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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-14 Thread)


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#1 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:05 AM

Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the over 20 million U.S subscribers (37+ million world wide).

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*This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

universal sports hd is my new must have. have had a chance to watch it and it is awesome. pac 12 network would also be nice.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:05 PM

Universal Sports, Sundance and Al Jazeera America are my top 3. Sent from the jaws of my Hammerhead!

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Everything thats left in SD in HD please.

I'm not expecting much until D14 is up and running.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q1-14)

Basic:

1004 NBC 

1218 Golf Channel 

1220 NBC Sports Network
1229 HGTV
1230 DIY 
1231 Food Network
1232 Cooking Channel
1235 Esquire
1236 E! 

1237 Bravo
1238 Reelz
1239 Audience
1241 Spike

1242 USA (limited content available in HD)

1244 Syfy (limited content available in HD)
1249 Comedy Central

1251 Oxygen
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
1340 AXS.tv

1355 CNBC

1402 Univision

1404 Galavision (currently 3 HD episodes of Vecinos)
1408 UniMás

1605 Sportsman 

1625 Universal Sports Network
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:

1007 ABC

1245 TNT
1246 truTV
1264 BBC America
1272 LOGO

1289 Disney Junior (was only 1 episode in HD)

1292 Disney XD (was only a couple episodes of a single show in HD for a limited time)
1301 Nick Jr.
1303 TeenNick

1337 VHL Classic^ 

 

*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.


Edited by coolman302003, 01 April 2014 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:02 PM

My wish list......FXM HD......Military Channel HD......OuterMax HD.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:06 PM

My wish list......FXM HD......Military Channel HD......OuterMax HD.

what about chiller HD?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

I'm not expecting much until D14 is up and running.

 

I expect the same, but doesn't the end of Sunday Ticket free up 10+ HD feeds?

Or are these just allocated to Pay Per View channels?

 

Anyway, our home really wants Universal Sports and Sprout Kids in HD.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:09 PM

I expect the same, but doesn't the end of Sunday Ticket free up 10+ HD feeds?
Or are these just allocated to Pay Per View channels?

HD was PPV channels while SD was a mix of PPV and shopping channels:
http://www.dbstalk.c...79#entry3180308

Edited by KyL416, 01 January 2014 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

I'm really down to just wanting the Military Channel, as it is only channel I watch regularly that is not HD.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

I'm really down to just wanting the Military Channel, as it is only channel I watch regularly that is not HD.

yup, same here. that is the only one I want in HD as well...


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

FXMHD

Fox Deportes HD

Telemundo HD


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:27 AM

Everything thats left in SD in HD please.

I'm not expecting much until D14 is up and running.

 

 

In my first posting with 2014, I want to quickly say…

 

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

I quote TheRatPatrol because his position is the same as mine on this topic: Let's have a full HD lineup of programmers with available high def!

 

I also don't expect much of anything, during this first quarter, until D14 becomes successfully launched which, apparently, would allow DirecTV to break out the bubbly and bring its lineup up-to-date.

 

Before that gets done, the interesting possibility I consider are, say, two or three more basic-cable programmers which would get added in HD before D14. I Iean toward anticipating Home Shopping Network HD, because last year saw the addition of QVC HD and, frankly, I don't think we're going to be delayed for a year or more before the high def of QVC's chief competitor also becomes available from DirecTV. I also consider The Hub HD, in part because this is with Discovery and we are due for that as well as Military Channel HD. (The Hub HD before Military Channel HD would be ranking of one without the other.) The third I would consider is Sundance Channel HD, because the more original programming it creates, and the Emmy attention doesn't hurt, the less resistance there should be with not delivering this programmer to a cable-television provider's lineup in high definition. (I think AT&T U-verse may have just added it.)

 

Any one programmer's HD not mentioned in the previous paragraph may be a more higher priority to the powers that be at DirecTV. (Evidently that was the case with the out-of-nowhere addition last month of Weather Nation SD/HD.) So the fun of this thread's quarterly following has been in trying to guess ahead as to what comes next. A year ago this month saw nearly ten become added. (And, when this was alluded to in December 2012, I limited myself to predicting, and ultimately nailed, five.)

 

It's been fun here doing some predicting. But, in coming back to TheRatPatrol's quote, this cannot go on forever. So with a brand-new year, I know we HD enthusiasts like getting one more step closer to a full HD lineup. And I will continue enjoying this thread with regard to the intrigue en route to arriving at the destination. For me, this isn't about anticipation; it's having to do with expectation. With D14 coming soon, and with the continued challenge of figuring out the powers that be, I hope not to be let down by DirecTV. I am optimistic.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

Fox deportes hd
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

FXMHD
Fox Deportes HD
Telemundo HD


Telemundo is hd already channel 47

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

Any of the Encore channels that are offered in HD would be appreciated. Nick west would be nice also.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

Telemundo is hd already channel 47

That's only if you have a local affiliate. The national feed in the 400s is still SD only.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q1-14)

ABC On Demand now has a section called "ABC HD", so far it's just one episode of Modern Family

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

ABC On Demand now has a section called "ABC HD", so far it's just one episode of Modern Family

 

Thank you, updated post above.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

In our home the SD we are forced to watch is: Nick JR, Oxygen, FXM, We, The Hub and sometimes Reelz and GAC. There's more that I would like to watch if it was in HD like Pivot for example. I'd also contemplate upgrading my package to the next tier that includes Sprout and esquire, but only if they BOTH were in HD, otherwise I can't justify the extra money for SD channels. My local cable co www.secv.com just added Military History, Nick Jr, Nicktoons, MTV2 and TVLand in HD. I only have them for Internet and phone though. They are pretty small only under 200,000 subscribers in Pennsylvania. But they are not a publicly traded company. Being privately owned has its benefits as it has been keeping up with HD, more so than even cable giant Comcast in its surrounding territories. Their only weakness is multi screens of premiums in HD, which is made up with HD VOD instead and the Motorola / Pace iGuide DVRs. Though they just went 100% digital from ch 2-135 so I think they will add more HD now that they have room. So DirecTV better add some HD or else when my local cable operator releases the 6 tuner Moxi HD whole home DVR I may have to jump ship.

Edited by cypherx, 02 January 2014 - 06:24 PM.





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