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HD Discussion: Starz (Channels 518-533)


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#21 OFFLINE   jwt0001

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:55 AM

Has anyone heard about any deals to subscribe to Starz with the HD launch? I already have HBO and Showtime, but plan on adding Starz and Cinemax.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:11 AM

Has anyone heard about any deals to subscribe to Starz with the HD launch? I already have HBO and Showtime, but plan on adding Starz and Cinemax.


Might want to just look at getting Premiere

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:11 AM

Also not receiving the hd versions. Tried refreshing and that didnt work.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:24 AM

Open Season looks great. I love watching animation in HD!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:03 AM

Called directv and spoke to three levels of support none could get these channels working for me. Basically told me to wait it out 24hrs and see what happens. We shall see.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:03 AM

It is being widely posted that some need to call D* and have Starz HD added to their account. It comes out to $0.00 if you have Starz in your programming package and HD Service.

It was added to my account on Sept. 18 but I have been at work since 5:30 and don't yet know if I get the channel or not.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

I started the day off not having the Starz HD channels. I got the 721 channel not purchased error code. I had to call D* twice to get problem resolved. First time they told me it was a known problem and they are working on it. The 2nd time I called they removed my HD access from my account then added back. No problems now, everything works great. Thanks for all the info you guys provide here.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:01 AM

Does Starz HD do their movies in OAR?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:02 AM

Generic question here, but I'm curious about StarzHD picture quality. When it first launched there were some comments that their PQ was lacking. How does it really look now?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:21 AM

I added Starz (only had HBO and SHO until today) this morning at directv.com and they appeared in HD instantly.

One problem -- on some of the channels they are missing HD tags -- none on EdgeHD and on ComedyHD they stop appearing after a few days of the guide.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:30 AM

I watched a little of Chronicles of Narnia before work this morning and the PQ was astonishing.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:31 AM

Refreshing doesn't always work. If it doesn't try removing the package that has the error then re-add this forces the system to add the appropriate HD authorization associated (Starz HD, Sports HD, Cinemax HD).


CinemaxHD? I did not see this on the new list, and was not aware there was max HD. Is there? I have been sort of waiting for starz and max to go hd before upgrading to the Premiere package. alrady have hbo/sho.

But with all the problems I read with Starz, I guess I will let the dust settle for a couple days until they iron out the bugs. What channel wouc cinemaxhd be on? Thx

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:35 AM

CinemaxHD? I did not see this on the new list, and was not aware there was max HD. Is there? I have been sort of waiting for starz and max to go hd before upgrading to the Premiere package. alrady have hbo/sho.


Me too. Added Starz this morning. Will add Cinemax when it goes HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:40 AM

Me too. Added Starz this morning. Will add Cinemax when it goes HD.


For owhere I am at now with my sub, it will cost almost as much to add one premium as to just go Premiere.

Seemed like DVDKingdom was indicating there was Cinemax HD alreaady. I know I was told by a CSR (and we all know how knowledgable they are LOL) a few weeks ago that it would be added in september.

Well I guess I can get off my dead arse and go look at edit list and see if its there!
Thats too easy though! :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:41 AM

StarzHD looks much better on D* than E*. Time to downgrade my E* package.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:44 AM

StarzHD looks much better on D* than E*. Time to downgrade my E* package.


Pardon my ignorance, but what is E* ?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:46 AM

Me too. Added Starz this morning. Will add Cinemax when it goes HD.


Edited my faves to see all the channels available an no Max HD yet. Hopefully its coming soon. Anybody know when? Funny things was I heard that Max would be going HD before Starz, so surprise!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:48 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but what is E* ?


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:52 AM

Edited my faves to see all the channels available an no Max HD yet. Hopefully its coming soon. Anybody know when? Funny things was I heard that Max would be going HD before Starz, so surprise!

According to D*'s website, Cinemax HD is coming in October.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:59 AM

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I see. So I am curious, does their HD DVR have DLB?

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