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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-13 Thread)


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#81 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:19 AM

I have noticed that if you record the SD Encore Channels live they are in 480i, but if you download the same content from their On Demand channels, they show up in 480p, which is twice as good picture quality.

Also, not sure if TheBlaze is in HD yet but a lot of people are requesting it.


Pardon my ignorance, but how do you tell if the downloaded program is 480p??

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

Say what is this channel 288 Go TV, all infomercials. How did it get added to my "favs" list on both my recievers?

OWN HD should of been added as the number is the same as SD and that HD to SD relationship exists, but new channel numbers should not be added.


While your logic makes sense, that is not what happens. New channels are automatically added so you know they exist. If you want to remove them, you can. While OWN HD appears to be the same number as OWN, the receiver sees them as two separate numbers; however, since OWN is not a new channel (just new in HD), it is not added automatically.

You can disagree with DirecTV's logic, but that is the way it has always been.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

MAV tv has no sd feed,, all hd 24/7 needs to be added to the xtra pk hopefully soon.....:D:D:D

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

While your logic makes sense, that is not what happens. New channels are automatically added so you know they exist. If you want to remove them, you can. While OWN HD appears to be the same number as OWN, the receiver sees them as two separate numbers; however, since OWN is not a new channel (just new in HD), it is not added automatically.

You can disagree with DirecTV's logic, but that is the way it has always been.


Well I disagree with DirecTV's logic. Content is king. If you favor a particular network (like OWN in this example), it should go HD in your list. A lot of others agreed with me last time I brought this up, and there were some that had concerns about DirecTV messing with their favorite lists. But then now some new infomercial channel just appears because it is new? Well to those people who said they don't want DirecTV messing with their favorite lists, I guess they do anyway. So might as well auto upgrade the feed to HD when a channel is added.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you tell if the downloaded program is 480p??



My tv has an info button that tells me the resolution of the DirecTV content that is playing.

The only time I see 480p is when I download from Encore On Demand

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

My tv has an info button that tells me the resolution of the DirecTV content that is playing.

The only time I see 480p is when I download from Encore On Demand


To note:

The above is provided that you have "Native" selected and all resolutions checked in the DIRECTV receiver settings.

The OSD when momentarily tapping the "FORMAT" button on the remote and resolution LED indicators on the receiver will also give you the true resolution of the program with those settings as well.

#87 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

My tv has an info button that tells me the resolution of the DirecTV content that is playing.

The only time I see 480p is when I download from Encore On Demand


Thanks. I'll try that.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

The season premiere of Best Ink is on tonight at 10 on Oxygen. I wish we would have Oxygen in HD!!!!!!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

What I heard is that the FXM evening "block" on FMC is moving to its own channel later this year. So there would actually be two movie channels at that point, and some folks might want one or the other, and other folks might want both.


...and I heard the complete opposite, that the 3AM-3PM ET block which consists of mainly older films from the 20th Century Fox library (which are presented uncut, commercial free and OAR) is going away in September 2013 and the FX Movie Channel block which airs newer movies that have been edited for content, time, with commercial interruption and usually not in OAR will air 24/7 on the channel. :nono2: :(

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

...and I heard the complete opposite, that the 3AM-3PM ET block which consists of mainly older films from the 20th Century Fox library (which are presented uncut, commercial free and OAR) is going away in September 2013 and the FX Movie Channel block which airs newer movies that have been edited for content, time, and usually not in OAR will air 24/7. :nono2: :(


Of course they both could be true. Fxm is its own channel and FMC goes the way of AMC.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Of course they both could be true. Fxm is its own channel and FMC goes the way of AMC.



FXM will continue to be home to acquired movies but will also begin to televise original miniseries and limited series, hoping to compete with the likes of HBO, according to Mr. Landgraf said. They are also converting Fox Soccer to FXX which will be aimed at the under 40 demographic.

It is changing its name in September from FMC to FXM

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

My tv has an info button that tells me the resolution of the DirecTV content that is playing.

