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#21 OFFLINE   judson_west

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

When will there be ANY HD content on this channel? Just saw the new season of The Gauntlet and it is letterboxed in a 4:3 frame. At least if it isn't going to be HD, they could zoom this type of program to fill a 16:9 frame.
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#22 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:21 PM

When will there be ANY HD content on this channel?

Nobody knows.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

The only show I watch on MTV is Rob and Big. Their show is filmed in HD but broadcast SD. What a waste.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:41 PM

The only show I watch on MTV is Rob and Big. Their show is filmed in HD but broadcast SD. What a waste.


CBS SUCKS. http://www.cbs5.com broadcasts everything in thick black bars on each side. What's up with that? MTV VH1 isn't in HD on Dishnetwork yet. I'll bet every Viacom channels will have black bars!

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#25 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:00 PM

CBS SUCKS. http://www.cbs5.com broadcasts everything in thick black bars on each side. What's up with that? MTV VH1 isn't in HD on Dishnetwork yet. I'll bet every Viacom channels will have black bars!

What the hell are you talking about?

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:58 PM

What the hell are you talking about?


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:08 AM

Well, it's now been 9 months and still no one seems to have informed MTV that they've been given an HD channel. Even the season premier of The Hills this week is still being show in 4x3 letterbox.

If they're not interested, I wish DirecTV would reclaim this wasted bandwidth & allocate to channels actually broadcasting in HD.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:16 AM

Well, it's now been 9 months and still no one seems to have informed MTV that they've been given an HD channel. Even the season premier of The Hills this week is still being show in 4x3 letterbox.

If they're not interested, I wish DirecTV would reclaim this wasted bandwidth & allocate to channels actually broadcasting in HD.


I agree, though carriage agreements would prevent them from doing so. I've seen channels with very little HD content, but MTV HD and VH1 HD really take teh cake. I have NEVER seen an HD program on their channel. It really makes me wonder why did they bother making an HD simulcast of their channel :nono2:

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:29 AM

If they're not interested, I wish DirecTV would reclaim this wasted bandwidth & allocate to channels actually broadcasting in HD.

DIRECTV should not have invested the bandwidth in the three non-HD channels in the first place.

If you look at the MHD schedule it isn't exactly "fresh". MTV Networks seems to be going backwards instead of forward. The video star is killing itself.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

I agree, though carriage agreements would prevent them from doing so. I've seen channels with very little HD content, but MTV HD and VH1 HD really take teh cake. I have NEVER seen an HD program on their channel. It really makes me wonder why did they bother making an HD simulcast of their channel :nono2:


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Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:20 AM

DIRECTV should not have invested the bandwidth in the three non-HD channels in the first place.

It's easy to say that now, but who knows what kind of crap MTV Networks fed DirecTV in order to secure carriage. Of course it's possible that they never said or insinuated anything, but I would think that DirecTV had reason to believe that these channels would be showing HD content at some point well before their first birthday.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:54 AM

It's easy to say that now, but who knows what kind of crap MTV Networks fed DirecTV in order to secure carriage. Of course it's possible that they never said or insinuated anything, but I would think that DirecTV had reason to believe that these channels would be showing HD content at some point well before their first birthday.


I think Viacom wanted these channels included in any rights carriage with all their other HD channels, because eventually they will probably have some sort of possible HD that they might want to air at some point on some of these channels in the very distant unknown future...

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:57 AM

I think Viacom wanted these channels included in any rights carriage with all their other HD channels

Nobody else has them, though...

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:13 AM

The one thing we know for sure is that making VH1 and MTV hi-def channels was contractually, not programming, driven.

Agreed on the totally missed HD opportunities on both.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:25 AM

It's easy to say that now, but who knows what kind of crap MTV Networks fed DirecTV in order to secure carriage. Of course it's possible that they never said or insinuated anything, but I would think that DirecTV had reason to believe that these channels would be showing HD content at some point well before their first birthday.

Given their obvious bent towards reality shows and well-worn movies, I think the writing was on the wall that they weren't heading in the direction of high quality programming. The MTV networks have always been kind of a shoe-string operation with occasional flashes of brilliance that were scarcely enough to keep MHD going.

In looking at the other Viacom properties, the production quality problem is pretty systemic.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:38 AM

In looking at the other Viacom properties, the production quality problem is pretty systemic.


And that's the money quote right there... Viacom has shown zero interest in putting out a quality product. How long have we been waiting for Comedy Central in HD?
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:22 AM

How long have we been waiting for Comedy Central in HD?

This begs the question of whether or not higher picture quality is going to make Comedy Central significantly better or just less difficult to watch on an HD display.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

This begs the question of whether or not higher picture quality is going to make Comedy Central significantly better or just less difficult to watch on an HD display.

At least (unlike MTV HD)...they'll be some entertaining content in HD... :D
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:15 PM

At least (unlike MTV HD)...they'll be some entertaining content in HD... :D

What makes you think that Comedy Central will step up and add HD content where the other MTV SD networks didn't?

Will it be somehow more entertaining in HD?

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:01 PM

This begs the question of whether or not higher picture quality is going to make Comedy Central significantly better or just less difficult to watch on an HD display.


What makes you think that Comedy Central will step up and add HD content where the other MTV SD networks didn't?

Will it be somehow more entertaining in HD?


Regardless of the actual content, my point is that Viacom as a whole has shown very little interest providing either an HD signal or actual HD content for any of its properties.
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