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HD Discussion: HBO/Cinemax (Channels 501-514)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 01:50 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channels: HBO/Cinemax (Channels 501-514)

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 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:14 AM

Confirmed:

Well some of them, not all are available yet
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#3 OFFLINE   reweiss

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:19 AM

I'm getting "Channel not purchased. (721)" and I am paying for this package.

Should I reset my receiver?

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#4 OFFLINE   Blurayfan

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

I'm getting "Channel not purchased. (721)" and I am paying for this package.

Should I reset my receiver?

If the error is on Cinemax you're missing the Cinemax HD line on your account. Try refreshing services on the web or call in. A CSR should be able to correct this.

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#5 OFFLINE   reweiss

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:28 AM

If the error is on Cinemax you're missing the Cinemax HD line on your account. Try refreshing services on the web or call in. A CSR should be able to correct this.


Thank you.

What's the best way to refresh this from the web?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:31 AM

Thank you.

What's the best way to refresh this from the web?

Refresh your Services

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#7 OFFLINE   reweiss

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:34 AM

Refresh your Services


You are the king!!!!

It took all of 10 seconds for the channel to come in.

Thank you for your help. :)

BTW... It looks like the HBOWHD, MaxHD and MAXWHD channels are 1080i. Look great!!!

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#8 OFFLINE   Bofurley

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:45 AM

Thank you for your help, it worked for me also!
Now I am receiving 504 in HD!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:34 AM

Had to refresh two receivers because I couldn't get channel 504. No issues here now and all looks great!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

I had to refresh services for 504 too. Looks good now.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:04 AM

I had to refresh services for 504 too. Looks good now.


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:25 AM

Refresh your Services


WOW!! Thanks it worked for me also. I bookmarked that page

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:31 AM

It's interesting that the other channels came in automatically but there seems to be a bunch of us that had to refresh our services to see Cinemax HD. I wonder what the issue was. I have never a problem seeing any other HD channel I was supposed to see.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

It's interesting that the other channels came in automatically but there seems to be a bunch of us that had to refresh our services to see Cinemax HD. I wonder what the issue was. I have never a problem seeing any other HD channel I was supposed to see.

The Starz, Cinemax, and Sports HD channels need a seperate authorization. The other channels are just added to the base package. What I found odd was some needed to refresh for 504.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:57 AM

Can anyone explain why for example there are at least 3 HBO-E channels? 70, 501, 509...Are ANY of them the new Mpeg4 vs. the old Mpeg2 "HD-Lite"? PQ better in Mpeg4???

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:07 AM

HBOWESTHD is running test patterns right now. Looks like it might me usefull to fine tune settings.
It's only tv!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:19 AM

ii have the test pattern here as well

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:19 AM

Can anyone explain why for example there are at least 3 HBO-E channels? 70, 501, 509...Are ANY of them the new Mpeg4 vs. the old Mpeg2 "HD-Lite"? PQ better in Mpeg4???

They're all MPEG2 just two are just mirrored off of the actual feed. HBO HD 501 is just to be consistent with the new MPEG4 channels.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:47 AM

They're all MPEG2 just two are just mirrored off of the actual feed. HBO HD 501 is just to be consistent with the new MPEG4 channels.


:confused: ???

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

:confused: ???

509 is the actual feed
70 is the old virtual channel
501 is a new virtual channel to be the same as the new MPEG4s. Same number as the SD version.

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