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Rumor: More DirecTV High Definition Info


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#26 OFFLINE   tahoerob

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 05:54 PM

Still, I must agree, D*TV could do something about adding more HD, ASAP, i.e. TNT-HD. Dish has been getting TNT-HD since the western conference finals back in May, along with Law and Order (sorry but it's a great show), some NASCAR, as well as other programming. I watch TNT quite a bit and would love to have it in HD. Why we don't get it, I'm pretty sure, is a contract negotiaton that is going slowly.

Also, will they be offering USA-HD anytime? Just curious, they show a lot of movies and etc.
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I have TNT-HD with Dish. Most of the shows & movies are upconverted & stretched. However, they look great compared to the SD TNT channel. It seems that more movies might be HD. Example: The show Angel that was run on WB. The TNT-HD version is great to watch. Clearer PQ, you can actually see details in the constantly dark environments that were all a blur on SD locals via sat.
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:22 PM

I have TNT-HD with Dish. Most of the shows & movies are upconverted & stretched. However, they look great compared to the SD TNT channel. It seems that more movies might be HD. Example: The show Angel that was run on WB. The TNT-HD version is great to watch. Clearer PQ, you can actually see details in the constantly dark environments that were all a blur on SD locals via sat.



Isn't Law and Order in HD? Seems like everytime I watch it in on DirecTV it says "presented in HighDefinition by ..." Also, is ESPN-HD not broadcasting in surround sound? All the other HD channels work on my surround sound but ESPN. Thanks,
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:23 PM

Bravo HD is fine but what about TNT HD ?

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:54 PM

does anyone know the approx number of people who subscribe to D*'s HD package? How does it compare to Vooms subscriber base?

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:29 PM

All the other HD channels work on my surround sound but ESPN. Thanks,


ESPN does their own "circle surround" which almost no A/V receivers support. So unless your receiver doesn, it will come across most likely as just plain old regular stereo.

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:30 PM

does anyone know the approx number of people who subscribe to D*'s HD package? How does it compare to Vooms subscriber base?


VOOM's total subscriber base is 38,000 last number I saw. DirecTV was well into the hundreds of thousands, same for Dish.

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:36 PM

But, how many subscribe to the HD package was the question. Or possibly just HBOHD or SHOHD?
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 04:01 PM

With the recent 6-month free HD Package, I am sure that will increase by quite a lot...

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:52 PM

Does anyone think that the NY and LA feeds of the WB and UPN will ever be in HD through D*? Is there such a thing as the National Feed of these two networks?

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 12:10 PM

Currently, there's no such thing, although they might be able to use those that Dish uses. I have read somewhere that DirecTV is at least looking into a WB feed similar to the cable only versions. If they do, they should also carry the HD version.
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:09 PM

Quick question, if I'm getting the Olympic HD feed on channel 84 does that mean I'm going to get the NBC-HD feed over the satellite (I am correct that they are doing that - like CBS)? Also, what about ABC-HD over the satellite? I don't ever see anyone really mention that. I would prefer that over the WB and UPN (sorry guys). I don't even thing we have an OTA digital signal here anyway. Thanks,
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:13 PM

I believe the Olympics HD is a bit different since it includes O&O (there are 14 NBC O&Os) and some non-O&O affiliates that agreed to the HD broadcast.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 02:29 PM

Quick question, if I'm getting the Olympic HD feed on channel 84 does that mean I'm going to get the NBC-HD feed over the satellite (I am correct that they are doing that - like CBS)? Also, what about ABC-HD over the satellite? I don't ever see anyone really mention that. I would prefer that over the WB and UPN (sorry guys). I don't even thing we have an OTA digital signal here anyway. Thanks,



You will get both NBC HD and Fox HD from D*, since both the B'ham local Fox and NBC stations are O&O stations.

And we do have WB and UPN digital (480i) stations here in B'ham. The engineer at WB has stated they're going HD some time around the end of the year or first of next year. No word on our UPN's HD status.

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:15 AM

You will get both NBC HD and Fox HD from D*, since both the B'ham local Fox and NBC stations are O&O stations.

And we do have WB and UPN digital (480i) stations here in B'ham. The engineer at WB has stated they're going HD some time around the end of the year or first of next year. No word on our UPN's HD status.

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That makes me very happy. Thanks for the info, Tom.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 03:43 PM

Thanks to this board, I realized yesterday that I was getting the NBC Olympic HD feed here in Birmingham (Thanks for letting me know D*) and my wife is thrilled. I welcome any more network HD feeds from D* since local reception (mine at least) is pretty crappy. DirecTV had better get some more HD in a hurry because I am close to leaving them for Voom. If my wife (and myself as well) weren't so pleased with out DirecTiVo service now, we would have already left. TiVo saved a long time D* subscriber (since 96) from leaving...so far. My wife wants to buy the HD DirecTiVo, but I won't do it until I see more HD coming in on my mini-dish.

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:25 PM

Trying Voom is an "educational" experience. Well, at least for me. :P Alabama might be a better location to receive their signals, though...

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 07:57 PM

unless you want your ass kicked by your wife......don't bother with Voom

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 07:43 AM

And the guest makes a silent remark referencing what?

For those interested in HDTV head on over to the AVS HDTV forums.
http://www.avsforum....hp?s=&forumid=6
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:59 AM

unless you want your ass kicked by your wife...

:thats: To see that, I would pay money, which is the same as cash :sure:

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#45 OFFLINE   vstone

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 02:04 PM

I think the last of the locals are being moved this week and may have been moved last week. Roanoke was moved last Tuesday.

I theorize that they are setting something up for HD coverage, but its probably just NFL HD coverage.




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