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HD Discusson: CNBC HD (Channel 355)


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#1 ONLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: CNBC (Channel 355)

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   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:00 AM

New channel has been confirmed.
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#3 OFFLINE   jwt0001

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:09 AM

It's unbelievable how much information they're trying to squeeze in.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:11 AM

It's unbelievable how much information they're trying to squeeze in.


Yes, it is alot, but is is a good use of the increased area of 16x9.

I say kudos to CNBC.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:12 AM

My God, it's an information overload...

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:13 AM

i like it :new_Eyecr
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:15 AM

No cudos to CNBC b/c this is not a HD channel. It's an upconvert according to a CNBC rep. There's a whole thread over at AVS dedicated to this channel. From my 1 minute look at it, the tickerer across the bottom is small and moving at a snails pace. I'll just continue to watch the regular station.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:15 AM

Hey they even keep the stock info up during the commercials! I am like the worlds smallest investor of AMD stock, but if I were more heavily in the market, I would look at this as a wonderful value added addition.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:37 AM

Luckily it looks better than this:


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:41 AM

Darn! blocked by my own Internet access filtering rules :lol:
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:30 AM

Wow! I have just seen the first images of CNBC's new HD product. Now THIS is brilliant! They are using the 4x3 image - but it is upconverted. Their studio stuff looks gorgeous. They've pushed it over to the left and have created a double width panel which is being populated with charts and other types of financial data. Not only this, but I see that they plan on using the SAP (separate audio program) to let you listen to a secondary video window.

Sure, there will be cynical people out there who take pot shots at this because they didn't think of it - but what a GREAT use of the 16x9 format - and perfect for non-entertainment programming. As an investor, I feel like I've finally got the fantastic TV tool I've always wanted.

KUDOS to CNBC for doing this - it's brilliantly innovative.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:31 AM

i think it looks pretty good. Good way to not use stretch-o-vision, just fill up the area with useful info

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:34 AM

My God, it's an information overload...


Thank goodness for the pause live TV button. :)
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:39 AM

No cudos to CNBC b/c this is not a HD channel. It's an upconvert according to a CNBC rep.

The only part that's upconverted is the video. All of the graphics are very clearly HD, they're too sharp to be upconverted SD.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:47 AM

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:49 AM

Sure, there will be cynical people out there who take pot shots at this because they didn't think of it - but what a GREAT use of the 16x9 format - and perfect for non-entertainment programming. As an investor, I feel like I've finally got the fantastic TV tool I've always wanted.

KUDOS to CNBC for doing this - it's brilliantly innovative.


So how many shares of Universal do you own???:hurah: :D

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:53 AM

I am not sure I will get used to the very small top and bottom tickers. I hope they increase the size of those.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:01 AM

Absolutely fantastic. CNBC HD+ gets my vote as the best addition thus far...

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:02 AM

I am not sure I will get used to the very small top and bottom tickers. I hope they increase the size of those.


I agree. Watching it about 8 feet away on 42" plasma, it looked a little too small.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:23 AM

People have been complaining about CNBC not being "real HD", but this is not a bad use of the HD real estate. I'm really impressed.
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