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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1551 OFFLINE   lacubs

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

my favorite part of the Sport Pack is the Radio shows simulcast, like Boomer & Carton on MSG and Mike Francesa on YES

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#1552 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

my favorite part of the Sport Pack is the Radio shows simulcast, like Boomer & Carton on MSG and Mike Francesa on YES


Yep, I record both in HD every day, and catch the highlights at night.
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#1553 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

I'd like to see more channels on the iPad/iPhone live streaming. Seems like the prerequisite is that the channel needs to be in HD. Maybe it has to pass through the new encoders or infrastructure where it can be split into the live streaming headend.

So I would like to see all channels in HD so they can all eventually be brought to iPad / iPhone.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Right now I have all the HD channels that I wanted, but would like to see as many more in HD as D* wants to put up there. Everyone has different tastes and we should not make disparaging remarks about the channels that we may not be interested in but are coming. I personally do not care much for any of the sports channels but bring them on for those that do and if soccer is not your sports bag then it is somebody else's so let them have it.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

I would love to see Fuse in HD
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

I would love to see Fuse in HD


Ive got it. They crop/stretch videos...looks pretty ugly sometimes.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Ive got it. They crop/stretch videos...looks pretty ugly sometimes.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

3D movies for HBO & Starz subs. Xfinity has them On Demand. Why not DTV?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Yes, San Diego was the one referenced. OWN is a new one. So two are coming in the next few months. More after that.


What about UNIDHD that Sixto found? Does that make three?
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

Of course FS SD would be HD full time, is on the Cali state where Directv HQ is at Just kidding:)

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#1561 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Of course FS SD would be HD full time, is on the sunshine state where Directv HQ is at Just kidding:)


I don't think directv or San Diego are in Florida. ;)
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

I would love to see Fuse in HD


Yep, and Flix, and Reelz.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

I really want more spanish channels to be in HD, we only have 3. i dont count the twc since im not a laker fan. Bring back goltv, add bein ñ. Fox Deportes and Espn Deportes have a lot of different sports too Not only soccer. I guess im not that happy for the addition of univision deportes because im not mexican

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:05 PM

Yep, and Flix, and Reelz.


Flix doesn't exist in HD
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

I'd welcome any new HD channels, but I really have pretty much everything I watch in HD now.

What I would really like is for some of the channels we have in HD now to add HD content to their on demand channel.

I mean the locals, Bravo, USA, etc.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Any chance of Fox Soccer Plus going full time HD or at least moved to the sports pack?

This will not happen until fox turns the channels to the new sports networks fox 1 and 2. NBC is getting the European football staring next season.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

Yes, San Diego was the one referenced. OWN is a new one. So two are coming in the next few months. More after that.


Thanks for the confirmation SR!
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

CSN Houston (unless the idiots at Comcast are actually trying to extort upwards of $3.40/subscriber for what amounts to a channel broadcasting a mediocre basketball team, a historically losing baseball team, and a who-cares-about-it soccer team).

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

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I hope you do better with your Comcast RSN then we up here inOregon have done with Comcast Sports NortWest. Comcast is pretty much asking for an amount that would normally be charged for a channel with greater content and popularity.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

I think the channel is somewhat new, but in any event, upgrading the broadcast is anticipatory!

Started looking at some rugby on 490. The picture is terrible. It is 16:9, but it's been altered from something else: players are too squat. The picture is very soft and washed out. It's not as bad as some SD, but almost. It says "HD" but if it's taking up the normal bandwidth of HD, it's a waste.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

whatever happen to muchmusic? are they still around?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

whatever happen to muchmusic? are they still around?

CHUM sold their half MuchMusic USA to Rainbow (Cablevision) in 2000, eventually Cablevision started dropping most of Much's programming until they only aired 90 minutes of it a day in 2002. CHUM then stripped them of the license in 2003 after they stopped airing it completely and it's now Fuse.

MuchMusic has changed a lot since then and is now under new ownership making them a sister station to MTV Canada. Outside of a morning music video block, RapCity, The Wedge, Video on Trial, NewMusicLive and the MMVAs most of the content they now air is the scripted shows from MTV, several CW shows, Degrassi, a few ABC Family shows and some syndicated content like Fresh Prince, Malcolm in the Middle and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Fuse has since entered in a new partnership with Much where Fuse gets the MMVAs, the rights to some Live@Much events, The Wedge (which they since cancelled) and Video on Trial (which they since dropped and replaced with an American version), while MuchMusic gets some of Fuse's content like Billy on the Street and their concert series.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

IStarted looking at some rugby on 490. The picture is terrible. .


Hi Laxguy.

Did you try 490-1 for the rugby? That's the HD feed.

The pic of the 1080i raw backhaul - for me - is the absolute best of any programming on DirecTV.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

I really want more spanish channels to be in HD, we only have 3. i dont count the twc since im not a laker fan. Bring back goltv, add bein ñ. Fox Deportes and Espn Deportes have a lot of different sports too Not only soccer. I guess im not that happy for the addition of univision deportes because im not mexican


French league and the German Cup is also on it.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

French league and the German Cup is also on it.


Do you have to be French or German to watch? ;)
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