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HD Discusson: FX (Channel 248)


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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: FX (Channel 248)

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   Tom Robertson

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:02 AM

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#3 OFFLINE   StephenK

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:37 AM

Hmm....no HD icons throughout the guide so far (even on Damages).

Hopefully this is just error in the data, and not a SD-Upconvert network

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:07 AM

Hmm....no HD icons throughout the guide so far (even on Damages).

Hopefully this is just error in the data, and not a SD-Upconvert network


IIRC,it seems that the majority of the new HD channels coming online lately takes awhile for the guide to populate/update the HD info from D*.

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#5 OFFLINE   gblues

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

No stretch-o-vision, and SD upconvert for old shows ("Malcolm in the middle" is on right now) looks OK.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:10 AM

Does anyone know if "It's always sunny in Philadelphia" is produced in HD? It's quite possibly the funniest show on television (if you have a sick sense of humor, that is).

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:14 AM

looks good here, still no hd logo in guide, but patience is the key i suppose
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:30 AM

Does anyone know if "It's always sunny in Philadelphia" is produced in HD? It's quite possibly the funniest show on television (if you have a sick sense of humor, that is).


ha, I was wondering the same thing... I really hope its in HD. I LOVE this show. Its gota be one of the best shows on tv (this and the office). Not many people know about it because its on FX tho.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:41 AM

Remember to reset your season passes to the new ch 248 to get the HD versions.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:47 AM

Damages has to (better) be in HD.

I guess I'll find out on Tuesday.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:57 AM

Right now, there is no bug on the HD channel. I know it won't last, but it's still nice!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:03 AM

It's always sunny is a great show and Damages is good too but all I want in HD is Nip/Tuck!!!!!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:06 AM

Correct me if i'm wrong but has SCIFI added the HD logo in the guide? I don't believe it has. They still show content in HD but you never know what is shown in HD and what is shown in SD until you watch the program. FX could follow the same pattern.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:57 AM

Hi guys, I was a long time directv customer, switched over to crapcast in feb when I bought my HDTV (mainly for a quick HD fix, no contracts and no money down) and now i am awaiting their tivo rollout just to see what all the hub bub is on tivo (i was a long time ultimatetv user and loved it)

So my question is, FX is one of my fav networks... the shield, sunny, niptuck and rescue me! so, just because the 'station' is now considered HD does that mean that most or all these shows will be in HD? no right? I mean, just because the station offers HD doesn't mean the shows are... man, i am just chomping at the bit to come back to dtv, just want to see if tivo and some new stations roll out before resigning a 2 year agreement with dtv!

your input is appreciated! thx, riz

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:00 AM

It's always sunny is a great show and Damages is good too but all I want in HD is Nip/Tuck!!!!!


You mean, you don't watch The Shield? :D
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:10 AM

Well I am pretty sure Rescue Me is filmed in HD since it is out on Blue-Ray and maybe HD-DVD.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:13 AM

Damages is repeating the first 12 episodes in a marathon on Saturday. If HD, it might be worth watching again back-to-back. Or recommending to friends. 8AM E/5AM P
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:13 AM

Does anyone know if "It's always sunny in Philadelphia" is produced in HD? It's quite possibly the funniest show on television (if you have a sick sense of humor, that is).


I LOVE that show!!! :D

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:17 AM

You mean, you don't watch The Shield? :D


The Shield is great and so is Rescue Me but if I have my choice between seeing a sweaty bald head and crack whores or some beautiful T&A in HD I'll take the T&A!!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:19 AM

This was a great channel add to the HD lineup today. There is sometimes good programming to be had for the recording. Cartoon Network and HGTV too.

Good thinking & thanks!




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