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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#751 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

I am sure those days that are Selected are Not by Accident but I would Love to know why they Selected Wednesday and Now Thursday. :D


Not here! That is not anticipation of channels!

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#752 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Quite right! :lol:

Remember smell-o-vision? :hurah:


Before holograms, the next type of anticipation threads will likely be about 4K channel additions..

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Before holograms, the next type of anticipation threads will likely be about 4K channel additions..


Do glassless 3D TVs count as holograms?
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Not here! That is not anticipation of channels!

LOL!


But it is closely related by telling us when we will receive these New Gifts from Directv!!! :lol:

Bring on HLN and H2 in HD please by next Thursday!!!

SR will we get the Second Wave next Thursday??? :)
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Do glassless 3D TVs count as holograms?


good question, being I can count the number of 3D channels D* has on 1 hand..I'd say 4K might leapfrog 3d channel anticipations..

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

good question, being I can count the number of 3D channels D* has on 1 hand..I'd say 4K might leapfrog 3d TV's


Yes, because 3DTVs are Not taking off like HDTVs did. It is a Niche Product and I will be buying one in about 2 months when the New Models come out and the Sharp Aquos/Pioneer Model drops in Price from $5,000 to whatever. :)
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Yes, because 3DTVs are Not taking off like HDTVs did. It is a Niche Product and I will be buying one in about 2 months when the New Models come out and the Sharp Aquos/Pioneer Model drops in Price from $5,000 to whatever. :)


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

have at it fellas!!!
http://store.sony.co...entifier=S_4KTV

$24,999.99
See it in stores
The sound of reality
Resolution revolution
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Right, the 4K TV, 3D, smell-o-vision, channel anticipation thread is currently unavailable. $25K for an 84" set. 3000 in^2 for $25K is over $120 per square inch!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

have at it fellas!!!
http://store.sony.co...entifier=S_4KTV

$24,999.99
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The sound of reality
Resolution revolution
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Costs more than a car.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

ah progress means fewer and fewer channels to anticipate

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Will these new HD channels be available on iPad/iPhone live streaming?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

No exact date, testing still to be done. Things can change and often do, thus dates aren't announced until the very end. I'm sure you understand.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

At least 3 of the upcoming channels are showing in HD on the iPhone app. I didn't check the 500s tho.

Looks like LMN, ID, and TVLand.


It's strange that they're showing the current schedule. The last time they showed up early on the app, they would show the schedule beginning when they were set to go live.

But, since we know they're coming tomorrow, it doesn't really matter.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

One might think maybe TV Land is trying to pull the wool over everybody's eyes by having HD tags associated with ALL their programming, but that isn't the case. :confused:

On a side note, I really wish IONeHD would get HD tags added to their programming...


It's strange that they're showing the current schedule. The last time they showed up early on the app, they would show the schedule beginning when they were set to go live.

Nice to see HD tags already there on programming available in HD for all 3 channels in the iPhone app unlike ION east HD...

LMNHD will be turned on with an SD film airing (assuming 6am ET), BTW for those not aware LMNHD stretches all 4:3 films.
TV Land HD will be turned on with an SD program airing (assuming 6am ET).
IDHD will turned on with an HD show airing (assuming 6am ET).

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

ah progress means fewer and fewer channels to anticipate


I hope that's not a complaint!!:sure:
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

So phase 2 is next Thursday then? A simple yes or no will suffice.


You asked about wave two earlier and this was his response:

No exact date, testing still to be done. Things can change and often do, thus dates aren't announced until the very end. I'm sure you understand.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I hope tonight is the last time I have to watch ID, in SD. :grin:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

So phase 2 is next Thursday then? A simple yes or no will suffice.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Nothing is simple when it comes to satellite television. It is, after all, rocket science.


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Thank heavens it's not brain surgery... they miss by a few inches and we'll have more lobotomized posters.....:D
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

<rimshot!>

Thank heavens it's not brain surgery... they miss by a few inches and we'll have more lobotomized posters.....:D


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

I'm guessing that there is a very short window to get a deal done before the wait begins to see if it gets done before the next football season starts.

There's a whole lot more to the PAC-12 networks than football and basketball. They have some excellent coverage of volleyball and I saw some very exciting water polo matches last fall. This week they're showing lots of hoops as well as track, golf, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming and diving from 2012. PAC-12 is a whole lot more interesting than Root Sports around these parts.

I realize that you're likely going to denigrate the other sports because that's what is dictated by the apologist manifesto but I'd rather watch volleyball and sit through a syndicated sports rehash of how such and such basketball or football team didn't show up.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

LMNHD, IDHD & TVLand HD all live! :) I watched it instantly in the Guide change it was right on the dot as soon as the clock said 6:00am. The call sign instantly added HD to the end and that was it!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

LMNHD, IDHD & TVLand HD all live! :) I watched it instantly in the Guide change it was right on the dot as soon as the clock said 6:00am. The call sign instantly added HD to the end and that was it!


Good. Now we can anticipate wave 2.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

LMNHD, IDHD & TVLand HD all live! :) I watched it instantly in the Guide change it was right on the dot as soon as the clock said 6:00am. The call sign instantly added HD to the end and that was it!


Glad to have them!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:37 AM

LMNHD, IDHD & TVLand HD all live! :) I watched it instantly in the Guide change it was right on the dot as soon as the clock said 6:00am. The call sign instantly added HD to the end and that was it!


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