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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1226 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

cypherx, you posted last week about the same thing with the favorites list when we received LMN, ID & TV Land in HD, in case you didn't catch his post.


I saw it. Just thought it was weird that my DVR and non DVR behaved differently. This time they are on the same software version.

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

 

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#1227 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

So I wonder if any of these new adds will be coming to the iPad app any time soon? Seems another positive for going HD is the potential to make it available for live streaming.

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#1228 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

i'm sure with the re-alignment of a lot of the college football teams we'll see a few new channel start-ups..but they may have to wait in line along with Pac-12 and Longhorn...


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Before they fix the favorites list they probably should like at why it doesn't hide the sd channel when they add the HD channel and you have hide sd channels in preferences.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

So many new HD channels! Like I said before, All I need now is Fuse, WE, and Style and i'm good.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

The Universe on H2 looks FANTASTIC in HD. Thanks Directv

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

how about creating a poll with what HD Channels you want to come next to directv.Sixto please help me out.Thanks

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I was carping to my wife the other day about Cooking Channel. I come home and read this thread and then bam....

Clearly, the TV gods were on my side.

The picture quality incidentally is not amazing, but compared to the hideous SD feed, it's a huge upgrade.

I'm a little happy with DirecTv right now.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Doesn't anyone want GSN HD?


Absolutely. As a teen of the '80s, when summertime came 'round and school was out, daytime TV had lots of game shows. So it's a fun nostaligia trip to go over to GSN and watch some Card Sharks, Press Your Luck and Super Password. Would be great to watch them in non-blurro-vision.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

I was carping to my wife the other day about Cooking Channel. I come home and read this thread and then bam....

Clearly, the TV gods were on my side.

The picture quality incidentally is not amazing, but compared to the hideous SD feed, it's a huge upgrade.

I'm a little happy with DirecTv right now.


Keep in mind not everything on there is HD. looking through the guide, I saw some episodes of Good Eats that were filmed before he converted, and he started filming in HD earlier than most Food Network shows.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:59 AM

Before they fix the favorites list they probably should like at why it doesn't hide the sd channel when they add the HD channel and you have hide sd channels in preferences.


:confused: Except for the RSN alternates that have both SD and HD, my SD channels are all hidden now. It might not have happened as soon as the HD channel went live, but the SD channels were hidden by that evening.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

Anyone else notice that H2 is being delivered with a 1080i signal? I thought all A&E related networks were broadcast in 720p.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

I didn't notice this until today. This is great news.

Now I can actually watch Vietnam in HD ---- in HD.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

With Headline News HD now available, if DirecTV were to add at least one more linear HD of a cable-news programmer, in 2013, which do you think would make for the best choice . . . ?

1. Bloomberg Television HD
2. One or both of C-Span HD and C-Span 2 HD

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

With Headline News HD now available, if DirecTV were to add at least one more linear HD of a cable-news programmer, in 2013, which do you think would make for the best choice . . . ?

1. Bloomberg Television HD
2. One or both of C-Span HD and C-Span 2 HD


Bloomberg Television HD

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My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD, Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

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

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Well...in your opinion which looks better?

BTW IFC is 1080i on DirecTV and from there distributor AMC Networks.


surprised anyone remembered I put up that post..I sampled the HD quality with 2 movies yesterday morning...Caught the middle of Casanova and it looked very nice compared to the 720p garbage Time Warner has..

Then teaching Mrs Tingle came on afterwards and the HD was a bit suspect..but that's an older movie from 1999 and Casanova from 2005..

Either way the HD on IFC on D* is way better than whats on TWC NYC..

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thx Directv for the new HD adds!

On my short list now is:
Fox Movie Channel HD
Reelz HD
Oxygen HD
Cinemoi HD

Followed by:
WE HD
TVGN HD
Ovation HD
GSN HD


I feel very glad — and thankful — that DirecTV has been catching up with linear HD of basic-cable programming.

I recall being very irate when we received only AMC HD in 2011. But 2012 was an improvement. (How could it not be?) And already in 2013, with today being the first day of the second month, we leave behind the first month with seven basic-cable (and one premium-movie) programmers' linear high definition having been added. It appears to have made many of the posters in this forum feel encouraged.

Your above list consists of a challenge for me. I think the Comcast/NBC Universal's next programmer, not counting those among sports, which would become the first to get added is Style Network HD. Then PBS Kids Sprout HD, for the children, and then Oxygen HD. I do keep in mind that AMC Networks' We TV HD might be the "women's" channel which would get added before Oxygen HD. But not before Style Network HD. (That's just my guess. And I know I can be wrong. For example: I didn't anticipate Independent Film Channel HD having arrived on 01.31.2013. And maybe another AMC Networks brand, Fuse HD, would get added before We TV HD.)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Nickelodeon needs to get it together and make an HD stream for TeenNick so I can get my 90's nostalgia on. I know all the shows in the 90's block were made way before HD but the SD quality makes me cry.

I think Military Channel and FMC should be next on D* HD hit list.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

I feel very glad — and thankful — that DirecTV has been catching up with linear HD of basic-cable programming.

I recall being very irate when we received only AMC HD in 2011. But 2012 was an improvement. (How could it not be?) And already in 2013, with today being the first day of the second month, we leave behind the first month with seven basic-cable (and one premium-movie) programmers' linear high definition having been added. It appears to have made many of the posters in this forum feel encouraged.

Your above list consists of a challenge for me. I think the Comcast/NBC Universal's next programmer, not counting those among sports, which would become the first to get added is Style Network HD. Then PBS Kids Sprout HD, for the children, and then Oxygen HD. I do keep in mind that AMC Networks' We TV HD might be the "women's" channel which would get added before Oxygen HD. But not before Style Network HD. (That's just my guess. And I know I can be wrong. For example: I didn't anticipate Independent Film Channel HD having arrived on 01.31.2013. And maybe another brand, Fuse HD, would get added before We TV HD.)


APB, I think we would get WE and FUSE in HD before any Comcast properties. DirecTV already has a relationship now with AMC Networks to carry their other half (AMC, IFC) in HD.
Comcast on the other hand is a bone head. They wanted too much for G4, so DirecTV dropped them. They won't negotiate to allow CSN Philly carried by DirecTV, and they most likely want way too much for Style (hence you need the package right before Premier just to get it in lousy SD). Oxygen is NBC Universal which is a Comcast property now as well.

I think you'll see the rest of the Encore's before any more Comcast / NBC property upgraded to HD.

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My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD, Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

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

 

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#1245 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

With Headline News HD now available, if DirecTV were to add at least one more linear HD of a cable-news programmer, in 2013, which do you think would make for the best choice . . . ?

1. Bloomberg Television HD
2. One or both of C-Span HD and C-Span 2 HD


I would vote for Bloomberg HD.

Edited by ep1974, 01 February 2013 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Aside from some RSNs, we're getting close to the bottom of the barrel of my wants (that are actually available today in HD, anyway).

I'd like FMC, Sundance, the CSPANs, and NASA. . .and an option for EPIX.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Universal Sports
Cspan 1&2
NASA
Universal sports
Pac-12 (whenever DTV gets it)
Universal sports
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

FMC, Cinemoi, Ovation, Bloomberg.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Aside from some RSNs, we're getting close to the bottom of the barrel of my wants (that are actually available today in HD, anyway).

I'd like FMC, Sundance, the CSPANs, and NASA. . .and an option for EPIX.


Agree, plus hopefully an "option" for EPIX.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

My #1 now that I have most is Hub-HD, not sure if an HD feed exists for Boomerang but would like that as well




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