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HD Discusson: USA Network (Channel 242)


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#41 OFFLINE   SDizzle

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:17 PM

when tomko, steiners, and overload of Angle is on the tv..... i think people would rather watch nothing.... and dont get me started with pacman jones...


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

That Pacman thing is beyond stupid especially since he can't get physical. My favorite moment during this whole thing was at the last PPV the fans were chanting "Pacman swallows!" :D

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:01 PM

Fast and Furious on USA HD now in HD and 5.1.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:03 PM

Fast and the Furious is currently being shown in HD.

First time I've seen the USA-HD bug, as well.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:26 PM


First time I've seen the USA-HD bug, as well.


What is that?
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:27 PM

Fast & Furious looks pretty good. The guide is also showing Law & Order CI and Monk in HD. Haven't gone much past the next couple of days to check anything else.

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:40 PM

Am I the only one that gets 721 on USA HD? Bravo HD was fine this morning but all 3 receivers give me 721 on USA HD only. I spent 1 hour on phone with DTV and after all that time was told that they know of the problem and it's being worked on at there end but yet i come here and everyone seems to have it. Go figure :(

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:46 PM

Am I the only one that gets 721 on USA HD? Bravo HD was fine this morning but all 3 receivers give me 721 on USA HD only. I spent 1 hour on phone with DTV and after all that time was told that they know of the problem and it's being worked on at there end but yet i come here and everyone seems to have it. Go figure :(


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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:51 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?

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:53 PM

Just looked at tonights guide for USAHD to see what we got. Wow! It's yet another Law & Order rerun network. I guess TNTHD wasn't quite pumping out their quota of formulaic, predictable, can't-tell-the-difference-from-one-episode-to-another, old, network crime drama reruns. Jees.. Just what we needed. What a monumental waste of HD bandwidth.

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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.
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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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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