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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. sum_random_dork

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    I still am holding out hope that come 9/1/2013 we see the Pac 12 network added.

    After that the channels I'd want to see in HD are pretty small:
    The Hub
    Universal Sports.
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Pretty good last 12 months, especially the last week!

    11 in 2012, already 8 in 2013.

    [table="head"]#|Date|Channel Change
    5|01/31/2013 Thu|HLNHD, COOKHD, H2HD, EACTHD, IFCHD
    3|01/24/2013 Thu|LMNHD, IDHD, TVLDHD
    2|11/15/2012 Thu|TWCDHD, TWCSNHD
    2|09/19/2012 Wed|DIYHD, IONEHD
    4|08/15/2012 Wed|BBCAHD, NGWHD, DSJRHD, beINHD
    1|07/19/2012 Thu|TCMHD
    1|04/19/2012 Thu|E!HD
    1|03/07/2012 Wed|TruTVHD

    Source: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2366652
  3. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Yes. I know. Hence my post. It is a new channel. It did not exist in their system before. It does not matter that it is an HD version of another channel. These are new channels, in new slots.

    You are asking for completely new channels to be added to your manually configured, custom favorites list.
  4. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    People who don't want to watch older shows stretched and distorted or cropped like Turner and Discovery do with their HD feeds.
  5. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
  6. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    As of today, I have 36 SD NATIONAL* channels in my Favorites list... 9/10 of which do not have HD channels available for DirecTV to possibly carry, and 5 which are West Coast feeds (four of which has HD feeds on DirecTV).

    * I did not count my two local SD channels.
  7. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    Thank you DirecTV. The rate increase next month will not feel as bad.
  8. PeterB

    PeterB Legend

    Jul 25, 2002
    I'd be happy with the remaining SD channels simply put up in Mpeg 4, with a healthy bitrate and widescreen if available. They could put them all up and have room to spare.
  9. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Technically, the bug is actually happening on your HR24 as it is not supposed to show the SD version of the channel anymore.
  10. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Or it is a program you don't care about PQ and have disk space issues, you pick the SD version.
  11. Mike_TV

    Mike_TV Legend

    Jan 17, 2006
  12. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    But as far as the receiver is concerned, they are separate channels. This has been discussed before, but the situation is similar to when the OTA virtual channels changed their real broadcast frequency. As far as the user is concerned, it is still the same channel, but the hardware sees them as two different frequencies. When the OTA HD channels changed broadcast frequencies, you had to rescan to continue to be able to receive them. With the DirecTV receiver, if you have recordings set up or if you use custom guides, then you have to manually replace the SD channel with the HD channel. The user thinks they are the same channel, but the hardware knows that they are different.
  13. bluegras

    bluegras Godfather

    Jan 31, 2008
    how about the Military Channel HD,Hey Sixto will there be a new poll where we can vote on the next upcoming HD Channels.I sure would appreciate it very much.


  14. Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007
    If D* added a customization function to the "Edit Favorite Channels List" to allow you a y/n on "Automatically add new channels" it would then be a fairly trivial amount of logic to deal with this. But as it stands, yes, better to not alter my personal favorites list.
  15. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    We've been down that road. It was super annoying when new channels were automatically added. Shopping channels popped up. Redefined channels popped up (because they were put in as new). They turn on the NFL channels and you don't have Sunday Ticket...they pop up every year.

    It is not an easy issue.

    Maybe the solution is simple. If you tune to an SD channel that has had an HD channel added recently, you get a notice telling you of such.

    I have no heart burn with having to redo things when this happens. It is not that often and it is worth it. The real issue that I can see that people are raising is the notification portion.
  16. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    anything else for me would be gravy. however, i wouldn't mind pac-12, universial sports, style and military channels in hd.

    all of my priorities have been added!
  17. JcT21

    JcT21 Legend

    Nov 29, 2004
    HLN & H2 were my favs. only thing left for me to wish for is the HUB in HD and the additon of EPIX.
  18. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    think its a safe bet to anticipate the remaining channels that need the HD Flip already on D* like FOXM, Bloomberg,Fuse..etc

    than that of like Epix , MAV & other channels that aren't even on the system??
  19. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    What I do is add the channel via the channel banner info and highlight favorites, then just add the channel to your custom favorites list.
  20. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Yes, with the exception of newish sports channels, I agree.
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