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HD Discussion: NFL Network (Channel 212)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:03 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: NFL Network (Channel 212)

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   Tom Robertson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:43 AM

Welcome to the new HD on DIRECTV. The NFL Network HD has been confirmed.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:52 AM

Why is "Total Access" still in SD though? That's pretty lame... they better get with it!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:03 AM

That is what I was thinking. Does anyone when when it will be HD not 4:3 SD?
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:04 AM

Yeah, I was really disappointed. It looks like everything on NFLHD is in 4:3 right now. I went through the guide and even the NFLReplay game is not listed as HD.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:38 AM

I watched the Cincy/Seattle game on the NFL Replay last night on the test channel and it was full screen HD. It must be the studio shows are not full screen yet.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:39 AM

The guide data may not be 100% accurate. I would check back at 1pm.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:40 AM

I thought Total Access was done in HD from day one. I'm surprised the League hasn't gotten on the stick yet. At least they haven't gone down the stretch-o-vision path. Thankfully.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:47 AM

There's no excuse for a studio news show not to be in HD. Even the startup BTN is HD for it's studio show! Doesn't the NFL have a bit more money than then Big Ten???

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:51 AM

There's no excuse for a studio news show not to be in HD. Even the startup BTN is HD for it's studio show! Doesn't the NFL have a bit more money than then Big Ten???



Periodically, they would show the NFL Network studio show on channel 98 (HD Alt) and it was in full screen HD. I have confidence it will appear that way on the new channel.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:43 AM

this is what ive been waiting for!


can anyone confirm total access in HD or SD?


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:12 AM

this is what ive been waiting for!


can anyone confirm total access in HD or SD?


I'm looking forward to the official review wednesday on total access tonight


Looks like SD for now...

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:22 AM

Periodically, they would show the NFL Network studio show on channel 98 (HD Alt) and it was in full screen HD. I have confidence it will appear that way on the new channel.


Don't know what you saw -- and not doubting you -- but I've seen a lot of NFL-HD on FIOS and have never seen their studio shows in HD. The live and replayed games, yes.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:02 AM

Well, 1pm has come and gone and no HD on the replay.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:22 AM

Well, 1pm has come and gone and no HD on the replay.


Was it a game that was shown in HD this weekend?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

I'm watching the replay of the Chargers and Packers and it looks like it's being shown in HD, but the picture quality looks pretty bad compared to when I watched the game on Sunday. Anybody else notice?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:39 AM

I'm watching the replay of the Chargers and Packers and it looks like it's being shown in HD, but the picture quality looks pretty bad compared to when I watched the game on Sunday. Anybody else notice?


Nice. When it started it was 4x3 .Thanks for telling me it is HD now.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:41 AM

I'm watching the replay of the Chargers and Packers and it looks like it's being shown in HD, but the picture quality looks pretty bad compared to when I watched the game on Sunday. Anybody else notice?


Just turned it on. I didn't see much of the game on Sunday, but you're right, this isn't a very high quality HD picture compared to a typical CBS OTA game. Until we see more games, though, I have no reason for blaming DirecTV for this.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:52 AM

Don't know what you saw -- and not doubting you -- but I've seen a lot of NFL-HD on FIOS and have never seen their studio shows in HD. The live and replayed games, yes.


Thursday and late season Saturday games pre-game shows. Also the superbowl pregame show on the network were in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:57 AM

Thursday and late season Saturday games pre-game shows. Also the superbowl pregame show on the network were in HD.


Ah, yes, OK. That is correct.

Didn't know about the Super Bowl pre-game, but the others are (in my mind) part of the "game" coverage that I know is in HD...not the studio stuff like "all access" that some people expected to see in HD, but is not (yet).

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