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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.
4:3 bothers my plasma (image retention) but my LCD doesn't mind.
But it's cropped.
What color bars do you use?
How old and what size the plasma?
The picture I am seeing - now The Waltons- is shown in its original 4:3 ratio, so the picture isn't cropped, but you may consider your screen cropped! Of course, you can stretch it as you wish, but it seems the majority here prefer OAR.
Do you mean 4:3? Would you rather have it stretched?
Samsung 42" hpt4254 manufactured May 2007.
IR goes away, but it's still noticeable for a good 15 minutes after changing content.
I just have a feeling TVLand HD is like TVOne HD. 95% 4:3 pillar boxed content. Thats why I think it could wait till D14. We HD on the other hand fills the 16:9 screen with HD content. Thats why I would prioritize it over TVLand (and to make my wife happy). No biggie. Every channel should be HD but I'm just trying to get a sense of the priority in which is launched until a better bandwidth solution is available.
I only have LCDs, so no issues here...
To me, it's all about the original content.
TV Land's original content is scripted programming... one of which has won awards and been nominated for others.
WeTV's is strictly reality TV.
No disrespect to your wife's programming preferences, but the above speaks volumes to me.
It's not just you.
BBCA is really the only remaining channel that I watch on a regular basis that is still SD. Though I admit there are probably a couple of others that I might watch if they were in HD (Nat Geo Wild comes to mind).
One thing I think we have learned, because of SR's post, is that we will not be getting any new HD channels anytime soon. He had said a few months ago there would be a faster timeline for new additions. In his last post, he said there would be additions "this year." Sounds like the timeline has been pushed back some. This year has 7 months to go.
well some additions have got to be the new RSN's and other sports channels.
don't even throw us a bone anymore .
They threw us two already this year.... c'mon, that GENEROUS for DirecTV!
Plus, we'll get PAC12 which is like 7 channels, 2 L.A. market RSN's which is 2 channels.... who knows, we might get a whopping 11 HD channels this year!
Not that anyone cares about the sports channels of course, but hey.... HD=HD, right?
Right, I will be able to count more 'HD' as I move past them in the guide.
I am still a newbie, so I don't know all the acronyms yet. What's a PAC?
PAC12 is the big 12 universities in the west: http://www.pac-12.org/
They are launching 7 HD channels, 1 full-time PAC12 channel, and 6 part-time, more or less localized channels for live games. In August, just before the start of the new seasons/semesters at all the colleges, the channels are slated to go live.
In the Los Angeles area, Time Warner Cable is going to carry them, DirecTV is still negotiating.
Like SatRacer said: not everyone will be happy. I won't be watching those channels either as I don't have the sports package. Hell, I am not even a basketball fan so I don't care that much about the new Los Angeles RSN's either..... although they also will carry L.A. Galaxy games and I do care about that.
But it is new HD. And it is "coming soon".
Whether any BASIC HD is expected.... SatelliteRacer has not said.
What channel range do you think D* is going to put the PAC12 channels in, if they get all 7 of them?
So 12 minus 7 PAC12 channels leaves 5, minus 2 TWC RSN's leaves 3 from the new test channels Sixto found. Unless they start putting a 6th channel on more of the transponders that already have 5 channels, we may not see many more basics added.
Mike White said they won't be adding the sub versions.
Remember the difference between full-time and part-time.
The main discussion is full-time, there's still lots of room for more part-time as long as it doesn't overlap too much with the peak which is Sunday Ticket currently.
The assumes that there's not a need/want for Cinema simultaneously, of which there's still room as well but not huge.
Also not clear that the recent discovery is for national HD. It's not clear what a "VC" channel is yet, which is what the 12 slots are labeled for.
Retroplex and Indieplex are two more that have been in a press release as coming at some point so now we're down to one.