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HD Discusson: SciFi Channel (Channel 244)


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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: SciFi Channel (Channel 244)

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 03 October 2007 - 04:14 AM

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:20 AM

Confirmed


So happy about this one.... and Earl, damn man you are really on top of things :)

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:20 AM

No Closed Captioning on SCIFI-HD. :( Looks like I have to complain to NBC. I'm guessing that it won't be quick to come since they've yet to fix this on Universal-HD. I imagine Bravo-HD--also an NBC owned channel--is without captioning too.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:33 AM

So happy about this one.... and Earl, damn man you are really on top of things :)


I have to say I was very surprised we got this one so quickly. I was really expecting this one to be a few weeks away since it was the one channel I really wanted. Way to go D*! Now just have to wait for some HD content to see how it looks and hope they don't stretch the non HD stuff. The infocommerical looks normal so there is hope strech-o-vision won't exist here.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:34 AM

So far I don't actually see anything in the guide that is listed as HD
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:43 AM

Hard to tell about the PQ so far (when are the infomercials going to be produced in HD :) ). My TV says I'm getting it in 1080i.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:47 AM

I wonder if the new season of Ghost Hunters will be in HD...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:57 AM

So far I don't actually see anything in the guide that is listed as HD

Yeah. I wonder about that. Nothing marked as HD in the guide.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:18 AM

Should I change my SL for Stargate now or wait?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:21 AM

Thank you DirecTV. Can't wait to watch/record Stargate Atlantis in HD tomorow.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:25 AM

I hope ECW is in HD

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:34 AM

Should I change my SL for Stargate now or wait?


I already changed mine. I figure the guide is just lagging behind. This happened last week with some of the channels as well. I figure it will be listed as HD by Friday.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:56 AM

I wonder if the new season of Ghost Hunters will be in HD...

You really think they are going to use HDcams?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:59 AM

Great, can't wait for BSG in HD.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:01 AM

Twilight Zone marathons should look very nice now and hopefully Tales From The Darkside too.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

amazing how it was just in time to MISS the last episode of Eureka.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

You really think they are going to use HDcams?


Obviously the cams they use for investigations wouldn't be HD... but hopefully they could at least record the rest of the show in HD to get with the times...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:08 AM

Beastmaster is in letterbox, which would seem to indicate it's an HD show--strange they aren't showing it in HD. (At least they're not showing it in stretch-o-vision. TNT/History Channel/TBS, are you paying attention?)

BTW, could they make their on-screen logo (with the Ghost Hunters promo) any more conspicuous?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:14 AM

You really think they are going to use HDcams?


Now that the Red One HD cam is shipping I hope more small production companies will shoot in true HD.

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