The only time I see 480p is when I download from Encore On Demand


There are also the indicator lights on the left side of the front panel of the HRs that tell you the resolution of the programming.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (36):

  • Bloomberg Television (In testing)
  • BYU TV
  • Chiller***
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Centric
  • EWTN
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fuse
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • Home Shopping Network
  • ION West
  • Jewelry TV
  • Logo
  • Military Channel
  • MTV2
  • NASA TV
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation TV
  • Oxygen
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Shop NBC
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • Style Network
  • Sundance Channel
  • The Hub
  • TBN
  • TV Guide Channel
  • TVOne
  • Universal Sports
  • WeTV


* Channels in blue have HD VOD content available.
*** Channel's HD availability in question.


NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD,
WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


  • Fox College Sports (TBD)
  • TVG Network (TBD)


DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  • CW East (WDCW)
  • CW West (XETV)
  • PBS


SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

  • A Toda Musica
  • Azteca America
  • Azteca Mexico
  • BeIN Sport Dos
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • GolTV
  • Telemundo (East & West feeds in the 400s. Local Telemundo affiliates may be available in HD)
  • TeleNoticias 24
  • Television Espanola


SPANISH LANGUAGE HD CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (???):


SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  • Encore Espanol (TBD)


NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (29):

  • Africa Channel
  • Aspire
  • BBC World News
  • BlueHighways TV
  • Catholic TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • C-SPAN3
  • ES.TV
  • Fashion TV
  • FearNet
  • FUNimation Channel
  • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010) (Soon to be re-branded as the Esquire Network)
  • Halogen
  • Havoc TV
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • Military History Channel
  • MyDestination.TV
  • NHK World TV
  • Nuvo TV
  • Pac-12 Network
  • Pentagon Channel
  • Pets.TV
  • PixL
  • Recipe.TV
  • SWRV
  • Veria HD
  • WealthTV
  • World Fishing Network


NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

  • HBCU Network (????????)
  • Legacy.TV (????????)
  • RLTV (????????)
  • WWE Network (???)


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (1):

  • Encore Drama


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Epix 1
  • Epix 2
  • Epix 3
  • Indieplex
  • Retroplex
  • OuterMax


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):

  • Fox Sports Cincinnati
  • Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Fox Sports Ohio


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Comcast Sports Northwest
  • CSN Houston (October 1, 2012)
  • CSN Philadelphia
  • CSN Philadelphia +
  • CSS
  • HRTV
  • Longhorn Network
  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • TCN Philadelphia


RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (???????):


"ADULT" CHANNELS THAT OFFERED ONLY IN SD BY DIRECTV (2):

  • Hustler HD
  • Playboy HD







Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.

Omitted all (non-DNS) West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer,
except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Does anyone know if TheBlaze is in HD? Why isn't it on the list above?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

Does anyone know if TheBlaze is in HD? Why isn't it on the list above?


Looks like that's available via internet streaming, besides other means. IMHO I'd rather see channels that don't have another delivery method added before this.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

Looks like that's available via internet streaming, besides other means. IMHO I'd rather see channels that don't have another delivery method added before this.


Actually, you may have put your finger on why directv doesn't have it. It can't be expensive and God knows directv ain't liberal and it would draw the Fox News (and more right) crowd. But directv has shown an aversion to programming that is available via other means such as streaming. That was a part of their wanting a lower price for Viacom channels.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Does anyone know if TheBlaze is in HD? Why isn't it on the list above?


It looks like they record in HD and the stream is HD but it also looks like only Dish has it and only SD. Are they delivering HD for providers if no one uses it? That would be wasteful. So it probably isn't available HD as a linear channel.

This is from reading tea leaves on the webpage as it is almost 99% about pushing the streaming option for $10 a month.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (36):


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Comcast Sports Northwest
  • CSN Houston (October 1, 2012)
  • CSN Philadelphia
  • CSN Philadelphia +
  • CSS
  • HRTV
  • Longhorn Network
  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • TCN Philadelphia


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HRTV is not a RSN

TCN Philadelphia and CSN Philadelphia + is the same channel.

also you listed pac12 2 times.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

Epix 1
Epix 2
Epix 3
Indieplex
Retroplex

OuterMax


These are the two I'm waiting for. According to this press release, the deal was already done.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

These are the two I'm waiting for. According to this press release, the deal was already done.


Well it doesn't say they have to carry it only that they could if they wanted to add it.
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