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HD Discusson: NBA TV (Channel 601)


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#26 OFFLINE   toneman

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:07 PM

FYI, you will receive this channel if you have NBA League Pass, Sports Pack...in addition, folks with HD Access will also see this channel for the season as preview (Happy Halloween gift). At the end of the season, those with HD Access only (not NBALP and/or Sports Pack) will lose that authorization unless you have Sports Pack or NBALP.

Sorry if I'm being obtuse, but does that mean NBA TV HD channel will be free for this entire season only for those currently subscribed to just the D* HD Programming package? If so...that's sweet!!!

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#27 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:51 PM

Sorry if I'm being obtuse, but does that mean NBA TV HD channel will be free for this entire season only for those currently subscribed to just the D* HD Programming package? If so...that's sweet!!!


Yeah.. it sounds like what he's saying is as long as you subscribe to the HD package, you will get NBATV HD for the year... whereas normally, you would have to have NBA league pass or the sports pack to get it...

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:53 PM

I love how nba tv hd is one day old and they already have their in studio stuff in hd and the nfl net is way behind kinda funny

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

I love how nba tv hd is one day old and they already have their in studio stuff in hd and the nfl net is way behind kinda funny


I believe saying NBA TV being one day old is not quite the truth. Didn't they broadcast NBA games in HD last year? That would be about where the NFL Network is right now.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:10 PM

Very happy to see this. Hopefully DirecTv can sign up some more of the sports channels so they can carry every game that's available in HD in HD with the league pass. Basketball is barely watchable with DirecTv's SD feeds.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:30 PM

folks with HD Access will also see this channel for the season as preview

That is really awesome. The only way it would be better is if they just made the channel part of Choice Plus, so that we didn't lose it at the end of the season.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:42 PM

Like the graphics they use for their side bars. Wish more stations were creative like that.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:49 PM

Like the graphics they use for their side bars. Wish more stations were creative like that.

I agree. Pillars with graphics/animation are way better than black pillars.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:13 PM

I agree. Pillars with graphics/animation are way better than black pillars.


I put the third on that. I give ESPN some credit for having a stylized pillar, but the animated pillar's win out, hands down.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:57 PM

FYI, you will receive this channel if you have NBA League Pass, Sports Pack...in addition, folks with HD Access will also see this channel for the season as preview (Happy Halloween gift). At the end of the season, those with HD Access only (not NBALP and/or Sports Pack) will lose that authorization unless you have Sports Pack or NBALP.


Is this confirmed. NBA.COM says "Be sure to catch the NBA TV Free Preview from October 30 - November 6 "

It would be fantastic to get the WHOLE season, but I don't think we will.....God....let me wrong!!!!! :D

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:38 PM

I agree. Pillars with graphics/animation are way better than black pillars.


+1 ... well, pillars alone are a good thing (on 4:3)... but add animation... and it's even better...

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:39 PM

Is this confirmed. NBA.COM says "Be sure to catch the NBA TV Free Preview from October 30 - November 6 "

It would be fantastic to get the WHOLE season, but I don't think we will.....God....let me wrong!!!!! :D

GO SUNS !!!


you will have it all season... as per Satelliteracer's post...

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:16 PM

It would be fantastic to get the WHOLE season, but I don't think we will.....God....let me wrong!!!!!

Satelliteracer is as reliable as Earl. If he says it, it's true.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:00 PM

Watching some of the Cavs/Suns game tonight.PQ looks great and the audio seems to be in sync too. :)

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:43 PM

yes it does look good, thanks again D* for providing us with all the great HD stations.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:44 AM

I had a TON of picture and audio drop outs during the Suns/Cavs game. Was only on NBATV Channel 601, no other channels seemed affected.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

Yep, lots of drop outs for me too.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:07 PM

Where oh where are the Celtics in HD if one doesn't subscribe to NBA?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:22 PM

Constant audio dropouts tonight during the Celtics/Magic game.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:40 PM

NBAHD 601 11/26/07 Suns @ Golden State

AGAIN...a lot of video and audio dropouts!
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:45 AM

With almost all NBA games being broadcast in HD you'd think they'd show some highlights in HD. NOPE. This channel should be called NBATV Pillar, because those bars almost NEVER go away.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:53 PM

This channel should be called NBATV Pillar, because those bars almost NEVER go away.

Their HD channel is new, give them some time to build up. Look at NFL Network, who has had an HD channel for years, and their studio programming still isn't in HD. NBA TV already has them beat there.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:23 PM

Their HD channel is new, give them some time to build up. Look at NFL Network, who has had an HD channel for years, and their studio programming still isn't in HD. NBA TV already has them beat there.


Ok, so they can pull off HD studio broadcasts, but within that broadcast, they can't show HD highlights?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:17 PM

Ok, so they can pull off HD studio broadcasts, but within that broadcast, they can't show HD highlights?

Believe it or not, it's much more difficult to show HD highlights than it is to do an HD studio broadcast.




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