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HD Discusson: USA Network (Channel 242)


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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: USA Network (Channel 242)

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 - 04:15 AM

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:18 AM

No Closed Captioning on USA-HD. :(

This is not DirecTV's issue, but the channel itself. They don't seem to feel that deaf/HoH customers watch their channel, I guess.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

No Stretch-O-Vision at least, but I noticed that they are showing repeats of NBC's new shows, but they don't list them in HD. They also aren't listing Burn Notice or Psych in HD. Maybe it's just a guide issue because I hope their original programming is in HD.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:34 AM

USA HD is listing several shows in HD on the guide now

Fast n Furious movie this afternoon and Law and order tonight.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:51 AM

Looks pretty good so far. Coach was obviously not a HD show. At least USA didn't go the stretch-o-vision route.

I'm getting the channel in 1080i.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:01 AM

Monday Night RAW in HD should be good.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:09 AM

Monday Night RAW in HD should be good.


This is what I want to see!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

I don't expect RAW to be in HD for a while yet. Last I heard they weren't using HD Cameras and production and wouldn't be for a while. They are worried that HD will make the illusion even more noticeable.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:27 AM

I don't expect RAW to be in HD for a while yet. Last I heard they weren't using HD Cameras and production and wouldn't be for a while. They are worried that HD will make the illusion even more noticeable.

Well that stinks:mad:

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

i thought i read a press release a few months back saying that WWE SMACKDOWN was going HD on CW this winter?? if there doing smackdown this winter than i dont see whey they wouldn't do RAW in HD ...

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:17 AM

RAW will not be HD till Jan 2008. The WWE has announced iirc that as their target date to go HD. I know Spike has told TNA to purchase HD equipment so we might see TNA in HD before the WWE.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:20 AM

RAW will not be HD till Jan 2008. The WWE has announced iirc that as their target date to go HD. I know Spike has told TNA to purchase HD equipment so we might see TNA in HD before the WWE.


what TNA before WWE wow Vince is Slacking .


but i guess hes waiting for more cable co's to add USA HD as they have an agreement with most cable co's for WWE 24-7

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:21 AM

OKay, i know it's a PQ discussion, but I really wish they would have had this up in time for The 4400....I'm pretty sure that channel is in HD....or at least 16:9 (as I've seen it on SkyOne that way).

Oh well. Here's hoping 4400 gets renewed for another season!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:22 AM

Cool, New episodes of L&O:CI in HD
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:27 AM

Cool, New episodes of L&O:CI in HD


When's the CI season premiere?
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:32 AM

what TNA before WWE wow Vince is Slacking .


but i guess hes waiting for more cable co's to add USA HD as they have an agreement with most cable co's for WWE 24-7



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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:33 AM

When's the CI season premiere?


fairly certain 10/4
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:42 AM

I got no joy this morning on USA-HD; nothing but a black screen. Hopefully, it'll be fixed by the time I get home tonight.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

Look forward to Golf on USA, which games will be on USA this year?
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