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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-14 Thread)


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#376 OFFLINE   YUMA11

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:15 AM

We need more more HD channels.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

We have 2 pretty big severe weather events coming up one today and another one sunday into monday and still nothing. I was depending on this channel and maybe directv decided just not to add the severe weather mix channel

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I just just hear it now, a DIRECTV board meeting in progress: "There's a guy in London Kentucky that is depending on this new Weathermix channel for storms coming in this weekend! Let's get on it now! Get that channel operational ASAP!" LOLZ. 

 

Why would you depend on this channel for severe weather coming your way? Judging by your screen name you're a ham radio operator (like me.) Don't you guys have a severe weather net in your area like ARES or Skywarn? Also, you should be aware of NOAA Weather Radio, and I'm sure there are some local TV or radio stations in your area that will provide live coverage of the severe weather. 

 

Some people just like to complain for the sake of complaining.  :rolling:



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

Like I said I like watching severe weather from other DMAS around me and can't really due to my crappy internet. it would be nice to be able to watch them on that channel



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

I agree, just change the title to the "2014 DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation Thread". No need to start a new thread every quarter.

i agree here too, because its doesn't look like DirecTV will be adding any new HD channels anytime soon, and maybe not until D14 is up



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:52 AM

VH1 Classic -- needs to be HD


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:20 AM

Would be nice if DirecTV completed the Cinemax lineup with OuterMax HD.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

Would be nice if DirecTV completed the Cinemax lineup with OuterMax HD.

Same here..


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

VH1 Classic -- needs to be HD

It doesn't have a HD feed.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

It doesn't have a HD feed.

There is even a facebook page devoted to wanting Viacom to broadcast VH1 Classic in HD.

https://www.facebook.com/VH1ClassicHD



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

VH1 Classic -- needs to be HD

THIS. but a lot of the classic programming was shot in SD. You have to convert all the videos to HD, which could be a process to say the least..


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Isn't Q1 over?


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

Isn't Q1 over?


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their not making another thread because what the use? there is little news to report on the HD front



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:05 AM

Would love CNN International in HD


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:25 AM

Would be nice if DirecTV completed the Cinemax lineup with OuterMax HD.

 

Or put up the Starz channels that they already negotiated for and reached an agreement on April 16th, 2012 . (Indieplex, Retroplex, and Movieplex)

 

 
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

I really can't complain though. 95% of everything the family and I watch is in HD. I'd still like a couple more channels to get to 100%, and maybe a couple channels that we don't have yet, like those Starz channels and OuterMax.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:50 AM

 

Or put up the Starz channels that they already negotiated for and reached an agreement on April 16th, 2012 . (Indieplex, Retroplex, and Movieplex)

 

 

 

 Movieplex isn't in HD.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'm only waiting for 2 channels. Fox Deportes HD and bring back Gol TV HD. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

Would love CNN International in HD

CNN International doesn't have an HD feed. They just do everything in widescreen since SD widescreen is the norm in the rest of the world where the priority of their digital transition focused on having more programming vs having everything in HD, which only started recently.
 

Movieplex isn't in HD.

It is, they launched their HD feed in December at the same time they rebranded their Encore channels and launched more of them in HD. The only Starz/Encore channels without HD feeds are Encore Family, Encore Westerns and Encore Español

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

CNN International doesn't have an HD feed. They just do everything in widescreen since SD widescreen is the norm in the rest of the world where the priority of their digital transition focused on having more programming vs having everything in HD, which only started recently.


OK ... I'll take it 24x7 in SD widescreen. In fact, I'll take every 16x9 formatted channel available in SD widescreen until each becomes available in HD. Please and thank you!
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Only the European and Asian feed of CNNI is in widescreen, the North American feed is letterboxed by Turner when they uplink it.

I would love SD widescreen whenever possible, the problem though is how it's handled on SD receivers. I'm not sure about Dish's SD receivers, but DirecTV's SD receivers don't have an option to choose letterboxing, cropping or full frame, it just crops the one MPEG2 SD widescreen channel we have (BYU TV). For channels like BYU it's fine, but it would be a problem on channels that use the 16x9 window for on screen graphics like a scoreboard.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

Weather channels back tomorrow .


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

I'm only waiting for 2 channels. Fox Deportes HD and bring back Gol TV HD.

Me 2!!!!!!

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:14 AM

What time today?


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:00 AM

Isn't Q1 over?


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Yes

 

 

 

their not making another thread because what the use? there is little news to report on the HD front

 

Evidently that is also the case with the exact wording of this thread. So, here on April 9, 2014, we can categorize this ["Q1"] for Special Extended Circumstances. Those "Circumstances" refers to the return of The Weather Channel as being the only thing notable from a thus far 2014 DirecTV.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:51 AM

Weather channel up now.


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