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HD Discussion: MHD (Channel 332)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:00 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: MHD (Channel 332)

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 04 October 2007 - 04:09 AM

Confirmed
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:16 AM

I'm just watching now. Looks better on D* then it looked on Comcast. Looks a lot better over those sneak peaks also.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:20 AM

Just saw the commercial with Bon Jovi...
Man he looks old in HD... ;) but still sounds good
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

Closed captioning confirmed--well timed--and on music! Impressive. :) And...Justin Timberlake is on my TV, moaning that he's bringing sexy back, so now I must burn the otherwise loyal TV. I'll go start the bonfire.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:29 AM

FANTASTIC!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:32 AM

Hopefully the programing will be as good as the picture quality.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:37 AM

Wow! That looks great. I haven't watched MTV in a while, but after watching some MHD this morning, I might sample it a bit more.

D** is doing a great job of rolling out the HD channels.

Is it safe to assume that this channel addition on a non-Wednesday is an exception so they could air in time for the hip hop awards, or might we see more pleasant suprises like this again on other days of the week?

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:40 AM

Yep, this made my day...bummer I gotta go to work and miss it though.

It looks and sounds incredible.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:56 AM

At work already, but after looking at a couple of shows that are on today..... remote booking right now would be a much welcome addition. BUt I also figure most will be on again :)

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:59 AM

Excellent picture quality! I haven't turned the surround receiver on yet (wife's still in bed).

My LCD TV has 1:1 pixel mapping (both heavenly and hellish), and this is the first of the new HD channels that shows a VERY thin grey line down the very far left side of screen. NBC national HD feed does too, along with HDNet (though down the right side of the screen). This is not D*'s fault, but rather MHD, NBC & HDNet. They have to understand that people are starting to get 1:1 pixel mapping TV's (i.e., TV's that have NO overscan and show every singe pixel it receives). I can adjust my TV's overscan a little, but it then actually crops out TOO much of the picture.

<shrugs> oh well....still a GREAT picture!
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:09 AM

Okay, I am away from my TV for the time being... :o

Is anything actually in HD? Music videos? If so I may have to actually check this channel out.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:10 AM

At work already, but after looking at a couple of shows that are on today..... remote booking right now would be a much welcome addition. BUt I also figure most will be on again :)

My thoughts exactly. Except MHD is not found on remote booking and I'm getting an error when I try to find "Dixie Chicks" even though I now there is a VH1 Storytellers on them today at 3 (at least according to the MHD website).

ETA: I did a manual recording on remote booking, so we'll see if that works.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:12 AM

Okay, I am away from my TV for the time being... :o

Is anything actually in HD? Music videos? If so I may have to actually check this channel out.

Yes, at least according to their website.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:13 AM

Saw a 4:3 video not stretched!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:18 AM

I guess we don't have to wait until 2099 after all.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:23 AM

I was wondering what was up with this channel for I was on channel 77 at around 10:00 last night and 332 MHD was one of the channels that was on the list of HD channels now available and I tried to go to it but it was not there yet.

I guess they had went ahead and updated their slide on 77 showing it available even though it was not until this morning.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:49 AM

Picture is great... content so far, not so great... 3 country music videos in a row.

I HATE country music!!!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:53 AM

Was anyone watching at the exact time they switched over?

Did they play 'Video Killed The Radio Star'?

That would have been cool.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:00 AM

So is MHD a simulcast of MTV or is it a separate channel?
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