Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
1827 replies to this topic

#161 OFFLINE   maartena

maartena

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,813 posts
Joined: Nov 01, 2010

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

One channel I don't recall seeing on this thread is CNN International. I used to have that when I was on Time Warner Cable - only SD, but it may be in HD by now.


CNN International does have a 720i HD feed, but as far as I know that HD feed is only available on the European ASTRA satellites for distribution on European cable (and satellite) companies. The rest of the world will still have to do with a SD feed only. (The American HD feed for the US version of CNN is available in Asia).

The only problem with CNN International for American viewers is that the American "prime time" block (Anderson Cooper 360, Piers Morgan, etc) is simply simulcasted on CNN International, as that is between 2AM and 5AM GMT. Since there isn't enough viewers in e.g. Europe on that time block, it makes sense to simply broadcast something from a part of the world where people are still awake.

It's nice for the west coast as the actual 6AM GMT broadcast start of CNN International news shows such as World Report would be 10 PM, but for the east coast.... it doesn't matter that much, as between 8PM and 1AM (including a repeat of Wolf Blitzer from earlier in the day) there is little different in the programming on CNN International.

That all said, I don't care if it is SD, I would watch CNN International in SD, and would welcome the addition along with BBC World News.

Edited by maartena, 09 January 2013 - 02:25 PM.

[Disclaimer] The definition of "soon" is based solely on DirecTV's interpretation of the word, and all similarities with dictionary definitions of the word "soon" are purely coincidental and should not be interpreted as a time frame that will come to pass within a reasonable amount of time.

I am the Stig.

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#162 OFFLINE   ndfan1993

ndfan1993

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 26 posts
Joined: Jan 09, 2013

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

Would love to see H2 & The Military Channel added to HD - and the addition of Military History to the programming lineup.

#163 OFFLINE   skylab

skylab

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 117 posts
Joined: Dec 05, 2007

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

He's referring to the local Time Warner Sports Channel in Ohio that mostly airs local high school sports, some college sports via ESPN Plus and sometimes used as the designated sports overflow channel for FS Ohio. I doubt that will ever happen unless they get the rights to a pro sport. Most of the regional Time Warner Sports networks are just cablecasts that are created at the headend.


Time Warner SportsChannel will be airing a lot of college sports, including Dayton, Xavier, and Miami University. Dayton/Cincinnati is a huge college basketball market that DirecTV will be out of if they don't add this channel.

#164 OFFLINE   HGuardian

HGuardian

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 429 posts
Joined: Aug 09, 2010

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Time Warner SportsChannel will be airing a lot of college sports, including Dayton, Xavier, and Miami University. Dayton/Cincinnati is a huge college basketball market that DirecTV will be out of if they don't add this channel.


Considering they don't even offer Fox Sports Ohio in full-time HD it's probably highly unlikely they will carry that channel. Hope I'm wrong.

#165 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,301 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Considering they don't even offer Fox Sports Ohio in full-time HD it's probably highly unlikely they will carry that channel. Hope I'm wrong.


I thought FS Ohio was full time, that it was just Cincinnati that was part time.

#166 OFFLINE   tonyd79

tonyd79

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 12,664 posts
  • LocationColumbia, MD
Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

I thought FS Ohio was full time, that it was just Cincinnati that was part time.


FS Ohio is 660. HD is on 660-1. FS Cincinnati is 661/661-1.
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Other: genieGo

#167 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,301 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

True, but doesn't mean anything is on. Fox Sports covered the Tour of Utah, it was on all the Fox Sports channels, but I had to get the sports pack because DirecTV didn't have Cincinnati on during that time.

#168 OFFLINE   coolman302003

coolman302003

    2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 1,393 posts
  • LocationSoutheast
Joined: Jun 01, 2008

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:41 AM

HD content has began to populate on Sportsman On Demand (1605). At the time of this posting there was a total of 8 in HD.

Not hardly worth mentioning, but 2 programs in HD are also available on BTN On Demand (1610). I think one is a College BB highlight and the other is an episode of Big Ten Elite.

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25 ($30 with HBO) | 3=$35 ($40 with HBO) | 4=$43 ($48 with HBO) | All 5=$55 per month 
 
My Setup: 5-LNB SlimLine with SWM-16 | HR44-700 w/AM-21N | HR24-200 | H25-100 | H25-100 | C41-500


#169 OFFLINE   APB101

APB101

    Icon

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 937 posts
  • LocationMichigan
Joined: Sep 01, 2010

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

HD content has began to populate on Sportsman On Demand (1605). At the time of this posting there was a total of 8 in HD.

Not hardly worth mentioning, but 2 programs in HD are also available on BTN On Demand (1610). I think one is a College BB highlight and the other is an episode of Big Ten Elite.


Thanks!

#170 OFFLINE   YUMA11

YUMA11

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 143 posts
Joined: Apr 26, 2012

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Thanks!


Any good news?or steel waiting.

#171 OFFLINE   APB101

APB101

    Icon

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 937 posts
  • LocationMichigan
Joined: Sep 01, 2010

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Any good news?or steel waiting.


I think it will take a little bit of time into this new year of 2013. I don't recall, from previous years, much in the way of channel additions during the month of January. I do recall, well before HD, that we had numerous launches in 2000. Odyssey (now Hallmark Channel) and SOAPnet were among them. So was Boomerang. I don't recall them added in the month of January 2000. (Maybe they were.) I would be willing more to anticipate once we are into the month of February (at earliest).

#172 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

Paul Secic

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,151 posts
Joined: Dec 16, 2003

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

One channel I don't recall seeing on this thread is CNN International. I used to have that when I was on Time Warner Cable - only SD, but it may be in HD by now. This channel appealed to me as it wasn't overloaded with all the bells and whistles of CNN itself. If you are interested in world news, including US news, this was a nice alternative. When news broke overseas, it was great to have this option to keep watching rather than have CNN itself break away. CNN does use the International feed sometimes when they don't have the capability to cover something themselves. Also, Hala Gorani, the daytime anchor is nice on the eyes.


I'd rather have CNNI

Enjoying AT 250 HBO, 

 

Equipment: VIP 722 reciever


#173 OFFLINE   mrsdrgn

mrsdrgn

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 73 posts
Joined: Jan 20, 2010

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I want UNIVISION DEPORTES HD!!!

#174 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Big announcement coming ... I just need to double check this.
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#175 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

Huge.
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#176 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

8 new HD.

Checking .... double checking actually.
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#177 OFFLINE   stoutman

stoutman

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 458 posts
Joined: Feb 08, 2003

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Huge.


Suspense..........

#178 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

I could just post the 8 ... but guess away ...
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#179 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

And Alan will be happy ...
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)

#180 OFFLINE   Sixto

Sixto

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,091 posts
Joined: Nov 17, 2005

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Many will be happy ...
DirecTV: Genie HR44, H25, CCK, GenioGo, SWiM-16 & SWiM-8, DECA to Gigabit Switch with FiOS (75/75)
FiOS: Roamio Pro's (2), Roamio Plus, Mini's (4) with Ultimate HD (My Roamio Thoughts)




Protected By... spam firewall...And...