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#21 OFFLINE   Lance22

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

I can't remember where, but I did read that GAS is retiring after years of being broadcast within the next few months...:(


The channel will be retiring from television broadcasting, but will continue to broadcast on the Nick GAS website. This change is to make way for the 24hr versions of Nick Noggin & The N.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:14 PM

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.


Well, Directv could always refuse to add them until they have actual HD content. It's their bandwith that these channels are wasting after all.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:41 PM

Well, Directv could always refuse to add them until they have actual HD content. It's their bandwith that these channels are wasting after all.


Sooner or later, hopefully sooner, these channels will have HD content on them but I think D* should set a standard and let these new channels know that they wont carry them until they are broadcasting x amount of content every day.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:42 PM

Just what I need Sponge Bob in freaking HD :D



Arrrr ya ready kids?!!

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:27 PM

I can't remember where, but I did read that GAS is retiring after years of being broadcast within the next few months...:(

http://en.wikipedia....Sports_for_Kids

just as posted above the channel will stop broadcasting at the end of this year.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:35 PM

Well, Directv could always refuse to add them until they have actual HD content. It's their bandwith that these channels are wasting after all.


Deals work both ways. And there is nothing being "wasted" on the new bird at this point -- they have the bandwidth available. As the content providers gain carriage agreements, they will have more reason to produce more HD. As I said, it's a chicken-and-egg situation. And, as others have noted, even upconverted SD looks better than the corresponding -- more highly compressed -- SD channels.

But sure, more true HD content is wanted, the sooner the better.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:21 PM

It's important to note that SD is FINALLY being broadcast the way it's supposed to be: uncompressed. The picture quality of the upconverted SD programs on these channels is on par or better than the 1st generation C-band feeds I remember watching years ago. Most of the content that exists from 20th century television broadcast history is SD and a lot of it is very good, so while I always look forward to seeing something new in full 16:9 hi def, I would never want to lose older programming to make room for it.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:37 PM

Deals work both ways. And there is nothing being "wasted" on the new bird at this point -- they have the bandwidth available. As the content providers gain carriage agreements, they will have more reason to produce more HD. As I said, it's a chicken-and-egg situation. And, as others have noted, even upconverted SD looks better than the corresponding -- more highly compressed -- SD channels.

But sure, more true HD content is wanted, the sooner the better.


I mostly agree with you. The wasted comment was more a long term concern. Clearly, Directv doesn't have unlimited bandwidth. If they did, they would be more likely to add the Voom channels as it wouldn't interfere with them also adding the better known national channels. (On a side note, though I don't have the bias some people have against Voom, given bandwidth constraints I would rather have the better known national channels.) What I find somewhat annoying is that Directv is so concerned with promoting the number of HD channels they have or that they now have "this" channel in HD, whether the channel has any HD programming or not, that they're take whatever channel runs to the front of the line (I mean, who thinks Biography HD is going to blow us away with their HD content?), while channels which may be taking their time because they want to provide a quality product from day one might be shortshifted either through lack of coverage or greater compression. By making it first come first serve, Directv ultimately encourages HD channels to launch without HD content.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:27 AM

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.

It will be a miracle if no one sues DirecTV, and/or their providers, for fraudulent advertising. Hey, at least all the channels added today are sending OAR. I don't even bother enabling channels that stretch everything.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:13 AM

It will be a miracle if no one sues DirecTV, and/or their providers, for fraudulent advertising. Hey, at least all the channels added today are sending OAR. I don't even bother enabling channels that stretch everything.


In today's lawsuit-happy culture, nothing would surprise me. ;)

Channels that stretch bother the heck out of me as well.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:52 PM

does any one else notice a delayed closed caption on nick HD?
im using the caption feature on the hr20-700 and its not in sync with the audio, its about 6 seconds delayed.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:02 AM

I am a bit confused. Is Nickelodeon ACTUALLY IN HD? I still get the little black bars on the left and right hand sides of the shows.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:49 PM

Is there ANY confirmation of ANY shows in on this channel in HD?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:15 PM

Is there ANY confirmation of ANY shows in on this channel in HD?


yes there is now!!

some of the Drake and Josh episodes are now in HD!!!
i checked the guide the next one come on like 6:30 tonight.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

yes there is now!!

some of the Drake and Josh episodes are now in HD!!!
i checked the guide the next one come on like 6:30 tonight.


And it looks great!!!

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:32 PM

I can't remember where, but I did read that GAS is retiring after years of being broadcast within the next few months...:(


It's still on DISH as of today!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 05:50 AM

It's still on DISH as of today!


Do people even watch GAS?
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:21 AM

I saw Drake and Josh in HD and it does look good, cant wait to see more Nick HD programs, my kids stay on that channel.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:57 AM

And it looks great!!!


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:35 AM

yes there is now!!

some of the Drake and Josh episodes are now in HD!!!
i checked the guide the next one come on like 6:30 tonight.

I searched on all upcoming episodes of this show last night and non are flagged as HD. Was the one you saw flagged as HD in the guide?
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