mean that the eight channels are not all going live at the same time, correct?


That's what I got from it... ;)

Satelliteracer mentioned they wouldn't all be coming at the same time, but maybe one or two will pop up. :)



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

After this batch of HD channels is added I will no longer be recording anything in SD. :D


I will have only one and it's on VH1 Classic (Witch I know dose not broadcast in HD) "That Metal Show".

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Still waiting for The Hub. My Little Pony just isn't as good in standard definition.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

I hope IFC HD comes ASAP. Another week of Portlandia in SD is hard on the eyes. The unique style of humor though keeps me tuned in despite the poor picture. Looks like there's a lot more programming on IFC I will be interested in once I get to see it in HD.

Since its that time if the year to reevaluate packages I am going to move to the one that doesn't have Style and Sprout in it until they are in HD.

Fuse, We and Oxygen HD would pretty much sum up what I or the wife would want after this. Eventually more kids programming in HD would be nice. As my daughter is only 2 months old, we have some time for that... But hopefully it comes.

Alan's list is pretty accurate minus CW (we get that here).

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

The sign of Aquarius is Jan. 20th till Feb. 18th. Since they usually go live on Wednesdays, I'm guessing Jan. 23d.


I think you're guess is going to be right or at least close. It won't be long, and as SR mentioned earlier, more HD to follow after these 8 additions.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Sorry to interrupt, but NASA in HD has been brought up. I know that it would take up bandwidth, but isn't NASATV HD provided free of charge? While not a must have channel it would be a nice addition.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

NASA doesn't charge, but there are costs. They still have to weigh the desires of the customer with the costs involved, including bandwidth. The average customer likely isn't interested.

I would like an HD feed of them upgrading the crawler-transporter, but that's just me.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Sorry to interrupt, but NASA in HD has been brought up. I know that it would take up bandwidth, but isn't NASATV HD provided free of charge? While not a must have channel it would be a nice addition.


I think NASA is a PI channel on directv and they may just do the min for it.

MPEG 4 SD takes up less space then HD.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

NASA is going to be in the poor house for quite a few years. I don't foresee very much exciting happening there. Certainly no manned space flight, other than routine launches to the ISS. Not even missions to return to the moon. Otherwise, I would be interested in that channel.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

NASA doesn't charge, but there are costs. They still have to weigh the desires of the customer with the costs involved, including bandwidth. The average customer likely isn't interested.

I would like an HD feed of them upgrading the crawler-transporter, but that's just me.


There shouldn't be that much more cost. Right now there is no NASA SD feed. The feeds they provide are in HD only (like ESPN) so Directv is downconverting it to SD

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

What dose anybody watch on NASA? I never see anything on there I like and I have been I into the space program all my life.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Biggest thing fairly recently, the coverage of the Curiosity landing.

Back in the shuttle days, I did watch those on HDNet.




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