DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2020 Thread)

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Not the KyL416 thread, but he is still welcome to post on this site.
     
  2. cmasia

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    To this day, it rankles me there were numerous keyboard warriors who challenged KyL.
    Can't blame him for bailing when those KW's could not take the time to learn how helpful he was / is.

    He did give the all time great answer once when another idiot challenged him on new info he posted.

    Idiot: Source?
    KyL: I am the source.
     
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  3. bjdotson

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    I am absolutely still pissed at what they did to KyL and it's made worse this happened twice. There was another really good source for info and he just stopped posting because of all the crap people threw at him. I hate to say, I forget his name but it was awhile ago and I'm getting old.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    Are you referring to Satelliteracer?
     
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  5. bamasat22

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    A&E crime central is up.
    - add on VOD supplement with cost

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  6. AngryManMLS

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    201 has the uncut Democratic National Convention this week. I'm assuming next week the uncut Republican National Convention will be carried on the same channel.
     
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  7. codespy

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    They also have it on Newsmix replacing BBC when it is live.
     
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  8. bjdotson

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    yep, I believe that's right. He was a Wealth of knowledge and we suddenly got a lot of new users that questioned him at every turn. They were told about him, but kept haranguing him anyway.
     
  9. James Long

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    Love them, miss them, but this thread is about Channel Anticipation.
     
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  10. YUMA11

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    Any new HD channel ?


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  11. I WANT MORE

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    :grinning:
     
  12. techguy88

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    Black News Channel is in testing on channel 342
     
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  13. YUMA11

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    OMG more news channel.


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  14. machavez00

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    Yep, even though the guide shows 1080P.
     
  15. dishrich

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    Only prob is, kyL did not specifically say it was in HD, & while the weekly uplink report SS indicates it's in Ka, it does NOT indicate it to be in HD (it usually does)...so it could very well be in SD-only - IN 2020!!! :rolleyes:
     
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  16. slice1900

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    If this is meeting their P/I requirement, or is paid for that might explain why it is SD. It is also possible the channel itself is SD only - if it was created primarily in the hope it could be added as a subchannel in local markets there's not much point to making it in HD. And who cares if the news is in high def?
     
  17. dishrich

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    I'm 100% sure it's available in HD... ;)
     
  18. James Long

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    It is a commercial channel so it does not qualify as a P/I. It would not be the first news channel to pay for distribution on DIRECTV (or DISH, which is also testing the channel).

    High definition should be the standard definition. This is 2020. If they want to show the full picture they need to do it with as many pixels as possible. SD is a reason to not watch.
     
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  19. slice1900

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    So I take you NEVER watch any subchannels?
     
  20. James Long

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    Never is a long time, but I can't remember the last time I watched a less than HD TV channel. The content would need to be so compelling that it would overcome the lower image quality.

    When BBC World News became available a few years ago (on DISH in SD) I thought that might be compelling due to the viewpoint (less partisan politics). I have watched less than an hour in four years. SD is a reason not to watch.
     
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