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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#21 OFFLINE   sticketfan

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Would also like a deal with espn to watch espngo

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#22 OFFLINE   HGuardian

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Want these the most, and DIRECTV carries neither in any capacity:

EPIX
WealthTV

Also would like these:
Chiller
Cooking Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fuse
H2
Headline News
IFC
Investigation Discovery
MTV2
Reelz Channel
RFD-TV
Sundance Channel
The Hub
TV Land

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

I would to see directv to add military history hd

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Want these the most, and DIRECTV carries neither in any capacity:

EPIX
WealthTV

Also would like these:
Chiller
Cooking Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fuse
H2
Headline News
IFC
Investigation Discovery
MTV2
Reelz Channel
RFD-TV
Sundance Channel
The Hub
TV Land


Here's my want list, in no particular order. HRTV, Blue Highways, Bounce TV, TUFF TV, Punch TV, Country Network, Hot TV, Veria Living, Wealth TV, Military History, Pentagon Channel, Funimation, BET Gospel, MTV Hits, MTV U, MTV Jams, VH1 Soul, BBC World News, CNN International, Euronews, Blackbelt TV, Mav TV, World Fishing Netork, Ion Life, COZI TV, CSNNW, P12's Fashion TV

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

I'm hopping for Funimation and Epix this year.
If it ain't in HD, it ain't worth watching!
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#26 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Wow, some of these channels I've never heard of before. They actually exist in HD on other carriers?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

What can I add, H2 and Cooking are my wishes as well as more vod in hd.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Wow, some of these channels I've never heard of before. They actually exist in HD on other carriers?


Not all of them. And some are in the process of being dropped by some. Example, Fios is dropping Mav TV plus a bunch of SD channels mentioned in this thread like Blue Highways.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

I'd love to see IFC HD by Jan 4th. There is a show called Portlandia starting then and it looks interesting. I'd like to get into it, but I'm not going to bother if it's just in SD.

Believe it or not I learned of it through a banner ad in the guide. The description sounded neat so I looked into it. Too bad AMC's sister stations IFC, WE and Fuse are all still in SD.

Interesting that banner ads in the guide promote SD shows. Sad when the resolution and clarity of the banner is far better than the show itself!

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My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I'd love to see IFC HD by Jan 4th. There is a show called Portlandia starting then and it looks interesting. I'd like to get into it, but I'm not going to bother if it's just in SD.


Portlandia is actually starting their 3rd season. I've watched a couple episodes in the past but since it's in SD only and I'm not into it enough to buy the DVD or Blu-Ray I've never really gotten into it. It was pretty good from what I've seen.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I'm hoping for H2 in the near term based on HD VOD availability. My other hope -- CSN Philadelphia -- substantially is more remote (both in terms of time and probability).

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I'd love to see IFC HD by Jan 4th. There is a show called Portlandia starting then and it looks interesting. I'd like to get into it, but I'm not going to bother if it's just in SD.


As fellow HD snob I completely understand where you are coming from on this. However, Portlandia is one of those extremely rare instances (I watched Mad Men in SD for years) where I make an exception and watch every episode despite the fact that it's in SD. My wife and I find the show to be hilarious.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

My requests for HD are: MavTV, Encore Action HD, Encore Drama HD, FMC HD, H2 HD & The Military Channel HD.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):

  • Bloomberg Television
  • BYU TV
  • Chiller
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Centric
  • Cooking Channel
  • EWTN
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fuse
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • H2
  • Headline News
  • Home Shopping Network
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • ION West
  • Jewelry TV
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • Logo
  • Military Channel
  • MTV2
  • NASA TV
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation TV
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Shop NBC
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • Style Network
  • Sundance Channel
  • The Hub
  • TBN
  • TV Guide Channel
  • TV Land
  • TVOne
  • Universal Sports
  • WeTV

* Channels in blue have HD VOD content available.



NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD,
WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


  • Fox College Sports (???????)
  • TVG Network (??????)


Add Chiller HD to that list.


NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):

DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  • CW East (WDCW)
  • CW West (XETV)
  • PBS


SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

  • A Toda Musica
  • Azteca America
  • Azteca Mexico
  • BeIN Sport Dos
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • GolTV
  • Telemundo (East & West feeds in the 400s. Local Telemundo affiliates may be available in HD)
  • TeleNoticias 24
  • Television Espanola


SPANISH LANGUAGE HD CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (1):

  • Univision Deportes Network


SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  • Encore Espanol (2012????)




NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (29):

  • Africa Channel
  • Aspire
  • BBC World News
  • BlueHighways TV
  • Catholic TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • C-SPAN3
  • ES.TV
  • Fashion TV
  • FearNet
  • FUNimation Channel
  • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
  • Halogen
  • Havoc TV
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • Military History Channel
  • MyDestination.TV
  • NHK World TV
  • Nuvo TV
  • Pac-12 Network
  • Pentagon Channel
  • Pets.TV
  • PixL
  • Recipe.TV
  • SWRV
  • Veria HD
  • WealthTV
  • World Fishing Network


NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

  • HBCU Network (????????)
  • Legacy.TV (????????)
  • RLTV (????????)
  • WWE Network (???)


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Epix 1
  • Epix 2
  • Epix 3
  • Indieplex
  • Retroplex
  • OuterMax


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):

  • Fox Sports Cincinnati
  • Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports San Diego



RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Comcast Sports Northwest
  • CSN Houston (October 1, 2012)
  • CSN Philadelphia
  • CSN Philadelphia +
  • CSS
  • HRTV
  • Longhorn Network
  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • TCN Philadelphia


TCN Philadelphia and CSN Philadelphia + is the same channel.
CSN Houston has some CSS content and it shows up from time to time on other CSN channels.
is HRTV HD yet??? and it's NOT A RSN channel
For Pac-12 the likely if directv add it will be like dish main network + part time game only feeds.

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):

RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (???????):



"ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

  • Hustler HD
  • Playboy HD




dish has Hustler HD

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):
Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.

Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer,
except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.

Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.


I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#35 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

I wish I could. Safe to say they are on the various lists that are out there on this board, but whether they are the channels an individual wants varies person to person. Translation: everyone wants a different channel it seems so some come away happier than others. The good news is that more HD is coming and will continue to come after the next round.

In my opinion, there is something for everyone and the quantity will be nice. Most are deemed "basic" networks, as well.


My goodness. That certainly looks promising. Mathematically impossible to have a "most" without at least three total. :D
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Investigation Discovery, IFC, and only because Robin Meade looks better in HD, HLN. :D

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'm going to guess H2, Cooking, TVLand, and the two Encore channels as the adds, because the first are consistent with the recent VoD adds, and the last two beef up the higher tier programming while the yearly price increase (and yearly price increase beeyatching) is happening.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

dish has Hustler HD

Only since Oct 14th, 2009. :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Fox Soccer Plus in full-time HD.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

The only channels I care about that are not yet in HD are Universal Sports, Cooking, WE, Military Channel, H2, and ID.




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