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HD Discusson: Nickelodeon HD (299)


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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: Nickelodeon (Channel 299)

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, and
Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels.


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#2 ONLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:34 PM

This channel is expected, November 14.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:06 AM

This channel is now confirmed.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:37 AM

Just what I need Sponge Bob in freaking HD :D
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:40 AM

looks good & 1080i

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:16 AM

Just what I need Sponge Bob in freaking HD :D


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:31 AM

Actually... I am hoping the newer episodes of Avatar will be in HD
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:32 AM

But I kinda wish they would go a bit old-school.

You Can't Do That on Television in HD would be fun... :)
Maybe a little Pinwheel
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:14 AM

No stretch-o-vision.
Spongebob looks great.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:30 AM

hmm...i was hoping on full screen. u cant crop to stretch the pic to full screen like u can locals hd's that put the bars on the side?

upon further testing....if i put my screen settings on 4:3 mode u can crop nick and lose the black side bars and it looks good in full screen like that. so why cant u do that when ur set to 16:9?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:23 AM

But I kinda wish they would go a bit old-school.

You Can't Do That on Television in HD would be fun... :)
Maybe a little Pinwheel


I am all for green slime in HD!:D

And no Stretch-O-Vision! Yay!
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:52 AM

But I kinda wish they would go a bit old-school.

You Can't Do That on Television in HD would be fun... :)
Maybe a little Pinwheel


Wow - glad to see some old school fans here! I miss that show, and Double Dare. Wish they wuold do a retro-hour every day.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:52 AM

Yeah I wish DirecTV had " Nick GAS" games and sports network. That channel has the old Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Double Dare 2000 all day.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:48 AM

My daughter and I love Yo Gabba Gabba. If you are a fan of 70s/80s style shows like "New Zoo Review" Banana Splits" and Magic Garden" you have to check it out.

Hope this comes in HD soon.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

I love anytime Directv adds new channels, but are the HD channels added today, just more channels that broadcast SD over a HD channel.

Why put up a channel if its not airing true HD 16:9?
Just to get there channel counts up.

They have SPEED HD with no HD
Fuel HD with not HD
now MTVHD, VH1HD, CMTHD, NICKHD, and SPIKEHD.

They should offer a HD EXTRA PACK with not true HD.

Come on Directv.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:25 PM

Why put up a channel if its not airing true HD 16:9?
Just to get there channel counts up.


No, the content providers are adding "HD" channels quickly (some obviously before they are "ready") so that they can claim their "territory" with DirecTV (and other content providers). This is important in a bandwidth-limited world.

More true HD content will be forthcoming...it is a chicken and egg problem -- and the eggs have been laid.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:52 PM

Yeah I wish DirecTV had " Nick GAS" games and sports network. That channel has the old Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Double Dare 2000 all day.


I can't remember where, but I did read that GAS is retiring after years of being broadcast within the next few months...:(
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:09 PM

Why put up a channel if its not airing true HD 16:9?
Just to get there channel counts up.


I would rather watch an upconverted SD channel than regular 480i channels any day of the week.

It may not be 'true HD', but upconverted video is still clearer and better.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:34 PM

Actually... I am hoping the newer episodes of Avatar will be in HD

same here, but im not sure its even in 16:9, cause the DVD's are all 4:3. But that doesnt mean HD 4:3 wont look good.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:55 PM

directv 12 yrs: I would like to see fox news ch#360 and the travel channel #277 in hd.




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