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New HD Channels Discussion: 100 HD! 12/28/07


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#21 OFFLINE   dtv757

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:44 AM

Surprised no National Geographic and MHD in the first wave since we've seen previews over the past few months.

Also Food and HGTV absent, both are -1 channels. Any thoughts. Still working out the kinks maybe?


yea i was surprised too... o well i guess we will see them in OCT. ;)

but the other channels look good.:D

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:44 AM

If you have favorites setup, you'll need to add the HD equiv of each of these channels to get them to show up in the guide. Even then, there are a lot of shows in the guide which are in HD but dont have the HD tag on them, this isn't a new problem though.

My question is, is there any benefit to having both the SD and the HD versions of a channel in your favorites? The programming should be identical, just in different formats, right?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

I know. MHD was probably the only one I was looking for. Now bring on FX so Nip Tuck will be in HD


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

so i am guessing that espn2 is still not mpeg4, i cant get espn2 during the summer or early fall because of a tree blocking sat 119 and now when i tuned to 209hd i was hoping to get it but still says searching for sat. oh well have to wait i guess

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

Anyone know anything about NESN in HD. I was told that it would be included in the 1st rollout. I called and the CSR from retention said I should be getting it. I have all the other new HD channels but not that one.


It is there on my channel list, NESNH, 623. It was listed before the rollout.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

uh oh, watching History HD right now at 744am, in Strech-O-Vision
the talking heads look short and have oval heads but other parts look ok
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:47 AM

So, just to get this straight... The old channel numbers are still simulcast in MPEG2 and the new numbers MPEG4? So, ESPNHD 73=MPEG2, ESPNHD 206=MPEG4; HBOHD 501 now MPEG4?


Can anyone confirm this is indeed how it is?

Edit: nevermind I see they are still Mpeg2 http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=101068

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:51 AM

Don't the people at D* have wives? I've been promising my wife the Food Network in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:57 AM

i am happy with the new channels, but the wife wanted food and hgtv, she will not be happy about that, but at least she got animal and tlc



Same here, but with all the other channels in HD, something tells me that if I don't tell her, she will think that HGTV and Food are in HD as well. lol

Don't know about you, but I am NOT going to tell mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:58 AM

It is there on my channel list, NESNH, 623. It was listed before the rollout.


Yes, but you are in Mass. It is not yet available via D10, which is what was being asked about.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:59 AM

uh oh, watching History HD right now at 744am, in Strech-O-Vision
the talking heads look short and have oval heads but other parts look ok
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I know it is not D's fault about the auto stretching.. but I am dissapointed in the amount of channels that are being stretched... but I suppose that will change as more content gets filmed in HD.. could be years though...
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:00 AM

Powerplay where in Mass are you. Im in Western Ma which doesnt have it yet.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:00 AM

Same here, but with all the other channels in HD, something tells me that if I don't tell her, she will think that HGTV and Food are in HD as well. lol

Don't know about you, but I am NOT going to tell mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:


(a) my wife will be disappointed those two channels are not live yet
(B) she is tech-savvy and will definitely notice they are still SD :)

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:02 AM

I totally agree. The only downside for me, if you can even call it that, is now I have to redo all my Season Passes to record the HD feed. All in all though, I will happily do that as the picture looks great! :)



Is that what I have to do? Was wondering if I just go into scheduler and delete everything and add them back in the new channels? Is that the correct way to do it?

Reason I was wondering was that we have a ton in there, as my wife is an RN and works different days each week and different hours as needed and LOVES to see HER shows.

Also, is there a maximum number of season passes that you can have? Haven't been able to find that number anywhere, if there is one, but we have close to 50, at least.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:04 AM

uh oh, watching History HD right now at 744am, in Strech-O-Vision
the talking heads look short and have oval heads but other parts look ok
Dan


TBSHD (expected this one) and A&EHD are also Stretch-O-Vision.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:06 AM

I thought that Earl or someone mentioned that when the HD channels went live, the default version of the channel was the HD one, and SD was -1? I'm seeing both HD and SD versions in my guide. Or did I misunderstand something?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:09 AM

Don't the people at D* have wives? I've been promising my wife the Food Network in HD.



As long as I keep Sunday Ticket/Superfan, my wife will be happy with D*!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:11 AM

Is it just me, or does changing to any of the new HD channels take longer than normal?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:11 AM

Anyone else who is a subscriber to Starz not have any of the new HD channels? I get the "(721) , channel not purchased" message on channels 519,522,540,520 and 518, although the standard-def counterparts work fine. Is this something that is just an error or does Starz in HD require another subscription? As this comprizes a whopping 5 new HD channels, I want to get them!

All the other channels look fantastic...lots of watching to do.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:13 AM

All channels I watch are now in HD except Sci-Fi. Maybe next month?

So do we need to change our series links to catch the HD versions now?

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