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HD Discusson: Fox Business (Channel 359)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: Fox Business (Channel 359)

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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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:13 AM

The subject says it all. It's on now at 5:13 EDT.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:50 AM

I just tried the channel.It is up and running.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:02 AM

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:36 AM

The song used for the Fox Business News graphic leadout to commercial is by Angels & Airwaves (AVA). It's called "The Adventure." Someone at FBNHD has good taste in music.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:03 AM

The channel looks good...but its kind of odd...my HR20 is saying that it is in1080i not 720p. Allother FOX networks are in 720p (FOX-TV, various RSN's) is FOX adopting 1080i now and will we see FOX-TV go 1080i soon?
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:54 AM

Does anyone know what business package you have to subscribe to in order to watch this at a small business? You think they would have added this channel to all business packages.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:26 AM

I am getting slight overscan on the right side and at the top. In both cases it is only a few missing lines. Is anyone else seeing this?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:42 AM

Pretty clever how they show the "HD Wing" ... that right column of stock info on the HD channel only, with the 4:3 stuff shifted left on the HD channel, but filling the screen (minus the HD wing) on the SD version fo the channel. The ticker graphics are super crisp.. my eyes (and my 720p set) aren't good enough to tell if the studio shots that are squeezed to the upper left 2/3 of the screen are native HD or ED upconverted to match the 1080i of the rest of the picture.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

How is the channel itself? Is it decent?
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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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:11 AM

Wow, whoopie.... May as well be a shopping channel :(
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:12 AM

any channel with Alexis Glick in HD is all right by me ;)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:14 AM

new channel isn't showing up for me, rebooting the receiver now.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:20 AM

any channel with Alexis Glick in HD is all right by me ;)


I's not like it's playboy or hustler TV HD...... Or TEN HD that would be sweet!!!!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:23 AM

oops, didn't have it on "all channels" i hate that the new channels don't show up in your customized list.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:32 AM

I think it is HD, but I can't be absolutely sure, but the studio video and some of the remotes look pretty darn good... much betterthan the CNBCHD product where the live video is clearly SD. I'm guessing that Fox is starting with this product to refine its HD programming equipment and will shortly switch over to HD on Fox News.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:34 AM

any channel with Alexis Glick in HD is all right by me ;)


Well, well, well.....I think I will be watching this channel a LOT more than I had anticipated.
Look at all the HD goodness!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:18 AM

Not a fan of Fox , but this channel is impressive.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:29 AM

I've been watching it most of the afternoon. While I'm not a fan of Fox News Channel, I have found their business coverage to be very interesting. Of course, one of their reporters is a former Cleveland news anchor and took the opportunity to say "Go Tribe" at the end of his report!

I am also a fan of Dave Ramsey and he has an evening show scheduled.

The 5:00 a.m. ET show anchors look like eye candy. They had a few glitches this morning, particularly with camera changes. So far, I'm enjoying it more than CNBC.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:29 AM

The channel seems alright. The anchor woman in the morning was a looker. I'll probably be watching it all day since CNBC HD is still funky. The HD shots look nice but I like the ticker graphics on CNBC HD better. It's funny, this one girl that's always on Fox News and sometimes was on CNBC seems to have switched from glasses to contacts now. Guess people change their appearance once they go HD.




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