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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-13 Thread)


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#41 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q4-13)

Basic:
1218 Golf Channel
1229 HGTV
1230 DIY
1231 Food Network
1232 Cooking Channel
1235 Esquire
1236 E! (limited content available in HD)
1238 Reelz
1239 Audience
1241 Spike
1249 Comedy Central
1252 Lifetime
1253 LMN
1265 A&E
1266 BIO
1267 pivot
1269 History
1271 H2
1277 Travel Channel
1279 OWN
1300 Nick
1304 TV Land
1327 CMT
1329 BET
1331 MTV
1333 MTV2
1335 VH1
1337 VH1 Classic^
1340 AXS.tv
1605 Sportsman

1625 Universal Sports Network (limited content available in HD)
1885 Nick at Nite

Premium:
1501 HBO (content available approximately equal to HBOGO)
1515 MAX (content available approximately equal to MAXGO)
1527 STARZ
1535 ENCORE
1545 SHOWTIME (content available approximately equal to Showtime Anytime)
1553 TMC
1566 HDNet Movies
1100 MGM*
1568 Sony Movie Channel
1570 Smithsonian
1571 Crime & Investigation
1572 Palladia
1573 Shorts

Seasonal Sports:
1701 NFL Sunday Ticket


Networks that previously had HD VOD content available but NO longer do:
1244 Syfy
1245 TNT
1246 truTV
1264 BBC America
1272 LOGO

1292 Disney XD
1301 Nick Jr.
1303 TeenNick^





*They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), it's quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website.


Channels in bold are not currently carried in HD as a linear channel on DirecTV

Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

There is an pivot HD I think att uverse IS the only system to have it.

 

Farscape HD on VOD.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q4-13)
 
Basic:
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1267 pivot^
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Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.

Pivot has an HD feed

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

There is an pivot HD I think att uverse IS the only system to have it.

 

Farscape HD on VOD.

 

 

Pivot has an HD feed

 

Thanks I corrected the above post.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

There is an pivot HD I think att uverse IS the only system to have it.

 

Farscape HD on VOD.

 

Pivot is what became of Halogen and Documentary Channel. AT&T U-verse carried Halogen in HD-Only. So, AT&T U-verse retains carriage of Pivot in high definition.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

I would like to see CSS HD be carried.  There are a few SEC and Sunbelt Football games that are on that channel that aren't anywhere else.

espically during baseball season.

 

would also like to see USN, GSN, NASA, CSPAN


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

You can watch Pivot HD live on their website after providing a DirecTV or Dish Network login.
I don't think it's available on the DirecTV ipad app so its a bit fragmented.

A few good shows on there worth connecting an HDMI cable to a laptop for.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

You can watch Pivot HD live on their website after providing a DirecTV or Dish Network login.
I don't think it's available on the DirecTV ipad app so its a bit fragmented.
A few good shows on there worth connecting an HDMI cable to a laptop for.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Pivot HD is found on AT&T U-Verse, also on Cincinnati Bell FiOptics in OH, Time Warner Cable in Dallas, and it is popping up on some of the Charter all-digital systems.

 

It is definitely a possibility for DirecTV moving forward.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

Forgot to mention Al Jazeera America in HD too.

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AJM films in HD but the station that they bought to rebroadcast only has SD, so that would have to change first



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

Really have my doubts as to whether any more new HD will be added this quarter. Just my two cents. Hope I'm wrong.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:41 AM

I got a chance to see that new Esquire channel in HD on a Comcast system.  Though the resolution was HD, any kind of motion or in the case of whatever was on, camera flashing, caused intense macro blocking (or should I say micro blocking)... especially noticeable around detailed edges like the channel logo in the lower right corner.  Seems bit starved to me.  Again still images were clear but introduce any kind of panning motion, flashes, or scene cut aways and it was pretty apparent that YouTube HD video can beat it in terms of quality.

