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HD Discussion: Big Ten Network (Channel 220)


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#1 ONLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: Big Ten Network (Channels 218-221)

Topics: PQ, Programming, Stretch-0-vision (we hope not!), etc.

And don't forget our other coverage of the new DIRECTV HD channels:

The list of Launched Channels,
Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels,
and just for fun, The "I Got Them!" Challenge.


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#2 ONLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:40 AM

BTHHD - Confirmed 220
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#3 OFFLINE   z28lt1

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:49 AM

Seems like the alternates (218,219,221) don't list an HD counterpart at this time. Any gueses as to if they will when they are in use on Saturday? I believe there are 3 games on a noon eastern on Sat.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:03 AM

Seems like the alternates (218,219,221) don't list an HD counterpart at this time. Any gueses as to if they will when they are in use on Saturday? I believe there are 3 games on a noon eastern on Sat.


I would anticipate that the Alternate Channels will be in HD also. DirecTV has the capacity and Dish Network broadcasts all of the BTN games in HD so I would hope DirecTV would do so for competitive reasons. We should know more when the specific games are added to the program guide in the next day or two.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:24 AM

Will honestly say with the limited time i had to look this morning before i came to work, BTN looked the BEST out of all the channels i flipped to!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:11 AM

I thought they said that the alternates would be HD as well.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:35 AM

Maybe they'll be a part of the 70 channels in October?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:35 AM

BTNHD alive

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:39 AM

Better see some Minnesota Gopher Hockey in HD soon... :D
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:41 AM

BT Tonight looks great!
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:49 AM

Nice PQ. Bring the college hockey monsters from teh Midwest.;)
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:56 AM

BTN PQ looks great!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:59 AM

Better see some Minnesota Gopher Hockey in HD soon... :D


I'll second that!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:11 AM

Big 10 has studio shows in HD. It looks great.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:13 AM

Wow, it looks great. Nice PQ
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:14 AM

I think BTN wins the award thus far for best PQ. Anyone else agree?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:21 AM

Audio sync issue just now on this channel. I am sure these things will be worked out.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:24 AM

Better see some Minnesota Gopher Hockey in HD soon... :D


Any word on whether FSN will be airing Gopher games in HD? As much as I despise them, ANY college hockey in HD is ok in my book, and it'd be nice if they at least had the home games in HD. Supposedly BTN is airing the College Hockey Showcase, hopefully it's all in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:59 AM

I think BTN wins the award thus far for best PQ. Anyone else agree?


I agree
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:05 AM

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NCAA Hockey rocks..... :allthumbs




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