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NFL Superfan Red Zone Channel in HD This Year


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#1 OFFLINE   jcrandall

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:37 PM

Happy to report the red zone is HD this year!!!!!:eek2:

http://www.directv.c...?assetId=900045

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:46 PM

Happy to report the red zone is HD this year!!!!!:eek2:

http://www.directv.c...?assetId=900045



This should be interesting. They had to shut down TNT-HD or Uni-HD last year just to handle the games then, and now they're adding 1 more HD channel plus CBS is supposed to do at least 1 more HD game also. Wonder where the bandwidth will be coming from for this?

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:03 PM

This should be interesting. They had to shut down TNT-HD or Uni-HD last year just to handle the games then, and now they're adding 1 more HD channel plus CBS is supposed to do at least 1 more HD game also. Wonder where the bandwidth will be coming from for this?


One would assume form the new satelite.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:44 PM

Actually, CBS announced they will be doing up to six (yes 6) games per week in HD.

The impact: for example, in Week 1, ALL 16 games will be broadcast in HD.

It's going to be a very exciting NFL season, folks.


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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:05 AM

One would assume form the new satelite.

Don't think so since the D*'s hardware requirements for HD still says the old phase 3 Ku dish, not the Ka/Ku.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:43 AM

That's great news! I love the red zone channel but tough to watch in SD.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

Don't think so since the D*'s hardware requirements for HD still says the old phase 3 Ku dish, not the Ka/Ku.


I bet they will change that once the new bird is in orbit. :)

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:28 AM

Don't think so since the D*'s hardware requirements for HD still says the old phase 3 Ku dish, not the Ka/Ku.


That will change shortly!!
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:13 PM

They could even move some regular HD stations to the new sat for the sunday afternoon allowing old equip to get the sunday ticket.

Lets face it, there is more demand for sunday ticket than any other hd on sunday afternoon.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:17 PM

Certainly hope plenty of notice is given if/when Sunday ticket moves to the new satellites. Live in a multi-unit building now using the old dish and they've been slow to upgrade. That would be the tipping point for me keepin my mouth shut to this date.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:45 PM

They could even move some regular HD stations to the new sat for the sunday afternoon allowing old equip to get the sunday ticket.

Lets face it, there is more demand for sunday ticket than any other hd on sunday afternoon.


So you think it's OK to shut down MPEG2 channels like HBO-HD, Showtime-HD, etc. which I've paid for so that the NFL-ST folks can see their HD games? There was enough outcry when they did TNT-HD last year IMO the bitching would be even louder. Doesn matter what they shut down, people will be upset if channels that they're paying for are turned off so D* can show the NFL-ST HD games.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:27 AM

Happy to report the red zone is HD this year!!!!!:eek2:

http://www.directv.c...?assetId=900045


It also appears that the game mix will have a lot less wasted space so we may actually be able to tell what's going on in each game.

Game Mix in HD will be terrific!!

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:10 AM

That's great news about the Red Zone channel, but I wonder why they can't do the shortcuts in HD?

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:12 AM

So you think it's OK to shut down MPEG2 channels like HBO-HD, Showtime-HD, etc. which I've paid for so that the NFL-ST folks can see their HD games?


I definitely think it's OK to shut down channels YOU watch in order to allow me to watch football games in HD. :)

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:27 AM

I definitely think it's OK to shut down channels YOU watch in order to allow me to watch football games in HD. :)


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:58 PM

This should be interesting. They had to shut down TNT-HD or Uni-HD last year just to handle the games then, and now they're adding 1 more HD channel plus CBS is supposed to do at least 1 more HD game also. Wonder where the bandwidth will be coming from for this?


Maybe they will move the current hd channels to mpg4 on d10 and use that bandwith for it. Never know with them.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:15 PM

It also appears that the game mix will have a lot less wasted space so we may actually be able to tell what's going on in each game.

Game Mix in HD will be terrific!!


Sorry - but I don't think the 8-Game-Mix will be in HD. They have announced the RedZone Channel will be in HD. But I have not seen or heard anything about the ST Mix Channels going to HD.

I sure hope I'm wrong!! So please correct me if you have some information about the Mix going HD.


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:33 PM

I definitely think it's OK to shut down channels YOU watch in order to allow me to watch football games in HD. :)


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:54 PM

I definitely think it's OK to shut down channels YOU watch in order to allow me to watch football games in HD. :)


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:55 PM

I think Redzone in HD was a big step, I prefer that in HD before Gamemix, but I would like Gamemix in HD as well!!
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