 

Could be a Comcast thing, but anyway I like to tune into HD channels we don't get to gauge their quality.  GSN HD and PBS Sprout HD looked excellent though.  PBS Sprout was playing the bedtime stuff and had pillar bars but they were colorful PBS Sprout.  Though certain scenes and commercials filled the screen.  Out of all the channels on Comcast that I saw, Esquire HD was the worst.


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

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

I got a chance to see that new Esquire channel in HD on a Comcast system.  Though the resolution was HD, any kind of motion or in the case of whatever was on, camera flashing, caused intense macro blocking (or should I say micro blocking)... especially noticeable around detailed edges like the channel logo in the lower right corner.  Seems bit starved to me.  Again still images were clear but introduce any kind of panning motion, flashes, or scene cut aways and it was pretty apparent that YouTube HD video can beat it in terms of quality.

 

Could be a Comcast thing, but anyway I like to tune into HD channels we don't get to gauge their quality.  GSN HD and PBS Sprout HD looked excellent though.  PBS Sprout was playing the bedtime stuff and had pillar bars but they were colorful PBS Sprout.  Though certain scenes and commercials filled the screen.  Out of all the channels on Comcast that I saw, Esquire HD was the worst.

 

Except GSN HD, those are programming from Comcast/NBCUniversal. How strange not to have seen one from that conglomerate get added after the April 2012 overdue E! Entertainment Television HD!

 

Also looking terrific, from those not yet carried in high def by DirecTV, is Discovery Communications' The Hub HD and AMC Networks' Fuse HD and We TV HD.

 

While we have QVC HD, outstanding picture is also had with Home Shopping Network HD.

 

We will get these, and more, eventually. But for anyone willing to bet on the next five which will get added in HD … it is not encouraging to anticipate anything coming from Comcast/NBCUniversal.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:24 AM

Esquire's VOD channel (1235) is now available for Internet connected HD/DVRs / Genies. All content currently available is in HD; this content is available via DIRECTV Everywhere as well for mobile/tablet/computer devices.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:19 PM

What do I anticipate this quarter? Nada.

 

I'd still like Sundance, the Fox movie channels (whatever they are calling them this week), NASA, CSPAN, and whatever other movie channels are available in HD and we don't have them in HD.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

I would like to see CSS HD be carried.  There are a few SEC and Sunbelt Football games that are on that channel that aren't anywhere else.

 

Don't count on it. I'm pretty sure Comcast doesn't offer it to the satellite companies, and I'm not even sure if they offer it to other cable companies. Conference USA is one of the big conferences carried on CSS, and in Birmingham CSS is only carried on Charter which is the cable provider in the suburbs. In the city itself, which is home to a C*USA school (UAB) you cannot get CSS on Bright House Networks cable, meaning about half of the televised basketball games and one or two of the televised football games are not even available on the school's campus.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:33 PM

Prism is coming to my area and carries EWTN HD.   Once it's available I may bail on Directv if they haven't picked up EWTN HD.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

Prism is coming to my area and carries EWTN HD.   Once it's available I may bail on Directv if they haven't picked up EWTN HD.

Just so you know, there's currently a bandwidth crunch, some estimated that DirecTV only has enough bandwidth for about 10 full time channels, which could be more or less depending on how much shared bandwidth is reserved for part time feeds that don't show up in the transponder maps unless they are live (i.e. part time networks, the VOD and local ad push channels, Rugby, UEFA, EPL, and bonus feeds for pro sports packages). You might want to wait until the launch of D14 next year before you dismiss any possibility of DirecTV adding channels like EWTN HD.

Edited by KyL416, 14 October 2013 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

I say dont crunch it any more. Directv already has very good PQ, dont make the Dish move and put 8-9 channels on one TP.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

Prism is coming to my area and carries EWTN HD.   Once it's available I may bail on Directv if they haven't picked up EWTN HD.

Make sure you check that Prism doesn't have an HD stream limitation.


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