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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Apr 3, 2011 #261 of 4112

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Again....he's only as reliable as his original source information.

    Plans change, and he can't be held accountable for that.

    Not sure what your point is - 100% - 98% geez....close enough. People seeking perfection spend their whole life being disappointed.

    The information he has provided to date has been both appreciated an 98% on target. Close enough and better than anyone else here.
  2. Apr 3, 2011 #262 of 4112

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    You should not quote an entire article and post it, especially without giving credit.

    The proper form, is to provide the lead in and then a link to the complete article.

    Like So.
  3. Apr 3, 2011 #263 of 4112

    Gunners_R#1 Mentor

    Jun 17, 2010
    Speaking of cards would love FSC + full time! Would also enjoy DIY HD to boot!
  4. Apr 3, 2011 #264 of 4112
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Thanks for finding the original source.

  5. Apr 3, 2011 #265 of 4112

    Chrismon1001 AllStar

    Apr 3, 2011
    I would love to see that more than anything Fox Soccer Plus in Full-Time would be awesome, but would not please everyone I know.
  6. Apr 3, 2011 #266 of 4112

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Not the SBVII Dolphins.
  7. Apr 3, 2011 #267 of 4112

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Bah. A mere 14 game season. ;)
  8. Apr 3, 2011 #268 of 4112
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
  9. Apr 3, 2011 #269 of 4112

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Why would you want DirecTV to carry ANY channel that's ridiculous??
  10. Apr 3, 2011 #270 of 4112

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Tah Dah.

    Your honor, we rest our case. :D

    In the mean time...

    Perhaps we can all get back to anticipating what is coming....especially since some of it is coming *soon*.
  11. Apr 3, 2011 #271 of 4112

    thebrade New Member

    Jul 4, 2008
    Agree with those who mentioned AMC, BBCA, TCM, HLN, and IFC. I looked at Dish Network's site rather closely today since they have these, and the only thing keeping me from switching is their current problems w/ MLB. If MLB network returns in HD (or maybe even if not), I'll likely switch, unless I hear that DTV will finally catch up to them.
  12. Apr 4, 2011 #272 of 4112
    Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Dish has never had MLB Network, so it won't be "returning". They've been in a dispute about MLB Extra Innings since 2006, I think that's where you're confused.
  13. Apr 4, 2011 #273 of 4112
    Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Evidently the Hot Off The Press forum on AVSForum has a different understanding of posting legalities. They routinely quote entire articles but they do include the link.
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    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Dish doesn't have IFC HD.
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    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    AVSForum has paid for the ability to post those copyrighted materials. And they likely are limited to what feeds they can quote in full.

    At one point we could full-quote SkyReport's articles.

  16. Apr 4, 2011 #276 of 4112
    James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    The particular post in question here was a press release ... and as press releases are intended to be republished we generally allow full posting here, with an appropriate source linked.
  17. Apr 4, 2011 #277 of 4112

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    This is from my internet conected receiver:

    This is from one of my non internet connected recievers. It hasn't hit the other one yet.

    This movie is not avaliable on channels 126-162.
  18. Apr 4, 2011 #278 of 4112

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    2 wrongs in 1 post....would fit in perfectly with the dish subs.
  19. Apr 4, 2011 #279 of 4112

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Waiting on that non-internet connected receiver, to see if it ever downloads via satellite. Thanks for testing.
  20. Apr 4, 2011 #280 of 4112

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    I was at my dads house yesterday and he has Service Electric cablevision. I checked out some of the HD channels to see how they looked, since we don't get them on DirecTV.

    DIY HD - Looked just as crystal clear as HGTV. It was really refreshing to see that program in such pristine quality.

    BBCA HD - They were showing some black and white stuff (sherlock holmes?) and I couldnt really gauge the picture quality. It looked like a 35mm transfer to HD, so at least the aspect was good and the clarity was good considering the age of the material.

    Reelz HD - The Kennedies miniseries was crisp with sharp lines and solid color reproduction. The quality was pretty good.

    TruTV HD- 4:3 content stretched to fill the screen. While it looked better than TruTV SD, this was not a true 16:9 HD native program.

    TCM HD - Really good 35mm transfer of some classic movies. Filled the screen and the clarity was outstanding for the era of the content played.

    E! HD - Wow those Kardashians look hot when you can see their pretty faces in crystal clear HD. There are a lot of other nice looking woman on E! all the time. Good eye candy here. The cable company had E! in HD for well over a year or 2. Not sure why DirecTV doesn't have it.

    G4 HD - They had some game show on and the clarity was amazing.

    GSN HD - Black bars on the sides of the screen. Waste of bandwidth IMO.

    PBS Sprout HD - Black bars on the sides, but thinner than the usual (like when Discovery networks used to slightly enlarge their SD content so the pillar effect wasn't as bad).

    CSPAN2 HD - Bars on the sides with blue graphics and the CSPAN logo. (Like ESPN puts custom bars on the sides during certain commercials).

    NASA HD - Pretty good crystal clear shot of some astronaut interview at the time.

    SWRV HD - Crystal clear music videos, but lots of rap and quickly turned it off.

    Nat Geo Wild HD - This looked just as good as the regular Nat Geo HD channel. 720p signal.

    There were some other channels I couldn't check, like Style and Cooking HD because they are in a higher package that he does not subscribe. Overall it was really nice to be able to see these HD channels when visiting my dad. The same cable company serves my area, so I'm contemplating switching in order to get more HD. The Video on Demand selection also had quite a few HD movies and also HD content from Showtime, Starz, ABC, and HGTV.

    I'll give DirecTV the benefit of the doubt, because their software and equipment is much nicer to use. So they have some time yet to get the ball rolling. But knowing that these HD channels are just a phone call away is pretty tempting. I just can't afford to roll with 2 service providers at the same time. I know some do it for the sake of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia... but I have other uses for my money.
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