DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. BigRedFan

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    Well, it's now Monday morning and still no CNN International, same error code 721. Rebooted receivers once again and nothing changed.

    What I don't understand is that Ch. 358 previously housed an infomercial channel available to everyone. Now CNNi takes over that channel slot and somehow that channel gets coded by DTV as a PPV channel, ie. "Go to directv.com/orderppv" to add this channel.

    The Sunday morning engineers must have thought CNNi was a premium channel like Epix, the other one they were adding that morning.
     
  2. Athlon646464

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    I'm getting Ch. 358 on all three of my devices (see my sig). I have CHOICE Standard. I have not ordered (and likely will not order) Epix. My account is combined, and has been so for a few months.
     
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  3. b4pjoe

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    I did not have CNNi yesterday but I do have it this morning. Didn't do anything like call or reset receiver. Just finally came in on its own.
     
  4. Khaetra

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    I tuned in and CNNI was on yesterday morning, no reboot required. I am not going to add Epix as their lineup doesn't seem to have anything that interests me, but I am glad it's been added for those who have been waiting for it.
     
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  5. BLMN

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    interesting point you made there, a few minutes ago I called at&t to follow up on adding epix since doing it online yesterday did not work so as soon as epix came in CNNi also came in.
     
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  6. inkahauts

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    Its likely your box. If dtv screwed it up that bad no one would get it. The box probably hasn’t updated it’s guide data fully and when the channel went live it got screwed up because it’s tunning to the wrong station. Restart your receiver and once it’s back to live immediately restart it again. (Red button reset) that should clear it out and get it working again. Then may have to resend signal again as well but that’s where I’d start.
     
  7. richall01

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    Do a refresh not a restart.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    No restart. Red button on the front or side. Or restart in the menu.

    No one really uses the word refresh except for refreshing services and if the box isn’t taking the data correctly that won’t help till he flushed its guide data and such.
     
  9. BigRedFan

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    Well, it looks like the box may not have been the issue with not getting CNN International.

    Late last night I called and added Epix by calling the Spanish-speaking CSR customer service number. Much better than calling the Philippines. And after they activated Epix I checked Ch. 358 and CNN International was there.

    So thanks to BLMN above for tipping us off to this "trick" !
     
  10. BigRedFan

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    The 2 new Japanese HD channels (Nippon and NECO) have been showing up in the Guide since this past Monday. However, when I tune to any of these 2 channels I get this strange on-screen message:

    " All or part of this program was not recorded due to a problem at broadcast time. Please wait while we scan the recording for viewable content."

    Obviously I haven't recorded anything there, so it makes no sense. And the screen is black, with no audio or video.

    Does anyone know what's going on with these two ? Anyone else getting this message on Chs. 2041, 2042 ?
     
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  11. Jun 1, 2019 #271 of 289
    inkahauts

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    Did you add them to your programming package?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2019 #272 of 289
    MysteryMan

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    Channel 2041 NTV HD (Nippon TV) is a PPV Events channel...Channel 2042 NECOHD (NECO International) is a PPV, Events, Premier channel. They must be purchased to be viewed.
     
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  13. Jun 1, 2019 #273 of 289
    BigRedFan

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    Hey thanks, had no idea these were PPV channels.

    There's nothing on the screen to purchase or the cost of any show to purchase, like the regular PPV movie channels. Just a black screen with that strange message. The Guide doesn't even have program titles to purchase.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2019 #274 of 289
    MysteryMan

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    Using your DIRECTV remote press GUIDE - type 2041 or 2042 - then press INFO. There you will see a description of the channel with the PPV info.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2019 #275 of 289
    BigRedFan

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    Your Guide must be different than mine. My HR-54 doesn't show any PPV program titles which can be purchased. It only shows the name of the network continuously for 24 hours every day.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2019 #276 of 289
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    Given the fact this comment will have been posted June 1, 2019, I thought it would not be a bad idea to go over what one may anticipate if one wants to use as a guide what is available from AT&T’s U-verse as a possible future addition to AT&T’s DirecTV. This is to not say how much of what gets listed would definitely get added to AT&T’s DirecTV. It is not to say, for those which will eventually get added, when. But, I figure this cannot hurt.

