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HD Discussion: The Smithsonian Channel (Channel 267)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:11 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: The Smithsonian Channel (Channel 267)

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 26 September 2007 - 04:35 AM

SMTHHD - Confirmed Channel 267
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:41 AM

I'm sfs on this channel.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:50 AM

Beautiful picture!! :D

This Supercar show is pretty cool but I wonder if they are going to make many more episodes, or if this is just a one-time thing.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:06 AM

So far the Smithsonian channel has the best PQ.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:12 AM

So far the Smithsonian channel has the best PQ.


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:21 AM

Best picture that I have seen from the new HD channels as of now.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:23 AM

Nice!!!!!
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:26 AM

I really think BTN had best PQ but this was a CLOSE second

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:27 AM

The PQ on this channel is great, but the huge white and orange bug is obnoxious. Hopefully they tone that down.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:31 AM

I found the sound out of sync with the speakers when I watched for a few minutes this morning. And--NO CLOSED CAPTIONING. :(
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:33 AM

At the start of the last two shows the picture goes out to a blank screen and comes back. Everything drops including sound. What gives? Has to be them turning something on at the studio? Anyone else getting this. It is right when each new show starts.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:57 AM

The "Super Cars" was spectacular! Best HD PQ I've seen in a long time.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:00 AM

I'm having an audio sync problem on this channel. And so far it's only this channel.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:02 AM

Sound out of sync for me. PQ great !!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:02 AM

Terrible Audio Sync issue...Sony CRT 50" Projection....no sound system, tv sound speakers.

Sound is ~1 second too fast I think.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:08 AM

At the start of the last two shows the picture goes out to a blank screen and comes back. Everything drops including sound. What gives? Has to be them turning something on at the studio? Anyone else getting this. It is right when each new show starts.



I noticed this too, and I also am having the audio sync issues. The picture is great.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:12 AM

I found the sound out of sync with the speakers when I watched for a few minutes this morning. And--NO CLOSED CAPTIONING. :(


Yep, and still a bad audio sync problem on the next program on the channel.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:20 AM

Yep, and still a bad audio sync problem on the next program on the channel.


Best new HD channel. And, yes, I am getting sync issues too, but with documentaries, you don't notice it as much.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:25 AM

Perhaps the channel has a problem and is transmitting with a slight sync issue?

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