Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of DBSTalk by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

New HD Channels?


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

#1 OFFLINE   bmgriggs

bmgriggs

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 5 posts
Joined: Feb 12, 2004

Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:24 PM

I finally refreshed my computer at the right time and my Direct TV HD Tivo from Best Buy will be here on Monday. I can't wait to switch off of Dish. My question is: I've heard so much about new HD Channels and everyone's speculation as to what they will be, but does anyone know any of them for sure? I am hoping my outside antenna will work for locals, but if not, I don't want to spend another couple of hundred dollars on an antenna if FoxHD, NBCHD, ABCHD, etc. are about to be offered to me in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on satellite. Also, does anyone know how much the normal charge is to add another line from the satellite dish to the receiver so I have a second line for the HD Tivo? I've got free installation on a basic receiver from Best Buy but not on the HD Tivo. I figured it couldn't be that much, right? By the way, this message board has helped answer a lot of my questions and I want to thank everyone for their responses on the various items on here. It seems ya'll (yes I'm from Texas) know a lot more than anyone from any of the retailers.

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

#2 OFFLINE   durl

durl

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,743 posts
Joined: Mar 27, 2003

Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:55 AM

As far as upcoming HD networks, it's pretty much rumor and speculation; Directv is pretty tight-lipped about negotiations (like any provider will be).

Fox, NBC, ABC, etc., I'd have to defer to someone else who's researching this. I live in a market where I can get their HD via OTA so I haven't followed the progress.

#3 OFFLINE   bonscott87

bonscott87

    Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

  • Registered
  • 9,809 posts
Joined: Jan 21, 2003

Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:41 PM

On D* for O&O markets:

CBS-HD
FOX-HD (will be up by Sept 12th as that is the first day Fox will do HD)
NBC-HD (just announced yesterday, no word on start date).
ABC-HD (nothing but rumors really. I would expect something by years end, but maybe by football season for MNF though).

#4 Guest_Un-lucky_*

Guest_Un-lucky_*
  • Guests
Joined: --

Posted 29 July 2004 - 01:48 PM

On D* for O&O markets:

CBS-HD
FOX-HD (will be up by Sept 12th as that is the first day Fox will do HD)
NBC-HD (just announced yesterday, no word on start date).
ABC-HD (nothing but rumors really. I would expect something by years end, but maybe by football season for MNF though).

nothing in their press release says anything about nbc-hd..it says the OLYMPICS will be in HD..




spam firewall