    Announced:
    6xx ACC Network HD (announced, months ago, to get carried at launch on [Thursday,] August 22, 2019; my guess is it will get assigned to ch. 613)

    Tested:

    245–01 TNT—West HD (carried by AT&T’s U–verse, and in test mode, May 2019)
    247–01 TBS—West HD (carried by AT&T’s U–verse, and in test mode, May 2019)

    Anticipated:
    302 Nicktoons HD (carried by AT&T’s U–verse; anticipated by me, both January 2018 and January 2019)
    303 TeenNick HD (it is not carried in HD by AT&T’s U–verse, but it was listed by me as anticipated, January 2019)
    338 UP HD (carried by AT&T’s U–verse; anticipated by me, both January 2018 and January 2019)
    605 Sportsman Channel HD (carried by AT&T’s U–verse; anticipated by me, both January 2018 and January 2019)

    Carried by AT&T U–verse (with listed channel-mapped numbers):
    232 C–Span 3 (SD, not carried in the format of HD)
    276 Military History (SD, not available in the format of HD)
    509 NickMusic (SD, not available in the format of HD)
    672 TVG2 (SD, not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    896 Epix Drive–In (SD, not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    914 IndiePlex (SD, not carried in the format of HD; not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1165 TruTV—West HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 246–01)
    1175 Newsy HD (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1214 Newsmax HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 349)
    1326 Cartoon Network—West HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 297)
    1379 NHK World HD
    1399 ShopLC HD
    (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 226)
    1459 Z Living HD (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1484 Toku HD
    1490 Havoc HD
    1567 BYU–TV HD
    (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 374)
    1574 Impact HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 380)
    1671 TVG HD
    1676 Ride TV HD (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1679 World Fishing Network HD (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1807 HBO Family—West HD
    1809 HBO Signature—West HD
    1811 HBO Comedy—West HD
    1813 HBO Zone—West HD
    1815 HBO Latino—West HD
    1835 MoreMax—West HD
    1837 ActionMax—West HD
    1839 ThrillerMax—West HD
    1844 OuterMax HD
    (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1855 Showtime 2—West HD
    1857 Showtime Case—West HD
    1859 Showtime Extreme—West HD

    1883 The Movie Channel—West HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 554)
    1885 The Movie Channel Xtra—West HD
    1892 Epix—West HD
    1909 MoviePlex HD
    (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1916 RetroPlex HD (not currently carried at all by AT&T’s DirecTV)
    1933 Starz Encore—West HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 536)
    1934 Starz Encore Classic HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 537)
    1936 Starz Encore Suspense HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 539)
    1942 Starz Encore Black HD (it would be assigned to AT&T’s DirecTV ch. 540)
     
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  17. Jun 2, 2019 #277 of 289
    dishrich

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    Some corrections:
    -TeenNick is NOT in HD on U-verse now & never has been
    -Military History does NOT have an HD feed available yet
    -Epix Drive-In DOES have an HD feed available; it's being carried in HD by Cox cable & Sling TV
     
  18. Jun 2, 2019 #278 of 289
    JoeTheDragon

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    Cartoon Network—West HD 297 not 296-1
    missing TVG HD 602
    TVG2 does have an HD feed

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    chicago cubs marquee network 666 HD and SD
     
  19. Jun 2, 2019 #279 of 289
    TheRatPatrol

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    You really think the Cubs want that channel number? :)
     
  20. Jun 2, 2019 #280 of 289
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    but maybe that can be part of the rate / packageing games.
    667 is the only other choice and get used if NBCSN CHI PLUS goes full time.
     

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