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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    ESPN Goal Line/ESPN Buzzer Beater NOT IN HD on comcast and they still don't have BIG TEN ALT HD.

    PAC12 is SD only in some areas mostly in the out of market pac12 areas and only 1 feed.
  2. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    AMC, BBCA, and TCM were really the big ones for me. It caused me actual discomfort to not have those.

    These days, my priorities would be DIYHD, H2HD, FMCHD and TV Land HD. Two of those are really for my wife, and the other two I would watch from time to time.
  3. erosroadie

    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007
    Still waiting for Headline News HD, DIY HD, Cooking Channel HD and Universal Sports HD (for cycling).

    Very happy with the recent additions, but still waiting for more...
  4. pablo

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    Oct 11, 2007
    Was really looking forward to checking out Luther on BBCA HD before finding out it's not the full version.

    I agree that all channels in HD would be best :) However, these would be my priority, in no order whatsoever:

    Universal Sports
    The Hub
    TV Land
  5. sum_random_dork

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    Aug 21, 2008
    the top of my list are DIY, PAC12, and Universal Sports...It was mentioned before but the channels we don't have in HD are also channels we don't have for streaming. Once those deals are worked out hopefully we can see them both in HD and online.

    As for ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater we won't be seeing those until DirecTV have another contract in place. ESPN has been using that channel (and Watch ESPN) as the carrot in new contracts.
  6. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    My 5 channels, that I would like in HD are:

    Encore Westerns
    FOX Movies
  7. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    So, now you don't care?
  8. pablo

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    Oct 11, 2007
    Why would I watch something that's been cut?
  9. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    H2 and DIY would hold me over. Adding Epix to the HD Extra package or a standalone would be a nice bonus.
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Movies cut scenes all the time, and so do TV shows. Luther is free and full on Amazon Prime streaming and Netflix streaming with times varying from 53 to 59 minutes per episode.
  11. Nighthawk68

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    Oct 14, 2004
    After a the recent and excellent additions, I am now hoping for:

    Fox Movie Channel
    Remaining ENCORE channels
  12. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    To me, it is who does the cutting. NBC cutting stuff from the Olympics ceremonies is bad form. A director or production company cutting things for different markets, etc., is fine.
  13. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    Excellent list. I would really like that also.
  14. ShawnL25

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    Mar 2, 2007
  15. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Not to dog your interest and whatnot, and I am a big huge space buff myself (had NASA TV on when the mars rover landed), but since the HD channel is available for free online, and DirecTV can't put commercials on it.... it is really worth it to carry it in HD? Most cable providers don't either, I think only Brighthouse in Florida does.... but that is where a lot of NASA activity happens. :D

    This all said, I wouldn't cry about it if it DID get added in HD, all HD is good HD. :D
  16. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Also, there is cutting, and there is editing. I know that networks in the past have, for instance, increased the frame rate by 1. A 24 frame/sec film, increased by 1 to be 25 frames per sec is something the human eye and ear can barely, if at all, detect. But it saves almost 5% in time, which allows carriers to show the FULL movie, but in a smaller time frame. (Also, 25 frames fits better with the 50hz NTSC standard).

    If you also cut out the series start leader, which can be anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds, you can actually edit the same series in to a smaller time frame without losing anything.

    I'm not going to be TOO bothered by it really, as long as they didn't cut out any actual dialogue. It really depends.
  17. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Encore Westerns doesn't exist in HD
    Neither does FLIX...even thought Wiki says it does, it doesn't according to Showtime who owns the network.

    I'm curious on the TVLand and GSN that pop up from time to time. Why the interest in content that old that was shot on video from the 1970's and 1980's to view in HD? I'm just curious on the draw to those channels rather than channels that would have native HD or films that can be converted over.
  18. larry55

    larry55 Legend

    Jun 3, 2010
    lmn.hln,outdoor,outdoor,h2.when will the encore channels be in hd?
  19. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    TVLand also broadcasts original series, and quite a few of them, that are shot in HD. Hot in Cleveland, Happily Divorced, the Exes, Retired at 35 to name a few.... then, on top of that they show recent sitcoms such as Everybody loves Raymond and King of Queens that were shot in HD.

    GSN has quite a few of its own original game shows and they are shot in HD as well. They also re-broadcast some big game shows from networks (such as Deal or No Deal) that are in HD.

    I watch Hot in Cleveland myself.... wouldn't mind seeing that in HD.
  20. pablo

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    Oct 11, 2007
    Because upconverted SD is always better than plain SD. This applies not specifically to these channels, but any channel showing this type of programming.
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