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HD Discusson: FX (Channel 248)


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#26 OFFLINE   AlanSaysYo

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:07 PM

So has anyone seen anything in HD on FX today? I saw several movies in the guide... I wouldn't expect those in HD, but it would be great if they were.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:43 PM

Non HD stuff on FX absolutely coming across better visually but I have noticed a sync problem with the audio. Anyone else noticing this?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:32 PM

Ah Yea! Pleased To See , So Far, No Stretch O Vision. Thumbs Up Fx
Now If The Other Channels Would Follow suit
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:56 PM

FX could really do a cool thing, and rerun series filmed in HD from the begining.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:25 PM

Non HD stuff on FX absolutely coming across better visually but I have noticed a sync problem with the audio. Anyone else noticing this?




I'm noticing the audio off a bit, too.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:13 PM

Remember to reset your season passes to the new ch 248 to get the HD versions.


How do I know if it is the new HD 248 or the old SD 248, or more important, how does the DVR know?
I did a new search for Damages, and it brought up what I had set to record already.

Scanning the food network, I saw different shows on the SD vs HD versions.

Too much good viewing to miss, but how am I sure that I have the correct channels set to record?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:27 PM

How do I know if it is the new HD 248 or the old SD 248, or more important, how does the DVR know?
I did a new search for Damages, and it brought up what I had set to record already.

Scanning the food network, I saw different shows on the SD vs HD versions.

Too much good viewing to miss, but how am I sure that I have the correct channels set to record?

Thanks!

When you go to edit favorites, one is listed as FX and the other is FXHD. While they have the same channel number, there is an internal code that is different, and the DVR uses that. IF you have both enabled, the first one in channel # order (the first one after 247) is the HD channel.

While I'm pretty sure it says FXHD in the banner, you can tell the difference with SD content in that the HD channel version is clearer -- it's really 640x480 effectively uncompressed, versus the SD channel which is 480x480 compressed to death.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:15 PM

Anyone had a series link that works? I could not record off the SD FX ever on series links. I always had to manual set the recording, it would either skip or just not record the SL's. Just curious if I can trust the "new" channel to record. Thanks!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:52 AM

When you go to edit favorites, one is listed as FX and the other is FXHD. While they have the same channel number, there is an internal code that is different, and the DVR uses that. IF you have both enabled, the first one in channel # order (the first one after 247) is the HD channel.

While I'm pretty sure it says FXHD in the banner, you can tell the difference with SD content in that the HD channel version is clearer -- it's really 640x480 effectively uncompressed, versus the SD channel which is 480x480 compressed to death.


OK, I did edit the favorites, for all the new HD channels, and deselected the old SD version.
So now the DVR will know to only use the new HD channel to record my season pass, right?

It's confusing to me, in that if I manually input the channel number, I end up at the old SD version (at least on some that I have tried, like the food network, FX, etc). If I channel surf, I end up at the HD channel (248-1), because that's what's in my favorites. I haven't seen a method to tell the DVR which one to use.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:39 AM

OK, I did edit the favorites, for all the new HD channels, and deselected the old SD version.
So now the DVR will know to only use the new HD channel to record my season pass, right?


That's what I did and it is working.

It's confusing to me, in that if I manually input the channel number, I end up at the old SD version (at least on some that I have tried, like the food network, FX, etc). If I channel surf, I end up at the HD channel (248-1), because that's what's in my favorites. I haven't seen a method to tell the DVR which one to use.

Thanks


Even though you have removed the SD channel from your favorites, it is still a "channel you receive"---so punching in the channel number will still retrieve it.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:51 AM

When does the new season of Nip/Tuck start anyway? I remember I found that info online a while back but I can't seem to find it again. I want to make sure I don't miss the premiere!


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I just found this on IMDB

Season 5, Episode 1: Carly Summers
Original Air Date: 30 October 2007



Season 5, Episode 2: Joyce and Sharon Monroe
Original Air Date: 6 November 2007



Season 5, Episode 3: Everett Poe
Original Air Date: 13 November 2007



Season 5, Episode 4: Dawn Budge II
Original Air Date: 20 November 2007



Season 5, Episode 5: Chaz Darling
Original Air Date: 9 October 2007



Season 5, Episode 6: Episode #5.6
Original Air Date: ????



Season 5, Episode 7: Episode #5.7
Original Air Date: 11 December 2007

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:22 AM

Even though you have removed the SD channel from your favorites, it is still a "channel you receive"---so punching in the channel number will still retrieve it.[/B]


This (and the failure to limit searches) is a known fault of the HR20. A fix is promised real soon now. Although some claim that this isn't a bug, it's a feature.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:27 AM

OK, I did edit the favorites, for all the new HD channels, and deselected the old SD version.
So now the DVR will know to only use the new HD channel to record my season pass, right?

Not exactly.

If you select the show via a search, you have to be sure that you choose one of the HD channel shows to begin your season link procedure. Searches ignore the favorites list entirely. Once you do select a channel for a show, that channel will be used for the SL. This means that SD & HD channels are separate even though the numbers are the same, and East and West movie channels are also different.

If you start the SL process from the program grid, in favorites mode, this will be automatic as the SD channel won't be a possible choice.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

Anyone had a series link that works? I could not record off the SD FX ever on series links. I always had to manual set the recording, it would either skip or just not record the SL's. Just curious if I can trust the "new" channel to record. Thanks!

Never had an issue with it.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:46 AM

Does anyone now if you have a Series Link set up on the FX SD channel (like for Damages) do we have to take it off and reset it for the new FX HD channel? Or will the HR20 auto switch to the HD channel? Both are listed in the Guide.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:48 AM

SD FX Series Link always worked for me. Even picked up the last new season of Rescue Me when I didn't realize it was starting.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:57 AM

Does anyone now if you have a Series Link set up on the FX SD channel (like for Damages) do we have to take it off and reset it for the new FX HD channel? Or will the HR20 auto switch to the HD channel? Both are listed in the Guide.


You need to delete the SL on the SD channel and recreate it on the HD channel.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:05 AM

I tried to add FXHD to my favorites and it wasn't showing up on the channel list. This is the first time this has happened with a new HD version. All the others showed up in the list as XX and XXHD. But all that is in my list is FX. Any suggestions?

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:16 PM

I see FX is now stretching SD and has a station bug.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:54 PM

Yep.....SD looks like crap now. I thought FX was going to be one of the good guys! I'm nervous to see how It's Always Sunny is going to look.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:14 PM

Well it's back to non stretching now so I guess they are just playing around.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:04 PM

Sunny is shot in SD with prosumer panasonic cameras.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:17 PM

Someone mentioned The Shield... that has been my second favorite show over the last couple of years, after Battlestar Galactica. Does anyone know if the final season of The Shield will be in HD? If it isn't I'm OK with that, it doesn't really need to be HD, but I'm just curious.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:45 PM

Does anyone now if you have a Series Link set up on the FX SD channel (like for Damages) do we have to take it off and reset it for the new FX HD channel? Or will the HR20 auto switch to the HD channel? Both are listed in the Guide.

YES. You must delete and reenter to get the new channel.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

Well it's back to non stretching now so I guess they are just playing around.

Hmmm ... well I just bit their head off in an email. Maybe that did it. :grin:
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