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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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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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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.

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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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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Wouldn't the channels in HD VOD be really good guesses for the channels coming? It would make sense... :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Makes sense to me, but then most of the channels I want are in that group so I'm not impartial.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Fox Soccer Plus in full-time HD.


FOX Soccer / Plus may end soon or end up with a big changes.

as for fox college sports from the fox web site say most stuff is on the FS RSN channels with some stuff on the part time fox college sports channels and they have HD slots for them just not used.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Basic:
1229 HGTV
1230 DIY
1231 Food Network
1232 Cooking Channel
1235 Style (currently 1 HD episode of Big Rich Atlanta which expires on 4/16)
1238 Reelz
1239 Audience
1241 Spike
1249 Comedy Central
1252 Lifetime
1253 LMN
1264 BBC America (currently 1 HD episode of Top Gear which expires on 4/7)
1265 A&E
1266 BIO
1269 History
1271 H2
1272 LOGO
1277 Travel Channel
1300 Nick
1301 Nick Jr.^ (currently 7 of 23 total programs in HD)
1303 TeenNick^
1304 TV Land
1327 CMT
1329 BET
1331 MTV
1333 MTV2
1335 VH1
1337 VH1 Classic^ (currently 1 HD episode of That Metal Show, previously all the other content was also in HD)
1340 AXS.tv
1605 Sportsman Channel
1610 BTN (currently 1 HD highlight)
1805 Nick at Nite

Spanish:
1445 Tr3s^ (currently 5 HD episodes of Vecinos which expire on 3/30)

Premium:
1501 HBO (content available equal to HBOGO)
1515 MAX (content available equal to MAXGO)
1527 STARZ
1535 ENCORE
1545 SHOWTIME (content available equal to Showtime Anytime)
1554 TMC
1561 HDNet Movies
1100 MGM*
1563 Sony Movie Channel
1565 Smithsonian
1566 Crime & Investigation
1567 Palladia
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


Channels in bold are not currently carried in HD as a linear channel on DirecTV

Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.


Edited by coolman302003, 31 March 2013 - 02:48 AM.
tr3s HD VOD content expired (was 5 eps. of Vecinos)


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

The first HD channel I want to see added in 2013 is CSN Houston!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Universal Sports, Cooking, IFC, HLN...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

There's not many if any channels left out there that I watch,but an new HD channels added is a good thing.Some will be happy, some won't but hey that's life deal with it:lol:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

I'll take these please!


Chiller
Centric
Cooking Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fuse
Game Show Network
H2
Headline News
Home Shopping Network
IFC
Investigation Discovery
ION West
Lifetime Movie Network
Logo
MTV2
Oprah Winfrey Network
QVC
Reelz Channel
Style Network
Sundance Channel
The Hub
TV Guide Channel
TV Land
WeTV

Some of those are obvious "wife picks" but she should be able to see her shows in HD too, me thinks.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

I'll be ok with QVC HD, but only if DirecTV charges them a lot of money for it, and not on easy pay.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

How about a top three??
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