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HD Discusson: USA Network (Channel 242)


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#51 OFFLINE   Deadpool

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:59 PM

I recorded about 40 minutes of "The Fast and the Furious" before I started watching it. I have been watching it for about 10 minutes now and about every 2 minutes the video breaks up for a second.

Is anyone else having this problem?


I've been watching it since it started and haven't noticed anything.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

I noticed that USA has reruns of Friday Night Lights, Chuck and 2 eps of Life on Saturday afternoon, and yet only Life has the HD icon. Should it be assumed that all 3 will be in hd. Ive missed the first eps of Chuck and it'd be nice to catchup in HD.


Chuck, Life, Journeyman, Bionic Woman all carrying the HD flag now for Saturday afternoon's showing.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:14 PM

I recorded about 40 minutes of "The Fast and the Furious" before I started watching it. I have been watching it for about 10 minutes now and about every 2 minutes the video breaks up for a second.

Is anyone else having this problem?


I haven't had any troubles yet. So far, it has very good picture quality (high detail, little macro-blocking).

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:27 PM

Just got home and The Fast and the Furious (horrible movie) looks amazing on USAHD. I think we can expect the same quality as Universal HD on these new NBC channels. Best of all no Stretch-o-vision crap

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:07 PM

Life on USA looks spectacular! USA has done it right!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:10 PM

Just looked at tonights guide for USAHD to see what we got. Wow! It's yet another Law & Order rerun network.

No kidding. Starting at 6 am on Thurs morning all the way until 1 am on Friday is nothing but L&O! And pretty much all day Sunday too.

I don't like that none of the movies are saying HD (though I see the Fast and Furious was).
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:39 PM

Life looks a hell of a lot better on USA, then it did on NBC. One has to wonder what the heck the networks are doing to their shows. I have seen many complaints about HD on NBC, yet on USA it looks awesome.

By the way, I read somewhere that Neilsen ratings allowed double dipping for show ratings, perhaps this is why we are seeing these shows repeated on USA in HD. Not a 100% sure on the details of how ratings work, but just a thought. At the least, NBC has another chance at catching perspective viewers. If replays of NBC shows on USA become the norm, I would prefer to watch them here. The downside is that USA would have to provide less HD programming.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:51 PM

Life looks a hell of a lot better on USA, then it did on NBC. One has to wonder what the heck the networks are doing to their shows. I have seen many complaints about HD on NBC, yet on USA it looks awesome.

By the way, I read somewhere that Neilsen ratings allowed double dipping for show ratings, perhaps this is why we are seeing these shows repeated on USA in HD. Not a 100% sure on the details of how ratings work, but just a thought. At the least, NBC has another chance at catching perspective viewers. If replays of NBC shows on USA become the norm, I would prefer to watch them here. The downside is that USA would have to provide less HD programming.


My gues is subchannels play a BIG role in the loss of quality.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:59 PM

My gues is subchannels play a BIG role in the loss of quality.


You beat me to it. That was my answer as well.

Soooooo happy USA is not stretching picture. Job well done USA Network! Fast and Furious looked and sounded great!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:05 PM

USA HD looks PERFECT! Just beautiful.

Monday Night RAW in HD should be good.

I fully expect WWE to go full HD by or around their target date of January 2008 for SmackDown. As of today they have the resources from all their network partners. NBC is in HD (Saturday Night's Main Event) CW is in HD (SmackDown). USA is NOW in HD! (RAW). And SciFi is NOW in HD! (ECW). By January all three should be broadcasting in stunning HD, how exciting. Oh yeah and their Pay-Per-Views will obviously go HD too! :)

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:06 PM

Picture quality amazing compared to shows on NBC,which I watch via OTA.This new MPEG 4 compresssion technology rocks!

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:27 PM

Picture quality amazing compared to shows on NBC,which I watch via OTA.This new MPEG 4 compresssion technology rocks!


I agree it looks terrific!

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:41 AM

No stretch-o-vision here.

In fact, the opposite.

They're showing Stir of Echoes right now, but they're taking the widescreen version and narrowing it down to 4:3 (pillarbox). Everyone is far too skinny.

Now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'm just nuts.

Also, they're listing Burn Notice as not in HD, which I can't believe given that it's in production right now. I'll record it and see.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 01:16 AM

No stretch-o-vision here.

In fact, the opposite.

They're showing Stir of Echoes right now, but they're taking the widescreen version and narrowing it down to 4:3 (pillarbox). Everyone is far too skinny.

Now I'm not so sure. Maybe I'm just nuts.

Also, they're listing Burn Notice as not in HD, which I can't believe given that it's in production right now. I'll record it and see.


Nope. That's a 4:3 version shown as 4:3. Proper proportions. Either you're set for squeeze or you've been watching A&E too much and think everyone should be fat ;-)
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:45 AM

Even though Law & Order got blasted in a couple earlier posts, I will say that I love SVU. I believe it's by far the best show in the franchise...but I'm still waiting on Law & Order: Paperwork Division:)

Last night they ran an older episode (pre Ice-T) and showed it in HD. I know this episode always ran in 4:3 prior to yesterday but was letterboxed on USA and in HD on USA HD. That's cool.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:40 AM

Is anyone else still getting a 771 - searching for signal error on USA HD?

That's what I was getting at about 6 AM PDT on Wednesday, however when I got home from work and tuned to the channel about 7 PM PDT I had it. But later that same evening it was gone again. I checked the signal strength on the sat and TPs 2, 4, and 6 were at 60, 60 and 68 respectively. Now they are down in the 50s.

What in the world is going on?
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:43 AM

Chuck, Life, Journeyman, Bionic Woman all carrying the HD flag now for Saturday afternoon's showing.

Cool. We haven't really decided if we want to keep watching Life and Bionic Woman yet, but if we do we have 3-way conflicts for both of them. Could come in handy.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:05 AM

After spending some quality time this morning with a D* CSR is looks like I've got a bad splice from my last service call, when my LNB was replaced. So I've got another service call for Saturday. The good news is that it looks like the problem will be easy to fix (I hope!); the bad news is no L&O: CI in HD for me tonight. Cry for me Argentina!
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:21 AM

Sometimes while I'm watching it goes to 771. I change the channel and go back then it's fine. Odd! I'm wondering if it might be a 100 thing as that's the only receiver I've tried watching on so far.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:11 AM

USA = like watching NBC shows on your DVR.

Might as well call it NBC2.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:25 AM

USA = like watching NBC shows on your DVR.

Might as well call it NBC2.


I noticed that as well but I have been really looking forward to this channel for Monk episodes. Universal shows just the early seasons of Monk. I have avoided watching it on SD USA for the last few years. Now I will have lots of reruns to watch that I haven't seen yet!
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:34 AM

Definitely 10/4... I checked. Right in the crowded Thursday 10pm timeslot. Come on, USA, throw us a bone here.


It airs again at midnight central time. Episode title is "Amends".

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:13 PM

I'm having my first non-BTN, new HD channel experience tonight watching the new episode of CI on USAHD. Why the heck is that stupid logo so freaking far into my picture? Can't they move that thing into the corner where it belongs?

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:38 PM

USAHD disappeared for a while this afternoon.

771 searching for signal...

As far as I could tell it was the only HD channel with this problem.

I didn't check the sd version before it came back.

anyone else??

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:45 PM

I noticed that as well but I have been really looking forward to this channel for Monk episodes. Universal shows just the early seasons of Monk. I have avoided watching it on SD USA for the last few years. Now I will have lots of reruns to watch that I haven't seen yet!


Watched the "Greatest Fan" Monk episode last night. Quite a delight in HD. :D




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