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HD Discusson: CNBC HD (Channel 355)


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#21 OFFLINE   myselfalso

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

I like the channel. It's a plus in my book.
I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 2005.

A few channels I'd still like to see DirecTV add are:
CSPAN3, the PAC-12 Network(s), BBC World and more international news channels.

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#22 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:56 AM

My father-in-law is the family's resident investments guru. This will finally convince his to get off his butt on HDTV.

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#23 OFFLINE   myselfalso

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:03 AM

It's my understanding that CNBC doesn't intend on buying HD equipment to broadcast their video in HD.
I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 2005.

A few channels I'd still like to see DirecTV add are:
CSPAN3, the PAC-12 Network(s), BBC World and more international news channels.

#24 OFFLINE   spreggin

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:09 AM

looks real good to me...

#25 OFFLINE   vurbano

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:11 AM

I like the channel. It's a plus in my book.

Its a good strategy to use until HD cameras become cheaper I suppose. I like the use of the real estate.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:12 AM

It's my understanding that CNBC doesn't intend on buying HD equipment to broadcast their video in HD.

They most likely will when equipment fails or the price becomes cost effective (why replace old, broken equipment with old, unbroken equipment?). But they really surprised me with their layout! :up: When I read the press saying that they weren't gonna be true "HD", I wrote them off...but I'm impressed with what they've done...and the squeezed video (surrounded by financial info tickers, etc.) doesn't look half bad.
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#27 OFFLINE   Marvin

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:13 AM

I wonder if when CNBC becomes the overflow channel for various NBC Sporting Events (namely the Olympics) if the HD channel will have HD events or not?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:23 AM

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


Same here. The new ticker is about half the screen height of the old one. The last time CNBC changed their ticker size/font, I ended up buying a bigger TV!:grin:

They should increase the ticker height by at least half. I mean, it's the smallest text on the screen, including the new HD graphics on the side. If those are in an "appropriate for HD screens" size font, why isn't the ticker?

They've got a lot of guard band at the top and bottom of the screen (I doubt they'll fill any more of it), but they could fill some of the space in the top/bottom video area, where the ticker would be in SD anyway.

I'll probably write them a letter - I love the new format, but if I can't read the ticker from across the room like I can now, I may stick with the SD version, at least during the day...

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:28 AM

It may be that some of their hosts don't want to be shown in HD! :rolleyes: I can think of a couple!

I wonder how the Fox Business channel is going to handle it?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:28 AM

I don't watch this channel often, but the graphics blew me away. Amazing!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:34 AM

i like it :new_Eyecr


First time I've seen that smiley used. Perfect use for it! :lol:

I'm not a big watcher of CNBC but, absolutely brilliant use of the 16x9 format for a channel that specializes in info about financial markets. Well done! :biggthump

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:38 AM

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

I say kudos to CNBC.


Any chance one of you can snap a picture?

Didn't get the chance to take a look before I left for work this morning.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:43 AM

Yes like most people I like the look of the channel but the very small top and bottom tickers need to get bigger.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:49 AM

It's a good idea for stocks, but I'd hate to see ESPN, CNN, or Fox do this -- it's really distracting if you're trying to watch the video portion (less important here). It will be interesting to see what they do when the markets are closed.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

Yes like most people I like the look of the channel but the very small top and bottom tickers need to get bigger.

Looks fine to me, sharp and crisp. Seems to expect a hi def HDTV.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:53 AM

Hey CNBC:

Not all of us have 50+" screens. The graphics do look amazing, but with 20/20 vision, I can't read anything from more than about 5 feet away on my 26" in the bedroom. Could we maybe go from 2pt font to 4?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

It may be that some of their hosts don't want to be shown in HD! :rolleyes: I can think of a couple!

I wonder how the Fox Business channel is going to handle it?

FBN will be true HD...

#38 OFFLINE   Inches

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:13 AM

Any chance one of you can snap a picture?

Didn't get the chance to take a look before I left for work this morning.


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:16 AM

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Thank you. :eek2:

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