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HD Discussion: HGTV (Channel 229-1)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 01:53 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: HGTV (Channel 229-1)

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,
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:02 AM

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:10 AM

Nice. My wife works for "Ground Breakers" and is happy to finally be able to see her own show in HD.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:26 AM

Guide show very little HD today
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:32 AM

Will they ever show their original programs in HD rather than different stuff?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:40 AM

hey and what about the -1 that means it not a simulcast right?
Sometimes it just is what it is :nono2:

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:42 AM

hey and what about the -1 that means it not a simulcast right?


You are correct! :D

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:42 AM

hey and what about the -1 that means it not a simulcast right?


Correct

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

So, does this mean we'll finally get HGTV's coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade in HD?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

Guide show very little HD today


Everything but infomercials is HD on this channel. Hence why it's not a simulcast.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:46 AM

Everything but infomercials is HD on this channel. Hence why it's not a simulcast.


As some of these new channels come on, it is not unusual for the HD tag in the Guide to be inaccurate in the beginning. Give it some time and things will become more accurate. In the mean time, you may find a lot in HD, even though not listed as such.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:06 AM

Nice. My wife is a happy camper today now that HGTV-HD is finally on :)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:55 AM

Guide show very little HD today

Everything but infomercials is HD on this channel. Hence why it's not a simulcast.


I currently have HGTV on Cable, and everything is in HD. I can let you know if it is any different as I'm switching to D* on Thursday.(WOO HOO!!!)

One thing I have noticed with HGTV is that it repeats a lot, the same show(Episode) is on two or three times a day if not more.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:01 AM

Too bad some of the shows like curb appeal, house hunters and house hunters international are apparently not scheduled on the new channel. They must not be produced in HD.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:11 AM

Everything but infomercials is HD on this channel. Hence why it's not a simulcast.

No, it's not a simulcast because the programming schedule is different from the SD HGTV - the simulcast/not simulcast status has nothing to do with infomercials.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:16 AM

No, it's not a simulcast because the programming schedule is different from the SD HGTV - the simulcast/not simulcast status has nothing to do with infomercials.


I know that, perhaps poor wording on my part. They went with a non-simulcast so that it was an all-hd channel (except for the infomercials). Just like Food-HD.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:08 AM

With this being another "unique" channel (not a simulcast of its SD counterpart),will this channel and Food HD be added to the new HD Extra Pack?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:02 AM

Sure happy they finally got HGTV HD the rose parade has been broadcasted on there channel in HD for years, I watched it when I had voom it looks AWESOME is all I can say. We watch alot of stuff on HDTV like all the shows about buying and selling your home.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:04 AM

I'm switching to D* on Thursday.(WOO HOO)


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

With this being another "unique" channel (not a simulcast of its SD counterpart),will this channel and Food HD be added to the new HD Extra Pack?

I'm wondering the same thing. Also MHD is not a simulcast too. This HD extra pack is such BS to begin with. We now have Food-HD, HGTV-HD, MHD and Discovery HD Theater that are not simulcasts but are not included in the HD Extra pack. Maybe a new "HD Extra, Extra Package" is coming. :lol:

So maybe D* needs to redefine the definition of the HD Extra package to be "just a few channels that we want to charge you more for" from channels that do not have a simulcast SD channels. I smell something foul.
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