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RSN Discussion: FSN MidWest (647-1)


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#26 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:27 AM

At this point, any channel that is expected (and most/all the RSNs are expected) not yet launched is most likely delayed by the content provider not DIRECTV. (I am presuming the RSN legal contracts are already finalized for the multiple RSN providers like Comcast and Fox as one big contract for each.)

I'm hearing that everyone is surprised at how much work it takes to put out an HD production, so several of the channels have been delayed, tho only just a little bit. We'll keep seeing them added as soon as they are ready. :)

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#27 OFFLINE   billikens20

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:55 AM

THANK YOU DIRECTV! Let's Go Blues!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:56 AM

Odd channel. Had the same programming as 628 rather than what was on 647. Even when what was on 628 and 647.1 was an informercial and 647 had actual content.

Is it possible that 647.1 is not really FSN Midwest except during games?
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:06 AM

excellent...my HD only favorites list is
growing like wild fire :)

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:17 AM

647-1 and 628 are both "To Be Announced" for me with no content on 628 and just garbled sound on 647-1. Is there a reboot in my future?
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:23 AM

This is exactly what I was waiting for. I didn't think FSN Midwest was on the HD list.


Neither FSNMW or FSN Pittsburgh were previously announced. Both showed up in engineering mode though, so that bodes well for the other engineering mode only channels.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:18 AM

Does this mean it will part of the "extra" HD tier which will cost $4.99?

Too bad there's only 8 more Blues games in HD for the rest of the season. Oh well, some HD is always better than no HD.

2007-08 St. Louis Blues-FSN Midwest HD Telecast Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Nashville 7:30 PM
Friday, Oct. 12 Colorado 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Detroit 6:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 25 Calgary 5:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 30 at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 26 Detroit 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 5 Tampa Bay 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 26 Dallas 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 5 at Detroit 6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 25 Detroit 7:30 PM


And this is why it's a part time/game only channel. Why waste all the bandwidth if they are only going to have 8 HD games in the next 6 months. I would expect more of this for the RSNs that don't do a whole lot of HD.

A channel like FSN Detroit is full time because they will have 40+ Wings HD games plus 40+ Pistons games on during the next 6 months plus 80+ Tigers games in HD starting in the spring. Thus they might as well broadcast it full time.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

Royals in HD next year, Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, remember only if the games are actually done in HD. Many of these RSNs don't do many games in HD. But what ones are will be available via DirecTV if a contract is in place to carry the HD channel/feeds.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:34 AM

I can now bleed blue in HD...

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:35 AM

when i turned it to 647-1 i just get wierd digital sounding sounds, and no picture. this was only qwhile i was at lunch about the last half hour. anyone else? i have great signals and all other channels working

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:44 AM

WOW, this is great for us here, as now we get BOTH of our in-market RSN's in HD. (we also get Comcast Chicago, which was added recently) I really didn't expect this to happen this fast & now this blows away cable here, who only now carried occasional Card games in HD. (if you remembered to check their "HD event channel")

Now, if only D* can get our locals up in HD, they'll be all set here.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:51 AM

I think the KCStar said there would be about 30 Royals games broadcast in HD next year.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:53 AM

when i turned it to 647-1 i just get wierd digital sounding sounds, and no picture. this was only qwhile i was at lunch about the last half hour. anyone else? i have great signals and all other channels working


I've got the same thing. I called in and they are working on it.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:04 PM

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

When I was home at lunch I tuned to 647-1 and I got a black screen with very bad sound distortion. This was on all HD receivers.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

when i turned it to 647-1 i just get wierd digital sounding sounds, and no picture. this was only qwhile i was at lunch about the last half hour. anyone else? i have great signals and all other channels working


Same here in NorCal, as well as a blank screen on FSNPHD (628-1)

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

I think the KCStar said there would be about 30 Royals games broadcast in HD next year.


What day was that in the star?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:23 PM

Remember guys, this is just a part time channel for games only. There isn't *supposed* to be anything there other then a blank screen and no sound or maybe a slide with some music. Distorted sound is probably something they need to fix, but a blank screen is not as it's a part time channel only.

Think how channel 94/95 is used for games.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:54 PM

647-1 and 628 are both "To Be Announced" for me with no content on 628 and just garbled sound on 647-1. Is there a reboot in my future?

Same thing here...

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:09 PM

Great timing!! I can't wait to see the Blues win in HD!! 2007 is looking up!! :hurah:


Only problem is FSMW is only doing 10 games in HD and 2-3 are already gone by...next one in HD is November 21! Oh well, at least we have the channel!!
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:18 PM

What areas get FSN Midwest 647-1 without being in the Premier Package?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

What areas get FSN Midwest 647-1 without being in the Premier Package?


Well, you DO understand that even WITH the Premier pkg, you do not get any of the professional sports, unless you are in the local coverage area. (of which Chicago is NOT) Considering that most likely the only things in HD will be actual games for now, this means only the areas that do get the professional coverage now in SD.

FSN Midwest has full & partial coverage in across several states - in IL, it's pretty much most areas south of I-80, but there are exceptions, since it's all by zip code.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:45 PM

I am in Indianapolis and I get 647 currently. When I tune to -1 I am getting Searching for signal on Satellite In 1 (771) - also for In 2.

Is this what everyone is getting - or are you getting just a black screen (like 648)? I do get all of the new HD channels (that I am authorized for) that I expect - so this the first time for 771.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:55 PM

I am in Indianapolis and I get 647 currently. When I tune to -1 I am getting Searching for signal on Satellite In 1 (771) - also for In 2.

Is this what everyone is getting - or are you getting just a black screen (like 648)? I do get all of the new HD channels (that I am authorized for) that I expect - so this the first time for 771.

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Yes, I am getting this also. The way I understand it is the only time we will see programming on 647-1 is when they are broadcasting a game in HD.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:26 PM

I'm getting the same thing as well - 711.

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