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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#361 OFFLINE   thelucky1

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

It's a good thing that we have the Sixto Report and can subscribe to it.


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#362 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Given SR’s recent post, a long-standing inability to reach agreement with Comcast, the RSN surcharge and DirecTV’s repeated articulation of concern about programming costs, I hold little hope for a near-term (or, indeed, long-term) addition of CSN Philadelphia. Were that to occur, however, HD networks of principal interest to me would be Military/Military History.

Maybe the RSN surcharge will help pay for the missing RSN's (NW, Houston, Philly) isn't that what its for?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Bingo!

204 *HLNHD  FT D10  1 1040
  232 *COOKHD FT D10  1 1030
  253 *LMNHD  FT D10  2 1010
  271 *H2HD   FT D10  1 1020
  285 *IDHD   FT D10  2 1030
  304 *TVLDHD FT D10  2 1020
  541 *EACTHD FT D10  2 1040
  559 *IFCHD  FT D10  1 1010


Thank you, Sixto!

Thank you, mreposter, for giving me credit for having guessed [up to] five for which to anticipate (the ones on chs. 204, 232, 253, 271, and 304).

This is encouraging.


(Side note: I wasn't here yesterday [Friday 01.11.2013] because I'm sick with the flu. Didn't feel like turning on the computer. I'm not as bad today. But the news keeps reporting of an epidemic of flu in 47 states. So, I don't think I'm the only one at this site who has been hit.)

#364 OFFLINE   Pepe Sylvia

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Does anyone know how IFC and TV Land handle their non original programming? I hope TV Land doesn't stretch to fill the screen for their older shows.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Does anyone know how IFC and TV Land handle their non original programming? I hope TV Land doesn't stretch to fill the screen for their older shows.

TV Land uses pillar boxes so it retains the original 4:3 ratio, I don't know what IFC does.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

This is good. I've been watching more and more H2 recently. It seems to be the one that actually airs history related content that interests me and not drivel about pawn shops and such.

It seems like channel names have less and less to do with the actual content any more.

History Channel, The Learning Channel and Velocity come immediately to mind.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Weren't a lot of these old shows shot on film so even though the ratio is 4:3 the picture quality will be a lot better in HD.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Weren't a lot of these old shows shot on film so even though the ratio is 4:3 the picture quality will be a lot better in HD.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Weren't a lot of these old shows shot on film so even though the ratio is 4:3 the picture quality will be a lot better in HD.


I looked through (almost) two weeks of TV Land's schedule last year and found that a great deal of their content is either available in HD, or can be transferred to HD.

Whether or not TV Land has that content in HD to offer... that may be a different story! :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

This is good. I've been watching more and more H2 recently. It seems to be the one that actually airs history related content that interests me and not drivel about pawn shops and such.

It seems like channel names have less and less to do with the actual content any more.

History Channel, The Learning Channel and Velocity come immediately to mind.


TLC doesn't stand for The Learning Channel anymore. It's like AMC.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

TLC doesn't stand for The Learning Channel anymore. It's like AMC.


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#372 OFFLINE   JimAtTheRez

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Enjoy everyone. A great day for DirecTV HD.

And I apologize for dragging this out a little bit, but with these HD anticipation threads going on for months and months (and years), I just thought that some of you might might enjoy a little suspense, but I also know that some get upset with games. Sorry to offend anyone, but figured what the heck.

And remember, no guarantees. Anything can change, but that's what's in the stream today.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Patience.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

a good list of channels .thanks sixto! and satracer. I miss all the fun yesterday.




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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

What about chiller HD?

It still doesn't exist.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thank you, Sixto!

Thank you, mreposter, for giving me credit for having guessed [up to] five for which to anticipate (the ones on chs. 204, 232, 253, 271, and 304).

This is encouraging.


(Side note: I wasn't here yesterday [Friday 01.11.2013] because I'm sick with the flu. Didn't feel like turning on the computer. I'm not as bad today. But the news keeps reporting of an epidemic of flu in 47 states. So, I don't think I'm the only one at this site who has been hit.)


I have had the FLU for 14 days now and it isn't a pretty sight!!!

Probably gone thru about 10 boxes of Kleenex.

Be Glad you guys don't have it as it is BAD!!!

Can't wait to get HLN, H2 and The Cooking Channel in HD!!! YAHOO!!! :lol:
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I'm always happy to see any HD station added since it will make plenty of people happy. I'm most happy with the addition of H2 since one of my favorite shows moved from HistHD....Ancient Aliens. I'm also happy with Cook; Food has way to many competition shows on there now. Thanks DirecTV....keep'm coming!!!!


Yes, I just Love to watch The Ancient Aliens and was Bummed out when it moved to H2 in Glorious SD but now we will have H2 in HD, HLN in HD for my wifey poo and The Cooking Channel for both of us!!! YAHOO!!! :hurah:
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Most excited about IFC on this list for sure, but glad we get TV Land and ID for some others in my family.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Nice list of new channels! I think there are only 3 channels i'd really want still in HD that aren't:

WEtv
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Nice list of new channels! I think there are only 3 channels i'd really want still in HD that aren't:

WEtv
Style
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Funny cause that's what Dish is adding in HD but instead of Style it would be Sundance and IFC

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