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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#841 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

For the most part, I think if it's not HD by now, there probably isn't in their plans.


I wouldn't bet on that... ;)

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#842 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I'm VERY excited to have TV Land HD added today...

I'll watch LMN late this year (November/December)...

I have no interest in IDHD.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

IDHD is a huge deal in my house. I am pretty sure my wife watches everything they broadcast.


(I probably should be worried)

I'll even take LMNHD always something the wife and I can enjoy there.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Satteliteracer, could you open a bug report on this for us? I will send error reports from all my receivers and post in the issues thread later when I get home and get some time.


don't make a big dael out of it. move on.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

According to IMDB, Murder, She Wrote was done to film and not tape, so it has good potential.


One of the Hallmark HD channels (the one in the HD Extra Pack) used to run Murder She Wrote and the picture quality was pretty good, especially for the later seasons.

FYI, TV Land is running The Princess Bride this Saturday. Beware the ROUS'es!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Its not user friendly for people's channels to disappear. If it weren't for this forum or technical minded folk, people would just lose channels. If it's a channel that means something to a customer, then that is wasted time and money on DirecTV's part fielding that phone call.

IMO that is a bug.


In a way it is not a bug. If you have your favorites list set to hide SD duplicates of the HD channel, then the receiver did exactly what it was suppose to do.

True it is a pain in the backside, but working as designed.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

That's why I leave mine on "Channels I Get". Unfortunately, that's pretty buggy, but at least I don't have channels disappear.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

That's why I leave mine on "Channels I Get". Unfortunately, that's pretty buggy, but at least I don't have channels disappear.


I don't like "Channels I Get" because I don't want all the SD channels and PPV channels on the list when I am browsing for something to watch.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

IDHD is a huge deal in my house. I am pretty sure my wife watches everything they broadcast.


(I probably should be worried)


Just try not to tick her off any... ;)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

When did TV land get HD on Directv. I just flip to that channel and it now on HD, when did that happen. Also there are rumors that Cooking channel HD will be added, it has not yet.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

When did TV land get HD on Directv. I just flip to that channel and it now on HD, when did that happen. Also there are rumors that Cooking channel HD will be added, it has not yet.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

When did TV land get HD on Directv. I just flip to that channel and it now on HD, when did that happen. Also there are rumors that Cooking channel HD will be added, it has not yet.


TVLand, ID and Lifetime Movies today.

HLN, Cooking, H2, IFC maybe next week or so. Also Encore Drama coming.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

:confused:

TVLand, ID and Lifetime Movies today.

HLN, Cooking, H2, IFC maybe next week or so. Also Encore Drama coming.

HLN,COOKING,H2,IFC NEXT WEEK 31 JAN 2013.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

TVLand, ID and Lifetime Movies today.

HLN, Cooking, H2, IFC maybe next week or so. Also Encore Drama coming.


Encore Action... not Drama.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

Encore Action... not Drama.


No need to be so dramatic.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Encore Action... not Drama.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

There's already way too much "drama" in this thread. :)
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Is there a reason the DirecTV box deletes channels from favorites, but doesn't replace them with the HD version? They are the same number.

Everytime DirecTV changes a channel to HD I have to add them back to my favorites.


same here


Satteliteracer, could you open a bug report on this for us? I will send error reports from all my receivers and post in the issues thread later when I get home and get some time.


It is not really a bug. An inconvenience, perhaps, but the reality is that although they have the same virtual number they are, in fact, different channels. If you show all channels and do not hide SD duplicates, you will see that you can tune to either channel. As far as the receiver is concerned, they are different.

It is similar to the situation when the OTA channels switch frequencies, but the virtual number remains the same. You must rescan to continue to find the same virtual channel because it is on a different real frequency.

BTW, you also have to change all of your series links. Otherwise, even if you have the HD channel hidden, you will continue to record the SD channel.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

Well finally got a chance to look at some of these new channels. They all look fantastic! Can't wait for the second batch... That'll be the better half.

Keep the new HD coming! I'll stay subscribed to SIXTO's threads so I will know when to edit my favorites list.

DirecTV made these beautiful hi-res banners saying LMN is in HD, Investigation discovery is in HD and TVLand is in HD. Funny thing is that you don't see them at all unless you add the new HD channels in the first place! Since the HD versions are not auto added, people will never see the banners! It pays to be a DBSTalk member!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

...DirecTV made these beautiful hi-res banners saying LMN is in HD, Investigation discovery is in HD and TVLand is in HD. Funny thing is that you don't see them at all unless you add the new HD channels in the first place! Since the HD versions are not auto added, people will never see the banners! It pays to be a DBSTalk member!

Logos intact this round, learning from all this testing I see!

True for some, but I see the banners and I didn't add the new channels. I have favorites set to channels I get, so the new channels and the banners are in my guide. And the majority of the DIRECTV subscribers probably don't even use favorites, unlike the users that post here. So they are seeing them as well.
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