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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Jun 2, 2012 #1081 of 1602
    cypherx

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    4:3 bothers my plasma (image retention) but my LCD doesn't mind.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    But it's cropped.
     
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    Laxguy

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    What color bars do you use?

    How old and what size the plasma?
     
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    Laxguy

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    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.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Do you mean 4:3? Would you rather have it stretched?
     
  6. Jun 2, 2012 #1086 of 1602
    cypherx

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    Black.

    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.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    I only have LCDs, so no issues here... :D

    Nope! OAR!!

    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.

    ~Alan
     
  8. Jun 2, 2012 #1088 of 1602
    bumeister

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    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).
     
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    michaelruggeri

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    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.

    Mike
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    well some additions have got to be the new RSN's and other sports channels.
     
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    larry55

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    don't even throw us a bone anymore .
     
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    They threw us two already this year.... c'mon, that GENEROUS for DirecTV! :D

    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? :D
     
  13. Jun 3, 2012 #1093 of 1602
    seern

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    Right, I will be able to count more 'HD' as I move past them in the guide.
     
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    RML81

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    I am still a newbie, so I don't know all the acronyms yet. What's a PAC? :)
     
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    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.
     
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    maartena

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2012 #1098 of 1602
    sigma1914

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    Mike White said they won't be adding the sub versions.
     
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    Sixto

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    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.
     
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    Crow159

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    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.
     
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