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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2/Q3-14 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Apr 13, 2014.

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  1. Apr 13, 2014 #1 of 572
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the over 20 million U.S subscribers (37+ million world wide).

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

    If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).
  2. Apr 13, 2014 #2 of 572

    Devo1237 Legend

    Apr 22, 2008
    Starts and ends with the Pac-12 networks for me. But sadly I don't have much faith it'll get done.

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  3. Apr 13, 2014 #3 of 572

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do we really need a new thread? Wouldn't a yearly thread work?

    I want everything in HD, but I'm not ancitipating much until D14 is up.
  4. Apr 13, 2014 #4 of 572

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    i agree!
  5. Apr 13, 2014 #5 of 572

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    While DIRECTV 14 may yet launch this year (and it isn't looking all that certain), it won't likely be beaming signals to customers until the New Year.

    That being said, they've shown some willingness to pack more channels into the space that they have.
  6. Apr 13, 2014 #6 of 572

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    SEC network or i will be gone to cable.
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  7. Apr 13, 2014 #7 of 572

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q2/Q3-14)

    1004 NBC
    1218 Golf Channel
    1220 NBC Sports Network
    1229 HGTV
    1230 DIY
    1231 Food Network
    1232 Cooking Channel
    1235 Esquire
    1236 E!
    1237 Bravo
    1238 Reelz
    1239 Audience
    1241 Spike
    1242 USA
    1244 Syfy
    1245 TNT
    1246 truTV
    1247 TBS
    1249 Comedy Central
    1251 Oxygen
    1252 Lifetime
    1253 LMN
    1265 A&E
    1266 FYI (formerly BIO)
    1267 pivot
    1269 History
    1271 H2
    1277 Travel Channel
    1279 OWN
    1296 Cartoon Network
    1298 Boomerang
    1300 Nick
    1304 TV Land
    1327 CMT
    1329 BET
    1331 MTV
    1333 MTV2
    1335 VH1
    1340 AXS.tv
    1355 CNBC
    1402 Univision
    1404 Galavision (limited content available in HD)
    1408 UniMás
    1605 Sportsman
    1625 Universal Sports Network
    1885 Nick at Nite
    1886 Adult Swim

    1501 HBO (content available approximately equal to HBOGO)
    1515 MAX (content available approximately equal to MAXGO)
    1527 STARZ
    1535 ENCORE
    1545 SHOWTIME (content available approximately equal to Showtime Anytime)
    1553 TMC (limited movies available in HD)
    1566 HDNet Movies
    1100 MGM*
    1568 Sony Movie Channel
    1570 Smithsonian
    1571 Crime & Investigation
    1572 Palladia
    1573 Shorts

    Seasonal Sports:
    1701 NFL Sunday Ticket

    Networks that previously had HD VOD content available but NO longer do:
    1007 ABC (was only a couple random episodes of varying shows)
    1256 TCM (was only 1 black and white 4:3 movie that claimed to be in HD; possibly upconverted)
    1264 BBC America
    1272 LOGO

    1289 Disney Junior (was only 1 episode in HD)
    1292 Disney XD (was only a couple episodes of a single show in HD for a limited time)
    1301 Nick Jr.
    1303 TeenNick^

    1337 VHL Classic^

    *They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), it's quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website.

    Channels in bold are not currently carried in HD as a linear channel on DirecTV
    Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.
  8. Apr 13, 2014 #8 of 572

    VABlitz New Member

    Jan 19, 2013
    Virginia Beach
    There are a lot of channels they could remove for much better programming. I think if they can't have both SD and HD, it should defer to HD...I'm not sure if you can replace an HD channel in the same space of SD channel, but if you haven't upgraded to HD by now, then maybe that will be the thing that finally gets you to upgrade. I've had my 1080p set going on 6 years now.

    All that being said, I can't think of any channels that I am missing except for some Sports locals (Channels 600-699). Or better CD Audio channels, which is a very minor request.
  9. Apr 14, 2014 #9 of 572

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    SEC Network and Universal Sports are at the top of my list. Beyond that, WE, Esquire, and Military would be nice to have.
  10. Apr 14, 2014 #10 of 572

    thelucky1 Icon

    Feb 23, 2009
    I second the motion!

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  11. Apr 14, 2014 #11 of 572

    DJZack New Member

    Jan 16, 2014
    Pivot in HD.

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  12. Apr 15, 2014 #12 of 572

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    The biggest consumer of SD TV viewing is Nick JR. So in reality I would like to see that quickly. Our local cable company added it in HD (along with Nicktoons HD) but sadly it is encrypted.

    Following that, SD channels that still get some viewership are: Oxygen, Fuse, We, Pivot and sometimes (but not too often) MTV2 and Reelz.

    If Sprout and Esquire were in HD, I would consider moving up to the next tier that includes those channels.

    Anything after that would just be bringing us more goodies, as I haven't really committed to watching other channels since they are SD only. If other channels go HD I would check them out and see what they have to offer.

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  13. Apr 15, 2014 #13 of 572
    John Strk

    John Strk Legend

    Oct 16, 2009
    Universal Sports HD is top of my list. I keep bugging both Directv and Universal Sports Twitter pages to get it added in HD. Kind of sad that they keep pushing free trial with ads in the guide about this channel and yet it's still not offered in HD. Hope to have it by the time FIS Alpine World Cup starts back up in October or I might actually start looking to switch providers :(
  14. Apr 15, 2014 #14 of 572

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    They added weather channels other available HD space

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    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Universal Sports has content available in HD on Demand. Since a lot of the stuff they air is on tape delay that might work for you.
  16. Apr 15, 2014 #16 of 572

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    One more time: hard news and political junkies would want C-SPAN in HD. It is really annoying when they film something in a large room, expecting HD to make it viewable, and then it gets cut down to DirecTV's SD Lite.

    This is especially true in an era where the so-called "news" stations are just rant-fests and partisan windbags.
  17. Apr 16, 2014 #17 of 572

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    OuterMax, Encore Classic.
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  18. Apr 16, 2014 #18 of 572

    mp12point7 Mentor

    Oct 30, 2006
    Second quarter wishes:

    1) RFD-TV (HD)...as usual

    2) A soccer package (a la Sunday Ticked or MLB; one price fits all)
  19. Apr 16, 2014 #19 of 572

    WB4CS Active Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Huntsville, AL
    FXM HD
    BBC World News (HD if available)
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  20. Apr 16, 2014 #20 of 572

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012

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