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#26 OFFLINE   fredandbetty

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 06:13 AM

332 is probably going to be it's permanent home come September.

It would be nice if they could put this channel into the guide, so I can see what's on and possibly set the DVR to record some stuff.


It's on here and in the guide... watched Bon Jovi unplugged last night on VH1 and saw the tail end of CMT Legends- Reba and Bon Jovi again on 332 this morning and it looked Really good!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:10 AM

Well, looks like it showed up then. I haven't even checked.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:19 AM

It's on here and in the guide... watched Bon Jovi unplugged last night on VH1 and saw the tail end of CMT Legends- Reba and Bon Jovi again on 332 this morning and it looked Really good!!!!!!!!!



Ok, I have to ask, it was in HD & MPEG4?
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:34 AM

Anuone know which Sat will service this channel during the preview? I currently can not get the 110 and the 119 and I assume that is where it will be.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:56 AM

332 is probably going to be it's permanent home come September.


i was hoping that DTV would put all HD channel listing together like they currently do in the 70's,80's and 90's. MHD isnt a mirrored channel to just stick it in the menu randomly like they did.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:46 AM

It's on here and in the guide... watched Bon Jovi unplugged last night on VH1 and saw the tail end of CMT Legends- Reba and Bon Jovi again on 332 this morning and it looked Really good!!!!!!!!!


Is it still in your guide after the preview? It is not showing up in my guide now just before noon. I didn't check this morning to see if it was on.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:14 AM

Its in my guide on my HR20. Shows upcoming til 1am central then "MHD Sneak Peak" at 1.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:26 AM

i was hoping that DTV would put all HD channel listing together like they currently do in the 70's,80's and 90's. MHD isnt a mirrored channel to just stick it in the menu randomly like they did.

It wasn't stuck in randomly, it was placed right after MTV. It's a perfect spot for the channel. The new HD channels are not going to be grouped together, the ones that have SD counterparts will be on the same channel number as the SD channel, and the ones without them will be done like MHD.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:27 AM

Ok, I have to ask, it was in HD & MPEG4?

HD, not MPEG4.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:32 AM

It just showed up in my guide.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:42 AM

It would be nice if the guide data wasn't completely useless for this channel. Are they just broadcasting the regular MHD feed, or is it like NGCHD where they're cherry-picking programming? I'd be inclined to think it's the regular feed, because it goes on for so long. But I wasn't able to catch it this morning.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:46 AM

What's DirceTV showing right now on the MHD teaser channel? The real channel is showing Crossroads with Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:55 AM

What's DirceTV showing right now on the MHD teaser channel?

Nothing, it's offline until 2AM Eastern.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:49 PM

Just curious does anyone know why these sneak previews "seem" to show in the wee hours of the morning? At least here in PST.

Thanks to the poster for letting me know about this. It seems every satellite company never lets their customers know about upcoming preview channels etc.

Every satellite company I have had (3) all did the same and I only found out via forums-thanks.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:53 PM

Just curious does anyone know why these sneak previews "seem" to show in the wee hours of the morning?

That's the only time when they have the spare bandwidth to show them.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:57 PM

Yep, I'm guessing DirecTV will be using the bandwidth for an HD MLB game, right now.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

It looks like it will run 2am-6am, then 6am-11am daily.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:49 PM

It would be nice if the guide data wasn't completely useless for this channel. Are they just broadcasting the regular MHD feed, or is it like NGCHD where they're cherry-picking programming? I'd be inclined to think it's the regular feed, because it goes on for so long. But I wasn't able to catch it this morning.


Doesn't help the situation but it will show the Concert for Diana featuring; Sir Elton John, Joss Stone, The Killers, Rod Stewart, Kanye West, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Pharrell Williams, Duran Duran

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

Ok, I have to ask, it was in HD & MPEG4?


I am seeing channel 332 on my HR10-250, so it would be safe to assume it is MPEG2.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:01 PM

I would be safe to assume it is MPEG-2 if you can see it on your receiver. That's why it is only on during the mornings when they can squeeze in the channel when some other HD channels aren't showing HD. However, when it goes full time it will be MPEG-4.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:22 PM

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:10 AM

Now that MHD is live, I have two observations:

1. It is the actual regular broadcast of the MHD channel, it's not just selected shows like NGCHD's sneak peak.
2. It is compressed beyond belief. Broadcasting a concert with lots of flashing lights and quick color changes, the PQ is pure garbage. It's right at the edge of watchable, IMO.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:25 AM

Now that MHD is live, I have two observations:

1. It is the actual regular broadcast of the MHD channel, it's not just selected shows like NGCHD's sneak peak.
2. It is compressed beyond belief. Broadcasting a concert with lots of flashing lights and quick color changes, the PQ is pure garbage. It's right at the edge of watchable, IMO.


That's too bad - that it's so compressed. We get it on FiOS, and it has one of the bet PQs out of any HD channel we get. I gotta wonder why they would do that. Give you a sneak peak of a channel only to deliver it like that. I understand the bandwidth limitations, but you're just setting customers up for disappointment that way. DirecTV runs all these commercials about how stunning their HD is, and then gives you a sneak peak at what's coming that's that disappointing. Just sounds like a bone-headed marketing move to me. I think they would be better served just waiting until the new satellite goes up and then giving you guys the new channels. Sneak peaks are fine, but they should make you clamor for more.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:50 AM

Hmm was anyone able to record this? I set my recorder up and all I am seeing now is a black screen and video feed of the sneak preview??? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:51 AM

Watching now in the Central time zone.
Dixie Chicks video.
332 showing up in guide now that I added the channel number.




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