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HD Discussion: Channels that didn't launch - 9/26/2007


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#1 OFFLINE   ddpoohndave

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:34 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.

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#2 OFFLINE   Rhythmx

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:42 AM

I was expecting MSGHD, and FSNYHD to launch with the new channels. While I am thrilled that we finally have new HD, I was wondering when the regional Sports channels would be launched? Any ideas?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:44 AM

Indeed. The only channel in the 600s seems to be VS/GOLF HD.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:50 AM

I don't either (RI) ...I think that will be after Oct 1......hope in time for playoffs...

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:57 AM

I was expecting MSGHD, and FSNYHD to launch with the new channels. While I am thrilled that we finally have new HD, I was wondering when the regional Sports channels would be launched? Any ideas?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:01 AM

They've been saying they will launch 40 more by end of October. I'd expect 10-20 or so every couple weeks. Last rumor that I read was that most of the RSN's are launching in October.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:04 AM

The current list of coming in October stands at 14

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:04 AM

Thank God we have Smithsosian, The History Channel and The Science Channel. Does anyone even watch these is SD? Unbeliveable!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:09 AM

I get YES in HD (ch 622). Not sure why. I like to watch the Yankees lose in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:09 AM

I was hoping for MSGHD also. Watch some New York Rangers Hockey in HD.
Right now I only have SNYHD home of the Mets and YES network.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:10 AM

Thank God we have Smithsosian, The History Channel and The Science Channel. Does anyone even watch these is SD? Unbeliveable!


Yes, we do. :rolleyes:

HGTV and Food Network will probably be among the other 40-odd channels rolling out through October.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:11 AM

I was very surprised to find HGTV or NG were not available yet.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:17 AM

I was wondering how long it would take for a post like this. :-) Are 21 new HD channels not enough to keep you busy for at least a couple hours? You just can't please a crowd.

Those channels and another 20ish are coming in October.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:17 AM

That was the first thing I checked this morning when I heard the channels rolled out. Went to 231 thinking to see food net in hd and no love. I almost stopped looking for the rest of the hd channels.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:17 AM

Indeed. The only channel in the 600s seems to be VS/GOLF HD.



On the HD programming section of the D* website you can put in your zip code to see what RSN is available. Mine showed Fox Sports South (630) and said that it IS available in HD. However, as of now the HD version isn't in the guide.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:19 AM

I am suprised with all the testing and sneak previews of National Geographic it did not make this round....
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:19 AM

I am disappointed National Geographic didn't launch. I know it will be here soon though.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:20 AM

My wife is gonna be P*****. Me too because she said now that FOOD is gonna be in HD we can buy a HD set for the bedroom!!! Any recommendations for a nice 32"er??? No 1080P or HDMI needed.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:20 AM

Most of the shows I watch are on 3 channels:
*History
*Discovery
*Science

So I'm happy for a while. :D

Now let's get Sci-Fi and National Geographic and I'll be set! :)

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:21 AM

My wife is gonna be P*****. Me too because she said now that FOOD is gonna be in HD we can buy a HD set for the bedroom!!! Any recommendations for a nice 32"er??? No 1080P or HDMI needed.


Yes, any Samsung 56" model (or larger) . :)

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