DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2020-21 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    That is just a bizarre attitude. I choose what to watch based on the content, not the resolution. I'd rather see something I want to watch in HD but being in SD won't affect my decision whether or not to record it. I've probably got 50 movies sitting on my Tivo right now that are in SD (because my cable company delivers TCM in SD)

    Do you consider something being in 4K more of a reason to watch since that's even better than HD? So given a choice between watching a soap opera (substitute whatever you think is the lowest form of entertainment there is here) in 4K or your favorite sport/movie in SD you will watch the soap opera because it is shown with a better PQ?

    This concept literally makes no sense at all to me, but whatever floats your boat I guess.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    You don't have to turn the preference into some personal attack. I didn't say I'd watch garbage (insert your own definition) just because it was in HD. What I said was that being in SD is a reason NOT to watch.

    If you find the content on local subchannels or TCM compelling enough to watch in SD I am not going to insult your choice. (Since I get TCM in HD I don't have to chose content over picture clarity.)

    Is there content that does not deserve to be offered in HD? It sounds like you have a list. As long as it doesn't prevent the channels I want to see from being delivered in HD I don't mind if content delivered to other people is in HD. Providing the Black News Channel in HD would not bother me at all.
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  3. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

    Sep 30, 2007
    South Georgia
    There is some channels that I don't watch because there in SD. Mostly movie channels.
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  4. longhorn23

    longhorn23 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    I also never watch SD channels. And I tend to watch some things on the 4K channel that I otherwise would never give a chance because of the resolution looking amazing. But there's nothing like when you find amazing content and amazing resolution such as NBA, NFL, college football, college basketball or the olympics in 4k.
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  5. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    I still watch SD, mostly for older shows. SD can still look good enough if it is DVD quality, not SD lite like how DirectTV looks. I wished the HD channels were on the Ku vs Ka to handle the Rain Fade in the Southeast. And my signals are in mid to upper 90s in the Ka Band for 99/103.
  6. stevester23

    stevester23 Mentor

    Sep 4, 2011
    Satelliteracer and Sixto both good sources

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  7. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    i think i wrote this before but i wish there was a national feed of Telemundo HD . My market doesn't have a local telemundo so its SD.

    also wish DirecTV had a nation feed of Heros and icons.

    o yea D* lost the DR channel (television dominicana) wish att would add it again .

    I can't think of any others at the moment.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2020
  8. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Black News Channel live today on ch. 342 ....

    Appears to be in HD and the guide labels it as such ...

    Not sure if it's 720p or 1080i on my Genie yet though since DIRECTV long removed the native res. setting option from it of course. ...

    EDIT: Just checked on an HR24 here that still has native capability ....

    Confirmed it's in 1080i res. ....

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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
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  9. Dishdude714

    Dishdude714 Member

    Dec 2, 2019
    Victory channel moved to 366 I guess lwusa is gone?
  10. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    According to LoveWorld USA's website that is the case. Here is the scroll at the top of their website:
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  11. Dishdude714

    Dishdude714 Member

    Dec 2, 2019
    Sundance channel moving to channel 239 10/21
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  12. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Sundance should just rename themselves The M.A.S.H. Network as that's all they seem to air these days. Nothing against M.A.S.H. folks. Just painful seeing yet another channel basically abandoning what it's programming is supposed to be and airing what at least several other channels already air as is.
  13. Dishdude714

    Dishdude714 Member

    Dec 2, 2019
    I keep forgetting I have this channel lol. But yeah they do play a lot of M.A.S.H.
  14. jal

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    They also show Hogan’s Heroes. Great show. I know nothing, hear nothing and see nothing.
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  15. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    The MASH Hogan Hereos Columbo Criminal Minds Diagnosis Murder (among other things) channel. :)
  16. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

    Sep 30, 2007
    South Georgia
    I see a lot of SD channels in letterbox format. Encore channels among them, is something up? Like going HD
  17. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Nothing new.
  18. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    Sounds like MeTV or something similiar....
  19. jal

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    Doesn’t have as much variety as MeTV. I wish Directv would add MeTV. It’s on Uverse and Dish Network nationally.
  20. dod1450

    dod1450 Legend

    Dec 16, 2009
    I get it OTA via my LCC connection.

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